Thursday, January 22, 2009

Public Announcement You May Want To Know

The Newsletter is done! It's turned into distribution, and hopefully all that work will come to fruition.
No, that's not the announcement.

Therapy last night was awesome. We talked a lot about how I have this overwhelming desire to please everyone --how I care way too much how people view me. This leads to stress because the time I spend caring so much about people (who probably aren't even thinking about me) could be spent doing better things --like thinking about my children instead. The problem is that I already know this. I know I shouldn't care so much. I know I waste my time doing things that aren't important (long-term). But changing my habits and actions are harder than it looks. So, I'm going to start small. Wish me luck!

Oh, and no, that's not the announcement.

I finally got the London pictures downloaded and I was planning on a blog post today (I still might), but then I may not have as much time as I was hoping for blogging today. #2 was sick on Tuesday --she's finally better, but #3 and #4 were both throwing up last night. So, today will be sick-kid duty for me. I'm still trying to figure out how I can run two simple errands with two sick boys, though. Not sure how it's going to work, but I really have to run these errands. Maybe I should ask somebody that doesn't mind being exposed to a possible stomach flu to watch them while I run them?
Sigh. Yeah. Not gonna happen.

Not the announcement!

We're having an inversion here in Utah Valley (and around most of Utah, I guess). The air quality is so bad that the kids are being kept inside during recess. This doesn't help my asthma, especially since I've run out of daily meds and that's one of the errands I needed to run today. I'm seriously praying for snow (lots of it), so the inversion will leave. It's worse than LA smog, people, I'm tellin' ya!

And now, for the real announcement. The one you've all been waiting for! Maybe.
I'm pregnant.
I'm just about 13 weeks and the due date is August 2nd. This means all kinds of things:
1. I was pregnant during my last "whine, whine, I wanna be pregnant" post.
2. My exhaustion has been explained.
3. Lots of other stuff I'll blog about later (like why I believe this is our last child, and #1's hilarious --and depressing --reaction to the announcement).

So, yay for me! I'm happy about this (very happy), although right now, with #4 needing a diaper change and #3 moaning on the floor, I wonder why just a little bit!

35 comments:

Ryan and Missy- said...

I saw the title of your blog and I just knew it :)

Congratulations!! That's very exciting.

Julie P said...

best announcement ever! I am absolutely thrilled for you.

Becky, I have a cat said...

(((((HUGS))))) Wooohooo!

Christy said...

YEA!! that is the best news! I am with the first commentor on this one - I totally knew from your blog title...and then with all your "trickyness" it just had to be - and it was :) So congrats!!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

:) Hooray!

Moddy said...

I'm so happy for you. and hope that the sick kiddos get feeling better very soon.

blogging and bliss~ said...

yeah for you!

Angie said...

Congrats!

Amy said...

Congratulations! :)

flip flop mama said...

Yay! Congrats!

Grandma Rozla said...

Yay for you! Hope all goes well. So glad you got the newsletter done and out of the way - and yes, I am waiting for the London pics, but a mom must be a mom even to the sickies - so enjoy your day!

Love ya

SHELLS BELLS! said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you.

Michele said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Also, can't wait to see all those London pics. :)

JustRandi said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you!

bythelbs said...

Congratulations! And I want to hear the hilarious and depressing reaction!

Cristy, Formerly Mustard said...

First off a big public CONGRATS on the pregnancy! You've been doing great through the first trimester... seriously!

Secondly, SEE! SEE the good you are doing! SEE the people who love you. SEE the blessings. And FORGET! FORGET all the fluff and peripheral garbage that junks up our heads as women! (OH, writing this for myself by the way...) You are awesome Cheryl. Remember the rest of us see you and think "Can't keep up! How does she do it all? What a woman!"

stewbert said...

Congratulations!

This inversion is horrid -- hurts the lungs something fierce. My DD has been kept in from recess too.

Summer said...

Yay! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! I willed myself to read the entire post instead of just scrolling down to the bottom where I KNEW, just KNEW you were going to say this!!!!

Congratulations, my dear! I couldn't be more happy for you! And call me when the summer seems like it will NEVER end. I've been there -- with two babies.

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!1

Kim said...

MY OH MY! YEAH! That is so exciting! Your an amazing mother and woman! Sorry about your sick kiddos! I hope you don't get it!

madhousewife said...

Congratulations!

Hope your kiddos are all feeling better soon.

m_and_m said...

Hehe.

I knew already and didn't know that was what you were going to say. The inversion must be affecting my brain.

Congrats my dear!

And call your vts to pick up what you need, girl!

Amanda D said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you. I hope your sick kids are better soon, the air is better soon and that you are able to get your errands done.

I'm dying to know the reaction of your daughter, do share!

Jill said...

Yippee! I'm so happy for you, that's such fun news. I hope you're feeling well.

Cardalls said...

Yay for baby #5! That is wonderful news and I can't wait to hear more about your trip and see pics!

Desi said...

Yeah...Congrats!

That's so exciting.

Michelle Walker said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is NOTHING better than a brand new baby. You know, I knew Henry was my last and I think it was very helpful to know because I savored his babyhood so much more.

Courtney N said...

YEAH! CONGRATS!!

Richelle said...

Wahoo! Congratulations!

FluffyChicky said...

Why am I always the last to know about these things? See what happens when I don't obsessively check your blog every night?! :)
But so awesome for you!!

Annette Lyon said...

Yay and woot and all that jazz! Summer babies are awesome--no need to worry about slipping on ice with a belly, and no worries over RSV and the like. (Did the summer thing twice.)

Sara said...

oh wow, what a blessing! congratulations cheryl :)
yayyyyyyyyy for babies!!!

Kellyry said...

Congratulations, Cheryl! And may the sick kiddos recover soon.

Alison Wonderland said...

If you're happy about it then I'm happy for you! Yay!

becca said...

sweet chilies and good for you! Loved my summer pregnancy because I was tan for those hospital pictures. Yes!