Sunday, May 3, 2009

I Was Going To Wait To Tell You...

...But now seems like a good time to let you in on the news. Congratulations! You are going to be an Auntie! (or an Uncle, depending on who reads this blog.) We are having a baby! That's right. Baby #5 is on the way.

I am almost through my first trimester, and I'm feeling much better. For about a month I wanted to do nothing more than curl up in my bed, but I think I'm on the mend now. I'm actually eating regularly again, so that's a plus.

We kept things to ourselves for a long time. I just wanted to make sure that things were developing normally for the little peanut before we made a big announcement. We didn't mean to keep secrets from anyone, and I did my share of denying that I was pregnant, but we hope you all understand that we just needed the peace of mind an ultrasound brought, before we shared the news.

Anyway, the baby is due the middle of November, and I'm officially declaring November 8th as the day the baby will arrive. We'll see, in six months, if I am right. My last three babies have been born exactly 10 days from the due date, so that's why I'm guessing Nov. 8th. Won't it be fun to see if I'm right?

We are excited. We are happy. Yes, the baby was planned. Yes, it will probably be our last. Yes, that makes me sad, but I think I'm ok with it. Time will tell. So, that's it. Congratulate us already!

48 comments:

Julee said...

Congrats! I'm super excited for you. Having 5 is definetly another adventure, but you'll love it and your older kids will love it as well!

Maynards said...

Big congrats to you..for the pregnancy and for surviving the first trimester.
There is a big chance we will be having our babies within the same week!! How awesome is that! One question...how did you convince the doctors to give you an ultra sound??? We go to the same place, so I am curious. I didn't get one, and I really want one. I am sure the baby is fine, because I have been so stinkin' sick, but I just want to know...ya know!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Congrats I am so happy for you!!!
I happy to hear every thing is going well. Here is to a healthy happy baby!!

runningfan said...

Hooray for you! When you can't bend anymore I'll come clean your bathrooms to return the favor!

Erica Hettwer said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Nancy W said...

Congrats! This is so wonderful, what a blessing and would you mind handing me a tissue? he he. hugs all the way from Conroe, TX!

Dan and Katie said...

Wow! Something is in the water!!! So I guess you don't want to be in my "Incline Hiking" club...maybe next summer :) CONGRATS!! Katie is a good "K" name :)

Holmes Home said...

Congratulations Shaina! I'm thrilled for you!

The Brown's Sanitarium said...

that is such great news. i am very happy for you all!!

Stacy said...

Congratulations! It is always so great to be welcoming a new baby into the family! I am glad you are feeling better! Take care!

Megan said...

I seriously gasped when I saw the ultra sound. I'm so happy for you guys! I'm glad you're feeling better. Now some of your comments on earlier posts make sense.

Ande said...

Yeah!! I knew you guys were going to have at least one more!!! That day is the day Alma Garcia had her little girl last year. Are the kids excited? It is sad when you know that it is your last one. I am enjoying Elyse all the more. I am so excited for you!! Tell Heath congrats too!!!

Xazmin said...

Oh my heck! Oh my heck! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!

Colleen said...

Yay yay yay! What a cute little peanut he or she already is!

Stacey said...

Oh wow!! COngrats! That's wonderful! Glad you are feeling better. :)

Queen of Chaos said...

Cheers!!

Shavonne said...

Super happy and glad your baby looks great on the US! congratulations!

Jenni said...

Congratulations! Glad you're feeling better...so exciting!

Elise said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting. Glad you are feeling better and hopefully the yucky part is over and now on to the fun part.

Valerie said...

Congratulations!! We are a month apart!! My boys were both 3 weeks earlier and Zoie was 2 days late. So if this is a girl, I will be late..boohoo! I am so relieved to hear you are feeling better and eating normally again. It gives me hope!
I wish I could be there to take pictures again. I have gotten so much better! Congrats again!

Jennifer and her Jelly Bean said...

congrats!!

hydee said...

wow congrats.I admire you I can only handle two. This must be so exciting for you and I am glad you are feeling better.Hope the rest is smooth sailing.

Trinette McCrary said...

I'm happy, happy for you and your family.

Jana said...

Congrats. That is so exciting. When I had my 5th baby I knew that he was the last. Just looking at him, holding him and smelling his sweet baby smell took all the doubt that we should have more. I love babies, and I have real easy pregnancies and births. But I knoew we were done. I am sure you will get that feeling if it was meant for you to be done.

Karen and Matt said...

Shaina,
I'm so excited for you!!!! You are so good with babies, a great Mother. I'm glad you are feeling better. Good luck through the rest of your pregnancy! =)

DougandSheilah said...

Congrats.

kdaygirl said...

Well done sister! and Heath too!

I'm Always Rite said...

Awesome! Congrats guys! How exciting! :)

The Caretaker said...

Congratulations!!! I got my tubes tied after #4 and regret it. I want more. I just love babies. Have a wonderful and happy pregnancy. Let us know what you're having as soon as you find out. I'm excited for you.

dippyrooroo said...

Hooray for you guys!!!

amy said...

Well that's just great. I can tell you number 5 was quite hard on me, but the best baby yet. I hope you will feel good. I love babies!

courtney said...

I vote for November 9 as the due date!

I am so happy for you!

The Crockett's said...

Congrats on baby #5! We would love to have another baby, but think we have enough kids (and I don't think I need 5 BOYS!) so we are staying at 4. It's a different feeling knowing it's your last. Sad for some last times (mostly me, last time you feel baby move in your tummy, etc) but happy for some last times (mostly my husband, baby swings, and strollers and carseats, etc). Anyway, Congrats and Enjoy your last one!

Carolann said...

You really are a great mother! I know you can handle 5. I think I'm done. I feel like I'm frazzled at 3, but you never know, I don't want to close that door forever!

The Girls' Mom said...

I don't want you to be pregnant any longer than you have to but.... the 20th is a great day too :) Congrats to your little, growing Fam.

Crystal said...

Congratulations!!

April said...

Congrats, That is so exciting... I remember a conversation about a month ago and I thought something sounded off. Good to hear you are on the mend and feeling better. Hope the rest goes by fast but not to fast.

Jo Buckner said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you and the family. I bet the kids can't wait!

kendra said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is great news! I'm really happy for you.

Rebecca said...

Congrats! Are you sure you don't want to go for 10 kids? I'm good with the four I have. I hope you are feeling great and keep up on your blogging and crafting!

SarahB said...

Congratulations!!!

teensy_dc said...

Congrats my friend!! :)

Nicki said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to meet the little peanut. I'm saying it's a boy. . .

DougandSheilah said...

Awesome. I am very curious as to what "K" name will be chosen. Korinne? Kruger? -Doug

jkerbe1 said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you guys. Very fun!! P.S. Tasha's gift is on the way.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite bloggers! How in the world did I miss this post? Can I be Auntie Blog?

How exciting for your family!!!

I hope all goes well with the pregnancy!

Again, congratulations!

Kim Watson said...

Oh my goodness...congratulate you I will....WOOHOO!! How in the world did I miss this post? Actually it seems I have missed a ton of posts...:o/

I am so excited for you & your family!!! Everyone must be SO happy! I really hope all goes well with the pregnancy! & you that start to feel stronger soon.

HUGE hugs all round, OK! And give 'little bean' a kissie from Cape Town Kim.
XXXXXX

Chloe said...

This is what I get for not staying current on my reading over here - I just found you that you are expecting!!!! Holy cow!!!!! I am so excited for you guys - congrats! You will be getting a bunch of Spongy Feet stuff from me :)