Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5 + 1 = 6

 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.”

Just kidding. 

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.


Brandy said...

Ahhhhhhh, Kathryn! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations to you and your family! I totally understand about not blogging and email. Computer time is always the first to go for me!

I pray you get to feeling some 2nd trimester benefits soon.

Alison said...

YAY!!!! I am so excited for ya'll! What a precious blessing from the Lord! Maybe we'll be adding to our families at around the same time! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! so excited for you all. wow. blessings!
Love, :) Linda

jm2sa said...

That is wonderful!! Congratulations :-)

Anonymous said...

Wooo Hooo!!! So glad to be an aunt again. OF COURSE I have already been picking out little treasures for him/her. Love yall. -Cortney

Polly said...

OMGoodness!! We are so excited for you guys!!! Congrats and we are praying that you feel better and stronger each day!! Love to your beautiful family!!

Chrys and Mike said...

Rejoicing with you! What a gift!


Heather from Hanging with Mom Blog said...

WHAT AMAZING NEWS!!!! We are SUPER excited for you all! I will pray you start feeling better soon. Love you!

Alisha Lombardi said...

congrats Taylors! happy for the precious one on the way :)

Shilingi-Moja said...

Congratulations, akina Taylors. While I was on your blog, I read the things your kids have said. Boy, are they going to be embarrassed when they get to be teenagers!!! Loved this one especially: "Dad shouldn't be 37. He is so big; it seems like he should be 55 or something. - Kylie" I think I resemble that remark!

SVJohnson said...

Super Super Super excited for your family!!! I know you all have talked about having lots and lots of kids...well on your way...;-) I pray God's healing hand upon you right now and throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. Much love - Shawna