The reality of baby #4

First thing first:  THIS BABY IS A GIRL!!!!!!!   This so exciting for SO many reasons:
  • Jason and I convinced ourselves this was a boy since I was sick with the boys and had absolutely no morning sickness with Elena. This was SUCH a welcome surprise!
  • Now Leo's OCD will not go into overdrive. We have the proper order of boy, girl, boy, girl...and Leo declared happily, "Now I can marry to Elena and Roman can marry to the baby girl!"  Ahhhh, all is right with the world...
  • I always wondered if Elena would be my only girl. But now, not only do I get to enjoy another girl, but Elena is going to have a sister!!!
Now, onto the reality of a fourth pregnancy since we got married less than 7 years ago:

*DISCLAIMER: Jason and I are ecstatic that I am pregnant.  We are super excited to meet this baby and care for it forever.  The kids are beyond thrilled that they get a new sister.  And this baby has no idea how lucky she is to have three older siblings ready to spoil her and torture her for the rest of her life.

This post in no way reflects an attitude of apathy toward this new baby.  It's just real life.  Life with three other small kids and not enough hours in the day or mental energy to compare schedules before sonogram appointments are made or be creative with announcements.

How Jason found out I was pregnant:  
An early morning conversation on Gmail chat:
Friday, October 18, 2013 9:27 AM
Lisa Gale
Jason Gale
whats up
Lisa Gale
remember when I said a couple weeks ago that my cycle was all wonky?
Jason Gale
Lisa Gale
Jason Gale
late...or pregnant???
Lisa Gale
Jason Gale
i think?
pick one!

Jason promises me he will at least try to Skype for the birth...

And now: BRING ON THE PINK!!!!

Elena, Feb 2010


  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I cant wait to see another Gale Girl!!! You make beautiful children :) i love that you reveal you prego and the gender via text! ahahah the fourth pregnancy.....

  2. I LOVE how Jason responded to you telling him you were pregnant. So. Awesome.
    Also - congrats on another girl!!!! Yay!

  3. After that enthusiastic reaction to my 3rd pregnancy, when we announced the 4th one (an uncivilized 6 months after the 3rd), we made sure to spring it on people, and only in crowded places. We figured they'd have to at least fake happiness.

    I like the text idea even better.

  4. Yay! Congratulations! Yet again, you guys never cease making me "LOL"... What a great text response!

  5. omg girl!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS (I'd be as excited if it's a boy)

    Also. This post. I AM IN LOVE. With the way you told him (OMG lol) and your roudy bunch.

    What I did NOT know is that you've been married less than 7 years?! what what?! We'll be 7 years this summer!

  6. Congratulations! Bring on the pink (or purple)!!
    Thank you for sharing those text conversations, most excellent!!

  7. You know how I know I'm pregnant? That text convo with you and your husband made me cry of sweetness lol. Love this post and congrats :).

  8. A Girl!!!! If I have a boy, can we switch? Kidding, kidding.

    I'm so happy for you, it seems like everyone I know that's pregnant is having a girl. I love Jason's reaction to the baby news, he totally gets it :)

  9. Awww, yay!!! Congrats!!! That is so thrilling!!!

  10. Sisters!!!!!!!!! and they each have their own older brother! Congrats Momma!


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