Friday, February 20, 2009

2 kids, 1 baby, and a Pregnancy!



I've waited longer than I thought possible, but I think it's safe to announce now that we are going to have a baby! Yes it seems like I just had one...wait a minute...I did!?! I am 9 weeks pregnant (we found out at 2 weeks when I woke up extremely sick one morning...then didn't have morning sickness again til now....I take it as the Lord giving me an extra early heads up!). Our baby is due around September 25th. Shaylee will be almost 9, Cayden will be 5, and little Addy Mae will already be 18 months. As you can see, we don't have experience in raising 2 babies anywhere close in age (just wasn't part of the Lord's plan for us in the past) so life may get even more interesting! We are very excited, especially Shaylee and Cayden! They hope it's a boy...but they say they will still be happy with a girl.

Over the last few weeks I've been wondering why I can't seem to fully catch up on housework. I've been sick for a long time but for awhile I was feeling better (other than my ribs still hurting) but last night I started losing my voice and I think I'm getting another sinus infection. The morning sickness is also exciting, mixed in with the ribs issue! I'm tired ALL the time...but even then I still couldn't understand why I'm so behind. THEN I realized what I've been doing each day...or what ADDY has been doing all day!! As I put the DVDs on the shelf, and walk away to clean something else, Addy pulls them right back out for me. As I head over to throw some stuff in the trash, she's right behind me to pull it back out. It's actually a hysterical mental picture. She's very devoted to not letting the house get too clean! Our trash can now has a pretty permanent place up on the table, and there's always a chair in front of the sink to block the cupboards below that house chemicals. She could easily MOVE the chair...but luckily hasn't even tried! Luckily there are also doors everywhere and we do have a baby gate so the dog can still jump over it to get to his food and water...

I've learned lately that for the next year or three, my house is going to be a little messier than it used to, while having two young children (but you know I'll still be cleaning every minute trying to CONVINCE myself that it'll eventually be clean!)


Life is good. I love my husband and my kids so much. I'm grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who watches over us and blesses us with the things we need, as we work hard to do the things he's asked of us!

Sorry for the "nekked" picture...I made sure nothing was showing...I just couldn't help myself! One morning after her bath she ran off and found the moraccas (spelling?) and started waving them around as she ran. She keeps us entertained ALL day!

10 comments:

WalkConkies said...

Love the maracas picture! Got to love those kiddos that entertain us every day! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Moms aren't allowed to get sick! Take care of yourself and that baby!!! I think I'll go attempt the impossible too and pick up while Kassi is asleep!

Garry Family said...

Yeah the house will never be clean and even though mine are old enough to pick up after themselves I swear it's worse now. I hope you get feeling better soon! I wish I was closer for so many reasons but I wish I was so that I could help out.

Mike and Lisa said...

Congrats Michelle! I'm so excited for you! Babies are the best.

The Graham Family! said...

Yay.. another little one in the family!! I love the little nudist picture! haha I can just imagine. That's too funny. My little girl on the other hand is the opposite of a nudist. I swear she'll never be potty trained. the thought of getting completely naked
(from the waist down at least) makes her literally scream NO NO NO! ON the top of her lungs. She's not a fan. I dont know when it'll ever happen!

*MICHELLE CAUDLE* said...

HAHA that is so funny Stacy! It's never bad to be modest...until it comes to being potty trained! I'm hoping Addy will be a quick learner...Shaylee was potty trained before she was 2, that'd be nice!!

Thanks for the comments guys! Love you all!

Emily said...

Congrat's!!!! What a full house, but how exciting!

Rachel and Jason said...

YAY!!! Congrats! Guess what... I'm also 9 weeks pregnant and am due the 25th! Haha... and I have another friend that is due the 21st of September... that's WAY exciting!

Cassidy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! That's great! I'm sorry about the being busy and tired and sick. Nothing's worse than being sick and a mom. You don't get anyone to take care of you AND you still have to take care of everyone! Take care of yourself!

laura said...

oh my gosh!!! good luck...hope all goes well with the morning sickness!

laura said...

oh my gosh!!! good luck...hope all goes well with the morning sickness!