Looks like we'll have a new little one for a Christmas present!
Selah's reaction? Bouncing off the walls excited. Immediate declarations of all the things she is going to do for the new baby... embroider a blanket... make pictures... string a necklace.
And she said she wanted to be there for the birth so she would be the first person the baby saw.
That's not gonna happen.
Alexa doesn't have a clue, she is just feeding off of Selah's energy.
And Jason? Typical Jason. Completely expected. And to be fair, I have been telling him for weeks now that I was sure I was pregnant... and coming up with negative tests. Like, six of them.
His first responses as he lounged in bed this morning were along the lines of "are you sure?..." and once I showed him the tests ect. he moved on to things like "we are going to need a bigger house..." and he smile/groaned(as Selah was literally bounding around the house screaming in a pitch only little children can screech out) "I don't know if I can take much more of this..."
Selah stopped screaming long enough to jump in the conversation as she and the baby bounced up and down on his back: "oh, you can Daddy! Much, much more! You have room for lots more kids on your back! Like, 20, or somethin'!"
His final responses before leaving for work were the bear hugs and talking to the "new peanut" in my womb and saying "congratulations Mrs. Hurd" and lots of competitive things about my equally-competitive brother and his wife(who also just found out they are expecting) like "poor Jeremy, he just doesn't stand a chance."
One of my favorite things he smiles at me often is something he's heard from my Dad and now claims as his own "I'm working on my retirement plan."
Thanks for all the love and congratulations!