Wasn’t expecting that…

November 6, 2016

A few weeks ago, I stood up after eating a very filling dinner followed by a very filling pudding and the conversation that followed went a bit like this…

Me: Corrr, Look at the size of my belly!
Dexter: What have you got in there?
Me: All that yummy food we just ate.
Dexter: Noooo, Silly! It’s a baby like Paisley, ’cause I want another baby like Paisley.
Me: Oh, do you now? Thats nice.

Laughing at the comment with Liam for a little while, we thought no more of it… Until a few nights later, I laid down in bed and was laying on my front and it just didn’t feel comfortable.

I decided to do a test just really to quiet the question in my head. We weren’t trying… but we also weren’t trying very hard not to so there was a possibility, I guess. Number 3 was on the cards and in the plans, we just hadn’t really sat down and discussed when.

So anyway, I was expecting the test to say no and you sort of watch the dye go along the indicator and at first it didn’t leave a mark so I got up, flushed, washed my hands etc, whatever as you do while it was still doing its thing and then looked againΒ and there were two lines! I wasn’t really expecting it so I sort of just looked at it for a while. Then I laughed like an incredibly insane person… because thats what I am now, right? Two under 2? Three under 5? Yep, absolutely bloody barmy!Β img_1987.jpg

3 kids? What? Where are they gunna sleep? They won’t fit in the car so that’ll have to be replaced. Oh and now we’ll definitely need a new buggy!

So errmm.. Yeah, I’m pregnant. In the words of Britney, “Oops, we did it again”
I think I need to just stop joining slimming world or going on diets because a baby seems to turn up every time a loose a bit of weight!

Oh, and if anyone has any recommendations on cars that easily fit 3 car seats in the back or a double buggy suitable for a newborn and a toddler, I’d love to know!



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  • Reply Life as Mum November 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    So cute. Huge congratulations xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Steph November 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Congratulations my love πŸ™‚ any idea how far along you are? xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you, roughly around 8 or 9 weeks

  • Reply The Mum Diaries November 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Huge Congratulations!! Going from 2 to 3 was a big change but I wouldn’t change it for anything! Mine all have a 2 year age gap so at one point I have 3 under 5!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Yeah I’m one of 7 and my step dad was one of 7 too so we have a huge family. I don’t know many with 3 or more. But at least they’ll all grow up together. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jules Pondering Parenthood November 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations! Dexter obviously has amazing fortune telling powers… Enjoy buggy and car shopping! x

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah, It’s crazy how he knew first! Hahaha

  • Reply Emily and Indiana November 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    This made me giggle, reminds me of my reaction to Parker’s pregnancy haha! Congratulations :)..

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Hahaha Thank you x

  • Reply Sophie November 6, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations! I’m due number three next month and discovered that we could indeed fit three seats in the back of our Kia estate, bonus! Also, the Phil and teds navigator is a great double inline buggy suitable for toddler and baby πŸ™‚

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      We have a ford KA, it barely fits us and we definitely cant fit a buggy in the boot with the parcel shelf on!
      Never been car shopping before, can’t wait!

  • Reply Mia November 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Congratulations! The Vauxhall Zafira or Kia that looks a bit like it are good xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      I’m making a list of what people suggest. Going car shopping at some point so will check them all out πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hannah Budding Smiles November 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    So happy for you! Our City Mini Double and carrycot are yours if you want, but definitely check out the Silver Cross too. No idea re cars, I’ve got a Zafira which I love, but someone told me you can’t have 3 car seats in there although there must be a way because my friend has 4 children aged 8 months to 9 years and has a Zafira xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Ohhh I’ll message you xx

  • Reply Emma devere November 6, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations x

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Taryn - 3 little ladies and me November 6, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations! I have 3 under 5, my youngest is 14 months. It’s hard but has huge advantages too and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have an out n’about double buggy which has been a life safer and I couldn’t have managed without my sling. We had to get a new car too and went for a Vauxhall zafira and I’m happy with it πŸ™‚ take care and congratulations again x

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, will have a look at both of those.

  • Reply Lauren November 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm


    Three years ago we were in this situation too, I ended up getting an out n about nipper 360 double because it can take a newborn and a toddler and have a buggy board on the back for the eldest – it’s the best pushchair we’ve had (and we have had a few!). Would definitely recommend…

    Still working on the bigger car ourselves but I’ve heard good things about the Ford S Max. Currently we squidge three car seats into the back of our Hyundai i30 but I had to shop around a bit to find three seats for the right age groups that fit!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Thanks, Liam has been looking at the S Max. Looks good on paper so far. I don’t currently drive so it would be the majority his decision. I’ll have a look at that buggy though, thanks

  • Reply Little Pickle's Mom November 7, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations!!! What a lovely surprise! Sending lots of love and nice that you have Dexter’s approval! What a darling big brother

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 8, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Oh he really is. He’s so good with Paisley πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Morgan November 8, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Congratulations my lovely! The word is out!!! haha! As you know I am team Phil and Teds when it comes to double buggies. Love ours so much. Looking forward to watching you blossom and your family grow! xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Oh yeah, I meant to check that one out and forgot! Aww thanks, sweet πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kat Rayment November 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations!! Dexter is a genious by the way haha. Such lovely. Eww and a lovely surprise for you :-). Kat xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you hahaha he’s a clever one isn’t he

  • Reply Tinuke November 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations! I’m late to the party, I’ve just been reading the pregnancy round up on Tots 100 and clicked through. Ooh cars with three car seats in the back can be tricky, looks like an MPV is defo on the cards!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby December 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Ah yes, I saw yours on there too. Congratulations.
      Yeah, the car is going to be tricky.

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