Thursday, October 16, 2008

Evidence

1. After Lily's birthday party, I threw away ALL the cupcakes...looking at them made me gag.
2. Yesterday I received a Deseret Book Catalogue, while reading pithy descriptions of their Christmas books/videos/cds for sale....I cried.
3. I've taken a nap almost everyday for the past few months. I get in bed around 9:30...and I am still tired.
4. Comments on the blog and phone calls from family telling me I've made them cry while reading my posts lately...attributed to my highly emotional state no doubt.
5. Unusual items showing up in my grocery cart.

All evidence pointing to the fact that I am 12 weeks pregnant today. yeah! I'm excited (and overwhelmed...but that's another post). I was able to have an ultrasound at my first appointment. With Zach and Lily, I had to wait until I was 20 weeks. So it was new and so beautiful to me to be able to see little bitty baby #3. I cried of course. And he/she moved his/her hands and legs while we were taking a peek. loved it. i've got a little picture on my fridge now. makes everything so very official. One of the BEST things about this pregnancy is that my sister Laura and I have THE SAME DUE DATE. MY SISTER!!!... I feel so fortunate to share this day with her. Its been fun to call each other and commiserate over how crappy we feel. My body is tired, my hormones are raging, but my heart is full. Life is good. Our little family is growing.

29 comments:

Zach 'n' Jack said...

AHHHHH!!!!!!! Congrats!!! Oh man, I am so excited for you! I understand the overwhelmed feeling, but I am still excited for you!! congrats!!

Sarah Ricker said...

Congratulations! So excited for BOTH happy families!

The Rylanders said...

HURRAY!!! Congratulations! You are superwoman, and my hero...I can't wait to hear from you if it's a baby boy or gilr! What exciting news!

Tiff and Dave said...

Yeah!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Sounds like you defintely have all the signs and symptoms. That is awesome you and your sister have the same due date. So fun for you guys to share. Can't wait to meet and see the new Painter baby!

meg said...

I am so excited for you and your family! You are a great mom and your little one is lucky.

I love your oil ranch post - good memories. We've enjoyed our trips out there so much; I'm sad we couldn't make it. Maybe next time...

For my little people, around 4 seems to be a good age to start - even if you don't make it through a whole chapter. Just keep with it. I'm sure you know from your teaching that activities like that really help lengthen attention spans, etc. Enjoy!

Stacy F said...

Congratulations, how wonderful for you!

Kristen M said...

Congrats Tara! Hope you start feeling better this trimester!

the boyd family said...

YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! That's so awesome, congratulations!!! let me tell you, 3 seems no different than 2. So don't be afraid, it's totally do-able.

~The Stevens Family~ said...

TARA!!! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you guys to add another adorable little one to your family! I would LOVE to have the same due date as my sister, that is so awesome and how fun to have a cousin the same age!!!!

Matt, Rachel, and Madden said...

Yeah! Congrats! I hope you start feeling better soon!

Frau Bailey said...

Now it is official...I can start telling other people your secret. I just knew it when you were here...the glow! Crazy how that works. You better start thinking of names now...we all know how long that takes!!!! Love you!

Isaura said...

Tara, what exciting news for you and your family!! Congrats :)

Loni Stevens said...

You guys! Congratulations!!!! To Laura too. That is pretty crazy (and unbelievably rad) you two share the same due date. :)

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

No way!I'm so jealous!That's so funny you and your sister have the same due date, me and my sister did too AND had them on the same day!So fun just to have a cousin so close.Congrats!!!

Lora said...

YIPPY! Tara that is so exciting! What a great thing and no pressure, once you have a boy and a girl this third one will just be fun!

dixonfamily said...

I am just so excited for you guys!! Three kids is busy, but honestly, it is great to have all of them running around and even making messes. It adds so much to your family!! I hope you are starting to feel better. Good luck with everything that you guys have going on. I've been thinking about you and your sweet family a lot lately, and feel so lucky to know you!!

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

Yeah for baby #3! You guys have the cutest little family! I'm way excited for you guys.

K2 said...

Congrats! I am so excited for your whole family! You are such a great mom that another one will be a wonderful addition to your cute family. Love you!

A said...

Yeah for babies!!! Congratulations!!

Brittany said...

congrats!! what exciting news!!!!! 3 has had it's challenges for me, but it is SOOO much fun:)

YeatesFam5 said...

Congratulations! You are such a cute mom!

Missy said...

This is only the best news I could have EVER heard (read). Congratulations Tara! I'm so so so happy for you.

Really, I'm smiling from ear to ear. So happy for you guys.

Christy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! i'd heard a little rumor about this but wasn't sure if i was supposed to know... so stayed quiet. :) but i am so excited for you guys! baby #3 will undoubtedly be adorable just like your other two.

Sean and Janet said...

I had no idea, but from reading your evidence I had a sneaking suspicion!
Congrats!

Lisa said...

I've been waiting for this post! Congrats! I am so excited for you and your family! That is crazy that you and Laura are due the same date! Tell her congrats, too.

Jeremiah and Rebecca Morgan said...

Yeah! Another Painter baby in this world! Keep 'em comin'! Hope you feel better soon.

Will & Amy said...

That's so exciting!!! Congrats!

emily and adrian said...

Very happy for you and your growing fam!

Sarah said...

I love how you announced this as "evidence"! You are so creative. Congratulations!