And although her pregnancy may have taken the couple by surprise, there was one person in the family that seemed to know they would soon become a party of five: Jennifer’s son, Atticus.
“One night, my kids and I were laying in bed watching TV, and a Clearblue commercial came on television. My son out of nowhere was like, ‘Hey Mommy, you should order one of those in case there’s a baby in your belly,'” she recalled. “I was like, ‘How rude! I just ate a big dinner. What is he talking about?’ It stuck with me, and they’ve been asking off and on for a year or so for a sibling. We weren’t closed off to the idea, it just wasn’t something that we were actively thinking about.”