We’re Having a {Bonus} Baby!

We’re Having a {Bonus} Baby!

Parenthood is full of planned adventures as well as unpredictable journeys that are sometimes a shock to the system. Adding a child to your family well after you thought you were done having kids can be one of those shocks. A “bonus baby” is exactly that – a joyful bonus. But it can also rock your family’s world and come with a variety of unexpected surprises. So, whether you planned on having a baby later in life after your other children were older, or you were shocked with a positive pregnancy test, a new addition to your family is always a blessing to be marveled at.

The initial shock of finding out another baby is on the way is something that a mother and father will always remember.

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A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Brooke Strickland is a full time freelance writer who recently co-authored her first book, “Hooked on Games.” When taking a break from writing, she can be found in a cozy chair with a book, or on the Oregon coast with her two daughters, husband, and two dogs.

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