We are very excited to make an announcement to each of you!
There will be a new thrifty baby in town with an estimated arrival date of June 18th!!
Yes, we are expecting! Cassie is 23 weeks along and is entering her sixth month. Yesterday we received an emphatic confirmation that we are having a boy! He looked great as we enjoyed those high-tech ultrasound machines and the 3D and 4D pictures. We saw him drinking the fluid and he even threw us a very distinct and cute yawn during the ultrasound.
So here’s the score:
- He will be the youngest blessing of 5 thrifty kids
- He will be the second boy (his brother will be almost 5 years older by the time he is born)
- He will be the fifth child born within 7.5 years but have the longest gap between kids – his immediately older sister will be 2.5 years by the time he is born.
Yes, we have our hands full!
Yes, we know how this happens!
Yes, we intended it!
Yes, we are very excited and feeling extremely blessed by our Lord and Savior who is our provider of all things we have and for giving us another blessing to raise, teach, encourage, love, provide for and enjoy!
And just for the record, our one son is VERY excited! And not only that, but he apparently knew from day one (or rather the 5th week when we found out!) that he had a little brother coming as he has been telling everyone everywhere that “my mommy will be birthing a brother.”
We have been using our thrifty tricks to stock-up on diapers for CHEAP (including buying cheap cloth diapers to try with this baby), grabbing a super deal on a new crib AND playpen (both the crib and playpen we had bit the dust after 4 kids!) and have been keeping our eyes peeled for a super sweet deal on a new cinco-stroller (just kidding!) a double-stroller which is also currently on its last legs – did you know that you can actually get 4 kids in a double-stroller?!
With that wonderful and exciting news, Cassie has been sick the entire time so far (not just the first trimester like with the other four) and very tired. Surprisingly, she was already super picky about meat, but she has become even more picky and just wants to mostly eat all kinds of fruits – she craves them all day!
We wanted to share with you all this exciting news – and yes, we are ecstatic!