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My Due Date: May 1, 2020
I have given birth!
Age: 34 years old

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NIPT results
By sonata85 » Posted 31 weeks ago - 164 views - 7 comments

Hi ladies! Just an update—my NIPT results came back last week. Everything was low risk, and baby #3 is a boy!!! I had a feeling something was different this time. We’ve picked a name and crib bedding. When I told my husband, he said he had hoped it was a girl. I really could have punched him in the face. If it had been girl he would have said boy. We still haven’t officially announced the pregnancy, mainly because my husband still hasn’t gotten up the nerve to tell his mom. (But she already knows!) I’m tired of feeling like I’m the only one who is happy about this baby. My mom is coming around, husband has a little since he did help pick out the crib stuff. But we went to a pumpkin patch with the girls yesterday, and I hid my belly in all the pics. I’ve seen several friends post Halloween pregnancy announcements on Facebook “another pumpkin in the patch,” but nope. Can’t do that. Whatever. I’m sorry to seem like I’m whining about this. As far as I know, little boy is fine. I found the heartbeat with my Doppler a little over a week ago, so that’s comforting. Anyway, I hope everyone who is struggling with loss and anything else pregnancy-related will find peace. This is probably my last pregnancy, and I don’t want to spend it being worried about what everyone else thinks. So I have 2 daughters who are 13 months apart. Baby boy will be 22 months younger than my younger daughter, and 2 years is very typical for child spacing, so IDK what the big deal is.

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Comment from calvingirl » Posted 29 weeks ago
Congratulations!! A boy! What wonderful news. Now you'll experience both genders, and that's so much fun. Yes, you'll have your hands full for a few years but it's so worth it. Hope DH comes around, and MIL butts out. :)

Comment from sonata85 » Posted 30 weeks ago
Thanks, hun. Yes, babies are a blessing. After all the trouble I had conceiving with my ex, I didn’t think I would get pregnant or stay pregnant past 5 weeks. But with my husband things have been different. I know my mom is concerned that 3 so young will be too much for me to handle. It will be tough but worth it. I have one sister who’s 8 years younger than I am. We weren’t close at all. We get along fine now, but I’m hoping having kids closer together will be good for them. I hope you get your BFP soon!!

Comment from cmere84 » Posted 30 weeks ago
I dont think your family could ever understand the struggle of conceiving. And when a baby is created it should never be anything but joy. I'm not gonna lie, it's a lot of work! My sister has 3 under 5. But it took her 7 years to have the first. She never thought she would be a mother. Then maddy came along 16 months after that, then Nathan when Maddy was 4 months ???????????? She was scared, but they are blessings in every way! People have kids back to back every day. Your babies will never be lonely and have a close bond with their siblings! Such a Blessing!

Comment from sonata85 » Posted 30 weeks ago
Thanks, Mrsford2. We definitely did “tell” MIL last night and at least she acted surprised on the phone and said congrats. She’s known for 7 weeks, but not that it’s a boy. It’s a weight lifted. The last person to tell is my sister-in-law. MIL insisted we call her. Then we can be free to share what we want. DH seemed to feel better after telling his parents. Yes, I so want to enjoy this. One day at a time

Comment from Mrsford2 » Posted 30 weeks ago
A boy! Congrats! How exciting for you and your family. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with unsupportive family members. Every pregnancy should be celebrated and is a joyful occasion. Try to live in the moment, and not care/worry about what others think. Easier said than done i know.

Comment from sonata85 » Posted 31 weeks ago
Thanks for the encouragement, Angela18. I told my husband how I was feeling, and we’re going to call his mom and dad tonight to let them know how far along/it’s a boy, then text the rest of the family. So at least I can stop hiding in pictures and enjoy the holiday season. They can think what they want—MIL already said she’s afraid I’m going to die of preeclampsia and leave the girls motherless. Also i’m a financial burden to her son. Staying positive in that is tough, but I really shouldn’t be listening to someone who thinks like that.

Comment from Angela18 » Posted 31 weeks ago
It’s not a big deal, it’s a beautiful blessing. Just keep your head up and know you are doing the right thing for you and little man, the rest will fall into place. Just keep being patient. Enjoy every minute you can

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