Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy New Year (in February...;)!!!

 Happy New Year, everyone!!
Ok, I know it's February and all, but we've kinda had a lot going on lately.  "How busy", you ask? Well our Valentine's Day card should answer a few questions:
  YES!! It's true! We're crazy enough to "add a fourth" or "even out the crew"!  Matt and I (and I think the kids even MORE) are so excited.  It's been a lot of adjusting lately as I have pretty much been "out of commission" most of the time.  All I can say is that I have the most AMAZING husband!! I am starting to feel a little better, so it's been nice to return to my world of inspiration.  As you can probably guess, cakes aren't exactly what I'm talking about (even the smallest speck of frosting makes me gag...).  So the next few months should be fun in our household- getting ready for a new little one HAS to include some redecorating, right??? ;)

One thing I have to say is that we've been getting A LOT of mixed reactions to our news.  Mostly it's been great, but you know- there's always a few...  I stumbled on this article a few weeks back and got a kick out of it. Actually, Matt more than I, but he REQUESTED that I copy it onto our blog... :)

Written by Kylie Orr for

For anyone who is tactfully deficient, I have included a list of answers to some of the questions I have been asked with the announcement of our fourth pregnancy.

Let me know if I have missed anything!

Yes, it was planned.
No, we are not crazy, insane, demented or a sandwich short of a picnic.
Yes, they all have the same father.
No, we didn’t have anything better to do (what would you rather be doing?).
Yes, we own a TV.
No, the power was not out that night.
Yes, we know how babies are made.
No, we don’t rely on the rhythm method.
Yes, we understand the concept of contraception.
Yes, we know that four children is a lot.
No, I wasn’t that attached to my pelvic floor.
Yes, we know we may have another boy.
No, we didn’t “try for a girl”, we’re not “hoping for a pink one”, or “praying for more oestrogen in the house” (but of course, a girl would be lovely, as would another boy).
Yes, we have sorted out names.
No, we won’t be finding out the gender.
Yes, this will be our last.
No, we are not hoping to start a football team.
Yes, we realise how much money children cost.
No, we didn’t do it for the plasma bonus.
Yes, we know about the need for a bigger car.
No, we will not have to buy a mini-bus.
Yes, we’ll have our hands full.
No we don’t value sleep, we’ve forgotten what it is.
Yes, we have enough space (is it illegal for kids to share a bedroom?)
No, we are not gluttons for punishment (you see children as a punishment?).
Yes, we’re taking congratulations!


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Erickson Family said...

Aly ~ Such a cute was to announce! Thank you for the good laugh. I only have three boys and I find people ask me those same questions. Congratulations to you and your family!

The Fam said...

You are SO cute!!! So much congrat's! We plan on having 4 too (if it's in God's plans!)... so I'll be watching ;) How exciting! :D