I'm sure you all have noticed that my blog has been lacking the attention it usually gets from me. I like to do posts and share pictures and keep everyone up to date on our family...usually. For the last month, I've been a little on the lazy side...with good reason. Here's a picture that might explain things a little better.
Do you see that little thing we are holding? It has two pink lines in it.
We are having a baby!!!
Yes, you read that right. Baby #4 is on it's way to the Moes home. I am 10 weeks and my due date is October 13th. Wow, it feels so good to get that out there! So much more refreshing than I even thought it would be. I found out so early this time (before I even missed my period), so I feel like I've been keeping this a secret FOREVER! Now it's out. Here's why Casey has a plate of cake and is holding a fork. I have never been able to surprise Casey before with pregnancy news. He was always the one who made me take the test. In the past, it would go a little something like this: He would hand me test (after reading the instructions every time, funny because they don't change). I would pee on the strip, hand it to him and he would walk away and tell me the outcome. It was like the one thing he could be in charge of. I would always go grab it from him to see it with my own eyes. He's know for playing tricks. THIS time however, I decided to surprise HIM. I took the test after he went to work one morning. I was actually pretty shocked by the positive, but so happy and then got busy making him a cake. I made his favorite chocolate cake and wrote the message "You are going to be a daddy...again", on a red heart (it was the beginning of Feb). Then stuck it in the cake and baked it. I put a toothpick on top of where I put the heart so I didn't loose it. We always have a snack together before we go to bed, so I saved the cake for that. I thought for sure my face was going to give it away. I was watching him like a hawk the whole time. He takes such big bites, he ended up almost swallowing it! Luckily he didn't. He unwrapped it and was totally and completely surprised. It was so fun to actually surprise him! The funny thing is I had mentioned to him a couple of days earlier that I thought I might be pregnant (women just know!) He hadn't really mentioned anything about it until this same night during dinner. He told me he didn't think I was pregnant. He kept talking about it forever, almost like he was trying to convince himself (or me) that I wasn't. Try keeping a straight face and a secret during that!
As for the MIA, there are only a couple of things in my life that make me pretty much fall off the face of the earth and both of them have to do with babies. The first one is the first trimester of pregnancy. I get REALLY sick (like a lot of you do) and I can't keep up with anything. I don't cook, clean, answer my phone, my desire for all hobbies is completely gone. I would love to just stay in bed with the covers over my head all day and try to not throw up. It's a pretty miserable experience for my entire family. Luckily I have such a wonderful husband who totally knows what to expect by now and is more than willing to cut me some slack and step in to fill my shoes. He is the best! REALLY! My kids have been great too. They are so understanding...and excited! They talk about baby Moes everyday. My tummy is growing and I am showing already. They love to touch it and tell me how big my tummy looks. :) Anyway, the other time you won't hear from me very often is after this sweet baby is born. I love to just soak it all in and take my time getting back into the groove of a busy life. So consider yourself warned for the future.
That's the latest update in the Moes home. We are just living day by day right now and so looking forward to week 16 around here. That's been my magic week with all of my other pregnancies. I start to feel like my normal self with a normal appetite and my zest for life comes back. Can't wait!!!