Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 8, 2010

On September 8, 2010, I found myself in need of going to the grocery story. I left my children in the capable hands of my husband, once he got home from work, and made my way to the store.

I found myself buying only three things at the grocery store that September evening.

One item was a package of pull-ups. We are in the midst of "potty training" and our daughter Abigail prefers pull-ups to wear for bed and nap time and we were almost out.

The second item was a package of night-time pacifiers for Elsie. She is going on 11-months old and will still not sleep through the night. I was hoping that she could find these pacifers in her crib at night and soothe herself to sleep (so far that has not worked).

The third item was a first response pregnancy test. You see earlier in the day I had taken another pregnancy test that I just happened to have on hand. I had been "off" and I guess another word is "late" since taking birth control pills and just jokinly told myself I'd better check the test. The first test was positive. Well, the second and third tests were positive too!

So . . .

We're officially expecting#3! To say I'm shocked is kind of an understatement but I can see the hand of God working in our lives and I know He will see us through this period of crazy/good life with three young ones.

I also normally do not announce these things publically until later. However, our immediate family knows, Andrew's co-workers know (he's so excited), and well to be truthfully honest, I'm so nausated most of the time now that I can hardly think of anything else to write about!

Today has been a doosy. Elsie has a stuffy nose and got me up a few "extra" times last night. The only thing I could manage to make (for anyone) for breakfast was toast and I just feel like curling up in bed with a movie, a cold drink, and a cold washcloth for my head. Just being honest. Instead, I have managed to run the dishwasher and do two load of laundry.

The baby is going to sleep and the toddler is playing nicely downstairs so that is a welcome relief.

Anyway . . . some exciting changes are happening (again!) in our lives. Despite the pain and sickness that I feel, I know that this is a sweet blessing from God!


Amanda @ My Everyday said...

Congrats!! Three is pretty crazy, expect to be interrupted most of the time they are awake. How far apart will everyone be? Elsie and the baby 18/19mo?

Jennifer said...

Wow....congrats!!! That's exciting.

Jaime said...

Yep, Abigail and Elsie are 21 months apart and Elsie and this baby will be 18 or so months apart. Since I was on the pill, I really don't know when my cycle was or when I got pregnant. My appointment is on October 5, so we'll find out then.

Needless to say, I'm done. I think Andrew may feel like he's done with the kids after this too!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jaime!! I love reading your blog and I can't wait to be a parent. Sometime in the next few years I'll be in your shoes!!

~Lindsey S.

Anonymous said...

I was so surprised to read the news on this one--definitely wasn't expecting it :) Congratulations to you both!

Jaime said...

@Lindsey. My advice is to take your time! We waited 5 years before having Abigail and although I love my kids to death, having those 5 years of "freedom" was so worth it! The "kids" stage has so many highs and wonderful moments but it's also NOT EASY!

@Anonymous. Who are you? :)

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, the second anonymous is Melanie Haspels...usually my name gets put in there somewhere :)

Amanda Murdie said...

Congrats, Jaime!

Laura said...

Congrats, Jaime! I hope your morning sickness passes quickly. That can NOT be fun!

Kayla and Donnie said...

Wow, congrats, Jaime and Andrew!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you. You and Andrew are fantastic parents with wonderful girls. I know its overwhelming, but I also know that you will rise to the occasion. You are a GREAT mom!!! :o)