Thursday, March 28, 2013

Next, post script

So, not 5 days after I got back from my job interviews in Austin, when we were on the precipice of a myriad of decisions, this happened:

 


Perfectly solidifying the one we had pretty much just made to stay here in Fort Worth. Sure we'll have less money than we would if I moved to a firm job, and JP's income on this new path is completely uncertain, all at a time when we're adding 5 more years of daycare and having to reacquire all the baby stuff we gave away when we moved (and we did give away Everything) and just generally adding a 5th person to our 3-bedroom household. But. But, I have maternity leave in this job (unpaid maternity leave, thank you federal government, but some short term disability insurance will help for 8 of those 12 weeks) and the new firm had none. I am flexible and happy and have the best work-life balance I think you can have in a full-time attorney job. JP may be uncertain, but he's happy and the captain of his own ship (or however he puts it) and will be home in the mornings and random times during the day. We've made good friends here, like the schools, and most importantly, we're really REALLY excited about becoming a party of five.



Particularly JP, my only-child husband, who has been pushing for a 3rd baby/big family for a while now. On my end, I found that a few months of unsuccessful trying will make you a little crazy and a LOT certain that you really do want that 3rd baby you were "just going to try for and see what happens."



Estimated due date November 20th. First ultrasound April 4th. Currently on a 13-hour car ride with JP, the kiddos, and Tex to visit my sister in Colorado for Easter.

So very excited.

65 comments:

  1. How exciting! Congrats!

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  2. YAY!!!!! A Thanksgiving baby! How wonderful! Congratulations!

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  3. What what what!!! Congratulations!!

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  4. Wonderful news!!! Hope you're feeling okay and that you have a very happy Easter!

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  5. Holy moly, congratulations! So excited for the Lag Liv family!

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  6. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Congratulations!!!
    P.S. 3 kids is the new 2 kids.

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  7. Congratulations! What lovely news for the Easter season.

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  8. How exciting! Having three kids is so much fun!

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  9. Wow wow wow congrats!!!!

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  10. Congratulations! For what it's worth, I vote for not finding out the sex with this one. I remember you saying you wanted to do that for a third, and not knowing is just about the only thing making me anxious to have this baby (otherwise, I'm just thinking WTF did I get myself into ;) ). Hope you have an easy and uneventful pregnancy!

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  11. LL, what happy news! Babies are the BEST, and your babies are particularly lovely. :) So happy for you and the whole clan. I bet your parents and siblings are going to be so excited, too!

    Hip, hip, HOORAY!!!! xo, MJS

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  12. Congratulations! The Landon is 5/Claire is 2 sidebar isn't on your blog anymore - what will the age gaps be?

    And wow - I can't believe I've been reading your blog for what must be nearly 5 years!


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  13. Congrats! But I'll be thinking "I told you so" when you have to wait an extra half hour for a restaurant table, and book a hotel suite instead of a regular room, and you can't all ride together at Six Flags! (J/K) :)

    --LC

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    1. All quickly solved by baby four and a table for 6 :D

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  14. SUCH awesome news!! Congratulations!! You are going to LOVE it!

    (And yes, I am familiar with the "let's just see" followed by four months of stubborn periods followed by a firm resolve to make it happen).

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  15. Congratulations!!!!!!
    Something must be in the water. EVERYBODY is having babies this year. Anxiously awaiting my second in 2 weeks or less.
    Happy and Healthy Pregnancy to You!

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  16. Why is this dated March 13? And how did everyone see it nevertheless?

    Oh, yea, and congrats!

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  17. Congrats to all four of you!! You know my mantra ...... the more the merrier!!
    :)

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  18. Congrats! Must be something in the MILP-water. :)

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  19. Congrats! I'm also a federal attorney. As a FYI, you can use SL and AL to get part of maternity leave paid.

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  20. So exciting! Congrats!

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  21. CONGRATS!! I'm super happy for you and also mighty jealous :)

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  22. Wow. Congratulations. This was predictable the minute you gave away all the baby stuff.

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  23. This is no postscript. It's headline news! Congratulations. I have three and even though we were completely content with two, our third made us a family in ways we never would have imagined. You'll love it.

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm a little bit shocked you don't get any paid leave. I work for the state govt and got 5 months paid leave.

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  25. WOOOHOOOO!! Congrats to your family and wishing you an "easy" pregnancy! It was meant to be...it will all work out...have faith!

    Patty from TX

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  26. Congratulations LagLiv!!!! This is big, exciting news!!

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  27. WOW! Congratulations!

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  28. Holy shit! Tremendously good news! I hope you have an effortless pregnancy LL! Congrats to my favorite online family! As a member of a party of 5 as well, get ready because the party's just getting started!
    Desimom

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    1. I looked at the photo and instinctively let out an audible gasp and said, "Oh My God she's pregnant." My husband couldn't believe it was about "some blogger that I don't even know." He's so silly! I do SO know you!

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    2. Guys do NOT get it, do they? I used to laugh hysterically during once-weekly online chat sessions with women I'd "known for years"-- online of course.

      (For that matter, my DH doesn't get it when I react to things on TV (scary, sad, funny) either. Sometimes I think he's spaced out completely. He does, however, never miss a pass or a shot when he's "playing hockey" with the Kings or Ducks!)

      We all DO SO know LL-- I consider her a special friend, in fact. Mostly one-sided, but anyway.

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    3. My husband doesn't get it either. When you read about someones life for years (and laugh and cry with them) they become a pseudo friend of some sort!

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    4. Glad you all understand me! I credit LL with her brilliantly detailed writing and generous photography for luring me into her sweet, crazy, loving, young, normal little world. It began for me when she was just weeks pregnant with Landon and...well, I just can't stop. Thanks for sharing LL!

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    5. Aw, this made me smile- thank you all for reading and letting me share with you!

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  29. OMG WTF YAY!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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  30. OMG - Congratulations!!!!!!!

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  31. BABY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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  32. CONGRATS!! So, so exciting. 3 is the best. Do not tell my older 2, but the third is my favorite :) Here's to a smooth pregnancy and many blesings ahead!

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  33. Long time reader popping in to say congratulations LagLiv!!! I am due with my first on Nov 12th so will enjoy watching your journey a little more than usual...

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  34. Squeee!!!!! So excited for you. Congratulations, mama.

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  35. I thought this might be the next post after your last one... Congrats!

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  36. Congratulations, this is wonderful news. We have always planned on a third and it will be fun to watch how it goes for you!

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  37. Eek - congrats!

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  38. Ditto-- both the "eek" and the "congrats!" And for once, for the first time, feeling like it's OK that my "just one more" will have to be a grandchild instead!

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  39. Congratulations! :-)

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  40. OMG, so excited for you guys! I've only commented several times but have been reading you blog since the very beginning. Amazing news, congratulations!

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  41. Yay! I am so, so, so excited. You make BEAUTIFUL babies and your family is just going to get that much more awesome to read about. Congratulations a million times over!

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  42. Congratulations! Must say I most definitely did not see that one coming. but how exciting!

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  43. Eeek, yaaaaaay! (And since we're due 10 days apart, we can enjoy the "fun" together). Congratulations!

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    1. Congratulations (to both of you) !! I'm jumping on the band wagon. We're probably due the first week or so of December. P.S. I've met you PT LawMom back in 2008 or so, and it is crazy to me that I've read about your life ever since.

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  44. Congrats! Great news! You are a wonderful mom!

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  45. I am so very happy to hear your baby news, and all the other good news you have had recently! I have been reading for a long time, and I comment rarely, but I am always hoping the very best for you and your family. Hilary in MO

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  46. Congratulations! So excited for you guys!

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  47. Congratulations! Wonderful news! You'll love having 3. :)

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  48. Wow - just saw this. Big congratulations!! I hope you're feeling well so far.

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  49. Congratulations! So truly very excited for you!

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