We’re Pregnant! I’ll be the first to admit that this was a bit of a surprise for my husband and me (a very pleasant surprise, mind you, but a surprise nonetheless). Let me tell you why!
Sure, I might be biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing story. You see; before we were married, Mr. B and I decided NOT to have children at all. Our plan was to travel, do some humanitarian work, and explore the world. Clearly, that didn’t end up as we had originally planned – for very good reason.
Once we were married and realized that we had suddenly become a family of our own, yes, just us 2 – but suddenly a family of two – our opinions changed. We actually loved the idea of being a family, and soon began imagining what it might be like to have more members of this new family of ours’. A certain yearning for children started to creep in. And one would never be enough – for us, of course. From the moment we actually decided to have children, we knew we wanted a huge family. We actually joked that we would one day have 5 children! Wow, what a change in our lives. Sadly though, it was apparently never going to happen. We tried to fall pregnant for just over 6 years. Fertility treatment was a daily part of our lives.
It was a very trying time for both my husband and I, but especially for our marriage. I don’t think either of us could deal with the fact that we might never have children. We definitely put a lot of pressure on ourselves and there was a lot of self-blame going around. We thought we had let each other down.
March 30, 2012, was by far one of the most beautiful days of our lives, it’s the day we met our gorgeous boys. We were instantly parents of these two adorable little cherubs. I’ll share that amazing story another time.
6 weeks later, on my husband’s 30th birthday we found out that we were indeed pregnant with Bum. At first, we seriously did not believe it. Even our OBGYN was baffled.
So by January 2013, we became the parents of three. We were the happiest people alive. We had this beautiful miracle story of being told we would never be parents to then being parents of 3.
Well… 12 months later we were given another surprise. We were pregnant AGAIN! This time with Daisy. I was already 9 weeks pregnant before we found out!
It was crazy… Seriously? 4 kids! I had just become accustomed to 3. How on earth could I handle 4? Nevertheless, I had been very fortunate with easy pregnancies (except for swelling up like the Michelin Man – I kid you not) and the excitement set in.
In November 2014 our lives became so much more full. And little Daisy arrived.
Each morning we get to wake up to these beautiful gifts. And now we are blessed to be able to have a new little miracle join our Zoo. We never thought that our dream of having a big family would actually come to pass.
And here we are. Bester Baby #5 is on its way… Mr. B and I had a long discussion and decided it was time to talk about the big V – Vasectomy. We felt that our family was complete. Boy, were we wrong. His vasectomy was scheduled for the month of July but was postponed until the end of August. ERM… Yup, in the space of a month we fell pregnant. Talk about it being meant to be. We found out a week AFTER the vasectomy. :)
The emotions that run through me are sometimes so difficult to put into words. At times I am just brought to tears by the fact that I have been entrusted with these little lives. I am truly beyond grateful that I get to be called mommy.
There is nothing quite like being surrounded by family and people we love.
Love this story ❤ Love this family ❤
Big Love my friend! x
Wow!!! So happy for you guys!!! What a big surprise and blessing. Miss you…
Thank you! xxx
This brought me to tears!
To God be the glory. This is an amazing story. God bless you
That is just flippin awesome! I love your story…
Congratulations to you and hubby! Youre truly blessed beyond measure.
Thank you Momma Bear! xx
Happy news! Congratulations!
Thanks Katie! x
So blessed to be part of this family
Congratulations ? I absolutely loved your amazingly special and very happy story. Thank you so much for sharing this moment with us at #ablogginggoodtime ❤️
Thank you Catie!! xxx
Grandchildren are a blessing and I am so blessed and happy to have such wonderful grandchildren and another one to look forward to meeting this little one
Oh my goodness you are not kidding when you say you have a good story! What an amazing story, very heartwarming. I had two babies in 11 months and I find that hard at times so I think you are Wonder Woman! Congratulations to you and your family and I wish you all nothing but the best for the new arrival. Thank you for sharing your story with us at #familyfun xx
Haha! My boys are 11 months a part, I so feel you on that one!! Thank you so much! xx
INCREDIBLE family story!! How lucky you all are, truly! My life changed sooo much when I brought my son into the world and now, 18 months later, I feel that I’m beginning to really adapt to it. I honestly couldn’t imagine adding 3 more members anytime soon. But, things never really go according to plan, do they? Beautiful family-congratulations!! <3
Ooops, forgot #KCACOLS!!
Thank you for sharing such and amazing story of how you got to be the soon to be family of 7. Congratulations on baby number 5 #KCACOLS
Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have. Such a lovely story to read too. Thanks so much for sharing at #KCACOLS hope to see you back next time!
This is a wonderful story, so happy for you! x #kcacols
Congratulations mama. That is gorgeous news. So so special and I love happy coincidences. Just beautiful, please share more of your stories with us over at #familyfun xxx thank you
what a wonderful family you have there #KCACOLS
Beautiful story and great news! Huge congratulations!!! x #KCACOLS
Such a lovely story – congratulations on your great news! #KCACOLS #fortheloveofBLOG
Lovely story, you must feel so lucky every day with each of your little ones. Treasure every day. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
CONGRATULATIONS! Precious pictures of your children.
Congrats on your pregnancy! It is wonderful news and kids are just so much fun. Hard work, but the most fun I have ever had.
Congratulations! I’m one of five and I hope to have a big family too. It’s great!
It is amazing isn’t it, these little miracles that we never thought we would see and now here we are mums! I still feel so blessed that I have my 3 healthy babies (well not babies anymore, but forever my babies), I still wonder about our babies in Heaven and what life would have been like if only they had survived, but I feel so blessed. Your children are so beautiful and I am so thrilled they will be soon enjoying anew baby brother or sister xx
Congratulations! What a fantastic story and beautiful family. I do love your latest pregnancy announcement, it’s fabulous! We are desperate to have a big family too, just need to work out how to finance it first :) x #GlobalBlogging