olive is getting…

19 Apr

So this weekend a random man in Home Depot said I looked like I could just “deliver that baby right then and there.”

Um….thanks?  I guess that means I’m getting bigger.  I’m going to choose to take that as a compliment ’cause these babies are growing!

And for an extremely far overdue announcement – little miss Olive is getting a…

BABY SISTER and BABY BROTHER!


A mini Candice and a mini Jon will be joining us in just a few short months, and we couldn’t be more excited!  And just for the record, I guessed it;)

week 24 (left) and week 25 (right)

I always wondered why pregnant girls would stand like I am on the left.  But every week I felt more and more awkward trying to pose.  Before I even knew what I was doing last week, up went the right arm and the left followed.  And there I was.  Now I know.

How can I possible still have 15 weeks left to grow?  Where are these babies going to go?  The questions I ask myself a million times a day.

So many fun things from the last few weeks.  Best of all – Jon felt baby girl move!  Several times I had tried to call him over to feel, but the second he got close, they’d get all shy.  Finally, just a few days ago, our sweet baby girl decided to give her daddy a good, hard kick. yay!

We’ve also made several fun purchases as of recent – a chair big enough for our entire family of 5, sheets, a sweet little doll and our first cloth diaper.

And today I received an invitation to the first one of my showers!

It has definitely been a big couple of weeks as far as baby progress.  I still have to stop and tell myself that this is really happening quite often.  The days of wondering if we would ever have a little McCoy are still far too fresh in my mind.  It’s still really hard for me to digest that God has really given us two babies.

I know we don’t deserve it, and I only wish I could make the same thing happen for all the sweet girls I know who are longing for this very thing.

I do promise one thing, though.  I will never ever take this baby boy or girl for granted.  I’ll never forget what it felt like to want them so badly and not know if God would ever bring them to me.  And for that reason alone, I am thankful for the experience of infertility.

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Aside from the big “countdown to babies,” I’m also pretty focused on counting down to the last day of school.  Only 23 days left.  I can hardly believe it.  Honestly, this has been such a great year of school.  If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know that teaching and I have not always gotten along super well.  But this year has been different.  I have some seriously amazing kids, and I think having an extra year of experience under my belt didn’t hurt.  Either way, I’m really going to miss it.

When I told my principal I was leaving, I said “a baby is the only thing that could take me away from here.”  And I actually meant it.  I’m really thankful to be leaving on a good note.  I’m not sure if I’ll go back someday or not…who knows where life will take us.  But what a relief to not be running away this time.

I will be kind of relieved when this rollercoaster of teaching/not teaching/teaching again decides to level off.  I think having a couple of sweet babies to occupy my time should take care of that!

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9 Responses to “olive is getting…”

  1. Heather (Where's the Beach) April 20, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Woohoo – that’s awesome. I was kind of thinking it’d be a boy and girl too! And you seriously look great!

    • candice April 26, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks girl! You are so sweet:) So many people guess boy/girl – too funny!

  2. amber@SAHM's musings April 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    i’ve been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting for this post 😉

    So happy for you! You look great and seriously I don’t know what that guy was thinking saying that. People say all kinds of distasteful things to pregnant people.

    I had someone (another mama) say to me just today “I don’t know what all you crazy ladies are thinking having 3 kids.” ummm {crickets} thanks for that. excuse me while I go sob and start feeling overwhelmed.

    I would love to get together with you when school lets out! We can talk about babies and onsies and all that kind of fun stuff!

    • candice April 26, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      How crazy. I think the more kids you have the more craziness there will be – but also the more love and fun! People seem to think anything beyond 2 is crazy, which I find funny. My most received comment about the twins is “how great! Now you’re done!” Seriously, it’s rare for me not to hear that upon telling someone it’s twins. I’m always like “well, we’ll see!” I don’t know why everyone assumes that.

      I think 3 sounds perfect:) And yes, it would be awesome to finally get together once school’s over. I would love that! Only 3.5 more weeks…

  3. ely April 24, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    you are the cutest pregnant lady EVER. love you!

    • candice April 26, 2012 at 8:41 am #

      You are too sweet:) love you too!

  4. Laura April 25, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    A boy and a girl – one of each! What a blessing! 🙂

    • candice April 26, 2012 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks, Laura! We definitely feel very blessed:)

  5. Sarah April 29, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Congrats on expecting a girl and a boy! Amazing! You totally deserve it, lovely. Awesome 🙂

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