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Baby #3

October 20, 2014

Periodically, someone asks if we’re going to find out whether we’re having a boy or a girl.

And the answer is yes.

I’m not the kind of person who is interested in it being a surprise in the delivery room.

What I don’t usually say is that when I went in for my 14 week appointment, I had an ultrasound and the tech was pretty sure she knew what we were having.

But, because I was only 14 weeks along, she could only tell me with 84% accuracy.

So, we’ve waited to announce until we had a second ultrasound.

Last week, I finally went into a doctor here in London (check out this reception at the doctor’s office! I’ve never been to a doctor in the U.S. with an office like that), and had that second ultrasound.

And the doctor confirmed what the tech in Arizona had guessed two months ago.

All three of our children will be born in different states (assuming I don’t go into labor at 33 weeks when we’re visiting Austin).

All three of our children will have different birth months (we’ve got a nice spread of February, May, July, September, and December).

All three of our children will have middle names that start with C (middle names are easy – first names are the worst. We have no names, boy or girl).

All three of my children have a boy cousin on my side just a few weeks older than they are.

And all three of our children are girls.

Now that we know with more than 84% surety, I can’t stop looking at my two little girls and imagining them with a third tiny sidekick.

And I just can’t wait.

As the oldest of three girls, I am so so happy that I’ll have three little girls of my own.

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40 Comments

  • Reply Lauren October 20, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Congrats! So fun!

  • Reply CoolGreenDays October 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Thank you for sharing with us! I can't wait to see her too 🙂

  • Reply Landen October 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Yay for baby girls!!! So happy for you guys!

  • Reply MommySizedHeart October 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I was convinced you would have a boy! But yay! Congrats!!! Girls are so much fun, but I am sure you're more convinced of that than me!

  • Reply Brooke October 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I was just thinking about you the other day and was wondering if you would find out. I figured it was about time to be able to see the gender. Congratulations!

  • Reply Rachel October 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Hooray for another girl!!! So happy for all of you!

  • Reply Kelsey October 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    YES YES! Can't think of anything sweeter than another girl! Can you imagine being able to match THREE of them? Magic. Congrats Bradshaws!

  • Reply Kelsey October 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I'm also secretly hoping this girl will get like, a super dark head of hair. Just to round things out 😉

  • Reply Elaine October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Exciting news! Will you be in Austin with Landen at Christmas and do you expect to get to meet her baby while you are there?

  • Reply Lisa October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Congrats! I just had my 3rd girl and can't wait until they can all play together. 🙂

  • Reply rebeccalately October 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    So sweet!! Congratulations!

  • Reply RA October 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hooray for Girl #3! Can I help brainstorm names again? 🙂

  • Reply SB October 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Congratulations!! I'm the oldest of 3 girls too!

  • Reply wtiger9 October 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I am the middle of 3 girls. Hurray for being able to re-use baby clothes!

  • Reply Allie @ Everyday Adventures October 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations! I am the oldest of two girls, and girls are just more fun. 🙂

  • Reply Betsy October 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations! Sisters are the BEST!!

  • Reply Shelly October 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    So fun! Congrats!

  • Reply Jennifer October 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    We have three girls and love it!

  • Reply Jessica October 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Congratulations!! I'm one of three girls as well and always thought it would be fun to have the same.

  • Reply Katie October 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I'm pregnant with baby #2 due February 19th. My first was a girl, who is now 5, and my 2nd is going to be a boy! Since this might be my last pregnancy, I'm excited that I'll have 1 of each. I'm the youngest of 3 girls, and lets just say that it's not easy. No matter how old I am, I'm always treated like I don't know what I'm doing by my older sisters. It doesn't matter that I'm in my 30's!

    • Reply Katie October 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      I forgot to say Congratulations!

  • Reply Jenae October 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Woo for little girls! Any chance you could have a brown haired baby to complete the set?

  • Reply Audrey October 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Sisters! So exciting! Congrats#

  • Reply Kimberly October 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    So happy for you and your family!

  • Reply Allison October 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Yay!!!!! So so happy for you all!! And so excited you get to come to Texas before delivery!!!

  • Reply Bookmark Dragon October 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Oh how wonderful! Congrats!

  • Reply Caitlin October 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Hooray! Crossing my fingers for a brunette this time!!

  • Reply Amy Sorensen October 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    oooooh! Sniff! As a person who came from a family of four girls I say awesome! Hope the pregnancy continues going well! XO!

  • Reply Kimberly F. October 21, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Did she really say 84%? That seems oddly specific. (Also, congrats!)

  • Reply Melinda October 21, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Hooray for girls!!! Warm congratulations and though I love your girls' real names, I'm so excited to learn her pen name! I know. I'm weird.

  • Reply Alisha October 21, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Yea!!! Congratulations! I just had my first child (a girl) 3 months ago, and I absolutely love having a daughter. Having 3 would be pretty spectacular.

  • Reply C October 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Congrats!!! We just had our second girl in Sept! We gotta figure out this 2-kid thing before we decide if we'll try for #3…any advice?? Can't wait to e-meet your #3!

  • Reply Tina's Blog October 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Congratulations! As a mom to three girls, I can tell you I love every minute of it (except when there is fighting and drama – and that seems to be happening more as they get older!) 🙂

  • Reply Brit October 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Congrats!!! And now you'll be able to stick to your awesome 1 shower/week plan forever!! You make beautiful little girls, can't wait to see what this little beauty will be like!!

  • Reply Jodi October 22, 2014 at 4:15 am

    What a party! Congratulations! I thought for sure a boy. No surprises around here either. I'm too much of a planner.

  • Reply Lexilooo October 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    so exciting! congratulations, and hope you've been feeling well!

  • Reply Brynn October 24, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Yay! Another girl! What exciting news – I think you are such a wonderful mother to your two darling little ladies from what you share on your blog, and I am so excited to see your family grow with the addition of another daughter!! Congratulations again, Janssen!

  • Reply Monica Packer October 24, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I predict she'll have dark hair, since they have so far done a good job of evenly representing every thing else!

  • Reply Vanessa • Little Gold Pixel October 26, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Three sisters! How exciting!

  • Reply Heather62 November 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

    As one of three girls and mom to two girls I can't imagine life any other way. My best friends are always near me! Congratulations on your soon to be 3 sweet sisters.

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