As most of you have figured out by now, yes we are expecting child #5. It is just too much fun being cryptic and seeing how many of you can figure it out, and how quickly. 🙂 My first hint was in my random 7 things about me post, then less cryptic was the post about Jacob and music. So, forgive me for having too much fun at your expense with my announcement. 🙂 Karen takes the prize as being the very first to pick up on it, I suspected she would, it is terribly difficult to sneak anything past her. 🙂
We usually don’t announce it this early (I’m at the end of my 2nd month) but, all my kids know and the secret just won’t stay in the bag for long, so I decided to untie the strings and just enjoy letting people know in the most interesting ways possible. Aside from the kids knowing, I am feeling the worst ever, compared to my previous pregnancies, and it is hard to conceal a constant nausea. Though I feel totally exhausted much of the time and nauseous I am so much better off than a lot of pregnant moms, at least I am not hovering over a toilet all day.
The due date isn’t until January, so we have a ways to go, and my first prenatal is next Monday, so hopefully at that point we will get to hear the heart beat. We will have an ultrasound done at 20 weeks to check for heart defects, etc. but we will not find out the sex of the baby. We love surprises and I love not knowing what we are having until the baby is born. We do have two names picked already, leftovers that we had chosen during our previous pregnancies, that we love and I might divulge those later if my arm is twisted enough. 😉 We are so excited, but a bit overwhelmed, we have a hard enough time sometimes with the 4 we have that 5 seems a bit daunting, but we are truly excited, and just praying we will be up to the challenge.
As far as the kids go they are all thrilled and have already thrown in their predictions.
Elizabeth wants another boy, “Jacob needs a buddy” she says.
Emily is just excited to have a “Baby in Mommy’s tummy”, Jacob doesn’t really get what is going on – maybe he will later what I am huge (ugh) 🙂 and Dorothy in her very own words says, “Mommy, why can’t you just have two? You know, one of each – a boy and a girl.”
Thanks Dot. (eek) I promise I will try really hard not to complain about feeling icky, but now you will know part of the reason why my posts have been, and will possibly continue to be, sporadic from time to time.