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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And baby makes 8

Yes, baby number six is on the way! I am currently riding towards my 9th week of pregnancy! We are quite surprised, to say the least.

I took a test a few weeks ago and before the 3 minute time limit was up it clearly read, “Pregnant”. No fooling around with that test, no pink lines to ponder over, a straight forward “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant” reading.

I started feeling the the queasiness settle in around 6 weeks, just before taking the test. I get more of a “late afternoon sickness” instead of morning sickness. I seem to handle it well, no vomiting. Just a general nauseous feeling. With the twins, I had “all-day sickness” so I guess I can not complain with this pregnancy so far.

Carrying our twins to full-term, both weighing in around 8 pounds each, was a tough pregnancy to endure. My husband and I always wanted a large family but I thought our baby days were over after Isabella and Grace entered our world. Taking care of two babies, with 3 older siblings, is no easy feat. However, I believe we have done so with as much grace, love and understanding as we can offer to them all. 

I was so convinced that a certain chapter in our life was closing that I gave away most of my newborn through 1 year clothes to my sister-in-law. Clothes that had been worn by five tiny bodies. The 9 1/2 years of gates blocking steps, locks on toilets and cabinets, safety plugs in sockets, tub seats, playpens, strollers and baby swings all taken down, thrown away or stored to collect dust.

Well, I think it may be time to rewrite the end of this chapter and dust off a few things! 

This pregnancy was not expected but is most definitely wanted. Sometimes the least expected of gifts are the best ones of all! This new baby will be loved by five adoring sisters, a blessed mother and father and an extended family that will welcome him/her as their own.

I am leaning towards the “her” because of our past odds, but I’ll keep an open mind. ;)

I debated waiting until after my first trimester ended which is when I would be at less risk for miscarriage. But why keep such joyful news a secret? I can not worry of the 31 weeks ahead, instead we focus on the 9 weeks this little one has already spent growing.  We look towards the light with this pregnancy, as with each one before, staying positive to face a new day as it arrives. 

For every day that passes will bring us one step closer to welcoming another sweet baby into our large, loving family!


  1. Congratulations, I am 31 weeks with #7, Children 4 and 5 are 5 year old twin boys. Only thing I can tell you is a single after twins seems so very easy lol. All the best to and your family!!! Michelle, Mom to Kriztina 19, Chriztopher 18, Lyndzie 13, Jacob 5, Joshua 5, Matthew 2 and baby Jeremiah Thomas due October.

  2. Oh my goodness! Congrats :)

    We have four. The fourth was a happy little "surprise" as well. We had three boys, all nephews on both sides. #4 ended up being a sweet little princess! Only girl in the family. One never knows.

  3. Congratulations!! I have 2 children who have given me 7 grandchildren. 11, 9, 7, 6, 4, 3, and 2.

  4. Congratulations! what wonderful news! I have been following your posts for over a year now and i think that i mother like you should have 6 children! you're an amazing mumma, and i love your 5 little girls. We have 3 little boys... so wouldnt mind a few tips on how exactly we can end up with a little girl next time...??? ;-)
    We also love large families, what a joy and a blessing it is for everyone.
    Be blessed, and i hope that you're pregnancy is a smooth one and that the nausea will subside soon.

  5. Oh, how exciting! Lovely little surprise!! Congratulations to you and your sweet family.

  6. oh, how happy!!!! my hat is totally off to you. i sometimes don't know how i make it to the end of the day (and through the night since cate is still nursing some!) with our 3 girls. just in the past year (my last in my 30's), i have given away all things baby, except for those few precious heirloom bits. if i hadn't, i would pack up a huge box and send it over to you right away. of course, it would only be 'girl' stuff. ;) best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy and birth!!!


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