Well, if you haven’t already heard, we are expecting our fourth child, another blessing, another arrow for our quiver.
To answer your questions, “October 15, Kenya, and no.”
I’m due October 15th.
I will deliver in Kenya.
No, we are not going to find out what it is.
I have been feeling pretty rough, but I’m trying to get some exercise, which I never did with any of the other three. My brain is racing with all the things that will be different about raising a baby in Africa versus suburban America. I'm only 3 months along, so I still have some time to think about things.
I flew to Kampala a couple of weeks ago to have some blood work done because I had been feeling unusually bad (migraines causing nausea, in addition to my already daily nausea). I am now on an altered diet, and my headaches have decreased in number.
Doug drove the kids down to see me while I was in Kampala and we decided to tell them there, because they were pretty concerned about my health.
We took them out to eat and showed them this math problem:
They got the answer but were having trouble with the meaning, so we gave them the gifts we had bought them: baby bottles and pacifiers. Kylie's eyes lit up.
All three of them are SO excited. Kylie cried. I cried with her. Karis was already imagining playing “momma” and talking about what she would teach it, and Caleb said about the balloon in his hand, “I can keep this until the baby’s born and then tie it on his foot and he’ll be able to move his foot up and down and play with it.”
There personalities are so distinct!
I don’t want to make this a blog where I talk only about my pregnancy, but I just wanted you to know, because it will come up from time to time. And then #4 will probably get a fair share of press, too. But what it means for you now and in the future, is that I will be going to bed earlier at night. THAT means that the late hours I usually spend answering emails and writing blogs will be cut in half, so you might have to wait longer for a response or a blog (if you get one at all). You know how it is….zzzzzzzzz.