must be a surprise
I guess because of the age difference it will mean between Landon and his little brother. Just about 7 years. People assume it wasn't a planned pregnancy. Well, it wasn't but it also wasn't an unwanted surprise.
When Landon was 3 years old I became pregnant and was so delighted, only to soon find out it was an ectopic pregnancy, meaning there was no way I could carry the baby to term and be safe for myself or the baby. It was a sad time and took a lot of recovery physically and mentally. After several months we were finally ready to start trying again. However it just wasn't happening. I was becoming discouraged and anxious all at the same time.
Last Spring I decided that it just wasn't in our cards and that we were blessed with two wonderful boys so it was time to move on and accept that we were going to be a family of 4. I sold or gave away all our baby and maternity things. I was content with our life as it was.
Then when things were hard, Eric had been out of work for 2 months, a surprise came our way. I was pregnant. It was a rather unexpected surprise but something we had wanted for so long that we were overjoyed, although a little nervous since we were unsure of what the future held.
Life is unpredictable and wonderful all rolled into one. It is a big age gap but it will all work out. The boys are excited and I am sure will be super helpers and protectors as this little one grows.
I'll take a surprise like this any day.