J-5 Rogers Family

7.07.2008

Number 3 Please...

Well, today is a special day!!!
We found out today that #3 is doing well...
Yes, that's right - baby #3 is on the way!
I am 11 weeks pregnant. It's so exciting to think that we are finally going to complete our family!

I had my first appointment today. The sonogram showed a healthy baby so far. I'm measuring okay, and the heartbeat is good.
Jeremy was so excited about the sono. He says to the doctor, "I'm an expert at this now! I just did it a few months ago." He was showing us the spinal cord and head, etc. on the screen. It was so cute how involved he was!
We will take Jaydon in for a sonogram once I'm showing a bit more. He got to see Jacoby when I was pregnant, so we'll do the same with this baby.
Jeremy scanned the sonogram in at work so that we could attach it to my blog, but you couldn't see a thing. We will try again with the next sonogram. I will try from my work if my boss(es) allows.

I always wanted to have all of my children before age 30, and it looks like it's going to happen that way. I am due on January 25th, 2009. I turn 30 on February 4th, 2009. Since I have c-sections, I will probably deliver sometime between January 14th-21st.
I guess this is God's way of saying, "Be careful what you wish for."

So this time next year, we will have a 6½ year old, an 18-month old, and a 6-month old. WOW!

I've had a few questions from family and friends throughout the day that I'll answer to everyone at once...

Q: Do you want a girl since you already have 2 boys?
A: The purpose of our conceiving was not to "try for the girl". I (we) am more than satisfied with my 2 boys, and I would be extremely happy with another boy - really.
Healthy is most important, so that's all we can ask for right now.

Q: What does Jaydon want?
A: Jaydon keeps saying he wants a brother. With Jacoby, he wanted a sister. Go figure! Jaydon also thinks that "another Jacoby" is in my tummy, so until I start showing, it won't be easy to explain to my boy what is really going on - that he is getting ANOTHER brother or sister aside from Jacoby.

Q: Are you done after this?
A: If I had it my way, no - we wouldn't be done. Most of you know how I am with children, and I would love more. Maybe 1 or 2 more...
I tell everyone that if the ONLY reason you haven't had a child is because you are concerned about money, then you need to have a child because the money always works itself out. At this point, three is really enough. We will never be able to build a house big enough if we have more than 3. I do all of the cleaning myself around here, and five people to do laundry for is plenty. I don't want to mess up the 2.3 children per U.S. family national average.
So yes, we are done after this! The tubes will be getting tied during my c-section in January.

Q: Are you going to name the baby with another "J" name?
A: OF COURSE! How could we not? How unfair would it be to the last one if we didn't? I already feel bad enough that our poor dog (Duke) doesn't have a "J" name, and I'm thinking about renaming him! Poor Duke dog is 9½ years old, and my oldest. How rude of me!
Both of our boys are JCR, (Jaydon Cole Rogers & Jacoby Cade Rogers) so this one will more than likely be the same. The "J" is a must; the "C" is optional.
We shall see - depending on the gender.

Q: Jacoby will now have a best friend for life.
A: Yes - he will have a best friend or an enemy! You know how siblings can be...love/hate relationships until they realize that they are the closest family they have and they love each other dearly.

Q: There are only 2 of you and there will be 3 children. Can you handle that?
A: You don't know Hispanic women! Of course we can handle that. There may only be 2 of us, but we each have 2 hands, so technically, we could have 4 children and be fine.
Quite honestly, I'm already upset thinking that Jacoby is not going to get a lot of attention - being the middle child and having a sibling 1 year younger, so it will be my job to make sure that he is completely happy just like the other 2 will be.

Q: Will they (Jacoby & new baby) be sharing a room?
A: Yes, until we can build a bigger house or buy a bigger house. Our long-term goal is to be out of this house in the late Spring/early Summer of 2012. (Yes Mrs. York, you can be our realtor.) We would like to end up in the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake/H.E.B. area. Our "dream home" is a 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath, (.5 bath upstairs) with study, 2 living areas, (formal & den)dining room, big eat-in kitchen, upstairs playroom only, on about 1 acre.

That's it from here!

Have a good week - I know that we will!

4 Comments:

Blogger The York Family Blog said...

THAT'S EXCELLENT!!!! Congratulations on the new baby. A full house for the Rogers. There's nothing better, I am sure. Keep us posted!

July 7, 2008 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

We really are TRULY happy for you and your growing family! Of course you can use the scanner at work! You know I'm hoping for a healthy baby girl to mix things up a bit! hehe! I'll be sending girl "J" names your way! Here's a few to get you started...Jordan, Jacki, Jacey, Jada, Jade, Jaelyn, Jaida, Jaime, Jakayla, Jana, Janelle, Janeen, Janessa, Janet, Janice, Janie...Oh, I could go on forever! Congratulations!

July 8, 2008 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the "#3" club!! Of course you can handle it :-)

Hugs to you and all the family!

PS We'll let you in on a little secret: It's easier going to three kids than it is going to two kids. You're already so busy, what's one more??? LOL

July 8, 2008 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Rae Carol said...

Wow, I just saw this!! I have been so rapped up in my own misery that I forgot to check out how you are!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you guys!! Your braver than I am, girl!! I am just thrilled for you guys. God Bless!!

July 10, 2008 at 10:30 PM  

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