Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More News...

First of all, I am sorry that I haven't posted much lately. I just haven't been in "the mood." I have a lot on my mind...as always and I have just been trying to RELAX.

Our fourth was great. We spent time with family, went to our local celebration including a carnival and fun activities. We went to a monkey show, that Kaden absolutely loved, he was even able to take a picture with one of the monkeys. When asked what monkeys like to eat, Kaden signed apples. I thought that was kind of funny. Boy, he got really upset when the monkeys would go back into the trailer and he would have to wait for another to come out. I have pictures to post, but I don't have the energy right now to do it. Nate's birthday was the fifth, we went out to eat and had cake and ice cream. Sunday, Nate's family came down and we celebrated some more. That was our weekend.

So now for the news. After thinking about when I actually wanted to post this, I decided I would just do it now (although, honestly I am second guessing my decision). Nate and I found out on Father's day that I am pregnant. It was a total surprise, although the time leading up to finding out I really thought it could be a possibility. I am really nervous but at this time I am hopeful that everything will be fine, how could it not be??? I am sick ALL day, something I didn't experience with Kaden or Ava. I really do not know what to think or feel at this time. I do believe that God knows his plan, and hey, I can't argue with that.

So that is it, that's our life...Nate's one year older, Kaden thinks monkeys rather eat apples then bananas , and me...well I am pregnant.

31 comments:

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

congrats! i wonder if sweet angel ava had something to do with it! it will never fill the hole in your heart but maybe having another baby will help with the pain a little.?. you are all in my thoughts! wish you all the best!

kaden cracks me up! he is so cute!!!

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy. We are hoping to get pregnant right after the wedding.

My cousin lost a little boy when he was 3 in a tragic accident. It was about the same time frame they found out they were pregnant after Brayden past as you with Ava. It took them years to get Stephanie and Brayden and in an instant, they found out another little one was coming into the family. God does have a plan for all of us!

Regan said...

Congratulations! I've been praying for you and I pray that God blesses you with this new little one. Sorry about the morning sickness- it stinks!

Diane said...

Totally awesome. I am so happy for you all. I admire you for putting it in God's hands. We all need to be like little children and trust in God the way little children trust in us. Surely it will be okay this time and you will have an army praying for you also. I am so very happy for you. I can't imagine losing a child and while this baby won't replace Ava hopefully it will help to fill the void. Ava was such a special child; I can't imagine the emotional roller coaster you all have been on. May God be with you and we'll be praying.

Ashlea said...

WOW!!! I'm right there with you, sister! You must be about as far along as I am... or close. That must be a shocker.

Congratulations! When are you due?

Ashlea

Rachel said...

OMG that is shocking news. I am sure that you are not sure what to think, but you must know that everything happens for a reason. I am happy for you and I know that Ava is up in heaven, pleased as punch that she is going to have another brother or sister!

I will be praying every day for you that it all works out. You certainly deserve a break!!!

Love and prayers always,

Rachel
http://lovefor9.blogspot.com

Isabella said...

Happy Birthday Nate.
And Amy I agree, God does have a plan for us. I have been praying daily for the baby. Sorry that you have been so sick. I remember being horrible sick with Abby and Maddy but then I wasn't with Bella. I guess it just varies.
You guys as always are in our constant thoughts and prayers.

Kate said...

brilliant news - lets hope everything goes well for you. congratulations to you all.

CrackerJacks said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend.

Congratulations on the pregnancy and we wish you all the best of luck. I was terribly sick with my first and then with my second it dwindled a little; just a little!! I think I just didn't have the time to worry about being sick with the second because I already had one to take car of.

Keep us posted on doc appts and such. I look forward to following your journey!

How far along are you?

My Three Sons said...

Amy,
That is great news. I'm thinking Ava had a lot to do with it!!! Your right, I think God doesn't want to see you so sad and he is giving you this gift to help ease the pain. (not your memories)
As for the morning/all day sickness, sorry I cannot say I can be much help. I never had morning sickness with any of my boys.
So, how far along are you? I will be looking forward to your new miracle journey.

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

I was going to post this last night but hit the button too soon. I had HORRIBLE morning sickness with Ava. We had a trip to Hawaii already planned before I found out I was pregnant and was so worried about being sick on vacation. I
asked the doctor if there was anything I could take? He prescribed me Zofran. It's kinda expensive but was the nectar of the god's to me while I was pregnant. I was SICK almost my entire pregnancy and that was he only thing that helped... Good luck!

Another Day said...

I have been lurking and praying for you all for a long while. I thought I would come out of hiding today to tell you...

Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful surprise. Almost like a little hug from heaven. God is amazing and his plan is so unpredictible. He sure keeps us on our toes. LOL

Many Blessings and continued Prayers.

Kandi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I know this baby won't take Ava's place, but God sent this baby to help heal your heart. Ava would want her mommy to be happy :) I hope kaden will understand the situation and not be too confused. It must be difficult to understand. I hope this baby is 100% healthy. You deserve to be able to bring your baby home a few days after birth, and I hope you get to experience that this time. Sorry you've been so sick! Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you!
Heather D.

Tyler Patrick Breuer said...

You've got another blessing in the making! God is always up to something... He will work miracles and I have a strong feeling that you'll have a healthy baby to bring home shortly after birth. I mean, after all you've been thru, it's the only option! :)

I am guessing that you're due sometime around February 21st or so. When I was pregnant with our first son, Jarrett, we too found out on Father's Day of 2004, and we were due on Feb. 14, 2005.

This pregnancy will give you so much to blog about and I am excited to follow this journey with you.

Much love to your family! I will be praying for your morning sickness to pass quickly.

Love,
Kathleen

The Bryant Family said...

WOW! Congrats! I can only imagine the thoughts going through your mind....dont feel guilty about this blessing. Ava is watching over head, smiling....because the joke is on you. Her and God have devised a plan and she has a front row seat. I hope you get over your illness soon. My sister in law just found out she is pregnant as well. Due in Feb.

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing person and your children and there stories have and will touch so many hearts. You are blessed Amy you have the gift of being a great mom. All your children know how much you love them far and near. Congrats and know that people all around love and adore your family for who they are and what they have done and what they have been through. Everything will work. You are amazing.

Mother of 3 said...

Nate, Amy and Kaden,
Just know that God works in mysterious ways. We often do not understand why his plan is what it is, but ultimately he does what he sees as best. I truely believe that this SURPRISE was sent to you from heaven for what you gave to them. Know like I have already told you, no mattter what happens, Ava will always be in your heart, thoughts, and memories. Having more children only eases the pain, it does not replace the ones already gone. Not a day goes by that I don't have a thought about Mariah. What she looks like, what things she likes, her personality. Things I will never really know, but always think about. And even though none of our kids knew her, they often mention the same types of thoughts. If she were here, or what she might be doing.

Know that we are all praying that all goes well. I know it is extremely hard not to worry, but try to take it easy, and let God do the rest.

We love you guys lots!
XOXOXOXO

Mother of 3 said...

Nate, Amy and Kaden,
Just know that God works in mysterious ways. We often do not understand why his plan is what it is, but ultimately he does what he sees as best. I truely believe that this SURPRISE was sent to you from heaven for what you gave to them. Know like I have already told you, no mattter what happens, Ava will always be in your heart, thoughts, and memories. Having more children only eases the pain, it does not replace the ones already gone. Not a day goes by that I don't have a thought about Mariah. What she looks like, what things she likes, her personality. Things I will never really know, but always think about. And even though none of our kids knew her, they often mention the same types of thoughts. If she were here, or what she might be doing.

Know that we are all praying that all goes well. I know it is extremely hard not to worry, but try to take it easy, and let God do the rest.

We love you guys lots!
XOXOXOXO

jennifer said...

Amy,

You don't know me but I just felt I needed to write and tell you congratulations. I lost a baby 23 years ago - a little girl that lived for 3 days and she also was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. I also got pregnant right away and had another beautiful daughter 10 months later. And you are right - God knows what he is doing.

Yamma Mamma said...

Nate and Amy,

I'm also a lurker, who has decided to come out of hiding. I have been praying for your family, and by all means will continue to do so!

Congratulations on the new little life that is growing each day. This pregnancy may be bittersweet, but God has a wonderful plan for your family, and for this baby. I pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy, and that your fears are eased. This baby will be another beautiful blessing in your life!

God is so good!

~plaid said...

I know we don't really know each other, but I feel that through our experiences we are already friends. My family started with grief's journey nearly 7 years ago when Dominic died. And 10 months ago, his little sister Bridget died. Last month, we delivered Bridget's little sister, Sarai at 33w6d. She, too, was an unplanned/unexpected pregnancy. Bridget's first birthday isn't even until this Friday, so needless to say it has been a very shocking past year. I'm sharing this because I don't mind "talking" if you think it could be useful to have a friend who doesn't know all you've been through or are going through, but who still has had some overlaps in all the experiences. Email me through my profile if ever you would like to. I do hope this pregnancy can be uneventful, and that the baby will be healthy. And that you will somehow be able to find the opportunity to process all the grieving in your heart for Ava while preparing for another arrival and taking care of all of Kaden's needs as well.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the big news!! We are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Has Kaden had his pictures taken yet?

Anonymous said...

I am also a continuing lurker and sometimes commenter. As a Mother my heart broke for you when Ava passed away. As a Mother I felt the awe of news that a new life has started. Children are never interchangeable and each are a miracle. You are such a wonderful, down to earth, honest Mother and the two children we got to know through your blog are precious. Thank you for sharing the good and bad in your life and thoughts. I will pray for an uneventful, joyous pregnancy and delivery for you.

Amie said...

Congrats! That is exciting news. I'm sure you are nervous, but remember--God doesn't make mistakes. He knows you are a terrific mother with remarkable strength! I know things will turn out great!

adrianna york said...

Oh how wonderful on your new baby. You and your family are in my thoughts a paryers and I cant wait to read more about you and Kaden and the new baby. I wish you the best. That is funny about what Kaden thinks that monkeys eat apples. I also know that having another baby wont fill that lost for Ava but I am so glad that you are going to have a baby. When I found out about my little girl I did not think I would not carry her all the way but I did and I think God that I have her everyday in my life I dont know what I would do with out her now my life has everything that I want in my life that is what I was working for and that is what I got a beautiful little girl that is 8 months old. Well I wish the best for you and your family.
From Kim and Adrianna

Carey said...

Woohoo!!! I am super behind in blogger-land!!! I'm so glad I stopped by tonight!!!! Congratulations, I know it must be incredibly difficult to deal with all of the conflicting emotions, but I know that you will embrace the new baby and shower him or her with all the love in the world, just a our friends Jason & Micah did! Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! However, I am just a little upset that I have to hear about this from the blog or a friend. This is such wonderful news that I thought as an Aunt I would have heard first hand from my little bro. Anyways, congrats to the both of you. We will be in Manhattan on Saturday so if have some extra time may try and stop by to visit. God works in mysterious ways and this is his way of saying that he believes you and Nathan are wonderful parents and will be blessed with loving and adorable children. Bless you Angel Ava and we are always thinking of you. I enjoy going thru the blog and looking back at the pictures and seeing just how much Kaden is growing up. Cute big boy panties, loved the diaper hat. Take care and we will be thinking and praying for you. If you need anything let me know.

Love, Pamela

Imsavimsa said...

Congratulations to your pregnancy! I hope and pray that everything works out fine and that Kaden and Ava will get a healthy little brother or sister.

Kind regards,
Mia mom to Victor (Noonan syndrome)
Aland Islands, Finland

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Nate, Amy, Kaden, and Ava~We are so excited for your family. I am sorry that you have been sick but it will all be worth it. Congrats again and happy pregnancy!
~Marcus, Meghan, & Lillie Weiser