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Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Note of Explanation

There are times in everyone's lives when some things, like blogs, get left by the wayside for a time. Big changes are often the most likely culprit, whether it be moving (we're not) getting a new job (not yet), receiving a new, intense calling (still no callings yet), sickness (we're all healthy as horses, save Kathleen's new bout of teething), divorce (not likely), death (see sickness above), and perhaps one of the most disruptive events with eternal repercussions, pregnancy.

Some of you might have suspected, as my posts have dropped off dramatically in the last two months, and I am now confirming those suspicions. We have tried to tell Kathleen, too, but as her ability for non-literal thought is limited, she hasn't really understood yet. However, she will around May 14, when her life drastically changes and she is no longer the sun around which Brandon and I orbit. Which is a good thing; everyone needs to realize at some point in their life that while intrinsically full of worth, they don't deserve to have to world rotate around them - nobody here does.

Friends have asked if this pregnancy is better or worse than the last one, but I honestly have to admit that the memories of the last one are quite fuzzy. I now understand what my mother said about selective memory having something to do with more than one child. Brandon asserts that men's memories are better than that, and if the childbearing were left up to them, everyone would be an only child, and the world would have a big problem with dwindling population.

But as he only has to provide for them and my varied and constant food cravings, the world has no need to fear on my behalf.

10 comments:

dixonfamily said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys! Don't worry about Kathleen having to learn that she's not the center of the universe. It does happen eventually, but since she's still so little, that is exactly where she needs to be for now, at the center of your world. It is so true about the selective memories. Even though I have written things down about each pregnancy, and recorded all the hard things, time just changes your memories and lessens the pain and difficulties of daily life. We're praying for you guys and are just so happy that you get to bring another sweet person to this world. It is hard, but it's truly the best!

Josh & Amanda said...

Congrats! We are so happy for you guys. Good luck with two. It is so much fun, and the second brings even more love to your house!

Ash said...

Congratulations!

Latter-Day Guy said...

Congratsies! Preggers again, wot? Best to get Kathleen used to the idea before she becomes adept at using her new set of munchers.

Latter-Day Guy said...

...Eh, sonny Jim... Jack Robinson, and Bob's your uncle, and all that rot...

vanwoerkomhe said...

Yippee Skippy! Congrats Ashley and Brandon...those that know you in the Mailroom will be thrilled when I let the news out. :) Not many left of those folks, but Kris will enjoy getting the news in London (study abroading it again til Dec. 15). Do stop by sometime when you get a minute or 10. :) Hope you're feeling well Ashley.
Heidi

The Reese's said...

Congrats again!

Laura said...

Congratulations! More grandkids for mom! (Well, and another member of your family!)

Tyler and Rachael said...

Congratulations--oh so happy are we for you.

Claire said...

congrats!