I would guess you've all heard by now that little Welton number 3 is on the way! I waited to take the pregnancy test until last Wednesday because that was the day my parents were coming and I knew I couldn't keep it a secret :) Keith was in utter disbelief that I had warned him a couple days in advance that it was very likely! He says I say that every month :)
So mom and dad arrived and we gave them the tour and unloaded stuff and when Keith got home he put Samy in her "I'm the big sister" shirt. He sent her down to Grammy. Samy said, "Look at my big girl shirt." Grammy read it and said, "Well, I guess one day you will be a big sister." I started laughing, "No, that's supposed to be a hint, Mom!" Then we went up to Papaw, who reacted with even less recognition of Samy's announcement, but the look on his face was priceless when we said, "No, Samy is going to be a big sister!" I wish we had recorded that!! We got the kids on tape...oh my. Isaac's face was so funny! We told them we had a surprise for them. We were getting something new. So Keith says, "A new baby brother or sister!" Isaac makes this face of confusion and then exclaims, "I wanted a toy!!" Figures :) and upon a little further discussion he asks, "Today?"
We let Samy get on the phone with Keith's parents and tell them she was going to be a big sister, they were very excited and surprised!
So, I'm feeling pregnant :) no doubt about that. Monday as I was chopping up fixin's for guacamole the nausea hit me (the smell of dinner cooking next to me wasn't helping either). It was coming in waves for the first couple days and the last two days has been pretty much constant. So far this one is more difficult than the first two, but at least I know everything is working! I love being pregnant...at least I remember loving it, though Keith says I seem to forget all the difficulties of it :) I love feeling baby move most of all! I love how God knits together a little person inside my womb--it is just so astounding that I continue on with everyday life and then there's this new little person!! I do, as I candidly confessed to my care group ladies, love having a new wardrobe for a few months :) If it weren't for Meghann Roberts I wouldn't love that part so much!
Will we find out what we're having? Jury is still out on that. I'm not good at waiting for surprises, but it does seem like it would heighten the excitement and anticipation, so we'll see :)
More on Mom and Dad's visit shortly...