I can't believe that we are already into 2010! Not only have we started it but we are almost done with the first month of the year! Ifeel like such a slacker since I have been writing but I feel like I have some valid excuses why. My regret is that even though we've had things crop up I missed out on writing what has happened in these first months of the new year.
First off, the big news is that we are expecting our 10th child! We found out towards the beginning of December and told the kids at Christmas time. I am due in August. I made a little onsie for Madison that said "Big Sister" in rhinestones on it. Kaylie (who already knew we were expecting) opened it on Christmas Eve with Madison sitting in her lap. She held it up for everyone to see and said, "Oh! It says Big Sister!" Emma promptly replied, "Ahhh, that's because she's starting to get chunky!" I guess she didn't realize that it said Big Sister not Big Sista!
When I said no, that's not what it meant Savannah was quick to say, "Oh, that's because she's growing!" Shaking my head in amazement because afterall, how many times have we done this sort of thing before, I said no again. Garrett suddenly opened his eyes really wide and said, "Does this mean I get to tell everyone I'm getting another sister?!" Laughing I told him that he was right but that we didn't know if it was a boy or girl yet. I guess he just assumed given the odds that he's getting another sister! The kids were excited and have bets on whether we are having a boy or a girl.
I was doing pretty well for a while, which was fortunate because both Madison and Caroline were sick for about a month and a half. However, the last couple weeks have found me very tired and starting to really feel the effects of pregnancy. Of course that is good but on the otherhand I'll be happy to have more energy again! Right now I have a kidney infection and am hoping that will clear soon enough with the medicine I'm now taking.
Life has been busy with sick babies, school, church, youth group and Mike's job. Hopefully though things are settling down and we can enjoy 2010 before it slips away from us!
We've had some great kidisms around here lately and I'll have to dedicate a post to just those one day. Those are the little day to day things that I always want to remember and know if I don't write them down that life and shortness of memory will take them from me.
I hope you've been well and I apologize for being gone so long! I can't wait to share our newest baby with you and all of the fun that happens around here. I'm holding on tight because I know that 2010 is sure to be an exciting ride!