Sunday, February 10, 2008

SURPRISE!

No... you are NOT seeing things. And rest assured, you are probably interpreting correctly... That's right! There is a BUN in OUR OVEN! (We know... we can't believe it either!)

But now that we've had a couple of weeks (Sorry, we've been holding out on you!) to get past the initial shock, denial and utter disbelief, we are excited to announce the addition of Baby #4 to our Family, sometime in the middle of October. (Note: The 'time' on the photo of the Oven, above, is the current estimate for the Due Date, although it will still be confirmed by an Ultrasound in March. We will keep you posted!)


And just for anyone who may wonder if this was "planned", let us refer you to Exhibit A:
Daynen McKay Staker, currently 9 Months old
(who, by our best guess-timation, will be
AT MOST 18 Months old when the new baby arrives). That's right! Remember? We still HAVE a baby! (Matt is still freaking out about the whole "Two in Diapers" thing... ) And I promise, we are NOT suicidal... so in short, NO! This was certainly not "planned". It is a bigger surprise to us than it is to you! :)

I might also remind anyone who has forgotten, that it took us 4 years to have our first baby (Kaden, now 7 1/2), another 3 years to have our second (Trevan, now 4 1/2) and nearly another 4 years to finally have Daynen (who, did I mention is just 9 months old?! Aye carumba! 9 months!)

Yes, it is a little (okay, a LOT!) faster than we'd thought, but we really are so excited and are feeling very blessed. You can not convince me that it is not our own little miracle... there is just no other explanation... (you'll have to trust us on that one)!

The boys, of course, immediately began asking/praying for a sister, but we told them we will just be happy to have a healthy baby that we didn't have to wait so long for. They've decided they'll take another wrestling partner if it turns out to be another brother!

And to set your minds at ease, we have even more good news... my first set of my Prenatal Labs, including the initial blood draws, have come back and look great! My baseline Progesterone level, is higher than it has ever been (even when I was taking an oral dose of Prometrium everyday)! My midwife feels optimistic that I was able to get pregnant, for the first time, without any form of infertility treatment, and that everything appears to be healthy thus far. It is strange for me that after over 11 years of marriage, charting cycle after cycle, and taking as many as 7 different prescriptions at a time, I do not appear to need any medical intervention or supplmentation to sustain this pregnancy! We feel truly blessed and hope that prayers will be all we need this time!

15 comments:

Marianna said...

I don't know what I'm more excited about, that you FINALLY have a blog, or that you are FINALLY pregnant with out all the extra interventions you have had to go through! YEAH and congratulations on both!

Jane said...

woo-hoo! I am so excited for you guys, 4 is a great number! You are the ever-so-creative woman, such a cute post! We love you all!

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It's a wonderful life! said...

Way to go guys!
I think it is great news. Rachelle and I were just talking about it the other day that Sara should start trying now for a baby since it usually takes so long. I guess our wishful thinking for you worked!!
COnGrAtuLaTiOnS!!!!
I'm so happy to FINALLY see something on your Blog Too!!
Love You! Aunt Lynette

Mauri said...

Holy Crap! Haven't you guys figured out what causes that yet?! I can't believe it is true! How could you have been hiding this? Congratulations, I hope everything goes smoothly. Welcome to our world. Here's hoping I can give all these cute baby girl clothes to someone soon. :) Love ya!

Shannon said...

AWWWWWW.....You sound like me! Now we are going to need to know how you Stop getting Pregnant!!
I am due in September, but the blogging world doesn't know yet! That is a cute way of telling everyone!
CONGRATULATIONS...I am soo Sick and only 8 weeks! UGH

Meredith Carlson said...

Sara! That is so exciting! And yes, surprising! It's good to hear from you and how your family is doing. I can't believe how big the boys are! I also wanted to thank you for the few referrals you sent my way. So nice! I really appreciated it.

Doug and Amy said...

Wow! I am thrilled for you!!!! I know how hard the others have been and that is AMAZING news! Congratulations! I am sure you are thrilled with how things have paned out in your home and adding one more what a blessing!

Doug and Amy said...

Wow! I am thrilled for you!!!! I know how hard the others have been and that is AMAZING news! Congratulations! I am sure you are thrilled with how things have paned out in your home and adding one more what a blessing!

MiNdY said...

I am so excited for you two.. you'll be able to handle them, even being so close. You are so patient and loving it seems so easy when I watch you mothering your children, and I dont understand why its so hard for me. :) And Im so glad you are going to be a frequent blogger! I love you guys!! Congrats again!

joey said...

Congrats Sara. If you are anything like me, three was such an adjustment that four seemed easy! So great to see how your family is doing, your boys are darling! So glad to be able to catch up with you.

6 P's in a Pod said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a little Sarah-flavored baby.

Jesicca said...

I am so happy for you! I know the road to having babies can be a crAzY one to say the least. God Bless.

Jenn Granum said...

Love to see you blogging now - I gave up on you months ago. And congrats on the bun in the oven (so cute and creative by the way). I'm sure everything will go smoothly. For your sake, I hope you're having a girl and for the baby's sake I hope its a boy. Can you imagine a little girl in a house full of crazy boys? Well, maybe yours aren't as crazy as mine but I have a feeling they might be!

Ben and Natalie's Family Zoo said...

Hooray, Hooray! Listen, Ben and his brother are 13 months apart, so I say anything over that is PLENTY! Ha ha. Our little babes will be pretty close--fun!