Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Are we having another baby?

While news is leaking, I decided to take a few minutes to come up with potential responses when people ask me if I am pregnant with #5. Jason is helping come up with suggestions, after all he is part of making this baby thing happen. Please wait and read them all and vote for you favorite.


So Brooke, Are you pregnant? WHAT! Did I hear right? Are my ears deceiving me?

1. You betcha. What can I say, we love babies, gotta squeeze in one last McCoy.

2. Course we are sucka, whatchoo going to do 'bout it?

3. Well, my butt wasn't quite big enough so we thought a fifth pregnancy would do the trick. Plus it got me out of being on a diet. Crap, what do you mean I should still do that? Not cookies and brownies everyday? Well thanks, you should have told me that like two babies ago. What a good friend you are.

4. Other people play the violin, well this body can make a baby, its my talent...like a baby machine...too bad for that arthritis crap, other than that I'm an ox...or would the correct animal be rabbit? Talking, eating and baby making. Gotta use what you got.

5. Do you think the babysitters will still let me pay them $10 bucks an hour?

6. Well, instead of Christmas presents I knew all Luke really wanted in the whole world was a brother, so we decided to make his wildest dreams come true. What? You think its a girl? I do too. So we will have four gorgeous daughters...Thank you Means family for inspiring me with all your beautiful girls.

7. Jason looked at me funny one day, and the next day I was pregnant. Don't let him look at you in the eye.

8. Well, I'm too chicken to tell my friends that beach camping without husbands got the best of me last year, so now I have a great excuse this year that is valid and doesn't make me look like a wimp. (but see you in 2012 ladies, right???? or maybe 2013?)

9. I was getting bored with these other four.

10. See, there is this boy named Owen. He is calm and sweet. He is friends with Luke. Owen's birthday is in June. So I thought, if I had a June baby, maybe we'd finally have one that is calm. What, your birthday is in June? Crap, now its ruined.

11. What can I say? My other two sisters are due in 2011. We did the same thing in 2007, exact same order. We have to be exactly the same (wink wink) My mom was a traveling fool. To quote Lindsey, "We'll make you a really awesome photo book again Mom!" Baby repeat 2007 woot woot! Does that mean we will all have girls again?

12. My parents were gonna have 11 grandkids in 2011 but that sounded way to catchy, but I'm all for ruining catchy. 12 in 2011 is much better, right?

13. Our year wasn't crazy enough, our house felt too big, had too much money in the bank, and way too much free time... thankfully a fifth baby will solve all these problems.

14. Just trying to repopulate the earth. What? It's already populated?

15. I really hate sleep. Crap, that is not true. Well, good thing naps were invented.

The reactions to this baby have been all across the spectrum. Its like a social experiment. Mostly we've been able to tell people face to face (sorry if I haven't seen you lately so you didn't get the face to face) and its been priceless.

Here is the bottom line.

We ARE having a baby, schedule for June 14th which really means the first of June. Just for a recap, Lindsey is due in February and Courtney in May, and my grandma is very sick, so please pray for my mom too. This will be an intense year for her too. And my dad who will never see her again. As for Jason and I, this has been a major decision for us, no not an accident. We went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and usually were not on the same page.

For me, I felt like every time my house was a mess, I lost my temper, the day was nuts and life was down, there was no way I was having another baby. But when things were good, I was in the temple and taking those quiet moments to myself to contemplate our life, there was a definite impression that another baby was meant for our family. So which do you choose? The crabby, negative version of yourself that is full of self doubt , or the person who listens to the spirit and believes in personal revelation even though the future might seem like how in the heck are we going to do this? Well you know what we choose. Faith. We chose to have faith.

Jason and I have had to take leaps of faith (also could be referred as doing crazy things) together many times before and so this is just another one of those times. We moved to LA with no jobs and didn't know a soul, we've had major medical bills, we never dreamed we could buy a house, but the the impossible is made possible again and again. Fortunately, as weeks pass, I am more and more confident in our decision. My good friend Misty pointed out, who knows more about suffering during pregnancy more than any person I know personally, ...."Just because its the right choice, doesn't mean its going to be easy."

So wish us luck, at least one thing is for sure, it will be one dang cute baby.

P.S. This will be grandkid #21 on Jason's side.

P.P.S. I'm 13 weeks along and Paisley will be 21 months apart cause I know you are counting. Darby and Baylie are 22 months apart.

37 comments:

Tanya said...

my favorite is #9...lol...Congrats again. It is just so exciting maybe we can squeeze in 2011 too...Christmas???? LOL...

Nancy Jo said...

My favorite is #3 and I am never looking Jason in the eyes again. We are so excited for you. By the way when Brandon wanted a brother, we bought him a snake instead : )

Lindsey said...

I like #1 the best. Babies are the best and with a husband that is the baby whisperer, why wouldn't you want another? Your kids are going to have a blast together and are so lucky to have 4 other siblings to play with.

brandon said...

hey i am excited, i believe it will be worth it, woohoo

Mommy said...

You are one "Crazy Lady" indeed - but the good kind with a huge heart and lots of love to offer the world, and you do make cute babies! I will be praying for a boy for Luke! Congrats to you and Jason and the kiddos, too!

Mommy said...

PS in Japan 4 is a VERY bad number, (dishes even come in sets of 5 because of this!). Just tell everyone you are Japanese!!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I saw your Mom and Stacy's comments on Facebook last night while I was talking to Mel. She had to go to the computer and see it for herself. I think people are only surprised because you said you were done. Five is a good number. There are 5 of us. My Dad always said one of his kids needs to have 5 too. Christy and Amber are done. Mel says she is done, but they haven't done anything permanent. I guess it's up to Micah.

I like #11. My sisters did that back in 1999, but one had a girl and the other two were boys. Two of them were 5 days apart. Luckily, everyone lived here that year. Of my 11 nieces and nephews, only the 1st and last were born without a cousin being born the same year.

Too bad you won't know what you are having before Christmas. Mel gave my Mom a Christmas gift with a note inside telling her she was pregnant one year. I guess it was when she was pregnant with Lauren. If it is a boy, you could give Luke a Christmas present telling him he's going to have a brother. If it's another girl, just tell him it makes him special that he's the only boy in the family. He was sent first so he could be a protector for his little sisters.

Courtney said...

#3 or #13 are my favorite. Glad we are prego again together. It is pretty neat. I am excited to find out what you and I are having in a few weeks.

Than, Erica, Pacen, Camry & Claira said...

I am thrilled for you guys! You are going to be just fine. My OB actually asked me if I was ready to get my tubes tied after number 4. Ummmm...no thanks and I'll be finding another doctor thank you very much. People give me strange looks at the grocery store but they just don't get it. It's all about family. I love the one where you said you were bored with your four other kids. You're clever.

Bailey said...

That is really exciting! Congratulations!

Crazy Lady said...

Erica, I am not clever, that one was Jason's. my personal favorite

Steve and Connie said...

My fav is #13. Congrats! We are expecting too - July 1. I grew up in a family of 5 - crazy but fun!

Maria said...

#9 made me laugh out loud. Congrats! You know after this one you have space for one more in the minivan :) See you soon!

LaurieNguyen said...

Congratulations!

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the happy thomas family said...

love this post ... love all your responses :) .

so ... i feel partly responsible for your southern leak. i figured since it was on your parent's christmas card (2 marked out to make '3'), that it was safe to ask. you knew it would cause a media frenzy? ;)

congratulations. what wonderful news for your family!

Kira =] said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I think it's awesome!! But I want more kids and can't.... so I'm all for supporting everyone else that does & can! =]

I loved #1, 5, 7, 9, & 13. Favorite was #4

sara said...

Wahoo!! Let the party grow!!! Your a fabulous mom and the lucky new child will be so blessed.

Renee said...

Sorry for #10, I know its because of Jared. Loved #9. I think its awesome. I would have #5 if I didnt think I would go completely crazy. You are awesome. Much more patient than me. I think its such great news.

jana said...

yahoo!

Sara Jane said...

I loved the whole list. Thanks for the laugh and congrats.

Laura said...

congrats! and #3 cracked me up. i think it is awesome you are having another. kind of funny/sad though that you feel like you need to explain yourself.

RachelAA said...

I was shocked when I first heard, but after watching your awesomeness the other night on our outing, woman, I KNOW you got this!

Crazy Lady said...

Laura, I don't know if its a need to explain or just the why behind it. there is a natural curiosity. plus my blog has always been pretty full disclosure ;)

Aimee said...

Yay, yay, yay! Super happy for you guys! Big families are the bomb. I like all your excuses but I loved your mom's comment about your brother and the snake. I laughed out loud.

Beth said...

Well we have this debate all the time, too, which you might think is funny b/c it's about should we have THREE. BUT --- having said that I also have two jobs on top of my two kids, one of which I for sure want to keep doing if I have another. It's so hard, in this crazy busy, in LA where life is so expensive. I want my kids to be able to do things. I don't want to say no to them trying soccer or dance b/c I can't afford it. I want to serve my kids the best way I can and not have their childhood memories be filled with "crazy mom" or "yelling mom"....I don't know. But I agree about the leap of faith, even though I also wonder, where's the line between "leap of faith" and "slightly irresponsible" (NOT AT ALL MEANING YOU GUYS being irresponsible, I'm talking about myself and the fact that we don't even have the SPACE for three kids and I have a husband w/ a crazy job with crazy fluctuating income). Anyway, it's nice to read your thoughts, especially about the quiet of the temple.

I think if anyone can do it - YOU CAN!!!!

Beth said...

PS - "one LAST McCoy"???? I don't know... you might just keep poppin' em out.

Beth said...

okay and this is my last comment. I am SOOOOO praying for a boy for Luke!

gina said...

Congrats, that baby is Lucky to have you! It really is all about family, nothing else matters. Love you!

Lyndsay said...

Weeeeee!!! :)

christy said...

your sense of humor will come in mighty handy while raising your crew. congrats!

Amy said...

Congrats! You have really cute babies...so why not have another one!

Amy Kennedy said...

So exciting Brooke! Wow now y'all will be family of SEVEN!! So happy for y'all!

embot said...

Brooke, you're so beyond awesome. My favorite is #10.

Sheri N. said...

You made me laugh. Congrats!

Susannah said...

Congratulations Brooke and Jason! I personally love #13!! Love reading your blog.:)

Hannah said...

Congratulations! I liked #10 because my June baby is by far my calmest. Well, at least so far, he is only six months old after all... But still!