Monday, April 07, 2014

Surprise, surprise, surprise!!

We watch a lot of old TV shows like Andy Griffith, and lately we've been enjoying Gomer Pyle as well.  Gomer likes to say "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" a lot (picture it in a heavy southern drawl . . . "sur-prahs, surprahs, surprahs!") and just a few weeks ago we got one of those BIG surprises ourselves.   I know everyone in our immediate family and friends, and those on FB already heard our news, but . . . here it is: a new baby is on the way!!!

This new little one is for sure a surprise for us.  You see, we were done having kids--or so we thought.  God thought differently. :)  Having a new little one was certainly not in our plans for 2014, but it is part of God's plan for us . . . and so, we are adjusting to the idea and getting excited about welcoming a new baby to our family sometime in November.  I am a little over 8 weeks along and feeling pretty well.  I will probably be seeing my midwife in another month or so . . . I haven't made an appt. yet, but soon.  It is going to be really strange to be going to midwife appts. again after 6 years!

We also think it is a little hilarious that this happened as soon as I started selling off my maternity clothes.  Thankfully I still have a lot of stuff left, but I am likely going to need some more summer stuff this time around (plus I am looking forward to buying a few new-to-me things, as well :)).

Sorry my blogging has been so sporadic lately, but between extra tiredness and normal life, I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and post.  I do have a few things I really want to update about, but this was the most important one and I wanted to get to it first! :)


Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!! We are SOOOOOOOOOO excited for you! A NEW BABY! :)My very first thought was "and she sold her maternity clothes." It may have not been IN YOUR PLANS but I can't imagine a better GIFT!! :) Your children will LOVE a new baby. I will be waking my hubby up for this news! I can't stop smiling!!!

Carrie said...

Thanks Nikki!! It is so fun to tell others and have them be so excited for us. :) One of my good friends squealed so loudly; I loved seeing her reaction! Yes, a new little one truly is a gift, and the kids are already so excited to welcome a new baby to the family! I know they will all be a big help, too. I was so excited to hear Joey's news yesterday, and I have 2 more "online" friends who are pregnant right now as well, so it is really fun to have a few buddies along the journey. :)

And yes, it was so funny about the maternity clothes. Thankfully I won't really miss anything that I sold, except the black skirt. But I plan to make myself a new one. And I think the long maxi skirts I made last summer will work GREAT for pregnancy, so I am really happy about that! I have never been pregnant through the summer before, so this will be different! I will probably need more warm weather clothes this time around, and a few cold weather ones toward the end. I am already keeping my eye open at thrift stores to see what I can find. :)

1HappyWife said...

When you were selling your maternity clothes I was wondering if this announcement would be coming. LOL!!!

Very, very, VERY excited for ALL of you!!

I saw the "Surprise, Surprise" title on your Mom's sidebar and came over immediately ...okay, I always have pregnancy on my brain.

I can't wait to read all your pregnancy updates :)!!!

Thred up has some good deals on maternity too.

Oh, I am just so happy for you! What a wonderful surprise!!!
God's ways are always best!

Congratulations on your new little one to raise for the honor and glory of the Lord!!!

Now I am off to shout the noise to the rest of the family :).

1HappyWife said...

Me again :).
Just told everyone and they all send their congratulations too.

It is going to be soooooooo fun going
through our pregnancies together!!!

Carrie said...

Thanks Joey!! :) And congrats to you as well!!! I thought I had left a comment on your post on Sunday, but I must have done something wrong--maybe I forgot to complete the steps. Oops. :) Anyway…I am definitely excited to have some other pregnant friends for this latest journey!!

My mom said the same thing about the maternity clothes (thinking probably I would end up pregnant since I was selling them), LOL. Thanks for the tip about ThredUp, I will check there off and on! We do have a consignment store in town too that sells maternity, and I picked up a few things at another thrift store today that aren't specifically maternity, but I think will work. 5 items for $15, so I was happy!! :) Thankfully I still have most of my baby gear and a lot of newborn clothes and stuff, so I think the only thing we will have to buy is a new carseat.

Looking forward to reading your updates as well; it'll be fun to compare notes!! :) Hope you are feeling well this week!

syds1girl said...

Your parents must be very excited to have a new little grand baby coming too! Congratulations to all of you!!

Carrie said...

Well, they were VERY surprised too--but I think they are excited. :) Thanks for the congratulations! It is starting to seem more "real" now that the news is out. :)

Mrs. Smith said...

We are so HAPPY for all of you!!!!!!! What a blessing!!!! I love how the Lord loves to surprise His children with wonderful gifts!!!! And such a precious family this little one will be born into!!!

Had to stop by and congratulate you again, my sweet friend. I hope that you are feeling well! I giggled about your maternity clothes - life is funny that way, isn't it! :)

Carrie said...

Yes, life is definitely funny!! :) Thanks again for the congrats and for being so happy for us! I am feeling a lot better this week--no nausea anymore, just the tiredness now. Looking forward to getting past the first trimester in a few weeks and hopefully having a bit more energy!