Monday, April 9, 2012

Growing

I've been blogging so infrequently the last year, you may not have even noticed my long absence. For those who have, let me explain, our family is growing.
Soon our family of 6 will be a family of 7.

Not only is our family growing but so is my belly, and with all this growth I haven't had the strength, stomach or desire to get online. 

I'm just starting my second trimester and starting to feel a little better, so hopefully I'll be back to blogging infrequently. Most of all I just want to be myself again, and creating is a big part of that. 

To answer the most commonly asked questions: No, we don't know what it is yet. Yes, we will find out in about a month. We are hoping for a boy but would be happy with a girl. Our kids are absolutely thrilled to have a new sibling and I am thilled to be done having kids after this one. 

I've worried about the changes that will come to our family with a new baby and wonder if I have it in me to give enough attention and love to a 5th child. Over and Over I've been reassured that the baby will be plenty loved simply by becoming part of our family. My children are constantly surprising me with acts of love toward each other. For example, yesturday, my youngest started singing "twinkle, twinkle, little star" to her big sister when she was sad and crying in hopes that she could chear her up. And a few weeks ago, my 9 year old son said he almost started crying when he watched his sister dance during a performance, he was just so proud of her. 
I'm glad I've got such a great team to help me or this one might be doomed.   

16 comments:

She Looks Like a Mom said...

Congratulations! I loved reading about the chemistry between your kids. I hope my (soon to be) two will show the same love and respect toward each other.

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Congratulations too! It is a BIG BLESSING!!!! And yes it is a big victim and work. I had toxicosis with all my three children... I understand you ahhhhh ! I wish you force and health! And give hello to you team :) from Russia, I know they love you very much!!!! Nika

annieglan said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

Just Like Any Other Girl, Only More So said...

Very exciting!! =)
Congrats!!

Emily said...

Congratulations!! Glad you're feeling better. :)

c&rkoch said...

Congratulations, & I'm glad to see you're not done blogging -- I always enjoy seeing your creativity!

Rachelle said...

Kalleen... I've been wondering where you've been. I'm so happy for you. Congrats!! Since I actually know you - I can truly say that I have no doubt you'll have plenty of love to go around. :) I'm glad you're starting to feel better too. Lots of love from Texas.

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy and all the support you have around you, you are so blessed. You can tell by the comments just how much you are missed but first things first-your family.

folkhaven said...

Congratulations! And what a beautiful picture you have painted of your children caring for one another! I so hope your LO doesn't end up an only as I don't want him to miss out on that (even if it does come with an equal measure of squabbling!)

Kari said...

Congratulations! I have an aunt and uncle who had 5, and there never seemed to be a lack of love to go around. It sounds like you have wonderful children! I think it is normal to worry though, as I've been doing the same and we are going from 1 to 2. Our lives are going to change for sure! I must only be a week or two behind you.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations!! I understand your anxiousness but your heart will find it's way as always. And what loving siblings your little one will be welcomed by :) I love your blog and have most certainly missed seeing your posts. I'm glad you are starting to feel better.

chris said...

Yay! I am thrilled for you and your family. I'm also glad you know what is most important...and blogging isn't. :) Wishing you less nausea, more energy, and a nap every day!

Ashleigh said...

Congratulations Kalleen! I'm so happy for you! I don't care how infrequent you are blogging, because when you do, it is always fabulous! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy! Take care!

Trica Jus said...

Congratulations!! I understand your anxiousness but your heart will find it's way as always. And what loving siblings your little one will be welcomed by :) I love your blog and have most certainly missed seeing your posts. I'm glad you are starting to feel better.

Joseph said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to see what you're having.

christina said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy about you!!! I always read your news! I admire you, I never have the time to create anything, having 3 kids is very difficult, I can't imagine how would that be with 5!!! Lot's of love fom a fan from Greece!

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