Charlie and Jack have something they want to tell you!
These two: the most enthusiastic, love-filled, emotional and vibrant little boys are going to be the best big brothers. Charlie already owns his role well but this time feels different. He is older, more aware, ready to take on any duty thrown his way, ready to nurture and so excited to see our family grow. He asks me every morning, “mama, is the baby still in your tummy?” and tells everyone “we have a baby coming for Christmas.” Jack is aware and slightly concerned that his title of Baby Jack is about to be taken by an actual baby. But I’m pretty sure we will always call him Baby Jack because that’s who he is to us. Our sweet, sensitive, needy, concerned, skeptical little Jack (who has been this way since day one) gives my belly kisses, will follow in his older brother’s footsteps, will probably pout for attention but I envision he will want to sit quietly and gently hold his new sibling and the two of them will have their own special bond. The two babies.
Motherhood has taught me so much about myself. It’s taught me to release expectations, to be content in the most mundane moments, to relax, to prioritize what’s really important, to LIVE life instead of rush through it. It’s funny to think back on what I envisioned motherhood to be when I was pregnant with Charlie – little did I know that it would be a far more beautiful experience than I ever imagined (but in a much messier way). It’s been the most life altering change that has not only made me a better person but has opened my eyes to the real joys in life. I live for these two and I can’t wait to add one more peanut to our team.
I always knew I wanted three kids, Dave was harder to convince. But last week when we were in our 20 week ultrasound, watching our baby move around and nuzzle into my tummy. The heartbeat flickering and little hands and feet pushing against me, the tech confirmed the sex and Dave and I looked at each other with tears in our eyes simultaneously thinking “this is exactly how it should be.”
A baby boy.
How lucky are we that we get to add another boy to these two that we adore so much. I get so excited just thinking about the three of them growing up together, walking to school, always having a friend in each other, protecting each other and just being ours. We feel so blessed.
Honestly, I can’t imagine it any other way. And don’t get me started on how much I love a fresh, buttery baby boy. Oh my gosh I can’t wait.
So for now we will wait and count down until the holidays when Charlie says “my brother, Jojo Dinosaur, is coming for Christmas.”
Thank you for all of your support, your excitement over our announcement and your love for our family. It’s crazy to think some of you have followed us since before we were married and now here we are. We are so grateful for you, truly. We can’t wait to share this next part of our story with you.
Liz and Dave
*our beautiful blue balloons are from Waterlemon, the cutest place ever.