Sunday, December 7, 2008

*Someone* was listening....

I have recently been thinking about a conversation that Spencer and I had a few months after we got married. It was the first conversation that we had where we specifically talked about how many kids we hoped to have.

Of course, before we got married we talked about how we wanted a few kids, but an exact number was never mentioned. I secretly hoped for a couple more than "a few", but I loved Spencer, and wanted him to marry me, and didn't want to freak him out by telling him *that*! Also, I figured, what did I know, I've never had kids. Why risk freaking the poor guy out when I didn't even know what I was talking about?

So, I managed to get him to marry me before ever talking specifics about the number of kids that we wanted to have.

Then, one night, the topic came up. Since Spencer had already married me, I decided to finally tell him of my secret wish to have a family with FIVE kids. Much to my surprise and delight, he wasn't freaked and even agreed that 5 sounded like a pretty good number of kids to have.

Looking back, we were so naive. At that time, I honestly had no idea what it would be like to have 1 kid, let alone 4 or 5. I just always thought it would be really neat to have a big family and luckily, really luckily, I found and fell in love with a man that felt the same way.

Well, apparently, there was "Someone" else listening to that conversation that Spencer and I had so many years ago....thankfully, this "Someone" has a lot of influence in this area. Although, we had a difficult and unusual journey to have our kids, I have always felt that God ("the Someone")has been with us at every step in our journey. From the day of our miserable diagnosis, to the day that I was almost 25 weeks pregnant with triplets and having 11 contractions/hour, to the day that all of our boys were born, and to today, God has been with us, helping us, supporting us and guiding us. For that we will always be grateful and will always remember.

So, that was long winded, but in case you haven't figured it out, the bottom line is that YES, my pregnancy test came back positive today. I am technically 4 weeks pregnant, so it is really, really, early, but we are on our way. We really appreciate all of the good wishes and prayers from you all and would appreciate them to continue for the health of #5 and for God to continue to provide the rest of us the energy, love and patience that we will need as we continue our journey.

Thank you!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you all weekend. I knew this was going to be the message today and I'm so excited for you! Remember to take good care of yourself and keep us updated on your progress. All of the best,

Maureen

Jennifer said...

I couldn't be more happy for you and your family!!! With one more niece or nephew to love, I couldn't be more happy for me either :-)

Da Gales said...

YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!

We've been checking in all day waiting to see the good news. Never doubted that it was going to be thumbs up. We are so happy for all of you!!

Scott and Jaclyn said...

Cngratulations!!! I'll be praying for a smooth pregnancy for you. :)

DESJ and Company said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Feel good and take it easy!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and Spencer!!! Are the boys excited about a new brother or sister?

Amy

The Burkes said...

Oh...my...gosh! You're five for five! Those are some amazing embryos! Congrats, Kelly. I'm a little teary-eyed for you. Here's to hoping and praying for a successful, uneventful pregnancy and maybe, just maybe, a girl! :-)

Katie said...

Woohoo! Congrats! Five is perfect for a basketball team and many other things - and you now have lots of helping hands - that will come in handy. I'm very excited for you and Spencer! Someone was listening...

The Wright Trips said...

Congratulations!!! I'm soooo happy for you, Kelly! I've been wondering, thinking & praying for you.

Shannon

Cathy said...

Congrats Kelly and Spencer!! I knew this would be a success for you! and now we will keep our hopes up for a little girl!! :) I told my mom the news and the first thing she said was.. "Wow.. now they have a basketball team!" LOL!! I was thinking more like a hockey team!! or a baseball team if you put Dad, Grandpa, Uncle and Cousins on the team! :) Now.. you will need to take care of yourself for the next 8 months and keep thinking "PINK"!! If you need an extra hand, I am here for you! Congrats!

Cathy said...

BTW... do you have an estimated due date?

Anonymous said...

Yea Kelly and Spencer!!! I was reading your post with tears and chills. I'm sooo happy for you! May God bless you with an uneventful, long pregnancy.

Michelle

Nicole O'Dell said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that *Someone* was listening.

Thanks for posting to my blog thread at TC. I've added you to my "followed" blogs.

Michele said...

Wow, congratulations on such exciting news! Figured this was a perfect time to come out of "lurkdom" and comment! I'm pg with my third & terrified :), so you are my hero! Happy Healthy 9 months, Michele

Anonymous said...

Oh, KellyBelly, we couldn't be happier for you!!! You are in my daily prayers for a heathly, happy pregnancy and a beautiful new additon to your family. Call me if you need ANYTHING - Elaine

Anonymous said...

woo hoo!!!!!

Mena

Cara Peckys said...

Oh Kelly, congratulations!! I am so excited for you. What wonderful news...and not just because it gives me someone to look crazy with!!
Cara

Tasha said...

Five is my favorite number, I hope its a lucky one for you guys!