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Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Fun!

As a younger version of myself, I never wanted a large family.  My secret hope and dream was to somehow be an only child.  Although I was the second of five and new this to be a technical impossibility, I still dreamed.  When in high school and of an age, I would only babysit for a certain family that paid enough to drag me from my friends because cuddling babies never really appealed to me.

However, when Brandon and I married, I realized that somebody else had different plans for me (and no, it wasn't Brandon - he would like everyone to know that).  So despite firm avowals that children wouldn't even be mentioned until our first anniversary, Kathleen was born three and a half months after that anniversary.  The second anniversary was baby-free, but I spent the third anniversary 8 1/2 months pregnant.  And this anniversary?

Yes, it wasn't spent alone again.  After having had two warm-weather babies, we're welcoming the next one in mid-December, in enough time for me to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday exiled to North Carolina under competent medical care while Brandon spends a lot of time in a big, empty apartment in Cairo.

One day our life will calm down, and by then we won't know what to do with ourselves.  Until then, however, we will enjoy the fun.

10 comments:

Sarah Flib said...

Congratulations, Ashley!

Ashlie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see cute number three!

Laura said...

Yay! Congratulations! Now you need to find out what it is so I can buy clothes!

Latter-Day Guy said...

Congratulations! The Kwisatz Haderach cometh! (Seriously, if I ever get a nephew named Paul, I'm going to call him Muad'Dib for short.)

Jessica said...

Hooray! What exciting news!

Jen said...

How exciting! Congratulations.

dixonfamily said...

Good for you guys!! That should be grandbaby #14 for the Sherwood side!!
Hope you are feeling well.

Lindsay Edward said...

Congratulations! My mom was just telling me the news today. I am so excited for you! I agree with Laura. You need to find out the gender ASAP so I can buy fun baby clothes!

Tyler and Rachael said...

congratulations!!

Mary Pugh said...

Congratulations! You will LOVE having a little boy!