Monday, December 8, 2008

The Reveal

Even though we had agreed last month that we were going to start trying for number four Todd was still surprised when he walked in the house on Thursday night and saw this:
I had made Ben a tee shirt to match his brothers and all three boys were sitting on the couch in their tee shirts when Todd came home. I have revealed each pregnancy (except for the first) to Todd this way. Joey wore the tee shirt to announce the second pregnancy, Joey AND Tommy wore the tee shirts to announce the third, and now all three wore it for this pregnancy. Not very original but Todd always gets a kick out of it.
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The problem was that even though I found out I was pregnant Thursday morning I had to make a new tee shirt for Ben and wait for it to dry (ALL DAY) before I could tell Todd. It was hard to keep quiet.
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We still haven't told the boys. They just thought they were trying on the tee shirts to see if they still fit (Joey's is SO small now). I think we will wait until we are closer to three months before we tell them.
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We are due around August 15th. So far I'm feeling okay. I have waves of nausea and by 8 o'clock every night I am completely exhausted. It feels like someone filled my entire body with wet sand and I can barely lift my limbs or haul myself off the couch to get up to bed. But other than that, I'm doing pretty well.
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I'm trying to take it easy because I always get migraines in the first trimester. No running for me for a little while. Once I get to the three month marker I can pick it up again. For now I'll just do some yoga and hope that is enough to keep me from gaining 20 pounds in the first month. I am craving Baby Ruth candy bars so bad it is crazy. If this baby is a girl I may have to name her Ruth.
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I honestly could not wait to tell you all, which is funny because most of our family members don't even know yet. Your comments were so sweet and sincere, and I am so appreciative of your support. I especially liked how careful you all were not to put any pressure on the boy/girl issue. So very sweet of you. How well you know me. Thank you.
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But, I will say, don't keep your fingers crossed. My grandmother had five boys and Todd's grandmother had four boys. We may just be taking after the grandmas. ;)
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Alright, it is time for me to get going. My stomach is lurching, Ben is pulling all of the ornaments off the tree again, and I have to make the trek to the grocery store this morning before the next predicted snow storm starts in. What is that saying about no rest for the weary?
(Please ignore the stars. Blogger's spacing isn't working again.)

57 comments:

lime said...

well congratulations! what a priceless shot of todd's face. what a cute way to tell him.

boy or girl i know this baby will be loved and that's all that really matters.

Tammy said...

What a cute idea...I am hoping for a snow day tomorrow. I really want to bake cookies.

Hilary said...

That's just priceless! You captured a great moment in your family's history. What a great idea those t-shirts are.

Mom24 said...

Those photos are awesome. What a creative idea.

Hey, boys are just as fun as girls. Besides, there really is something about boys and their Moms. I know you'll be thrilled with either.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Always making memories! That's the way to live joyfully. Love the pics! (Psssst . . .I think it's time for Joey to pass down his announcement shirt and get a bigger one -- I guess I believe you'll be making future announcements.) ; )

Keep on growing your family -- America needs a life-loving, joy celebrating population. Dad's face says it all. I'm celebrating with you! Glad you're taking care of yourself. Keep up the good work and I'll keep up the prayers. : D

OHmommy said...

Wow... what a cool way to tell him. And his expression is priceless.

I can't wait to follow your journey!

Stephanie said...

I am still so thrilled for you! A happy & healthy 9 months to you! I was cracking up when I saw Todd's face. What a wonderful Christmas blessing!

April said...

OMG!!! CONGRATS!! I missed your last post so when I saw this one, my eyes welled up! Pregnancy hormones...LOL...this is like the fourth time today I've cried.

I'm so happy for you guys!

Kat said...

Debbie in CA- All the tee shirts have the boys' names on the back so Joey can't pass his down. I'll just have to pack it away in his keepsake box and make him a new one. The boys always wear them to the hospital to see their new baby for the first time. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I LOVE the way you told your husband! How fun! His expression is priceless! Aren't you glad you captured it on film?!
Becky

Tam said...

OOOOOO HOW cute and I love that IDEA! I never got to do anything FUN announcing to my Husband. Well if you tell him on the phone that you are pregnant while he is on the way to IRAQ....I guess that is a little excitement...LOL

I am so very happy for YOU!!!! congrats and congrats and congrats and congrats!!!

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I LOVE that expression! That is such a great picture! It is amazing that you were able to conceive so quickly! Such a great picture of the boys, too!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

His face is priceless! He is so excited to be a daddy again!

And how much do I love the boys announcing they're going to be big brothers? That is so sweet. I love it! It would have killed me to wait for the shirt to dry all day too!

Thanks for sharing that. I am so excited for you!

I guess you'll have to run your 10K some other time, right? ;) I had horrible nausea/vomiting the first 5 months of both of my pregnancies. It sucked, but is totally worth it. Sending non-nausea wishes your way and lots of good sleep.

Midwest Mom said...

Wow! I love that photo of your hubby. :)

This is my first visit, but let me say, Congratulations!

I have three of my own -- two boys and a beautiful little girl. Having boys is wonderful, but I was unprepared for just how much I would truly feel my little girl was "mine". She is three right now, and we are such buddies.

Have a wonderful Christmas season, and I wish you health and happiness. (and Cheez-Its were my nausea solution... just one or two.)

I'll surely be back. :) -MM

Dawn said...

That's so cute...the boys with their t'shrts, and that look on Todd's face. ;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I LOVED being a mom to four boys, so if that's the case, you will be a lucky woman! If, instead you get one of these curly-haired hellions, I'm sending you a case of chocolate to help you through it ;-)

I can't tell you enough how excited I am for you!

Fire Hunt said...

Your hubbys face is priceless!

Jeni said...

Many congratulations on your big coming event! I always wanted a large family -ended up with only three (who still drive me more than slightly bonkers at times, even as adults). I love having babies around though and if my son would ever find a nice young woman and get married, have some children maybe, I'd have more grandchildren to love and spoil. Hope the nausea and bogged-down-tired feelings soon pass for you, minus the migraines though.

High Heeled Mama said...

So I'm totally behind in my reader and am trying to catch up today...so forgive my belated CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for your growing family.

How exciting and that face is priceless.

Brittany said...

oh my gosh, girl! I am so excited for you... AND look at HIS face!!! Can I use this idea, when I have another one?? :) Cause... I might. haha.

Lisa said...

how fun! I never ended up with anything very special to tell the hubs. I never could have contained myself all day. good for you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations! What a fun way to tell your husband! And how exciting for your sons!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

If there was ever a look that screamed THRILLED? That was it. Oh, I'm so happy for you guys. And, it's so adorable it makes MY ovaries quiver. A little bit.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

What a great face!! haha Yay!!
And hey boys cost so much less than girls - especially if you figure in the traditional father of the bride pays. I say make the boys. *LOL*

Lindsay said...

That face is priceless...even after FOUR reveals! When I was preggo with my 1st I made those shirts for the dogs :-) And then the 2nd was so much of a shock I didn't do anything spectacular...so I better start thinking of a better suprise for #3! How many do you think you want??

ewe are here said...

Love the shirts!

May I ask what you used for ink? They're so nice looking...

;-)

wright said...

So FUN!!! Congrats again.

I'm glad to hear that you're not too sick. Hopefully you can catch a few naps to help with the exhaustion.

Tammy said...

P.S. I tagged you and awarded you too. :)

wheelsonthebus said...

What a great way to tell!

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I get the migraines too! Never in all of my life had I had a migraine until I became pregnant. Mine seemed to last until about the 4th month. I hope that they aren't so bad for you this time! Now you have me excited to start planning my next one! Although after the Sunday morning I had, I was happy that there was only 1 munchkin egging my headache along!

CC said...

Absolutely adorable way to announce to the husband!!

Kat said...

Ewe Are Here- I used puffy paint. They have a million different colors at Michaels. :)

Laura said...

That is soooo cute and sweet - how perfect!!!!

I am sooooo happy for you.

Take care of yourself (and the peanut!) and I am hoping and wishing for a wonderful preganancy for you...HUGS!

Mandy said...

Wow what a reveal! Congrats again!

Krystyn said...

I just love how you told him! The boys are adorable!

And the look on his face is absolutely priceless. You did such a great job capturing it!

Congrats again!

Tonya said...

So I take it Todd doesn't read your blog? That is a really cute way to let your hubs know about each pregnancy ;)

Riahli said...

Oh that is so sweet. I am so happy for you, and feel for your tiredness, it's so hard to be that tired and still have lots to do. I have three boys too and my husband and I keep talking about having one more, some days I am sure I want to try one more time, others days...I just want to sleep again.

I wish I had thought of a cute way to tell my husband, Both times I was just a sobbing mess.

Kat said...

Tonya- Oh no. I told my hubby last Thursday. I figured he'd better be the first one to know. He found out Thursday and you all found out Friday. I'm just posting about the reveal now. ;)

Molly's Mom said...

LOL - Some pics for the future scrapbook! Did you keep it totally quiet, or did Todd have some inkling beforehand?

Danielle said...

I absolutely love you t-shirts!!! OMG!!! They are so stinking cute!!! I just might have to borrow that idea if I ever get pregnant again? We are not trying but we aren't preventing either so I guess only time will tell! I am so truly happy for you and your boys are absolutely adorable!!!

Kelly said...

I absolutely LOVE your hubbies face--that is so awesome that you got a photo of that!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to live this pregnancy vicariously through you! LOL I hope you have an easy pregnancy. It's definitely harder to keep up with the kiddos when you're feeling bad. My last pregnancy was the worst.

coastrat said...

Congratulations, Kat! Pray that all goes well throughout your term.

Cyndi said...

What a great reaction. The boys look so cute intheir shirts. That is such a cute idea.

Candy said...

Haaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!

I'M LOVIN THIS FOR YOU.

AND YES- Ruth is a perfect name.

It's biblical;-)

Elaine A. said...

OMG, the look on his face is perfect! Love it!

And the tees, well that's just too cute for words!

Hope the first trimester goes quickly for you... : )

Kathryn said...

I love the picture of "shock and awww" priceless!
I'm still wishing you lots of congratulations, I always float for weeks when a get a positive!

Cara said...

I just love the expression on your husbands face, even funnier is the boys don't really know. I love how you told them they were trying on the shirts.
I hope that you do well the first trimester, get lots of rest (as much as you can).
Take care!

Momisodes said...

Todd's expression is priceless :) And I LOVE those shirts! I think that is incredibly creative. I just know they will all be so thrilled when they hear the news.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love it, that is so cute and creative! I bet the boys are going to be SO excited.

Kellan said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Kat - I am so excited for you - WOW!!! This will be so fun watching and going through this pregnancy with you - I am so very happy for you guys!!!

Take care - Kellan

painted maypole said...

that shot is awesome!

Bren said...

I love the shirts! And the look on Todd's face? Priceless!!!

Kristin said...

Man, I really enjoy your posts!! Especially fun to share a pregnancy with someone, even if we've never met!!! Just wanted to say...LOVE that sweet t-shirt revealing...the look on your hubby's face...priceless!!!

maggie's mind said...

I'm just now finally getting caught up, but you are just too clever, sweet and adorable. I love this. Love, love, love this.

Kathy said...

That is so great!

Beautiful family...

Kelley said...

YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! Congratulations, Kat! Sorry it took so long to get over here, but I've been BUSY! I am so thrilled for you. If it's a girl, I'll send you some hair bows. :)

Splaneyo said...

YEAH!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson