Sunday, November 4, 2012

Announcing a Pregnancy!

Hello! Here is something exciting: On May 4, 2013 we are due to add another person to our family! I thought it would be pretty fun to announce this with a Halloween costume, at our church shin-dig, so I did.

The shirt reads:
Stewart Family Bakery
since 2006
Famous Cutie Pies
Now in stock for delivery May 2013

In hindsight, I think my costume was just too subtle. At least two of my friends spoke to me, and then later I mentioned I was pregnant, and they were like "Wow! Congratulations!" but, yeah. I sort of had visions of friends congratulating me without hesitation and saying thinks like "What a clever costume!" instead of  "So, does that mean you're pregnant?"I should have known, right? You never assume someone is pregnant, even if their shirt seems to be announcing the pregnancy. If you're not sure, you don't say a word. Lesson learned.

How do you feel?
Ah, the question of the moment (or, of the next 26 weeks). I'm feeling good, with more energy and less nausea now that I am into the second trimester. Emotionally I'm feeling well also -- Jacob and I planned this pregnancy, so I didn't have to get over any shock. After my first visit at the clinic I'm feeling good about the midwives that I've chosen to work with.

What do the kids think?
They're hoping for a sister! And who could blame them? Personally, I've had to catch myself and replace "she" with "she or he" and "the baby."

Benjamin is interested in some of the details of pregnancy, which is fun and sometimes hilarious. Like tonight at dinner. Out of the blue he said in an accusatory tone, "Mom, you told me a man could get pregnant, with the seed."
Jacob and I couldn't help but laugh.
"No," I said, "I told you that a man and a woman work together for a woman to get pregnant. The man has the seed and the woman has the egg."
"Oh yeah," Benjamin went on. "And the egg groooows,  and hatches! Right before the baby comes out!"
"Eeehhh, that's not exactly how it works..."

Levi hasn't seemed particularly aware that we will have a baby in the spring, but then again springtime is quite some time away, in terms of his current lifespan. He and the baby will be 2 years and 8 months apart, if the baby is a few days late. I'm looking forward to when he will be able to feel the baby move, and I think that will be a milestone in his comprehension.

So that's the exciting news around here! I am absolutely horrible at blogging at the beginning of a pregnancy. I feel somehow that to blog without mentioning it would be impossible. (Silly, I know. I only share bits of my life on here anyway.) But now, it is announced!


Cami @ You Seriously Made That said...

What awesome news!! I can't believe you are going to have 3 kids! Congratulations :) (And awesome Halloween costume! Very clever)

Eva said...

Yay! Congratulations!

llcall said...

That's awesome! Those notes you were taking on Aislin's birth story will come in handy soon! Also, I totally would have congratulated you with that costume. Very clever.

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Alysa said...

@Cami - I know, I can't believe I'm going to have 3 kids either! It's crazy!

@Eva - Thanks!

@Lindsay - Haha, yep! And I knew it at the time.

@Mom - THANKS MOM!! I love you!

Brittney Richards said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome. I hope that you get a girl too. Girls are awesome. Every family needs one.

OctopusFingerpuppet said...

Yeah, I totally didn't catch your costume. I saw your hat and thought I knew it all...should have known better since it's you, Alysa ;)

Congratulations! Welcome to the world of three! Now you'll have a member of the family for every character in the song "Where is Thumbkin?" Rock on.

Annaliese said...

Awesomeness! I love the costume. It has always been my dream to announce on Facebook on April fools:) unfortunately timing wise it hasn't worked out

Lisa said...

That's great news! I really like your Halloween costume too. Thanks for posting!