Wednesday, June 15, 2011

spilling the beans

J shared our news in last week's journal entry:

His drawing of the ultrasound and where it was taken:



The real McCoy:






It's kind of "old news," but we needed to share it with folks in real life before they read about it on the blog!




So the logistics:




1. We're due in early January, so I'm 10 weeks along (the above ultrasound photo was taken when I was at 8 weeks).




2. Yes we're surprised! But not shocked, I had a miscarriage last fall, so we knew that a pregnancy was a possibility at least.




3. Yes, we're delighted! We had wanted to have more kids and had tried for quite awhile a few years after Zoo Boy was born, but were ultimately told by the doctors that it wasn't going to happen naturally, and we decided not to pursue fertility treatments. (So, of course, we gave away all our baby stuff. Ahhhh.....)




4. Yes, you're doing the math right, I'll be 46 when I deliver this little bundle. That's all the math we're allowing, we don't want to hear about how old we'll be when this one graduates high school, etc. (Tho everyone seems addicted to math all of a sudden!)




5. Everything is PERFECT so far with the baby and even with me. If you don't count the puking. (We don't, it's just another sign that everything is perfect!)




6. The boys have mixed feelings -- both were shocked, especially since we'd just finished up our Human Development block a few weeks ago and had discussed when a woman stops having babies (and both boys had identified that I was too old to have a baby). J is looking forward to having a new little sibling around. Zoo Boy, whose very favorite part of his life is knowing that he's the youngest member of our family tree, is a bit distraught, but actually handling it pretty well. He's got a few more months to get used to the idea....




7. NO, we did not purposely do this as a follow-up to our Human Development block. (Although the timing is absolutely impeccable, and the kids are having a blast following along week-to-week with the baby's development!) We're committed to homeschooling, but we're not THAT committed....




16 comments:

Jennifer Marchman said...

That's exciting! Congratulations!

Ashley and Nathan said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Congratulations! I'm soooo happy for you guys! SO SO happy! <3 <3 <3 come back to TT! You so should! I can't wait to hear more :)

Brynn said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to the whole family!

Megan said...

Congrats! What wonderful surprising news!

Carolyn West said...

No effing way!!!! Congratulations, I very happy for you guys!!!

dongdong said...

Oh, how wonderful! I'm so happy for you. You have great sense of humor, love the way you tell it. :)

Alyss said...

Congratulations!! What a surprise, and what a very happy one. I think Zoo Boy will get over it sooner or later... but maybe not for a while. My sister and I had some real rough patches through adolescence, but are best friends now. I bet the boys will enjoy having a little little brother or sister eventually :)

Harvest Moon Farm said...

Aw, thanks everyone, you guys are all super-sweet! :)

Jill said...

Congrats girl from the Turkeys!

Stacey said...

Wow! Big congrats to you! Loved reading J's journal entry about it. Wishing you a blissful pregnancy.

Jessi Rairdin-Hale said...

I've been quietly enjoying your blog for about a year but now I have been startled out of my silence by your news! Congrats, I'm so happy for you!! I have two boys, just getting started with Enki K with my oldest. He LOVES pictures of J dancing/ in costumes. Thanks for sharing your family life, including this exciting news!

Kristi Sweeney said...

Congrats to you! What a blessing!!

Cathy said...

That's wonderful! So lovely to hear your news. Hope you have an easy pregnancy. Looking forward to seeing the new member of the family in January.

m kindig said...

I am so excited for you! This is such exciting news.

JamBerry said...

Oh WOW! I just was wanted to catch up with you, and found this! I'm SOOOOOO excited for you!!!!! We've had yet another little one too (first girl in my husband's family in 69 years!! brings us up to 4 kids now! wow!who'd've thunk it??) and it's been fabulous! I couldn't be happier for you! Children are such a treasure, each one such a gift! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! and ENJOY this--it's so awesome!!!!

Harvest Moon Farm said...

JAM!!! Oh my gosh, I have long since lost your email address, if you see this and still have mine, drop me a note, I would LOVE to catch up!