Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaack!!!

I hope you've all missed me. . . I'm back from vacation! Just give me some time to get the photos all edited and organized, and then get ready for some posts full of pictures of our adventures in South America!

In the meantime, I have just one teeny, tiny little announcement to make. . .

Baby #3 is due October 30'th!!!

I've prepared some Frequently Asked Questions that I know you're all dying to ask me:

Q #1: Didn't you, like, just have a baby?
A: Yes. Natalie just turned one, and she and the new baby will be 18 months apart.

Q #2: Did you plan to have another baby so soon?
A: Umm. . . no. I didn't plan on being pregnant for the big vacation, and I had thought that a fall baby would be really nice. . . for NEXT year!

Q #3: Are you freaked out by the thought of having two kids so close in age, when your oldest will only be 3 1/2 years old?
A: Absolutely! Oh my gosh, I wonder how I'm going to leave the house. It's hard enough with two, I can't even imagine doing it with three! How will I get them all in and out of the car? How will I keep track of them all? Will I go completely insane? Yikes! It's scary!

Q #4: How far along are you and how have you been feeling?
A: I'm 14 weeks now, so right at the beginning of the second trimester. This pregnancy has been SOOOOO different from my other two. With my other two, I was really sick and threw up every single morning for pretty much the whole first trimester. I've felt MUCH better this time and have hardly been sick at all! It's been wonderful! I feel tired a lot, and really I only have trouble with nausea when I'm too tired and need more sleep. On the big trip, I was pretty sick and miserable but only on the days when we were waking up at insane hours (3 and 4 in the morning, anyone?) and traveling on lots of buses and planes when I wanted to be asleep in a bed. Overall, this pregnancy has been SO much easier and better so far than my first two were! And I'm very grateful for that!

Q #5: Are you going to find out the gender?
A: Yes, and I always have the hardest time waiting and being patient until that day! I just got my ultrasound scheduled for June 1'st!!! I can't wait to find out! Start the guesses coming!

Q #6: Are you hoping for a boy this time?
A: YES.

Q #7: Are you excited for this baby, even though it wasn't expected?
A: I really am! I was shocked at first and sometimes still can't believe I'm having a baby this year, but I am really thrilled and excited too. I absolutely know that this baby is coming to us at the right time, and I'll somehow manage to do it. I'm excited to have a family of five!


I'm sure I've missed some questions, so please leave me comments and ask! I'll do a follow-up post later and answer your questions, I promise. Enjoy my surprising news and stay tuned for lots more blog posting to come!

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    Things don't happen the way we plan, It's God's will, So let's accept it happily.
    And hope the pregnancy will be easy till the end and you'll get another beautiful baby just like the first two!
    Take Care.

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  2. Having done almost the exact same time table with the kid spacing,(except on purpose), it's going to be crazy but also lots of fun. You can do it!!!!

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  3. Awhhhh congrats!! So exciting!

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  4. congratulations ASHLEY!!!!!!!!!! i bet you will have a boy this time ;) :) either way---he/she will be a CUTIE PIE!

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  5. Congratulations!!! How exciting! My two were 15 months apart. It's definitely crazy sometimes having them so close together but It's fun too. I hope your pregnancy continues to go as smooth. :)

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  6. Welcome back, Ashley! And congratulations!!

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  7. Yay! We are so excited for you guys and happy to have more cousins!

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  8. Congrats! That is so exciting!!! And I cannot wait to see your pictures from your trip!

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  9. Yeah!! I'm glad you finally announced it, now we can actually talk about it!!

    I am so excited that you get to find out on June 1st! They scheduled my ultrasound kinda late so we find out on the 17th...10 days baby!!! I can't wait to know what this little one is. Oh, and I felt it move last week, that was amazing!

    I am so excited for you to have this little one, (and at the same time as me!) and hopefully it's a boy! Oh, and I'm glad you weren't sick on your trip. And I can't wait to see pictures!!!

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  10. I'm glad you're back and HOLY CRAP, CONGRATS!!!!

    Love the interview. All the questions I would've asked. You'll survive. I don't know how you'll go anywhere (I sure don't!) but you'll survive!!!

    I'll be thinking blue!

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  11. I guessed Natalie would be a boy, but this time I'm going to guess it's a girl.

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  12. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting. Makes ME tired, I can't imagine how you feel. Now you really do need to move down to Redmond! Can't wait to see pics of your trip.

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  13. Well, Wow! Congrats to you!!! Can't wait to hear more details as they come. Glad you felt enough to really enjoy your trip.

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  14. Well, Wow! Congrats to you!!! Can't wait to hear more details as they come. Glad you felt enough to really enjoy your trip.

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  15. oh my gosh! Ashley congratulations! That is so fantastically exciting! I'm so happy for you and your cute little family! how fun and absolutely crazy that will be :) that's so exciting! congrats!

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  16. Congrats!! I bet that was quite a shock for you guys. Having 3 is a challenge and you'll be really busy... but you adjust and get used to it (just don't plan on leaving the house very much with them all ;)). I'm guessing BOY!!! With my two boys, the morning sickness wasn't too bad, but with my girl it was much worse. So here's hoping for a boy!

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  17. Congratulations Ashley!! I'm super excited for you! I love your excited, positive enthusiasm even though it wasn't planned! (Marianne was like that for us, but she was our FIRST, not our THIRD!) But you are such a great mom and I'm sure you will handle everything just fine. :) You're due about 2 months after me. :) I can never wait to find out the gender either, but I had my ultrasound last week and the baby wasn't cooperating so the dr couldn't tell!!!! So I ordered another one! :) I can't wait to find out what you're having! And I'm so glad you're feeling so much better! And I'm excited to hear all about your trip!

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  18. Wow! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I'm certain you'll do great with them all!
    --Carla

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  19. Congratulations! How exciting! Can't wait to see some South America pictures.

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  21. Congrats Ashley! That is such exciting news.

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  22. WOW, congratulations! What a big surprise! I remember that we were chatting about pregnancy several months ago, and you mentioned how you didn't want to be pregnant for awhile. I can tell that you're excited, though. Yay!

    I'm excited to hear about your trip, too! We'll have to get together soon, once you feel settled into life again. :)

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  23. Wow! That is terrific! I so wasn't expecting that news when I clicked on this post. I'm glad to hear your pregnancy is relatively easy so far. That is always good. You are such an amazing mom that I know you'll do great! 2 girls then 1 boy would be my ideal, I think. I'm so happy and excited for you! Can't wait to hear about South America. I stole your Christmas ornament souvenir idea on our recent vacation and am wondering what you picked up. I know you'll have some amazing photos too. :)

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  24. Wonderful! When are you coming to Utah again? We always have room for you if you can come for a visit. Xo

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  25. WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That is so awesome! I can't believe you went preggo to S. America! That is so fun! I can't wait to hear about it all! Your girls will be so happy for another sibling---hopefully a brother! :) But even THREE girls would be a total blast! Wish we were pregnant together!

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  26. WHAT?!?!?! Oh WOW that just blew me away! Definitely wasn't expecting that bit of news! :) Congratulations! That's so exciting! Now aren't you so happy that you killed yourself with that diet and lost all of your baby weight so quickly? :) That's really, really exciting! I can't wait to hear what you're having!!

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  27. I told you sweetie that if there was even a HINT of a second line...you are prego!!
    So it's out so I don't have to worry about slipping up!;)
    So excited for you guys!!!!!!!

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  28. How in the world did I miss this post for so long?!?! That is so exciting! And intimidating, I bet, but as everyone else has said, I have no doubt you'll figure it all out and share tips with the rest of us!

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  29. Congrats, thats exciting. my three are 17 months apart each .. 2nd one was planned just didn't know I was already pregnant when we decided we would start trying for #2, but our third was a shock.. but we love her and are so thankful for her, such a blessing. We never know how we will make it, but it always works out. best of luck on your new little one. So happy for you!!!

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