10.15.2009

I'm Lovin' this Weather and I Have Some Special News to Tell You . . .




It's 40 something degrees here right now. The wind is getting a little bit breezy and the rain is coming down. I AM IN MY GLORY!!! I have errands to run but am still in my jammies. It's after 11:30 in the morning. After the boys all got off to school, I put my head down on the couch and fell asleep again for a little while. I've been wide awake at bedtime but very tired in the morning. I haven't said anything yet here because it's still pretty early on. And I apologize to friends and family that read my blog that don't know yet and are finding out here for the first time ~ we are expecting a new baby. We found out on my husband's birthday, September 25th. My husband has no biological children of his own. It seems like God was preparing him for three sons his whole life, though. He has become an incredible father to the boys and has told me many times that he couldn't love them anymore than if they were his own.


When Jim and I started dating and knew it was getting serious we talked about having another child. Honestly, I wasn't so sure how I felt about it. I was just turning 40 when we met and I didn't know if I wanted to start over again. I have big babies and c-sections. I love my sleep. My kids are very independent now. I love my sleep. I don't need to pay babysitters anymore. When we go to the beach every summer I actually can relax and have a good time without chasing kids around. And, most of all, I love my sleep. : )


I also didn't like having the power in my hands of being the one to tell someone that they can or can't have a child in this lifetime. That was the biggest part of this whole decision for me. Jim left it up to me and said he would honestly be fine either way. If you know Jim you know that he tells the truth all the time. Sometimes a little too much. : )


There is a whole lot more to this story but I want to save that for after we see the doctor tomorrow and know that everything is okay. So far, this pregnancy is very different from my first three. Next to no nausea, lots more fatigue and definite mood swings as my husband and sons will attest to. Sorry guys. This, too, shall pass!!


I feel good and happy and emotional and can cry at the drop of a hat and am going to enjoy every minute of this journey because this is the last time I plan on taking it. I'll be 43 when this baby is born. How the hell did I get to be almost 43?!!? I figure this baby will either keep me really young or else make me feel really old. Either way, he or she will be coming into a family filled with laughter, joy, yelling and screaming, neighborhood kids traipsing (don't think I spelled that correctly) in and out all the time, cats, dogs, dust, crazy schedules, a father that's never changed a dirty diaper before, a mother who will be fighting his/her father for toe nibbling time (Jim and I are both still obsessed with Brendan's feet and he's seven!!) and more love than anyone could hope for.


Amazing Grace.



Many blessings ~ Wendy


The adorable picture above is by Anne Geddes.

16 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Well Congrats Wendy..now you better enjoy your sleep while you can..my little sister will be a month shy of her 45th birthday when she delivers her 3rd..:)

Shelley said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you. I was an older mom when my children were born. I didn't have my first one till I was 30 and my last one was born when I was 37. And there is one in between those two. Congratulations to you and your hubby and your kids. This almost makes me want to have another one, almost.
Get some rest....the house will always be there, the children won't.

Connie said...

You are truly blessed, sugar, to be able to have children at this stage in your life. Squeeeeeeal...hoping for a safe pregnancy for ya, chick!
xoxo,
Connie

Elyse said...

awww, what a sweet story you have. warmest and happiest congratulations. it sounds like jim will be an amazing hands-on dad along with you as the wonderful mommy!

xo

Gina said...

ow I have only been reading your blog for a short time but I want to tell you that I have a thrill of butterflies in my tummy reading your news!

Congratulations. Take it easy and enjoy the journey!

Rosemarythyme said...

What wonderful news! Congrats.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

wooooooooooo hooooooooooooo.
Not much greater of a surprise than that!
Safe travelling and enjoy each precious moment!

koralee said...

Yahooo for you! Congratulations and hope all goes very well. What a blessing!

Lynn Richards said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Oh, this baby will be so loved and blessed! How amazing! I will pray for sleep!
love, Lynn

Lynn Richards said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Oh, this baby will be so loved and blessed! How amazing! I will pray for sleep!
love, Lynn

beth said...

wow wow wow...
congratulations in the biggest most heart filled way !

babies are such a blessing...

JGH said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! Congratulations - a new set of toes to cuddle !! Be well.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is such wonderful news. Best wishes to you! I had my kids later in life and I believe they keep you young longer! Enjoy your weekend. Twyla

nesting melly said...

oh wendy, what a blessing! we are so happy for you and the family. we will keep you in our prayers - happy healthy journey little one! yay!

fel4u said...

Wendy thats Wonderful News !!!!
A new baby is always a bless !!!
I laughed so hard reading you saying.....I love my sleep !!!
Its funny though that the relaxation in the beach is something I love and I totally understand you.
You have all my wishes :)

J from Ireland said...

Congratulations to you all. i laughed reading about you loving your sleep. I was the exactly the same, we had another baby when the other three were 12,10 and 8. I thought my sleep was gone forever. Well let me tell you, my older children have brought my baby downstairs and left me sleeping every saturday and sunday morning since she was about 10mths!! I never asked them to do this, they just want to be with her ALL the time. This child is simple adored, as your baby will be by its older siblings. This is just wonderful. I hope you have an easy pregnancy and the best wishes to you.