Monday, May 6, 2013

Adding to the Clan....Lucky #11

I'm not one to beat around the bush.  I've got ten kids and too little time for that sort of thing.  If something needs to be said - I generally say it in as few words as possible, and when it comes to our announcements - they've become rather short and sweet, because, well....generally there are mixed responses and so now I just kind of always hold my breath when I say the words..........

I'm Pregnant!
 
 
 
If you could see me right now - you would see that I am smiling big and you might even say that I was glowing, because yeah, despite every reason not to have another baby - we are, and we're good with that, more than good actually - we're ecstatically excited.
 
The details - I'm eleven weeks along (I waited until I was 11 weeks pregnant with #11 to tell you....get it!?...lol!!)  I've been to the doctor and I've had an ultra sound....we even got to see our new little beans heart beating :) 
 
I feel good.  I haven't had much morning sickness (which is normal for me) but I am often exhausted by the end of the day.  A lot of nights I put the kids to bed and then go to bed myself.  I'm still a little bit shocked that it happened.  I had given up on thinking that we would have anymore, so this baby comes as a most welcome surprise. 
 
I don't care if it's a boy or a girl.....I'm rooting for healthy, but Rose will be devastated if it's not a little girl.  She really, really wanted a sister last time and when we found it was a boy she cried, like real tears, so I hope for her sake that we are having a girl this time...and I'd be lying if I didn't admit that it's been six years since I shopped for baby girl pink and that sounds kind of nice :)
 
Final thoughts - Love doesn't divide, it multiplies
 
 


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  1. WOO HOO !!!! Congratulations. I hope you have a smooth pregnancy!

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  2. Congratulations! "A little Bean" How sweet!!

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  3. YeeHa! this world NEEDS more little 'mud pies' like yours. Congrats to you and your man and 'the 10'.

    PS I'm with Rose. I think another little girl would be a nice addition but another baby man would pretty special too.

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    1. OMG....."mud pie" I love it!! Can I use it??....I think that this little bean should be named "baby mud pie" that's TOO CUTE!!!!!!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. They really do mean so much to me.

      And yeah, Rose knows that she is WAY outnumbered and she wants to stand a fighting chance of getting to watch a chick flick....lol!! But I'm with her (and you) and I could see a little pink bundle up here on the mountaintop.

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    2. Oh, I LOVE baby mud pie. By all means use it.

      I grew up with 3 brothers to just little old me...and wouldn't have it any other way.

      Man, if your followers are so excited, I can only imagine how you & team feel. So exciting!

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    3. I know - isn't it perfect!? I've grown tired of the name "little bean" everyone uses it and I've used it a time or two (or ten!!...lol) so mud pie is perfect, and it couldn't be a better fit. Thanks for the great idea :)

      I like all the boys. I always wanted more boys than girls, but I do like having a few girls. When I was pregnant with our first set of twins we didn't find out their gender until I gave birth and I was SO worried that they would be two girls!! That just seemed like more "girl" at one time than I could handle. I think boys are "easier" and I'm not a girly-girl, so the boys are just a good match for me. But its been long enough now that we are due for girl:)

      We're pretty excited - and I am so, so happy that people have been so support. I was worried about announcing it and some haters coming out - so all the love has been great! :)

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  4. What a wonderful blessing!!! Rose I hope you get your little sister.

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    1. Thanks you :) I hope that she does too!

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  5. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another babe on the mountain!!! Babies are ALWAYS welcome!! :-) Take care of yourself, mama!!

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    1. Aw, thank you - you get it.....how do you ever say "no" to a baby :)

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  6. Congratulations! I hope Rose gets her wish ☺

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    1. Thank you :) I hope that she does too. She will be so sad if it's another boy.

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  7. Hey girl, you two obviously know what you're doing--because I have been delighted since day one of reading your blog by the way your family lives, loves, and works side by side each and every day. I know there are squabbles--and probably times when everyone melts down a little bit but on the whole you guys are amazing. I know some parents who can't find the time--or maybe don't make it a priority-- to give quality attention to one or two kids in their household. Each and every one of your children is obviously happy, loved, and content--what could be wrong about bringing another soul into an environment like that? I am very happy for all of you!

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    1. I second what Dessa says and I sure hope that the Rose gets herself a little sister.

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    2. Aw, your words are too kind. We both just love this whole "big family" gig and enjoy it to no end - it's our life bliss. And yeah, there are always problems. Every life has them, but the good, by far, outweighs the bad and we always come back to a place of love. And all these little souls - I love them and I can't wait to see who we're having next! Thank you so much for your support and all of your great comments :)

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  8. Well I'll be danged! Congratulations to you all!!

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  9. Congratulations! Two weeks ago, I sort of knew this. I don't know how!

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    1. Thank you :) I feel like I've been kind of mushy, which isn't like me usually. Maybe you picked up on that?

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    2. I did know but don't know how, just from reading, of course. There was something about the tone of your writing! My mother said I knew things and made her call me. Long story.

      My mind went mushy when I was pregnant.

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    3. lol.....I'll pregnant brain at some point, but I don't feel like I'm there yet.

      When Columbus was little he could tell what I was thinking. We would start our day and I would think "we should go to lunch today" or "we should go to the park" and just minutes later he would ask to go to do whatever it was that I was thinking of doing. Tripped me out!!

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    4. I have always had people say they had to call me. Mama said she would feel frantic in the midst of making dinner, pull all the pots off the stove or turn them off, and call me long distance, 500 miles away. Mostly I would be sad or upset. Once I was wailing a bawling. After years of this, she asked how I did it. We were just very much in tune. Friends have said I can affect them from afar, causing them to do things that I wanted them to do but never said. It is obviously a gift. lol

      I hated pregnancy. I was throwing up or feeling miserable. The only thing that kept me sane was the baby I could get at the end of the torture. The last/third time, I threw up sometimes seven times after dinner. I would be walking along a sidewalk or at the pool and just throw up! The older two would be watching tv and their daddy would come in and notice I was not on my feet working and ask the kids where I was, "Oh, just throwing up again." At first it distressed them, then they just thought it was a new hobby, I suppose.

      Hey, maybe it will be twins.

      You have enough teens for them to be horrified that you and husband "did it" again.

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    5. Can you "send" me some winning lottery numbers??....lol

      My body was made to make and deliver babies - if I went through what you are describing I'm sure I would have stopped long before now. That sounds just terrible!!

      It shouldn't be twins, not unless the ultra sound tech screwed up, which did on something else, so maybe she missed one, but I seriously doubt it.

      Eh, the kids know we "do it." How babies get here is old news to them at this point. We just remind them that they got here the same way...lol

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    6. Oh, I left out the important parts. I was wailing because my husband would not allow me to call my mother. The other times, I was wanting so much to talk with her. The same with some guys and women friends. I don't even know how to play the lottery. I never have. Gee, the lottery would solve your housing problem and mine.

      I meant to tell you, another blogger, one on my blog always complains about the mud. She is starting the Back to Eden gardening, like I told you about. She has put the wood chips around her house and says it helps with the mud, soaks it up or something. Self Sustained Living is her blog on my blog roll. You could contact her and ask.

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    7. Funny you mention Self Sustained Living... Iv'e often wondered and honestly thought that they should hook up! Would be quite interesting for sure~

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  10. M,
    All be son of a gun, congratulations to you and yours!!!!

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  11. Wow, congratulations on another wonderful blessing!

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  12. I too say congratulations! Hope its a gig too for yours and Rose's sake. But whatever, it is great to be expecting.

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    1. Thank you so much :) It is great to be expecting....It came as a total surprise and it just tickles me to no end that we get to do this again.

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  13. Congratulations!!! Rose does need another girl!

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    1. Thank you :) She does, doesn't she?

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  14. Congratulations from across the pond too. A girl would be nice. Hugs Sue

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  15. Congratulations! that is wonderful news!

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  16. Congratulations! My best to you and your family.

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  17. Congratulations! Amazing! My husband comes from a family of 12! And between the two of us, we only have 6. I'm very happy for you. Hopefully you all will get your wish and pink will be the lucky color!

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    1. Thank you :) Six is GOOD!! I hope we get some pink up here too.

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  18. Wanna know something? Your new 'mud pie' is going to be luckiest kid in the world! What a great family to grow up in and be loved by. Blessings to all!

    Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

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    1. aw, thank you so much. I watch baby man being loved on by so many people and I can't imagine anything in the world that would feel better than that! Love really does grow :)

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  19. Congrats.

    Holy cow. Better you than me.

    I had two and they damn near did me in. I'm not cut out for that stuff.

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    1. Thank you :) If I was going to be "done in" I think it would have happened by now....lol.

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  20. Mud pie is sweet ... for now. I hope that if you learn the sex and if she is a girl you might change it to Daisy (or Fern, or Violet, or Poppy, or Iris, or Lily, or Petunia or Ivy ..) to go along with The Rose. Considering what a feminine loving person your little Rose is and how much she yearns for a baby sister I'd go all in with the girly-girl stuff!

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  21. Congratulations!!! Babies are amazing.

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  22. Congratulations! I'm happy just reading about how happy you are right now. :)

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  23. Congratulations! Before I even read the part about the Rose I was thinking "oh, I hope it's a girl." Mostly though, I hope you have a happy, healthy pregnancy. Best wishes to you all!

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  24. Congrats to you and your "clan" MM~!! Exciting news indeed, making your Mother's Day a little sweeter!!

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  25. Congratulations ! Boy or girl, he or she will be welcomed into a loving and nurturing home, and this is really all that matters.

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  26. Trying to get caught up on my blogs. Congrats! oh, and Happy Mothers Day. If anybody deserves a great day it is you! My congrats to your husband. you take care now! the rat

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  27. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day yesterday & Congratulations. I too hope it's a girl!

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