After Jake was born, we went through a process.
We went through the process of grieving the loss of what we had thought our lives would be like, and coming to terms with the reality of what our lives were going to look like. At the end of this process, after a time of assimilation, we realized that we were still going to have a pretty amazing life, and what was more, our kiddo was also going to have an amazing life.
During the process of grieving, however, I remember having the conversation with my husband about whether or not we were going to have more kids. For him, it was a no-brainer that of course we were going to have more kids! That had been the plan from the beginning, and he didn’t think for one second that we should change course. For me, I think I needed a little longer to adjust. The shock of the diagnosis had not fully worn off, and as we were very new on the journey I was more afraid, more uncertain, and more hesitant.
Ultimately though, we both wanted a big family, and no diagnosis was enough to keep us from pursuing that.
So, when Jake was a mere 14 months old, our second baby boy Cole made his appearance in the world!
About 20 months after Cole was born, our third baby boy Noah came on the scene in full force! (if anyone was actually keeping track of timelines here, you would notice that when we had Noah, Jake wasn’t even three years old yet! So we had our hands full with a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and a newborn!!)
And today, we are proud to announce, that almost exactly 24 months to the day after Noah arrived on the scene, we will be adding to our family one more time! Baby Slater #4 is scheduled to arrive in March 2016!! And we couldn’t be more thrilled:) We will have more info and pictures to come in the next little while, but for now, let me introduce you to the newest member of our family!