Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wordless Wednesday Explanation

So, some of you understood the picture...

Yup, we are expecting a new little person in September, possibly October, we think (I will need to go for an ultrasound to date it).

Let me answer a few of those burning questions that may be on your mind...

Are you crazy? No, we are not crazy (at least that is what we are sticking to)

Don't you already have enough? We love the kids we have and one more isn't going to change, no, we didn't have enough...I felt my heart grow when I found out yesterday, it grew more so I could love another one!!

Was this planned? Alright, let's get into this. After my daughter, Pooky, was born, I said I was done. She was such an intensive labour and delivery and I needed 7 stitches, because she literally 'flew out of me'. I was sore. Hubby had called the doctor and made an appointment to get the 'big V' done and I pleaded with him to wait. I wasn't sure that I was done. So, he cancelled his appt. We have been talking for a few months now about the possibility of having one more. I really felt that we should have another. Hubby had to warm up to the idea, but he never discounted how I felt. By the beginning of December, we had come to the agreement that we would take whatever came, if it was meant to happen it would and we would be alright with whatever the outcome. So, yes, this baby was planned, just with less stress and less tears then the last 2.

Are you going to have this baby at home too? Um, I am not sure. I know that I have been told the more you have the harder it gets, so we are debating the midwife/ob thing right now. Hubby wants to go with a midwife again, he loves them and feeling like he is a part of the whole process. We can plan however we want to have our babies, he caught Cutie Pie on the way out and he delivered Pooky, with the midwifes help. He is totally for midwife/at home. I however, am thinking if this is going to be anything like Pooky, I may enjoy a more traditional approach and see the ob and have the comfort of the hospital with the possibility of medication if I needed (plus our hospital just had a major reno and it is beautiful in there right now!!). So, we are not sure yet.

Do you hope it is a boy? I would be totally happy with a boy or a girl, though a few of the kids have been praying for a brother to come at some point...we will wait and see. I don't know if we are going to find out the gender this time. It may be fun to have a surprise to end this all!!

If I missed any questions you may have, please ask away...I will answer when I have the time.

I am also dealing with strep throat and am on medication for that. That part sucks, cause I feel like just laying on the couch. My big kids have been awesome in helping around here while I am resting, but I can't wait until I get better!!

Have a great day everyone.


  1. Congrats!!

    And hope you and your throat feels better soon.

  2. Oh, Ruth I am so happy for your and your family! Congratulations!

  3. congratulations! I am so happy for you guys!