getting ready for baby

And then there were 3

Kids, that is.

Well, there’s technically 2 and a half now, but come August, there will be 3.

It’s no secret that we want lots of kids. I started out wanting 7 but then I actually gave birth to one and it was like “NOOOOO… WHAT HAVE I DONE??!!! SOMEBODY HELP ME PUT IT BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM.”

Then we fell in love with the squishy little bundle of cuteness and 4 months in, we found ourselves having another. I remember turning to the husband and saying “one baby is easy peasy, I could totally handle 2 no problem.”

Turns out, having 2 back to back was a lot harder than I thought. In fact, it was so bad that we immediately made a pact not to have kids for at least 3 years. It was like I was permanently scarred from having to deal with 2 infants (and I’m not talking about the episiotomy here). Sometimes when I feel the momnesia setting in, I make myself read the blog archives from when Kirsten was just born and I get a panic attack all over again. Suffice to say, the part of my brain that wants another baby goes into lockdown mode and the husband heaves a sigh of relief.

But now that the kids are outgrowing their toddler-ness, I find myself dreaming of having another tiny human that fits just right into the nook of my arm. To breathe in that intoxicating baby smell. To munch on chubby thigh rolls and hear the irresistible baby gurgle. To have another baby to baby all over again.

The grand plan was to make the baby in May this year, but we figured that we’d get a head start on it because I mean, what are the chances that we are going to score a baby the first time we have unprotected sex in 3 years? Apparently very high because I have overachieving ovaries.

So the big news is that we’re having a third little Kao.

It hasn’t been entirely easy – I’ve been bloatey, vomittey, crampey and in a constant state of general discomfort. 2 months in and and I already can’t wait for the baby to be out.

But we’re all really thrilled. And very thankful.

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  • Reply Rachel January 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

    What a pleasant surprise!!

  • Reply Gene January 27, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Congratulations! News of pregnancy and newborn babies excites me. I personally missed the baby bump (and being spoiled when I was still pregnant) as soon as I gave birth to the little one. I was excited to get pregnant again but 3 years after giving birth and I know we are still not ready.
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  • Reply Eve January 27, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Congrats Daphne! I envy you.
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  • Reply annmarisa January 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Congrats!!! You’re absolutely amazing. I don’t know how you do it without going crazy. Just 1 week at home with my two 18mths toddlers and am so exhausted, I need to work to rest.

  • Reply Sharon January 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats!! Happy to hear the good news :)

  • Reply Jus January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Yahooo!!!! Congrats!
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  • Reply Delphine January 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    What great news! Congrats!

  • Reply JZ January 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations! :)

  • Reply joanna January 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    congratz!! :)

  • Reply Pris January 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Huge congrats!!! :) WOW!!! Awesome!!!! My baby’s 4.5months and I can totally understand what you mean about having a baby and enjoying the baby smell!!! I would wanna wait a bit first though…. wanna enjoy my baby as much as I can before the next one comes!
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  • Reply Klessis January 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Big congrats!!! =D Are you hoping for another boy or a girl? =)
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  • Reply Daphne January 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Seriously, thanks for all the love and support and kind messages and emails! I think I’m going to cry. But in a good way. :)

  • Reply jy January 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    coongrats!!!!!!!! happy for you!!!

  • Reply James Lee February 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Wonderful news! Irene and I are so happy for you guys!

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