Saturday, March 6, 2010

Baby #5

For those of you who don't know yet, we are expecting Baby #5!!! We are very excited! I get this question a lot, "Was it on purpose?"

So here is the very much on purpose story behind the reason we are adding another monkey to the zoo.

After Malia's very hard, and somewhat traumatizing birth I knew that I didn't want to have any more babies...or I guess I should say,I really really didn't want to have any more babies. We actually came close to tying up the ol' tubes. But when Malia was about 1 I started hearing a little voice in my head (no, not that kind of voice...some would call it the spirit). I did EVERYTHING in my power to quiet the voice. I didn't want to have another baby! I was perfectly happy with my 4 beautiful angels.

Then, one day, comes Tyler, "Mommy? (with tears in his eyes) I really need a brother!" He would come up to me at random times for months and ask when his brother was coming, he would show me where his brother could put his toys when he got here, and where his brother could sleep. It was a combination of this and that little voice in my head that allowed me to finally start considering if we truly had our whole family here.

I waited a while before telling James that I thought we needed to have one more. I couldn't believe it myself still and I knew he would be shocked. But because I have such a wonderful husband, who is close to the spirit and loves me so much, he agreed that we weren't quite done yet.

I still can't believe that I am almost done with the 1st trimester of my 5th pregnancy and that there is an actual life inside of me again. I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father trusts us enough to share another little angel with us.

I have had 2 DR. visits already and we have seen the baby and his/her strong little heart beat. It is amazing! We have talked about the fact quite frequently with Tyler that it may not be a brother but he so eloquently put my worries to rest when he said, "It's okay if I get another sister, Mom, I really like my sisters."

Besides the fact that I am sick 24/7... things are going really good. The kids love school (Tyler actually said that he loved school yesterday!) Amazing! Baily and Malia keep me hopping and James' job is doing great. Some really good news is that the 3 older kids were accepted into a new charter school that is coming this fall to North Ogden. (Yes- my Baily is going to be a kindergartner!) It is a Montessori Academy. The Montessori teaching method is a more hands on method where the kids are learning by using tangible things, instead of text books and worksheets. I am very excited about this, especially since I have been trying to get them into a charter school for 3 years now!

I said at the end of 2009 in a past post that I could feel that 2010 was going to be a great year, and it has been. I feel so blessed, happy and fortunate. Keep me in your prayers, and I will let you all know as soon as we know if Tyler will get his brother, or if I will be doing 4 girls hair everyday =)

11 comments:

Anna and Justin said...

your are so sweet. and i hope you feel better soon. what a strong women you are for listening to that feeling to have another baby. i really can't wait to hear if you'll have a boy or not. make sure to post.

Erin Stones said...

Things turned out for me so I have high hopes for you as well. I can't wait to hear what the news will be.

Nicolas, Natalie, Avery, and Aunica said...

Oh congratulations! I had no idea! I'm so impressed with your faith and strength. You are such a fantastic mom. I'm so excited for you guys! Good luck with the morning sickness, and keep us posted. Love you!

Ruth said...

Congratulations!!

Tami said...

I'm not sure why but I got a little teary-eyed reading this post. Maybe it is just cause I love you so much...maybe cause Tyler is so dang sweet...maybe cause I wish I was closer to you...maybe cause I am so glad Spencer will have a little buddy...maybe for all of those reasons together. I just can't tell you how much I love you! Hang in there sista!

Karen said...

oh congratulations! I'm excited for you! I hope Tyler gets another brother. . .but he's such a cutie saying it would be ok to have another sister! I love it! Good luck!

Brindi said...

Well that was just the sweetest thing! We are really excited for you too!! I hope you start feeling better soon! I don't think we'll ever catch up with you now!! ;) Love ya!

Charlotte said...

Congrats!

Dana said...

Tausha, I'm SO excited for you :) I loved that you shared this. You are a wonderful mom :) I hope you get feeling better though! I know that is hard, but it gets better, right? :) Best of luck. I can't wait to hear if the crystal test did its magic for you ;)

Brian & Jennifer said...

So happy for you all! And that things are going well for you! Congratulations on the new baby that will be arriving into your family! I know what you mean about Tyler asking for another brother! John has asked us that too, he really wishes he had one, but that is not in the cards for us! Can't wait to hear what you are having boy or girl exciting either way! Miss you! Have a great month and spring break!

Rae Lynne said...

I sure do hope you're feeling better soon!