Monday, March 23, 2009

My First "Not Me! Monday"

(Before I get into this post, I want to ask you to please pray for MckMamma and baby Stellan, who is very sick in the hospital this morning. Click HERE for the latest updates)



You know, I’ve considered participating in the “Not Me” Monday festivities for quite some time. It has always seemed like a creative prompt, a unique posting style, and just a fun way to confess all the little secrets you have (or HAVE NOT, as the case may be) been keeping under wraps.

I really feel like this is the perfect week for me to jump in...because...

I have not been DYING to share some exciting news with you. I could have kept this to myself forever. There’s no way I was even tempted in the slightest to blow the secret that I am going to be an aunt again. To TWINS!!!!

My brother and his wife are expecting their multiple blessings on or around November 1, 2009. I am NOT over-the-moon about this news. And I have NOT already purchased frilly socks, hairbows, accessories and other baby items for these kiddos. That would be silly since we have no clue what the boy/girl breakdown is going to be yet. And I am just not known to be silly, spontaneous or impulsive when I get excited. Not Me.

I’m also not one who would get so caught up in the excitement of the BIG FAMILY NEWS that I would neglect to notice a few suspicious symptoms of my own. Not Me.

I would never summarily dismiss the achy back, increased irritability, and extreme fatigue by blaming the symptoms on stress or maybe the flu. Nor would I, after several days, have finally purchased a home-pregnancy test. Just to ease my mind, you know.

I would not have taken said pregnancy test while my husband and son were outside in the front yard playing football. And I most certainly would not have sat in utter disbelief for ten minutes while staring at the bright magenta plus sign.

I would not have been so rattled and surprised that I would need to process the information for four days before I could even tell my husband.

Nope, not me.

And I certainly would do nothing to take any of the excitement away from my brother, his wife and their BIG NEWS by being due on the EXACT SAME DAY THEY ARE DUE.

Definitely Not me...

9 comments:

Amber said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is so exciting!! Now, Emily just needs to be pregnant too. That would give your poor mother a heart attack! Yay for Baby Buggs! :)

Christy Odom said...

I am very excited for y'all. I hope you are feeling well. Our kids will be pretty close in age. My son is 2 and our new little boy is due in July.

Heather Radke said...

I love this Not Me stuff. The post was adorable, witty and just plain made me giggle. I am so happy for you, David and Andrew. What a blessing!!! Yay!

Heather

p.s. The gum story blog cracked me up too...if only you had a bottle of Lemon essential oil it would have come right off, and smelled yummy too! :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I pray that this pregnancy is easy and has very little morning sickness and NO hyperemesis gravadarem!!!!!!

Kelly said...

that is so wonderful! congratulations!!!!!!! how fun that you are both due the same day...what a conincidance (sp?)! what a great 'not me monday' post, pefect timing!

Anneliese Schombs-Fish said...

I am NOT still jumping up and down with excitement over all of this news, and am NOT hoping that it is a girl so that I can buy ruffly socks and make a ruffly pink blanket. I am also NOT excited that our regular family vacation does NOT happen to be just a few weeks after the due date and so I will NOT be able to hold this sweet thing soon after she/he arrives. My heart is NOT swollen to bursting with joy for you and your whole family.
Love u all always, Anneliese

MindyMac said...

What great news!!!! Congratulations on all fronts! Having twin nieces, I have to say, is so much fun! Wishing you a GREAT pregnancy!

Tammy said...

Wow, I just got triplely (is that a word?) good news. More cousins....bring em on :)

Beth said...

That's awesome news!! And what a great way to announce it! : )