Sunday, September 29, 2013

double trouble

I haven't given this post much thought, and what I really wished I could do was surprise everyone we knew and our entire hometown with a brand new baby. But alas, I'm terrible at hiding pregnancies, and it was bound to be revealed. Casey is far better with words so read more here.

We're abouttttt 14 weeks, give or take. Casey thinks she's ahead of the game, but we all know who rocks pregnancies harder. I do. Boom.

baby Smith #8
due date: March 30 (probably before Casey)
weight gain: 14 pounds

frequently asked questions: 
(let's just get this out of the way right off the bat)
Q: How many children are you going to have!? Will you *ever* stop?!
A: Great question. We've been urged to be done. We've been given the look. We've been laughed at. We've been informed of the many options of birth control. 
Every comment you can imagine, I've heard it... 
Truth is: I have no idea. I didn't know when we started having children, and I surely don't know now. I know I'm nearing or at the end of my childbearing years. ;) every day I'm so thankful to be this blessed. It's really that simple.

Q: Are you crazy/out of your mind??!!
A: define crazy. yes, there is always some sort of chaos happening in this house. yes, I have my moments where I want to lock children out of the house and pretend for a second my mess will magically disappear. okay, I may have done that one a time or two. it never disappears. yes, trips to the grocery store with three children 4 and under looks insane. and even trips to the grocery store with 7 children looks insane. but it's our insane. it's our chaos. it's all mine/ours. and I wouldn't have it any other way. call it crazy.
cra·zy  (krz)
adj. cra·zi·ercra·zi·est
1. Affected with madness; insane.
2. Informal Departing from proportion or moderation, especially:
a. Possessed by enthusiasm or excitement: The crowd at the game went crazy.
b. Immoderately fond; infatuated: was crazy about boys.
c. Intensely involved or preoccupied: is crazy about cars and racing.
d. Foolish or impractical; senseless: a crazy scheme for making quick money.

Q: Was this planned?
A: They were all planned.

Q: What will you drive for a vehicle?
A: At the moment, we have no financial options for a new vehicle. We currently drive a burb, something like this, but ours is wayyyyy hotter. Yeah. Hot. I would *love* to get one of these, but we'll probably settle for this bad boy.

Q: Where will this baby sleep?
A: Most of my babies co-sleep. tsk tsk you might say. That's just the way we roll. It's easier for me. I enjoy the cuddling (for the most part). And it keeps these babies spaced apart amply. Take that as you will. ;) Meg has slept through the night since about 2 months, in her own crib, so I'm ready for another co-sleeping baby.

Q: Haven't you run out of names?
A: Well, I thought we had, but we just recently added a couple names to the list that may be high contenders for baby #8.

Q: What are your names!?!!!
A: We don't share. Ever. Casey may think she can read my mind when I give her that look. But she is mistaken and I'm actually thinking her suggestions for what I might name my baby are ridiculous... most of the time ;) We like for everyone to be shocked surprised when they hear baby's name, and there are few surprises in life so welcomed   :)

Q: You do know what birth control is, don't you?!
A:  Weird thing, I really, really love my husband. Nuf said.

Q: Is this it for you guys then?
A: At some point, I'll make a decision or have one made for me. Time will tell. I do not appreciate all naysayers concerns. I may need to come to terms with this. I know I'm not ready to make any decisions. The End.

Disclaimer: I may or may not have been in a foul mood while writing this post. If any or all of you are offended by this blog post... 
I'll publish now.  

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