Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shock and Awe

Want to know the real reason why we're thinking of moving, looking at minivans and canceling our trip to Europe next summer?

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That's right....we're having another baby!

We've known for a while, we were waiting for the magic 12 week point to start telling people (well, people we're not related to).

About a million emotions have been running through us the last couple of months. Here are just a few:

1. Surprise - After suffering with fertility issues with Liam, we honestly did not think this could happen without some kind of medical intervention. The doctor said that Liam apparently "cleared out the cobwebs" so to speak. We'd talked about about having a third child at some point (like in 2-3 years), but next May was nowhere on our radar.
2. Fear - How am I going to handle three children, two of whom are only 18 months apart? The diapers, the tantrums, the crying.....
3. Guilt -
Part A - I feel like we've cheated Liam out of his babyhood. Sydney had us all to herself for 3.5 years and now, not only will Liam never get us to himself, he has to share his baby years with another baby.
Part B - We have several friends (both in real life and online) who are currently struggling with fertility issues. My heart aches for them, having been through issues of our own. I remember how much I disliked hearing about people who had such an easy time having a baby and I'm afraid of what our friends might be feeling about our situation.
4. Happiness - A baby is always a blessing even if the timing is not what we expected. I can't wait to smell those newborn smells and kiss tiny little newborn feet.

So, there's our news. I'm sure news of a minivan and a new house will follow in the next few months. Wish us luck!!

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