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One day, in the merry month of May, I was lying on my bed with Sprout, trying to get her to take a nap.  Out of the blue, she said, "I want a sister."  Then she turned and looked at me with a most earnest expression and declared, "I want my parents to make me a sister."

Being the obliging parents that we are, J and I, um, did what we could to make our girl's desire come true.  We know we made something; we just don't know (and don't choose to know) yet whether it will be a sister or a brother. We've been preparing her for eventuality number 2.

So, yes, that is what I created this week and have been creating for the past 14.  Junebug, the obvious code name for a baby conceived in June, will be joining our family end of February/beginning of March.

S with test
countdown 11-13


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Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
I adore the shirt!! I wish I'd had one like that for a pregnancy!

That last photo in the trio is adorable of both of you, and I love S in the first one, too <3
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:07 am (UTC)
I could have started taking photos in it as early as 5wks, but I was just too wiped out to make it before the 11th week. I had ZERO creative energy. But I'm glad I finally got around to it. It will be a great souvenir.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I love that last photo..
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you and thank you. :D
Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
Why am I not surprised! You felt icky at the beginning of Sprout. I started to ask you a few months ago but knew you would tell us in your own good time. so excited for all of you. hugs and kisses
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Well, my first trimester ickiness is pretty much over, but boy oh boy, was it worse this time around. One of the reasons I didn't want to leave Egypt early was because I did not want to feel that bad anywhere but in my own home. It would have been unfair of me to come and collapse on my mil for 2 months. :P
Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's so awesome! And, such beautiful pics!
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you. :D
Sep. 2nd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Whoooeee! That's wonderful news! Beautiful photos too. I can see in #3 that S. wants to be just like her Mommy.
Sep. 4th, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
LOL. Yes, she is forever going around saying she has her own baby in her tummy.
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Sep. 4th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear!
Sep. 2nd, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Hehehe... I've been waiting for this, now I can finally say WOOT! Congratualtions!

Oh! Imagine what will happen when Junebug says: "I want twin brothers".;)
Sep. 4th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
I will tell Junebug: "So sorry, my love. Mommy is too OLD!"
Sep. 3rd, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
I had a feeling :) Congratulations! May it be a smooth, easy pregnancy and transition to motherhood of two!

Sep. 4th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
hehe. I wanted to tell you earlier (to start chatting about homebirth, etc., which might be a lot easier to do in Egypt than in France, but I wanted to get past the first trimester.

When did you start suspecting?
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Sep. 3rd, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for all three of you. >:-)
Sep. 4th, 2013 08:55 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
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Sep. 4th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
Thank you!

There is going to be just over three years difference between Sprout and Junebug, which I think is a good gap.

Great t-shirt, too. :)

The internet is such a great place for finding crafty ideas. I wish I had made one for Sprout, too.
Sep. 4th, 2013 04:48 am (UTC)
Congratulations! You both looks so happy and cute!

Seeing your daughter reminds me of one of my mis-steps as a young mother. I was so eager in explaining pregnancy to my 3 years old son that it ended in tears. As my son wanted to be pregnant one day and he did not believe that being a father would be as exiting as actual pregnancy.
Sep. 4th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
thank you!

Ah, the wanting to be pregnant, too. Yep, Sprout does that. During our first appt with the gyno, she told the dr that she had a baby in her tummy, too. :P
Sep. 6th, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats! :) That is awesome news. I hope you have an easy pregnancy and delivery, too :)

- D
Sep. 9th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Eeee!
Thank you! I hope it is easy, too. It is already "harder" than my first one, but not hard by any means. :P Just I feel it more already, all those stretching ligaments and that sharp pain brought on by too-sudden movements. Not to mention that I'm already showing more, too. :P
Sep. 7th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful news! Congratulations and good luck for an easy time henceforth!

Great photos. I especially love the first and last. Sprout looks so proud of her accomplishment! And so sure of herself! ♥
Sep. 9th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm 15 wks now, but I still have moments where I can't believe it is true.

Sprout is definitely proud. :P
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