Sunday, September 16, 2007

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If you are a regular reader you may have been disappointed at the recent sluggishness in the frequency of blog posts. There is a good reason for that. The time that I would normally spend blogging is now being spent....sleeping. Adam left town for about a month to attend some training down in Florida. The day after he left I went to the doctor and found out that we are expecting, yes you read that right we are pregnant with #4. That bring us to 60 toes, we are going to have to change our blog title eventually. :)

So it has been extremely busy getting the kids back in school, keeping up with cooking, laundry, housework, yard work, etc, and feeling nauseous and exhausted all the while. So needless to say, blogging sort of fell to the bottom of the list. I am thankful Adam made it home for a few days to help me out around here before he is off again, hey I will take what I can get.

We waited to tell the kids because we wanted to both be there when we told them. Adam flew in Wednesday night, we picked him up at the airport and went straight to dinner where we would spill the beans. Adam was like a kid brimming with excitement and couldn't wait to break the news. We have not been down this road in quite a while, over 6 years to be exact. Laura did not believe us at first, she looked at me and thought "she looks the same". Emma, was excited but a little disturbed, she knows how these things happen. :) Andrew who obviously does not, blurted out "How did the baby get in there?" It looks like he and Adam will be having a man to man talk soon. :)

The whole dinner they proceeded to discuss things like names, who would now be sharing a room, Emma even noted that when she goes off to college this baby would be seven years old.

We are all truly excited and look forward to meeting this little one sometime in April.

If my blogging is a little spotty, I know you will understand.

20 comments:

Kate said...

Woooo-Hooo!! Congrats! I am so excited for you all. It's sooo much fun with 4! :) I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Trust me, I know how that is. Hopefully the diet coke will help!

Katie P said...

Im just excited you get to see Dr. Schlinke this time!! We are so happy for you all. Cant wait to hear more about #4. He/She will be a wonderful addition to your family.

KY Transplants said...

I think I'll have a Diet Coke w/ lime! Here's a toast to the baby!

M

KY Transplants said...

hmm..I made a previous comment that didn't post. So, Congratulations! How exciting! We are looking forward to following your baby story!

PS working on a Toby post now, didn't have internet at the campground.

M

a soldier's wife said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all. I hope you get feeling better real soon :)

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Congratulations!!!:) :) That is such exciting news! I'll pray you feel better. The last 2 pregnancies (the ones in my 30s) I spent literally 3 months on the sofa! (when I wasn't puking my guts out) If my Sweetie or my kids couldn't do it, it didn't get done. And that's ok! Praise the Lord for your precious new little one.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Oh, yeah - I also wanted to say that our #4 came along after a break of over 5 years. It was so much fun for everyone and great to have all the "big kid" help.

Sheri said...

Congratulations!!! Oh I'm just thrilled for your family - 60 toes!!! I will be praying for you and look forward to hearing updates.

Alycia said...

Congratulations!!! I was so happy to read this news this morning! I am praying for you and that you will be feeling well again soon! Looking forward to updates :) Blessings!

Katie said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! How awesome! :) So excited for you guys... can't wait to meet the new little one! Laura, you're going to be a big sister!!!!!!! (Emma and Andrew will show you the ropes I'm sure)

Josh said...

So happy for you all!!
Christa & Josh
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The Shindigs said...

That's Great! Congrats!

Joe

JulieMonte said...

We are so happy for you guys. Beckham and Ainsley are excited they are going to have 2 new cousins in the spring (Ryan and Christina are expecting too!) I hope you are feeling better. I remember those sick days - praying for you.

Amy said...

congrats! How exciting! I was starting to think you couldn't convince Adam for a 4th! Yay! I just wish you weren't so far away! I'll be praying for you all!

Meggo said...

I knew it when ya'll bought a minivan...so happy for you guys! Can't wait to meet him/her. I'll be praying for your sickness to go away!! Love you guys!

BNY said...

Congratulations ... that is a little bit late, but I suppose that is ok since you don't know me.

I am one of those people who wants a little girl so bad that I will probably end up with 4-5 boys. So I'm donating my favorite girl's name to your "baby name pot" in case you need girls' names (won't be offended if you don't use it): Alana (can be pronounced "A-law-na" or "A-lay-na"; I prefer the latter).

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Scrappy Mom said...

Many, many warm congratulations to you and your family!!! I'm so excited for you! I pray that God blesses this pregnancy and baby that He is knitting together in your womb.

hugs!!
~julia

Stringer Zoo said...

The Stringer Zoo is SOOOO excited for you!!! I'll definitely be able to help you learn the fine art of baby wearing. *giggle* I have a few slings to pass on when you are ready.

Congratulations!!!!!!
~J

Laura said...

Girlfriend - I hear you about blogging falling down on the priority list! I'm sleeping a lot more too. (I'd love to get your email so we can chat!)

I'm 9 weeks along now (10/9/07) and I have to agree with your husband about the food at the base in Qatar. I said to our neighbors who brought us: "How is it that everyone here isn't totally obese?!" Delicious!