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February 10, 2014 in family

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I'm pregnant again! Hooray!

As if 2014 wasn’t going to include enough adventure, we’re growing our family. I’m currently over 9 weeks pregnant. I’m in shock, my husband is excited, and the kids are over the moon. The question that keeps entering my mind is “How did we get here?”

Well, nasty, I KNOW how we got here, but this was not in the plans. I like plans. They make me happy. I also like to break plans from time to time, just to keep things interesting, but this baby was not in the plans. We had our boy and our girl. They love each other and we love them. We were fine with being done. But, families are meant to grow, even when you don’t see that in your future.

I did a little research and found out that my little toddler fashionista might be the culprit for our new present. After we made the announcement to the kids, my little girl told me that she “wished to Jesus and Santa for a baby.” Oh? Well, that explains it. We are big believers in dreams coming true and prayers being answered. Our whole 2013 was the result of both of those kinds of blessings. Like the good mother that I am, I didn’t bat an eyelash when she told me. Our new adventure was started by a wish from a 3 year old.

So here we go. We’re starting anew. We’re growing and being blessed again. As of right now, I’m still processing it all. It’s only been a week since I officially found out, and I’m a wreck. True story. I love my kids, and kids in general, so I know I’ll fall into place. It doesn’t help that this morning sickness is keeping me from contributing to life in general, so once this part is over, I can bask in the glow of it all. I’m even laughing at the bold statement I’ve given when asked if we were having more: “If I have one more, then I’ll have to have another right after. I don’t like odd numbers, even in offspring.” Let’s see if I end up keeping my word.

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Shana D February 10, 2014 at 9:41 am

Awwww hun that is fabulous news. Congratulations!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Thanks so much, Shana!

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Kendra February 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

So happy for you! !

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Thanks Kendra!

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Beth February 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

This is so exciting!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Hehe thanks Beth!

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Vikki February 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

Congratulations on your new member of the family!!!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Thanks Vikki!

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Kelly February 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

Congratulations! I know how you feel but you will find that the best things (and babies!) are the ones we don’t plan.

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

Thanks Kelly! I know 3 is a blessing and can be fun (and affordable!), especially after following you and your family.

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Jennifer Bilbro February 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise. :)

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thanks Jennifer!

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Liz February 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

Oh, I love me some good news (especially, on a Monday) congratulations to you and yours :)

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thanks Liz!

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nichole February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Congratulations!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thank you, my friend!

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Sheila @ Pieces of a Mom February 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

Congratulations, Amiyrah! So happy for you and your family. :)

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

Thanks Sheila!

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Kris Cain February 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

Congrats!! I have been there. These things have a way of happening when not planned. Lol. You will be fine. :)

Kris

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

Thanks Kris! And you have twins, so you are super mama. I tip my hat to you :D

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Kris Cain February 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

LOL! Thanks. Yes. My girls were planned, but those boys?? They were a complete shock! First the pregnancy was a shock, then the fact that it was twins again was a shock. :)

I will definitely be following along to see how you are feeling, etc. (((HUGS)))

Kris

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Jaime February 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

I am so happy for you, congrats! I love that your 3yo wished for it and it came true. What a great story for your family to smile at for the rest of your lives. I’m going to think hard on a special wish for myself now! (Not for a baby, though, haha)

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

Hahahaha! Thank you, my friend! Well, apparently wishes are being granted, so hop to it. Or, have Jackson make a wish for you, since it looks like toddlers are the ones with the real wishing power.

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Kira February 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

OMG, Congrats I’m beyond excited for you and your growing family. Can’t wait to follow along on your journey.

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

Thanks Kira!

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Julie February 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

Amongst my frustrations is my VERY true and honest post “embracing my baby” that I wrote at 10 weeks and published on a not-to-be-named site. The owner deleted the category and my emotions were lost. If I could share that post with you today you’d know that I, too, was a wreck with an unplanned pregnancy and that it took time to see that little one fitting into our routine. However, in time, you’ll feel it move, you’ll share joys and expectations with your growing family and, yes, love and embrace it as much as the rest. Unexpected pregnancies throw us–big time. But, eventually, they throw us to a place of love we never knew we had room for.

Best wishes, my friend!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

And that just made me cry, Julie! Thank you for those words, my friend. You basically just read my mind.

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Sarah M February 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

Congratulations!! The shock will wear off soon. Tell the princess that next time she should wish for something less life changing for mommy and daddy. Like in ice-cream cone. :)

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

Ha! Well, she’s now wishing for a puppy, and guess what? She might get that too. She’s trying her luck to the full extent.

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Bob February 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

Congratulations, Amiyrah! I am so excited for you! Big families are the best. Trust me. ;-) Robert asked Santa for a new baby one year as well. He also told us God told him Elisabeth would be born on Christmas, and she arrived on Christmas Eve. Kids are amazing. Lots of love to you and your growing family! <3

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thank you, Daddy Bob :D

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Dresden February 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

wonderful news! xo

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thanks Dresden!

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Erika B February 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Congratulations! I understand first hand your shock upon finding out that your family was growing. The same thing happened to me and my husband but at the time our youngest was 10 years old! I had just gotten comfortable with the fact that we were a family of four and that God meant for me to be a mother of boys. Little did I know that 10 years later we would be blessed with a beautiful baby girl. That was now 5 years ago and I can’t even imagine what our life would be like without her. :-)

Enjoy the new adventure!

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

Thank you so much, Erika! God sure has a way of giving us gifts that we didn’t even know we wanted (or needed).

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Shell February 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

Congrats! xo

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thanks Shell!

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Lucrecer February 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

Congratulations, my friend.

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Amiyrah February 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

Thank you, darling Lu!

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Brandi February 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

This is incredible! Congratulations! I know how that morning sickness is. You let me know if you need anything!

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Karen February 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

I am with you on two being a great number and sticking to plans but a third baby is the best exception to that rule! Congrats!!

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Courtney RV Lawless February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Congratulations Amyriah!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

Thank you so much, Courtney!

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Michelle February 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

So apparently I need to be REALLY thankful right now that neither of my children ever ever wanted to have another baby in the family once we had our two, huh? ;) I can imagine your shock – I was there for my first baby. Hope you feel better soon!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

Be careful! They may change their mind one day lol. I wished for a sister until I was 12. When I was 14, she was born. Now I’m getting the payback :D

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Lizz February 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

It’s because she wished to Santa AND Jesus. If she’d only picked one, it wouldn’t have worked. :)
Love you!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:34 am

You are so right. I think since she wished to both, it happened way faster than it would have. I think if she would have just wished to Santa, she might have gotten a puppy instead :D

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Alicia February 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

Congratulations!! I think it is natural to need some time to process the idea, it’s life changing! I love that you know yourself to know you’ll come around once you’ve had time to understand it and feel better!:)

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:33 am

Thanks Alicia! Yup, i’m a processor, so it’s not like I’m not excited, I’m just going through the steps of the next few months and getting over the shock. Babies are awesome :D

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Ginger February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Congrats! I am sure you will handle all challenges and get all the joy!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

Thanks Ginger!

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Val February 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Congratulations! And I do understand “processing it all.” After 6 years of having a newborn, we found out in 2010 and the processing took a minute. But so glad the little guy is here. I tell him almost everyday “Thank You For Being In Our Family.” And he politely replies. “You’re welcome.” :)

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

Awww that is too sweet! Thanks for the kind words, Val.

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Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) February 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

LOL @ Lizz! Congrats, I know it’s crazy right now, but it’s exciting!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

Yup, it’s totally crazy/exciting/overwhelming/shocking. Ha!

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Tameka February 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Congratulations Amiyrah! I understand the shock. I remember when I found out I was having my little girl. Whoever said you can’t get pregnant when you are nursing is a lie, lol. Praying will be well with your pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Thank you so much, Tameka!

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Andrea February 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Omgahhh!

Congrats, Mama! Did you see my comment on Instagram? Aha! ;) Hope you are feeling well and thinking of you. XO

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thank you, my friend! <3

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Renee February 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Congrats! It will all work out. And, what great parents you are fulfilling your 3 year old’s wishes! :)

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thanks Renee! She’s one lucky gal ;)

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Gina February 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

How exciting!! Thinking of you and wishing you a smooth (vomit-free) first trimester! :)

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

Haha! Thanks Gina! So far, no pukes just nausea. *knock on wood* Hoping to get through it without any real trips to the toilet.

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The Animated Woman February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

That happened to me too, so I can totally relate. I wonder if it was the result of a wish…? I hope the squishy first trimester doesn’t kick your ass too hard so you can get back to feeling radiant. Wishing you all the best – FIVE Hats and Frugal!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

Thank you, JC!

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Jessica McFadden February 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! Three children made our family whole, our third was the easiest, and I’m wishing all the same for you. And that morning sickness needs to go away NOW (I am very bossy in my prayers for expectant friends.) Much love.

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

Thank you Jessica! Your 3 are so spectacular. I’m glad I have online friends like you to look to for great examples and advice on creating a fun family of 5.

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jennyonthespot February 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Oh my friend, my friend… I SO HEAR YOU. Let me say… my #3 (had 1 boy one girl) was a BIIIIIG surprise. I was about 11 weeks along. It took me awhile to process and stuff. She is almost 9 now… which BLOWS my mind. And I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I look at her and look at each other and stand in blessed amazement of the gift God surprised us with. Oh she’s a handful, but the level of joy and love she adds to our family… we are just so humbled by the blessing. I share in your surprise and reserve… but being on this end of it I can’t help but feel very excited for the little surprise you have been given. So much love and I am here if need anything :) xoxox

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

Awww thank you, Jenny! I ADORE Lucy, and she’s not even mine! I know you are right. Since it’s still so early, I’m dealing with the shock. I have to say, all these kind words from my friends are really helping. Hugs to you, my friend.

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Kim Vij February 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Congratulations! The nine months give babies time to grow and develop but it also gives parents time to mentally prepare for change. You will do great with an “odd number of offspring” wishing you a heathly pregnancy and birth.

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you so much, Kim!

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verneet February 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Congrats to you and the family!!!!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you, Ms. Verneet!

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Courtney G. February 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Congrats!!! What a special surprise.

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Thanks Courtney!

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K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy February 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy to be!

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Amiyrah February 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Thank you so much!

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Zandria B. February 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Congratulations! My husband and I are praying/debating on a third one. So I am “seeing” babies everywhere. God bless your family!

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Amiyrah February 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

Thank you, Zandria!

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Quida February 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Congratulations Amiyrah to you and your family!!!! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to see more. Love you girl. :)

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Amiyrah February 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Thank you so much, Quida!

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Nicole @MTDLBlog February 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Congratulations!!!! I just caught up to this announcement. :-) I hope you get a reprieve from the morning sickness soon!

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Amiyrah February 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Thank you, Nicole!

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Amy February 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Congratulations! You probably don’t remember me, but we “met” back in the old MSN grocery hound days. Anyway, just wanted to say at this exact time last year I was in your spot. We only had one child, our perfect little girl, and that was our plan. A year later, and I couldn’t imagine our family would have been complete without our happy, little 5 month old boy. He’s the best surprise we’ve ever gotten! Congrats again!!

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Stephanie February 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm

So late in congratulating you — congrats & best wishes! :)

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