Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hear We Grow Again..I Think!

So here is my big ANNOUNCEMENT that I have been DYING to share with you all.  I have made simple hints here and there, but now I get to spill the beans.

We are PREGNANT!!  About 4 weeks ago I got myself 2 pink lines.  Actually I got like 26 pink lines because I always take like 300 pregnancy tests, give or take a few.  But this month I got what I had been hoping for...a new baby on the way.
All was great the first few weeks and now there is an "issue"....I need some mamas help here.  Another words, I am begging you to comment...PRETTY PLEASE!!!

First let me tell you about the GREAT, then we can move on to the NOT SO GREAT.....
The kids were OUT OF THIS WORLD EXCITED!!!  I usually wait a little while before telling them, but Emily is getting older and a lot more aware of EVERYTHING that goes on around her.  She put 2 and 2 together and asked me if we were having a new baby.  I told her yes, and she about died!!

We then told Molly, who promptly began to cry.  She got so emotional saying, "I can't believe I get another brother or sister."  Insert me with a big sloppy wet grin and you get the picture.

We told the other kids at dinner and Jack got so excited..."Let me see your belly mama.  Oh yes, it looks big already...."
"Really Jack????  I have some time I hope before that happens.  Priscilla just kept saying, "I'm a baby too"  The kids were so excited to inform her she would no longer be the "baby".  She was getting a promotion...
"Big Sister"

Super fun, super special.  All was well that night and many nights after that.

Now for the not so fun part of the story....I had a Dr. apt. last Monday.  That morning I started spotting...just barely, but there.  I told the Dr. and he had me come in the next day for an ultrasound.  I was kinda sad thinking , "Oh, no..not another miscarriage."
I had a miscarriage in October and it broke my heart!!! That was my 8th pregnancy (5 kiddos- 2 miscarriages plus our lost baby at 20 weeks).  In all of those situations I have NEVER spotted. 

With the previous miscarriage I just ....BLED and it was baby.  But this was weird.  I had the ultrasound Tuesday and there was a HEART BEAT!!!  Praise God!  I went home with picture in hand feeling grateful for the little sac on the screen that would one day keep me up all night nursing. 

But the spotting turned to bleeding and cramping and more worry.  I googled, cried and prayed...still am!
So here I am 7 weeks pregnant..I think.  I don't know what the story is with my baby.  I have talked to mamas who said they bled..but I am on day 6 of bleeding.  Not heavy, but not just spotting anymore.  The cramping is on and off and very worrisome.

I go to the Dr. next Monday and I assume I just have to be tortured until then.  What is the deal?  How is my baby?  Is there still a baby?

Please say yes..please still be there...

Last night we went out to dinner with friends.  One of the husbands asked me, "Do you guys have a number?  You know, how many kids you hope to have"
"Yes, SIX.  Right now my number is 6 and I hope to have that now"

Anyone else?  I would love to hear every detail...but if you do not want to share with the can e mail me

Hopefully I can fill these pages with good news soon.


  1. Hey Lisa- just sent you an email. I hope the email addres is the way it's listed in the blog didn't work so I just switched the order around.

  2. Sorry if this is a double comment, I thought i posted one earlier, but may have done something wrong. I'll try to send an email to the same address as the previous poster

  3. We are so excited for you all Lisa! We will be praying for everything to go great! I am sure it will!! You may need to go on hormones... this has happened to a couple people in my family. We are so happy for you!! Love, The Hunts

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!! What exciting news! I will be praying for you and can't wait to hear more great news!

  5. Congratulations!!! I will be praying for you and your miracle :) Hugs to you - hope you are able to calm the worry through prayer over the coming days.

  6. Lisa, I recently had a friend who just BLED in the beginning, but the babies were fine. Yes....she had twins! I'll be praying for you.

  7. Congratulations! I'm normally a lurker, but I'm going to email you my own story!

  8. Lisa,
    I bled for four weeks with this pregnancy...from week 9 until week 12. We cried with joy when we had the ultrasound at 10 weeks and all was well! NEVER bled or spotted before (without losing the baby). Now I am at week 24. Yea! I pray you have the same results.
    Congratulations to all of you. You are blessed.

  9. I have nothing to add from a helpfulness perspective, Lisa, but I just wanted to say that I'm sending prayers and good wishes your way. ((hugs))

  10. Lisa,
    Children are such a gift from the Lord! I pray that all is well!
    On another note, I hope the timing of this is okay, I want to nominate you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Stop by the cottage and see what it's about!

  11. Hey Lisa- What awesome news for you and Pete and the rest of your family! You are such a great mom and the new addition will be blessed to become a part of your family. Terry and i are expecting our fourth in late June (a girl) and when I told my other three kids about the baby my middle one Connor said "you can't be you already hatched all your eggs!!" Kids are so funny! I will keep you and your baby in my prayers. Trust in your faith Lisa it's a big part of what makes you so wonderful. love and miss you1

  12. I'm so happy for you guys! That's great news!! I don't have any experience with bleeding (I would probably freak out too) but I really hope everything is alright!

  13. Praying good news and peace over you tonight sweet girl! I've never actually had spotting but a lot of my girlfriends did... just so hoping it's all okay... you know all pregnancies are different.


  14. congratulations!! Such exciting news :) I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending good thoughts your way :) Hugs

  15. Oh Honey, I don't have any stories to share but I do have prayers!

  16. Praying for you!!! So excited to hear the news!

  17. So excited for you guys and your cute growing family!! I will be praying for you throughout your entire pregnancy for health and happiness!! Everything will be fine!!