Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've been in a bit of a blogging funk lately... as most of you can tell. So, what better way to return to the joyous world of blogging than to announce some family news. Yes, the rumor has been flying that I am expecting. I'd like to tell you that it is nothing more than a rumor, but that would be a lie. Here I am again, unexpectedly pregnant with another baby due the beginning of June... that's three out of four. I'd like to tell you that I was thrilled to find out the news, that I just can't wait for another baby to enter our home. That would also be a lie. I cried for three weeks after I found out and tried as best I could to avoid the reality of the changes that will come to our family far sooner than I had hoped. I spent many nights laying in bed thinking why in the world would this happen to me. I have several sisters and sisters-in-law who are all trying and are not pregnant. And here I am- the one person who doesn't want to be pregnant and I am. Life is not fair- it's not supposed to be. The Lord does what he knows is best, whether we know it or not. I love being a mom. I have spent the greater part of the last five and half years feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from this calling of motherhood. I frequently call my mom crying when I think I have had enough and think the Lord must have made some large mistake by allowing me to be a mother. However, I wouldn't trade my three beautiful girls for anything. And we will love this tiny baby that will enter our family in a few short months just as much as the rest. I can almost guarantee that this little spirit will complete our family. There's a silver lining to every cloud, right? How many people can say they are done having kids by the age of 30... maybe even before I'm 30 if I play my cards right.... So, today I am grateful. I am grateful the Lord trusts me enough to send another child to my home. And, I'm grateful my children are thrilled to have a new baby on the way... Alexa says it can stay even if it's another girl. And, I'm grateful for a husband who smiles and says that another baby will be just fine.
By the way, this obviously changes my plans to run the Marathon in Seattle in June. I still plan on being there- I'll just have a new baby along for the ride.

*My apologies to all those family members who I didn't call with the news. I really hadn't intended on telling anyone till Christmas, so I figure if you are reading this, you got lucky.

17 comments:

The Foisy's said...

Oh girl, all I can say to you is FERTILE MERTYLE!! You are an amazing baby maker!!! I love your attitude about this. You are the sweetest person. I remember the last pregnancy and how unexpected it was. I wish I could be there for you to cry on my shoulder! I miss the neighborhood so much. Hey, I have an IUD and I love it! So, if you're looking for a good method after this babe, it is the best. Seriously, the BEST!!!

Lyndsi said...

You made me want to cry just reading that! I know the feeling of your life completely changing and then even more to get pregnant and not expecting it! At least you know you can make it and are done after this one!!! How lucky are you! You are a great mom and this little one is lucky to come to your family!

Honor said...

I am so glad it's out in the open. I don't know how people keep secrets ... it's been hard.

but I KNOW that you will do a great job with this little one and I am so excited for you ... even if I wish it were me.

I also hope it's a girls so are families are alike ... Brielle does too.

Honor said...

oh man ... my spelling and grammar just bugged me ... I meant to say that I hope it's a girl (no s) so our (not are) famililes are alike ... sorry that's one of my pet peeves.

Charlotta-love said...

You will be done having children by 30! Wow... Maybe I'll start having children after I turn 30. lol. Oh wait, gotta do that whole 'getting married' bit. :o)

Congrats Cori!

Josie said...

Oh Cori! Wow! You are amazing! As if your last pregnancy wasn't CRAZY enough. Heavenly Father must seriously think you are the best Mom, last time it seemed so impossible! And now again! Wow! Well you are an amazing and strong person, you will do great! And I totally agree, awesome to be done before 30! Good Luck with the pregnancy!

Beau and Leesa said...

That is exciting news. You are a fantastic mom, and can handle whatever gets thrown your way, it was just ment to be. I am happy for you.

Katie said...

Wow! You will do just great. Maybe the baby will be a boy!

Lauren said...

I'm glad that i'm not the only one that feels exhausted and overwhelmed at motherhood. But we get through it somehow. ANd look, you have beautiful girls that are good, so you are a great mom. I can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl. any inclings? not sure on that spelling.

Cori said...

None, Lauren. I thought all three girls were boys, so I have no idea what I'm talking about. I just figure we have girls no matter what I think or feel. This one is no different. Chances of getting a boy feel fairly slim. And, I'm OK with that. I know what I'm doing with girls. A boy would throw a wrench in the system.

Stopher and Nicolle said...

congratulations!! that's so fun. i wish i could be done by thirty, but i doubt i'll be started by then... sometimes the grass is greener on the other side...alright, most of the time it is... i'm so excited for you! maybe one day i'll get to meet them all.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! That is some surprising news- good thing babies take nine months to get here- you'll do great! We'll have to talk soon- get caught up on things.

Coordination Queen said...

I am so excited for you! 4 girls is fun... I turned out fairly normal. :)

Veronique said...

Congratulations Cori...and Andrew too of course. How fun. Keep us posted.

Amie said...

oh, I really should've kept up on reading blogs! I'm excited for your news. And a little envious of the being done. That sounds nice. But who am I kidding, I still have a way to go.

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I know you are an awesome mom and will be just as great with 4 kids =)

Melissa said...

Hey congratulations! (I know it's kinda late) Your new little baby will be just as adorable as your other girls...I can't wait to keep watching them on the blog...how funny is that? And I understand...okay, kind of. I'm almost 30 and I don't feel any closer to marriage and children than when I had first graduated high school. You'll be fantastic.