Monday, September 21, 2009


Well. I'm pregnant.

You probably already knew that. But just in case you didn't, now you do! I haven't blogged in some time, because I've discovered that when I have something BIG to write about but I have to wait, I can't seem to make myself blog about something else like there's nothing going on--no impending BIG thing. But now I've told everyone that I know or can think of to tell, including the woman eyeing me in the buffet line while I heaped my plate at my friend's wedding this weekend (the baby NEEDED that artichoke dip). So now I'm free to blog!

Based on the reactions I've gotten from a majority of the people I've told, I feel I need to clear a few things up about baby #3:

1. It was, in fact, planned. We wanted another child. Yes, we have met Ethan. We still wanted another one.

2. This will be our last. I have had 2 c-sections. Doctors recommend a max of 3. I am not a rebel.

3. The baby is due in mid-May. Upside: the kids will be in school for the duration of my pregnancy. Downside: two weeks after the baby is born they'll be home for the summer. We're looking for residential summer camps in New England now.

4. I feel fine so far. Really tired and hungry every 10 minutes but otherwise fine. I had mild pregnancies with A&E, so here's hoping the trend continues.

5. We are fully aware that baby #3 messes up the whole AMEN acronym. It is being diligently and carefully considered.

6. Abby is conditinally thrilled that we are having a baby. The condition is that it be a girl. If it's a boy, she wants to give it away. Her girl name choice right now is Flower.

7. Ethan could not care less that we are having a baby. This will, I suspect, change when it arrives.

Did I answer all the burning questions? I assume you've spent every waking moment since discovering the news wondering these things. And don't even pretend that since you read #5 you haven't been trying to come up with a way to add a new letter in to AMEN and come up with a new and more clever word. It's okay. No one can help themselves.


Sarah said...

Well, with twin boys you'll need to add TWO initials to your moniker. That should give you more options.

Anonymous said...

as one of the grandmothers of this new 3rd child, I could not be more excited and happy for you all! Who cares what you end up naming this one or if it fits with will be a wonderful baby and will fit in anywhere! I do have a very strong feeling this 1 will be a girl....we'll have to wait and see. I can hardly stand it and I've got 7 1/2 months to go! I'll have fun with the other 2 parts of amen and you until then!

I can't quit smiling and being so excited!!! Granmommy

Melanie said...

Has Abby been watching Bambi a lot lately? :)

Patty said...

Baby #3 should start with an A, then you can be AAMEN, aka DOUBLE AMEN. Just a thought. One more A&E sleep on standard sized pillows or travel sized? Congrats to you both! Can't wait to see the little munchkin!

Alice said...

Congrats.....had no idea so it was news to me!!! Happy for you guys.

Matt said...

Okay... First, I am - again - very happy for you guys! I'm so glad Katie will have a friend to grow up with! Second, I've been working on your new acronym, and I'm afraid you and/or other members of your family are going to have to change your names. Sorry. I'm willing to offer up my services to file your petition for name change with the circuit court. The only decent acronyms I could come up with were: MEANE, MEANO, AMENS (probable), I MEAN, U MEAN, MEANY, MEANS, and MEANZ (just like MEANS, only ghetto). Like I said - you may just have to change yours, Matt's, or one of the kid's names so you can spell other things.