RSS Email

Our Unexpected Surprise!!!!

About 6 months ago my husband and I got some news that we really weren’t expecting at this point in our lives. We are the happy and proud parents of two very independent and self-sufficient girls, ages 10 and 8. We had fallen into this less demanding world which no longer revolved around taking care of the every little need of a child. It was nice to be able to come and go as we please without having to pack a car full of items for the girls.

At our ages, I’m 37 and my husband is 40, we believed that it was smooth sailing from this point out. We were just preparing ourselves for the craziness of the teenage years, even though they were still a few years off. But all that changed 6 months ago when I found out that we would be having another baby in September. At this point we couldn’t be happier and excited, but I will admit that it did take some time getting use to the idea of starting all over again. It didn’t make it any easier that with every doctors appointment they loved to point out that at 37 years old I am of “ADVANCED MATERNAL AGE”. I know I’m getting older, you don’t need to let me know every time. I can see it in the mirror every morning and I feel it every day with how tired I am. But thank you for pointing out the obvious.

Things seemed to brighten up once we found out that we would be adding a little boy to our already perfect family. Now it’s just trying to get the girls use to the idea of having a little one around. They definitely did not take it well at first. My oldest, Parker, has a crippling fear of vomit and in her eyes all a baby does is throw up. So it took some time and tears to calm her fears and once the baby is here she’ll will fall in love just as she did with her sister. My other daughter, Peyton, took it a lot better but was not happy at all when she found out it was a boy. She had all these grandiose ideas of playing with, dressing up and molding a little sister and a baby boy didn’t fit into her plan. We talked it over and once she realized that she still gets to be the baby girl in the family she started warming up to the idea. We also decided that she could still dress her brother up and we would take picture to show his future girlfriends. She loved that idea! At about 4 1/2 months we finally got over the initial shock of getting pregnant, even though we were not actively trying (and obviously not actively preventing them) and I started to realize how much there needs to be done before this baby gets here. This house is no longer baby friendly and there are so many things we now need to get which we didn’t think we would ever need again. All and all, this is truly a blessing and wouldn’t have happened any other way. And we couldn’t be happier!


  1. Congratulations!! I have 2 boys and they are a blast! I have no doubt that your girls will swoon as soon as he gets here!

  2. Congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise! I have 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy. My boy is the simplicity among the girl drama. thank goodness for little boys! xo

  4. Mami2jcn says


    I have 2 boys and a little girl. When we were trying to conceive our daughter, it took over a year. I consulted with my obgyn about it and she also used the dreaded “advanced maternal age” label. But I was only 33 at the time!

  5. Congratulations! I became unexpectedly pregnant at age 39 — with twin boys! I also got tired of hearing about my “advanced maternal age.” I had a perfect pregnancy and delivered the boys at 39 weeks without any problems. Eight years later, I do feel like I’m more tired with these boys than with the two I had in my 20s, but I attribute a lot of that to having two at the same time. I’m sure your girls will adore your little boy once he arrives!

  6. Congratulations! We started over too at an “advanced maternal age”. My son was not happy with the news he was getting his fifth sister (he is the only boy and was 13 at the time). He absolutely loves his new sister though. He would go to the ends of the earth for her!

    The best part of having a kid at this age? I think I appreciated and enjoyed it more. Before it was rush, rush, rush with five little ones but with them all older, we all got to sit and just watch the wonders of a baby.

  7. Congratulations!! My husband and I got pregnant when our only child-our daughter was 10 yrs old. Like you, we weren’t actively trying….or preventing it. I really thought, due to some health issues I wouldn’t get pregnant and was accepting that we’d have one child. Our miracle baby boy is now 16 months old and is such a blessing! He is soooo much different than his sister was as a baby! Enjoy this precious time and know that your miracle will bring change but also wonderful blessings to your family. 🙂

  8. michelle r says

    How fun! Good Luck to you all 🙂

  9. Congrats!!

  10. Cratulations! My daughter was also 37 when she was “surprised” by her third pregnancy. Her two boys were 7 and 9 at the time. She didn’t find out what it was because we all figured it just had to be another boy.
    Well, it was a girl!! We were all shocked and delighted. That little girl is now 4 and she is a joy to the family. We feel so blessed and lucky.

  11. Gannon Savion says

    Congratulations ! It’s a good news and thanks again.

  12. Congratulations! Once upon a time when I found out I was pregnant, a friend told me, “There’s a reason why we have nine months to get used to it.” It’s so uplifting to hear how you and your family are adjusting so that, by the time your new little man comes, it will be a joyful moment for everyone 🙂

  13. Congrats on your soon to be new addition to the family!!!

  14. Congratulations!! “Advanced maternal age” – I think I’d want to slap those doctors, LOL! One benefit to having a wider age gap between the kids is that you’ll have babysitters at the ready. 😉

  15. How exciting! Congrats.

  16. Congrats! I wish you and the baby all the best!

  17. Congrats and woohoo! I’m sure it’s daunting but once you hold that little one and the girls see their new sibling it will seem like it was just meant to be! How exciting!

Speak Your Mind


three + nine =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.