Tuesday, July 17, 2012

10 on Tuesday

1. A few of you caught my list last week. And my big news on it.

2. Yep 5 kids. CRAZY. Can't even believe it still. Every day I am like wow. I thought 4 was our end. But I guess God had other plans. It has always taken us a long time to have a baby. So getting pregnant when we weren't planning is still a shock. Apparently this little person NEEDS to come to our family.

3. And yep, just like all the past 4 I feel terrible. And puke a lot. This time it seems to be night time that is a real struggle for me. Lots of throwing up at night. Nothing like waking up at 2 am to puke :) HAHAHA

4. OR scaring the neighborhood kids by having them walk into the bathroom when you are puking while trying to hold your 10 month old away from the toilet... :) Good times. Good times.

5. We told the kids one night last week and the next morning Lucy told some man that stopped by our house that she didn't even know. To say she is excited is an understatement. (of the century.) She's already praying it's a girl.

6. I've also been told by a few people already that I am looking well.... plump. (not in those exact words)... Which is hard on the ol' self esteem. I still haven't lost baby weight from Oliver and now I am going to put on more. Discouraging!

7. Most days when I am trying to put Oliver to sleep I am overwhelmed with the fact that I HAVE A baby. And there is another one coming. Wow.

8. And I am amazed that my mother had all of us (6 plus 1 adopted) in a short amount of time. She must have been soooooo sleep deprived. (And a little nutty).

9. Since find out I was pregnant I have felt a shift in my focus. Or more like a tightening of my focus. Other things that try to crowd in that I want to do have fell to the wayside. And I feel much more focused on my children and my family. I always felt like I was choosing motherhood in a lot of ways, but now motherhood is choosing me even more.

10. And if you are trying to do the math.... Oliver and the new baby will be 16 months apart. All our other kids are 3 years.... and then 16 months. Woah. Many times Regan and I have said to each other.. I can't believe some people have their kids this close together on PURPOSE! CRAZY! :)


The Super Seven said...

So number 10 made me laugh out loud. Only because our first 2 our 15.5 months apart and then 18 months between 2 & 3 and it was on PURPOSE!!!

As a Mom of 5 I found it way easier to have my kids closer in age then the age difference between 3 & 4. You will be great!!!! Enjoy it........and just be careful you don't get a # 6 :)

Mary-Rose said...

So exciting--and scary! you're being stretched in more ways than one! I'm guessing that this baby is coming now because he his mission is time-sensitive. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, you will do great though I am sure that is hard to hear when you are feeling icky. I am always reminded the Lord is in charge, re 2.. the 6 years between my boy and this baby was not in the plan, and didn't think it would happen at all and had adjusted to being done, and then we are blessed in ways I am still figuring out. You are amazing just like your parents, Kari

Marie said...

Lucky, lucky baby to come to live in your family! I think (s)he was up in heaven watching and waiting and was so eager to come, (s)he finally just lost patience and skipped ahead in line to come. Who could blame her/him?

Heather M. said...

i'm so happy for you guys. it couldn't have happened to a better family. you are such an amazing mama and this babe will be another perfect addition to your family. i really hope and pray that you aren't sick this whole pregnancy. and i'm kinda hoping lucy's prayer comes true for her too. :)

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

I think I live in a barn...
I didn't see that list. I'm happy that your kids are so excited - that's a great thing.
I'm sorry you feel sick. You sound super bummed out in your post(s) which makes sense since your innards are going crazy vomiting.
I have so much to say, but will wait until I can verbally attack you in person (without questions though...just comments.) I think you're fabulous, one of the nicest people I know, and DEFINITELY not forgettable. Geez, I talk about you to everyone. (in a good way of course.) Very happy to live in the same town as you guys. Just wish you would pioneer down towards the north side...its not as bad as everyone says!
P.S. Your word code thing-y at the bottom always drives me batty. It's making me think I might need glasses...or it's just playing with my brain. You know I love ya if I'm willing to deal with it and comment!

Visible Voice said...

Shut the front door!!! So exciting and I'd be overwhelmed too but you have the awesome spice factor so you'll be fantastical! As for weight...think of it as only having to lose it once. Save you some work ;)

Jennifer Isackson said...

Lots of love to you Rhonda and best wishes through the challenges of pregnancy. It is HARD... especially when you have to care for children at the same time.

Tracey said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I feel like there's something in the water. Too many friend announcing pregnancies. I need to be careful! Ha!

The Lowry's said...

Okay, I'm with lots of others, I totally missed that list too, and I read your blog regularly. (I know I should comment more, but its usually on my iPhone and I hate how long it takes to type...anyways congrats and although its a surprise I'm sure down the road you will look back and be grateful and see why etc. etc. :) I'm sorry that your feeling so crappy!!! Not fun especially during summer. Boo. I liked your list and think way more highly of you than you made yourself sound in the list. Your too hard on yourself!

Amy said...

I'm with ya Rhonda, I would never have my babies that close on purpose. I've always loved the 3 year gap, though Jake and #6 will be 2 years apart this time just so we could get this over with haha. But, hey, congrats to you and your family, this baby is a wonderful surprise, and Oliver and #5 will grow up super close I bet. I hope you start to feel better soon!! When is the due date?