When have you been really surprised in life?
Really truly surprised?
Go on...think about it.
How about the first time you fell in love? Or, out of love?
When you were proposed to? Or, how insanely nervous you were when you did the proposing?
Or, when you found out you were going to be parents together?
When that first little bundle came to be...how surprised were you how deeply your heart fluttered when he/she first looked at you?
And, what about the time you found out you were going to have another baby?
Or, how surprised you were that you could love that second baby as much as the first one, but in a different way as different as the siblings are themselves?
God, those were beautiful surprises! Some of them continue to surprise us every day...
Take January 26th for instance. One month and one day after Christmas. We had our first suspicion when Mrs. Blonde didn't spill just one cup of coffee in 10 minutes time. But, two. Mr. Blonde picked up a couple tests and within two seconds POSITIVE jumped off the little stick. Wow! THREE! Really? Yes. Yes! We're going to have a third beautiful baby! We were thrilled. And, scared. And, got really practical all of a sudden...housing logistics, money, crib thoughts, money, name options, money, etc. We also thought about money a bit.
TODAY (March 1): A few ticks over 30 days since we found out. Ultrasound day! By 10:30amET we got the news we so desired...a happy-perfectly-growing-170bpm-heart-of-a-peanut growing inside Mrs. Blonde's belly! Life! Baby little nubs and baby little swimming...
A moment that will work to define the rest of our lives as a family. It...our little peanut...has a neighbor. The same size. The same movements. The same size little sac home as its little friend. We have two already. And, we're getting two more. By October 2nd or sooner we're doubling down. Plenty more to come...