Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Sister (again) and Big Brother to be!!







Baby Dawson #3 is coming soon! We shared the news with Lane, Bo, and our parents last night. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at everyone's reaction (except Bo, more to come on that later!). Everyone seems as excited as we are at the thought of a new little baby in our family.

Here is a little on the kids reactions: We gave Lane and Bo the Bearenstain bear book "And Baby Makes 5" and t-shirts that say "I am going to be a big brother/sister" along with pink and blue balloons. It took them a while to understand what we were trying to tell them, but when Lane read the shirt, she got a twinkle in her eye and jumped up in my arms hugging me! She then started asking, where is the new baby going to sleep? Can i feed it? What can we name it? and so on..........On the other hand, Bo ran to his room crying because the surprise I had been telling him about was not a "Ben 10 toy"! (Ben 10 is a little boy who turns into aliens to fight bad guys and his Bo's newest obsession. After about 5 minutes he came back in the room and heard Lane say, "What are we going to name the baby?" and Bo says "We can name him Ben 10! or Gwen (Ben's friend) if it is a girl!" So, he is fine with the suprise now that we can relate it to Ben 10! I don't know if it is the difference in a boy and a girl or a 4 and 5 year old, or just 2 totally different personalities, but they certainly took the news differently. Rob said Lane was telling everyone she saw at school this morning (which is not exactly typical of her shyness), and Bo didn't tell a single person. My friend Megan got him out of the car this morning and I had told her to ask him if he had something to tell her...so she did and he said "No" She said "don't you have a something special to tell me?" He said "It's a secret, I am not telling" She said, "Aw, Bo, Just tell me" He said, "OK, just you." So she bent down and he whispered in her ear "Don't tell anyone else, but I am getting a new Ben 10 toy today!" I guess a 4 year old boy's prioreties are a little different from a 5 year old girl!

I will have to say that for me, it was even more exciting to share the news about this pregnancy than it was to tell with the first two. I couldn't wait to see Lane's expression! You know she has been praying for a baby sister (or brother, reluctantly) for about 4 months and many of her friends have gotten baby sisters in the last year or so.

I guess this post has kind of revolved around Lane and Bo, so I don't want to leave the new baby out.....so....please pray for little Dawson as he or she will be arriving around May 7th!

11 comments:

ELLEN NEWMAN said...

I think number "3" is a PERFECT number. Without "3" there would be no YOU. I pray "3" brings you lots of JOY and BLESSINGS. I do wish retirement was already here for me so I could have more time for all my GRANDCHILDREN.
Lots of Love Ellie

Christi said...

I'm so excited for you guys!

nicole said...

I am so excited and will be praying for Baby Dawson to be healthy and happy! He/She will be such a blessing!!

Amy said...

Yay! I am escited for you all!!! We are also excited that we can add another baby to Mills' list of friends. Its great that there are going to be so many babies his age. I was a little worried at first, because when I decided to have a baby, all of you had children MUCH older, but now the list keeps growing. We can't wait to meet baby Dawson #3!

Aimee Baker Hooper said...

I am so happy for you. I have always wanted 3 of my own so since we will only be having 2 I will have to enjoy baby 3 through you with all the stories. I will keep you all in my prayers. God has blessed you again.

Stephanie said...

Sooo Fun!! Congrats!!!

The Howard 5 said...

congrats!!! 3 are great!

Georgia said...

I couldn't be happier for your family. Your new baby will be very blessed to have such wonderful loving parents and a loving big sister and brother. I am already ready to hold baby Dawson:)

Kirk and Emily said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!! We are so happy for you guys! If you had called about 30 minutes sooner the other night I would have been totally shocked! :) Bo will come around! Remember how he was when Ema arrived! He was use to getting all of our attention and didn't know how to act with her being here! He cracks me up! Congratulations again!!!!

Allison said...

Congrats! So excited for yall! :) Praying for baby dawson #3 daily. I know he/she will be such a blessing to your family. Looking forward to meeting her/him.

Kendra said...

Hey, if it's a boy, what about the name Rafe?!?! LOL