Expecting the Unexpected

It was only 5 years after we decided that we were done having children that IT happened. 

What is “IT” you might ask?

Oh you know… nausea, vomiting, hunger pangs*, impromptu naps, the whole 9 yards.

*I’d like to elaborate briefly about “hunger pangs”. When a pregnant woman says “I’m hungry”. It’s not a “polite, gentle, I’d like a snack when it’s convenient” hungry. It’s a “HOLY COW… I’M SHAKING, MY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS JUST PLUMMETED AND IF I DON’T EAT IN THE NEXT .8 SECONDS… THIS WILL BE THE LAST MOMENT OF MY LIFE.” So if you are ever around a pregnant lady and she says “I’m hungry”… you’ve been warned! Stop whatever it is you are doing and get that lady some food!! Rant over.

The conversation went something like this.


Me: “Honey, I’m late.”

Travis: “What do you think that means.”

Me: “I don’t know, but I don’t feel good either.”

Travis: ” It’s probably the flu, I hope I don’t get it”

Me: “Do you think it could be….”

Travis: “No way! We sold all of our baby stuff at the garage sale a few months ago.”



In case you are wondering… Travis never got that “flu”. 

I guess we also need a refresher course in the “birds and the bees” because our next question to each other was “I wonder how this happened?” 


Jaws dropped.

Shock induced pseudo-joy.

Speechless stares and bewilderment.

Yep, that’s how it happened. That was our initial reaction to the shocking news that another bundle of joy would be added to our family. No we did not plan this. But we wouldn’t have it any other way! We are thrilled to welcome to the CRAZY Hoehne family another member in the beginning of April in 2014. I’m hoping for April 1. I think it would be fitting since we really are FOOLS to think that we’ve got this life planned and all figured out!

So now the question is BLUE or PINK?! What’s your guess? And No, we are not those people who have so much self control that we are going to wait until the birth to find out the gender. Are you kidding me? This was a big enough surprise.

I will say this though… if it is a boy… we will move the bounce house into our living room as a permanent piece of furniture. 

Thanks for reading. Please pass on your advice, wisdom, jokes, name suggestions, and gender guesses. We’ll find out officially by Thanksgiving!


Mama Rebecca

P.s. We’re registering at Bev-Mo.


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