Sunday, January 11, 2009

Announcement Time!

We thought that it was about time that we filled everyone in on a little secret...we are expecting baby #3! We found out a little before Thanksgiving, and we're now at the end of the first trimester so we feel like we can let everyone in on the little secret! We are due July 23rd, which is a definite change for us since Brianna was a fall baby, and Jonah was a winter baby. It will also be nice to be away from any major holidays (Bri was born a week before Thanksgiving, Jonah a week before Christmas!) But it will be very hot...and that also means a brand new layetter, because all of our newborn clothes are winter clothes! (Darn...a reason to go shopping for baby clothes! Whatever will I do with myself!??!?!)

We are very excited, even though we do think that we probably need our heads examined! Three kids will drastically change everything, but we didn't feel like our family was complete just yet. Mom always said you'll know when you're done, and we just didn't feel like we were there yet. (We'll see how we feel after this one!) Brianna tells everyone that she meets (and I do mean everyone down to people she runs into at Wal-Mart) that there is a baby in her mommy's belly. And she has put us on notice that it better be a girl, because she does not want another brother! LOL! Jonah says baby a lot, but to be honest he is completely clueless! He will be 2 years and 8 months when the baby comes (the same age I was when Chris was born) and I guess we'll just have to see how he does. He is a very easygoing child though, so I think he'll be ok as long as we are ok.

I am finally starting to feel better. The first trimester is always really hard for me, but the morning sickness (whoever named it that should be shot because mine is always more like all day sickness) is finally starting to subside. I'm starting to get my appetite back (which is good because I've lost about 7 pounds that I didn't need to loose!) and I'm starting to get a bit more energy, but I'm trying not to push my luck there. I had my first doctor's appointment on Friday and we got to hear the heartbeat. It's always so nice and comforting to hear the heartbeat, and we also got another surprise, we get to have an ultrasound this coming Saturday. The doctor wants to check the growth and make sure all our dates are correct. It's a little too soon to find out what it is...and we haven't decided if we will or not. We didn't with the other two, but I don't know! This time I kinda want to know! So we'll see when we get to that road!

So anyway. We just wanted to let everyone know our big announcement. The ticker at the top will be counting down the days with us (right now it's nicely telling me I have 193 days left!!! Aw man!!!!) and I'll keep you posted with belly pics and all that fun stuff! So stay tuned!

9 comments:

K and T Gardner said...

Congratulations! That's super exciting! I'm glad that you're through the sickness, that is no fun whatsoever. Well I wish you guys the best of luck and hopefully you will have some good helpers.

Playful Professional said...

Congrats to you!

Susan said...

How exciting! Another baby will bring a whole a new aspect to your family. I am so happy for you. I am also happy that you are feeling better, morning sickness is the worst. Take care.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations to you and your family! How exciting.

.....but you can call me Amy said...

It's a girl.... I've never been wrong. Congratulations!

In Light of the Truth... said...

oh that's so exciting! congratulations!! Eli was born July 19th, so I know what it's like to have a summer pregnancy. Wasn't the best, but not so bad either. You know what felt awesome though was to soak my feet in cold water at the end of the day! Can't wait to hear more throughout the journey!

Stacey said...

Congrats Kari! Haven't heard from you in a while and realized I hadn't added your e-mail or your moms when I went private so those are in the e-mails! (I love it, they're in the mail..e-mails...get it!) Stacey

Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

How exciting! Here's to a Happy and Healthy Nine Months! You'll be in my prayers!

Best,
Sarah

MeganandNathan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I can't believe you are going to have three kids! You are such a grown up!! That is so wonderful! Keep us updated on the pregnancy!!