Thursday, July 30, 2009

the 411.

okay, okay. Totally left you hanging.

Picture 4

so, if you do the math, we've known about this little addition for quite some time now. In fact, I am 17 weeks along at the moment. And, I thought I'd better let people know ASAP before they think that I've been enjoying too many Tex-Mex meals down here in Tejas. I'm at that really LOVELY spot where I just look really overweight in the tum-tum (or as some may say, the infamous "beer belly"). Awesome.

So, with that said, we get to find out all the details of this wee one here in about two minutes. Or two weeks, whatev. Same difference.

The time is flying by.

I haven't meant to keep it a secret, and actually, a bunch of you already know. It's just that it's not ALL consuming my EVERY single thought of the day, like it was before with Matilda. And, I wanted to get caught up with the events on this blog FIRST. I know, I know.

So, you want to do some more math? Good. I'm glad. This means that little Miss Tillie Mae will be 21 months older than Baby Smooshy.

Are we crazy? Perhaps. Was this all planned? Yes. Have I been able to get used to the idea yet? Not quite sure. Although, I will say this, there are MANY of YOU out there that have similar time distances between kiddos. I am SHOCKED! I thought WE were crazy, but apparently, MANY OF YOU are CRAZY TOO!


So, what was the thinking involved? I'll give you the reader's digest version. Because, I think a lot of you may think we have TRULY lost our minds.

You see, it all goes back to The Plan. I capitalize it, because of it's importance. You see, Aaron and I had a plan. In our minds, we were PLANNING on around 2.5-3ish-4ish year gap between kiddos. That is what the distance was in my family, and I liked it. Aaron had more of a 2 year span between his family. All's well. The plan was this: Make our plans, and if Heavenly Father needs to tweak OUR plan, then we can go from there.

Well, rewind to 2008. Matilda was around 4 months old, and I remember having the impression one night that, "Whoa! We need to change our plans. We need to push our time-line up!" And when I started thinking of the reality of that, I started bawling. Well, that woke Aaron up, of course, and I told him my thoughts. He thought it sounded a little crazy (rightfully so, I think it was 4 a.m.), we should go back to bed, and think more about it later.

Well, we talked a lot more about it. And kept coming to the conclusion that we should wait. And wait. And wait. But every day, in the meantime, my thoughts were consumed with it. Before I'd go to bed, when I'd wake up, eating lunch----you get the idea.

Finally, we got used to the idea of adding to our family and decided that it was a good thing to go ahead and try adding to our family.

Next thing we know, I'm pregnant. And, fortunately, for me, MY math was wrong. I thought they would be 19 months apart. For some reason 21 months sounds much better to me. Whew! :)

So, there's the story.

These pictures remind me how much I love little babies. They are all of Matilda. And, the professional looking ones, are in fact, professional. My lovely friend, Catherine, took those.

who can forget the tiny little baker?

Have I been sick? Yes. Have I thrown up? (love these details) Yes, thank you. Luckily, I was in Utah during the big sick part, so I had my family to take care of the two babies. Matilda and the one we like to call Melissa. Thank heavens for moms like Denise!

And, if I eat something every hour, on the hour, all's well.

So, there you have it.
This is when I remember how NOT fun growing a baby can be. No, this is not me right NOW---this was two days before Matilda was born, thank you very much. I know what you were thinking. I'm getting big, but not THAT big. yet.

That's the story.

Get excited for Baby Smoosh-face. We are.


Aubrey said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for your family! And I have to say, I did a double take when I saw that last pic, up til your clarification. :) Hope the sickness is gone soon, that's definitely my least fav part of pregnancy.

Becker said...

Wow. You guys are brave and all-stars. Honestly, it speaks to your faith and commitment to trust in the Lord when He makes plans that have nothing to do with OUR plans, and we go with HIS plan anyway. You're awesome. AND, no one would blame you if you just had eaten too much Tex-Mex :)

Landon and Kelsi said...

Haha, did I ever mention you are a hilarious writer! I love reading your posts! Anyways, Jack and Avery are 20 months apart (definitely didn't plan them to be that close) and I was not happy that they were going to be so close. But now I LOVE that they are so close and Jack is soooo good to Avery. 20 month olds are not mean yet, and they don't really get the new baby thing very well so it was a very easy adjustment for him. Seriously, they love each other! I think you will love how close your two are!

Adams Family said...

yay for baby smoosh-face! you are too funny melissa!!
can't wait to find out what your are having!
congrats again!! Ü

Kristen & Brooks said...

gosh...hearing all this and other's advice wants me to revisit our "plan"...but then I think I might have a little freak out, or Brooks definitely would...haha. I know you and Aaron are going to handle two wee ones like pros!! yeah!!! ...and isn't it crazy how much they change in a year! oooh, I can't wait to hold your new baby!!

Kristen said...

haha, I love being right! And I loved your card. You are soOo awesome.

Lili said...

woohoo! So exciting! Thank you for sharing your story...Heavenly Father does seem to like to surprise us (repeatedly) with the realization that his plan for us is best, doesn't he!

Lili said...

Oh. and the announcement is classy!

mommyballs said...

As long as you are pushing the timeline up a bit, you can push little baby's due date up just 3 little days and we can share a birthday!!! I am thrilled for you!!

annie and jared said...

i'm glad you finally posted the news melissa.. i have been checking regularly to see if it was common knowledge yet. i can't wait to find out what you are having! congrats.

Lindsay said...

how exciting! I love having kids close together. It's hard at first, but then it just gets easier because they entertain each other ALL day long. Can't wait to find out what your having!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! We are so happy for you. I was also 17 weeks along when I announced we were pregnant with Savannah. Good Luck!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! We are so happy for you. I was also 17 weeks along when I announced we were pregnant with Savannah. Good Luck!

emily snyder said...

hip hip hooray!!! i am so excited to have another one around. and i am more than jealous that becca is coming to visit you asap. i think i need to spend that week i have off in october at your house!

azufelt said...

You are too die for! I love you guys! Tristan and baby #4 will be 21 months apart, so you can get an idea of what you'll be in for!

On the other hand, My #1 and #2 are 16 months apart, and yes, for reasons I won't divulge in my comment, it was indeed PLANNED that way (short notice kind of planning, but still, not an accident sort of deal)

You are looking fantastic still, beer belly and all, keep up the good workouts! I can't wait to get back to working out!

Jenni K said...

okay you left me a LOVELY little message on my blog...but I still need your e-mail!! send it my way at jennihatch at gmail dot com.

Muchas gracias.

Anonymous said...

Oh Melissa and Aaron! How exciting. I can't tell you how much I love Tillie's big fat grin, #2 will be so fantastic! You are gonna do great! Personally, i think if you're going to have 2 very close in age, #'s 1 and 2 are the best to do it with.
So sorry to hear that your pregnant, but love love love that a baby is coming.
You will die with hapiness seeing your kids together, it is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Congrats, you Woods are so cute!

Katie said...

Wow! Congratulations! I had no idea and I'm so excited for you. That's great that you followed what the Lord has planned. I am glad you sound like you are not AS sick, but being sick is no fun. I feel your pain. At least it's only a few weeks until you know the sex, then the fun can begin. By the way Tillie is a doll, I love her smile!


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