Before we told the kids we were having a baby, we had several conversations with them that made me think that they somehow KNEW even though they didn’t know.
Before I was ever pregnant, one morning out of the blue, Ava said to me “We are going to have another baby next year.” I asked her what made her say that and she said “I don’t know. I just think we are.”
A week or so after we found out, we were on our way to school, Reed said “Momma, we should have a little baby that can’t walk, and we should name it baby Reed.” I told him we already had a baby named Reed!
Later, that same week, Ava told me I looked like I had a baby in my tummy. I asked her why and she said I just did.
Reed had a few more conversations after that about having a baby, and then it turned to having a baby sister. He has continued ta talk about a baby sister even before he knew about the baby.
So, we decided to tell them after our doctor appointment. We knew that when we told them that everyone would know because we knew Ava especially would want to tell everyone! We actually had a date that night because it was our anniversary.
When we got home, we shared the good news.
We decided our elf on the shelf would come back a little earlier than normal this year and help us share the news. When we got back from our date, Jana, our elf, had appeared in the backseat of the van with a note and a cookie cake! The kids were SO excited to see Jana and we read them the note she gave them.
I am SOOOOOOO happy we have this on video because they were just the cutest and sweetest!
After we told them, Reed tried to look down my shirt to see the baby. He also later tried to lift my shirt so he could find it. He and Ava both think the baby is a girl. Reed wants to name her Margaret! They are so funny. He’s also upset because he asked where the baby would sleep and I told him it would sleep in his bed (he’s still in the crib-converted-toddler-bed). He wasn’t so happy about that. He also wants to know if he can push the baby in the stroller. He’s cute though – we were walking through a store and asking if random stuff was stuff the baby could have.
Ava vey quickly asked mw who we would invite to our baby shower! Ha! I told her we probably wouldn’t have one of those this time. I think my favorite part though was when Ava came up to me and said “i hope we have a boy or a girl!” Me too, sister. If it’s anything else, then I’d be a little concerned!!!!! :)