It's been a long time since I've blogged regularly, and so much has happened with our family. One of the biggest things that has happened that I've never blogged about, is that we're having another baby! And not only that, but I'm due in 32 short days! Yep, I'm now 9 months pregnant and due Dec. 9 with our third baby girl! We can't wait.
Ok, technically I can wait. If I was done with school, I could truthfully say "I can't wait." But I have so much going on with my schooling that I haven't gotten ready for BGW#3 one bit (besides the fabulous shower that my friends threw for me!). So I can wait because right now I don't have time to get ready for a baby, but I can't wait because I am so thrilled and excited to meet this baby girl.
We have decided on a name, and it's not a secret, but I still won't share it until she's here. (I'm weird about sharing pregnancy info...I don't even like telling people I'm pregnant, which is maybe why I waited 9 months to talk about it on my blog)
A lot of people don't know this, but a little over a year ago we decided it was time to continue our family. I became pregnant and at my first dr appt I was told that I hadn't yet had a miscarriage, but the pregnancy was no longer viable. Cody was gone that week and I was basically alone from the time I found out until the next week when I had a D and C and I was pretty devastated. Although Cody was gone for awhile after it happened, he was so supportive and kind to me through the whole thing. When he was back he took care of everything and everyone and was (and is) absolutely wonderful.
Right after that doctor appointment I went to pick up the girls from my sister-in-law's house. I felt so stupid because I had been crying and crying in my car for over an hour, and I knew I just looked terrible and I didn't want to say anything, because I knew I would start crying again. When I got there I went inside and left my sunglasses on (and felt so dumb the whole time because who does that?!) until she just asked how the appointment was and I took them off and started crying again. I'm sure she wasn't expecting my complete emotional breakdown, but she was so, so sweet about everything.
I was more than blown away from the outpouring of love from our ward. I hate making big deals out of things, and tried to act like the miscarriage was really not a big deal, but so many people were so kind and it really touched me and made me so grateful for their support. We had people bringing us so much food I would have to stop myself from crying everytime someone walked in the door. I don't think I could ever thank them enough for all they did.
I was also really excited about that pregnancy because I was due July 8. We all have fall/winter birthdays, so I was thrilled to have a birthday in the summer! And it was going to be during my 7 week break off of school, so I was so excited to have it all planned perfectly.
Now our plan isn't as "perfect" as before, but it's whats happening and I'm honestly really excited. Yes, birthdays and holidays will be insane in our house for the rest of my life as we have: Chloe - Oct. 24; Halloween; Me: Nov. 23; Thanksgiving; New Baby: Dec 9; Preslie: Dec 21; Christmas; New Years; Cody: Jan. 10....But I'm all about stressful times, so it's all good. (Oh yeah, and I graduate this year Dec. 17, so the baby is due on the 9, I have finals the 10-15 and then graduation...Awesome!)
However, after the storm comes the calm, and while I know these next few months will be hectic, I can't wait until we have another sweet baby girl to love (even more than we do already) and we can be a great big family of 5!