Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The cat is out of the bag

I have been mentally writing this blog for a while now.  Trying to find the right words.  The right tone.  Melancholy & cautious?  Happy & jovial?  Or just the facts and straight to the point?

I guess I am still trying to figure out how I feel about it.  I can feel the tears stinging right now behind my eyes and I feel ashamed and selfish to have those emotions be the strong ones.  I want so much to be overjoyed with happiness, but I am a planner, and this was not in our "plan."

We found out about a month ago that I am pregnant with #3.  Which was great news.  We were surprised, but we laughed and said ok Lord.  This must be the right time for this (if there is ever a good time).  Then a few weeks after that came the real kicker...TWINS!!!!

Yes.  As Brynn keeps telling every Tom, Dick & Harry...there are two babies in my belly!  They run in our family and we always knew this was a possibility, but never seriously entertained the idea.

I am overwhelmed and nauseous.  Tired and bloated.

This changes everything.  Our home search has been kicked into high gear and we have expanded our search to include bigger homes no longer only in the downtown Geneva area :(

As for my business, well, be sure to book your sessions before October ;) and we can still get your holiday cards done in time.  No worries for anyone on my baby plans or my 2012 weddings.

I am excited and the idea has been slowly sinking in.  I just haven't figured out how this is going to work logistically.  I guess I will just never sleep.  Ever. Again.  What doesn't kill you only makes your stronger, right?

My very best girlfriends and my family have been so wonderfully supportive.  I am so thankful for them and Chad as they help me put this in perspective.  We're just going to need a bigger boat.

This would explain the scarce blogging lately and the last minute trip to Florida.  We may never travel ever again as a family...haha, so we had to fit in one last trip.

Hopefully you will come along for the ride as I go on this next adventure.


  1. Kelly,
    If anybody can do this, you can! You come from a great family and I know they will be there to help out in anyway. I will pray that you find your dream house in time, your morning sickness will only last a short time, and that your pregnancy goes great. I know we don't live near each other, but I am here for you in spirit! Good luck with everything and I look forward to hearing and seeing this wonderful journey ahead of you! xoxoxoxo

  2. Kelly, Chad, Brynn and Ky I am so happy for you guys and just think you thought we had too many kids. They are hard and forever an adventure, but rewarding beyond belief. If you need anything please let us know. Sad that you are not here so we can see you guys daily, but we will have a get together this summer and catch up. Congrats to you all. Take care and good luck in home searching....

  3. Kelly, I am so excited for you and your family as you embark on this adventure. Just remember how truly blessed you are!

  4. Congrats to all of you! I am sure this must so so overwhelming, I could only imagine! You and Chad are awesome parents, I am sure you will make a great large family!!! Good luck, Kelly!

  5. Thank you more than you know. I really appreciate your kind words. It is so comforting to know there are so many friends and family out there who are pulling for me. Each day gets a little better.

    Lots of love,