Thursday, January 8, 2009

Reality sinking in.....

So, we spilled the beans...baby Brown #3 is on the way!!! I am due early September and am 5 weeks preggo. This happened waaaaaaay faster than we had planned and we were kind of in shock for a bit. I had my IUD removed (sorry for TMI) on December 8th. The week of Christmas I started having symptoms and knew I was pregnant. I could not believe it, but just figured I would have to wait and see. I actually took a test after Christmas and it came back negative, but I was not late yet. Then on New Year's Day, we ran around all day to different families to enjoy our black eyed peas (BLEH) and I was feeling TERRIBLE! When we got home, I had to go pee for the umpteenth time and decided to take my last test. Then, very quickly, "+YES" glared at me and I was speechless =). We told all the family that night. I am not one to wait too long to tell as I feel that it is worse to wait for the "chance of negative" and rather have more people praying for me and the baby. But, I wanted to only tell family until I told work and saw the Dr. Well, Claire went to school Tuesday (which happens to be at our Church) and told everyone that she could that "Mama had a baby in her belly!". So, we laughed and let everyone loose to tell everybody and anybody...and I told work the very next day =).
So, now that it is finally sinking in, I am one pregnant mess!! I have been sick (God help anyone in my path if I am hungry), my back is killing me, and when they said that the third shows pretty much immediately, they were RIGHT! I am addicted to Taco Bell Fully Loaded Nachos and sadly (I can't believe I am saying this) cannot stand Chicfila! Just today, I was driving to a meeting, listening to the Brittney CD (the same one that just days prior to finding out I was pregnant, accused both of my sisters, Mom, Shane and Claire of stealing as I could not find it, but I had tucked it away in a drawer for some reason), I started bawling my eyes out to Womanizer and Circus as I thought about Ms. B and her come back. I have lost it folks =)!!!

Claire is excited and told me "I think it is a girl, but if it is a boy, he and Owen can be brothers.". Too cute!! Owen has no idea, but thinks it is funny when I am throwing up, today he mimicked me after I was done, NIIIIIIIIIICCCE! Oh, just wait for the stories to come, Pregnant Rachel, Know it All Claire, and Owen.....going to be a fun ride and God Bless Shane!!!!

Here are some pictures of the holidays that I still haven't posted that I just have to...they are too sweet of the kids even though I know we are way past the holidays!! Promise, this the end of it!

Christmas Baking Day with the girls!! This is the 5th year we have done this and we make some yummy stuff!! Claire looooooooooves it!!

Christmas Eve at our house - WILD Children =)!!New Year's Eve Party at our house - Every year Shane and I know that we cannot get a sitter and usually we just stay home with the kids and make the best of it. Well, this year we had a party with our closest friends and family...and the kids partied too! What can I say, my kids love it as much as I do =). Claire even got a New Year's dress... Can I even tell you how much she loved this dress????Owen dressed up too...missing shoes, but we were lucky to be dressed. He was more concerned with the appetizers =).Cooper and Oscar even dressed up too (I am so bummed, they wore matching Christmas sweaters for Christmas Eve and we did not get a picture =). Love my boys...they just go with the flow =)!! Owen could not last until midnight =)
Have a good night!!! It almost Friday!!!!!!!!!

17 comments:

Jessica said...

I want to see pregnant Rachel this weekend!!! I can't beleive all those pregnant things happen so fast - the back aches, the cravings, the non-cravings (Chick-fil-a, that's crazy) and the tears. Talk to you soon!!!

Tara Gibson said...

oh my word the britney part made me die laughing! haha.. sounds like me! Imagine when i get pregnant oh lord help us all haha. i am sooo pumped for baby number 3!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Well I am super glad you are pregnant. Your such a great mom.

Sarah said...

aahh, hope you get over the morning sickness soon!! Love the pictures it looks like ya'll had a great holiday!!! : ) Happy Friday!

The Heckathorns said...

I would say I'm suprised about all the symptoms happening early, but it always seems like the more kids you have, the earlier your body reacts...since your body knows what's about to happen! Congrats again and you need to do a blog about where you get all of Claire and O's clothes so us other shopaholics and purchase some too! :D

Brooke Bertalan said...

Oh....My....Owen! I can just imagine him mimicking you while you are throwing up. I hope it helps you to feel better when you get done and see his sweet dimples cheesing back at you.
No Chick-Fil-A!!!!!!!!! Now that you can't stand it, I bet their stock goes down. Ha! JK.
On a more serious note, if you need anything, please don't hesitate to call me. Mitch and I can baby-sit anytime if you need some down time or anything. I understand that you are going through crazy emotions and aches, but I am super excited to see my newest niece/nephew! So you just let me know what I can do to ease your pain. I love you Rachel.

Maggie said...

Rachel, I laughed hysterically at this post. You CRACK ME UP, girl!!! Ugh, hope the sickness subsides SOON - that is the worst part!!

Kari Beth said...

Rachel, thank you for the sweet comment! And, congrats to you and your family! How exciting! I can't even wait to see how beautiful the 3rd Brown baby will be :)

Carolyn said...

I am so happy for you girl, I just hope you start feeling better soon! I love Claire's dress and the dog's bowtie (even though I don't like animals in clothing, I'll give you that one) :)

TGIF!

Mojito Maven said...

ok claire's dress is ADORABLE!!!! Seriously, she should be a model!

AND that picture of owen on your sidebar with the cap on it HILARIOUS!

amywelborn said...

September will be here before you know it! So sorry to hear about the morning sickness...at least you have Owen there to make you laugh when its over!
And you shouldn't be at all embarrassed about crying over Britneys fabulous come back...it is so amazing..ha! I love her too! ;)

morewineplease said...

Oh my WORD!!! Honey I think you might have lost it!! Esp about the Ms. B part! LOL!
Love all the pics!

Maggie said...

There are some awards waiting for you over at my place!! =)

Kristy said...

I am laughing like crazy about you crying to Britney! That is funny and oh-so-hormonal! =)
I am so excited for you!!

Chad & Ashley said...

We love you guys!! SOOO happy for you!!!!!

AmyT said...

you're kids are sooo cute!! and congrats. And for a heads-up you do show REALLY quickly for the 3rd, I did...!! Good luck to you!!

Becky said...

The picture of Claire with that red dress and that one pose where she looked like Tara - exactly like Tara is hilarious! She is her clone. Then most of the pictures of Owen on New Years is with his mouth full of food - LOL! Now that's hilarious - Claire dressed perfectly and smiling like a beauty queen and Owen eating - LOL! I love the contrast.