Sunday, May 20, 2007

Happiness times THREE!

McKenna's recital went wonderfully! I'm actually going to blog about that tomorrow because I wanna share the video and Erick still has to edit out all the extra stuff (unless you want to watch 70 dancers take their final bows?) LOL! I'm guessing no! So we'll edit it so you can see McKenna's dance and her final bow when she receives her dancer's medal and I'll get that up tomorrow for you.

I do have an exciting Bieger Family announcement though!

Here's a hint!

A video I just ordered:

A test I just passed:


We just found out on Friday!! We were actually planning to try next month. Usually we chart temperatures and all that because once we decide we want to try for a baby, we don't want to just chance it and miss our opportunity. So usually our pregnancies are VERY planned. I was all geared up for my period to come so I could start my chart but nope, not this time! = D

I really didn't think it was possible to be pregnant this month. I had a few symptoms throughout the week but you know, that can happen even when you're not pregnant so I didn't give it much thought. Then on Friday I was talking to my sister and telling her that it was possible but HIGHLY unlikely. We were doing the "pregnancy math" and I realized that it actually WAS possible...but still, not probable. As the day went on I started thinking "Hmm.....I just might be."

I waited anxiously for Erick to get home from work. As soon as he walked in the door, I grabbed the car keys and said I needed to run to the store for some items for dinner. I got the groceries and a pregnancy test, loaded the groceries in the car and ran across the street to a restaurant bathroom. I took the test in there, praying it would be positive. Within seconds, there were two lines!!!! I couldn't believe it! I was so thrilled and it took everything I had to not run back to the car with a goofy grin on my face!

I drove home and unloaded the groceries. Then I told Erick that I had brought us a special dessert. I held out a little tub of ice cream and a jar of pickles. He said "Oh...." (and later admitted that he was distracted by the fact that I'd picked out an ice cream flavor he didn't like). Then he realized it was ice cream and pickles and his face got quizzical. He looked at me and asked what it was. I said "Doesn't everybody like to eat this kind of dessert?" He said "No....are you....pregnant?" I said YEP! He was so happy and he gave me a big hug.

We decided to go ahead and tell the girls. McKenna said "EW!" and Kyla started babbling. Then McKenna came running up to me and hugged and kissed my belly and said "Hi baby!" Kyla came up and gave me a hug and a kiss too. I don't think she understands that a baby is coming exactly but she knew something special happened.

It's been funny the different things that McKenna says now.

* She said she wants a brother but she keeps calling the baby both "he" and "she". She said "Mommy, let's pray to God for the baby." When we prayed, she asked for God to make the baby a girl. She's recommended the names "Kyla" "Sweet Baby" and "Marma". LOL!

* Whenever I eat food, she always says "Oh no! Mommy, baby is eating all your food!"

* She is convinced that babies are born out of your butt. LOL! I've tried to explain otherwise but that is incomprehensible to her!

* She can't wait for the baby to come so that she can share my hospital food with me again. LOL!

* She is looking forward to playing freeze dance with the baby and to making silly faces with the baby.

We've told just about everyone except for Erick's parents (they weren't able to make it to the recital and that's when we told our families) and my Grandma (who is on a cruise). So if you're someone who talks to any of those people, please don't tell them yet! ; )

We're not exactly sure of the due date but my best guess is January 26, 2008. I'm gonna call tomorrow to make an appointment with the OB. Hopefully I can get in soon and they'll do an u/s to date the pregnancy.

No, we aren't trying for a boy. We are just as in love with the idea of having a family with all girls as we are with the idea of having a little boy. Children are children and God will give us just the right family dynamic. Whatever we find out at the 20-week ultrasound, I know I will be ecstatic.

We do have names picked out. Well, mostly. For a boy we like Killian Joshua. For a girl we like Katelyn. The girl middle name is still being decided. I like Johanna (nickname Katie Jo) and Erick likes Katelyn Abigail. Both are pretty so we'll probably pray and see if our hearts settle on one of those.

For those who have followed our past two pregnancy journals, YES I'm definitely gonna do a weekly pregnancy journal for this little sprout too. I'll be sure to link you up once I've got it started!

I'm just so excited!! I was just starting to get baby fever this month and I'm so glad that we got to be surprised for a change! I can't wait to know who this little one is and to have a newborn in the house again. I can't wait to see how Kyla will be as a big sister and to see how McKenna will be now that she'll be a little older. Right now she is always helping us change Kyla's diapers and helps look out for Kyla. When the baby is born, she'll be 4 1/2 so it'll be neat to see how she'll be then. Kyla will be almost 2 1/2...just a smidge older than Kenna was when she was born. So I feel good about the age difference between all 3 kids. I think they're going to be close and have so much fun together like the girls do now. : )

I'm feeling alright. I've had a pretty bad headache for 2 days now and I'm sooo tired. But I'm happy and trying to prepare myself for the morning sickness that I know is coming!

Your prayers are coveted and appreciated! : )

Here's a layout I did about finding out:

Amazing Suprises


Caroline B said...

congrats to you both *hugs*
Now you just have to hold out until 28 Jan 2008 so bub's born on my birthday :P LOL Looking forward to seeing lots of pregnancy layouts & hearing how the girlies cope with a new one :)

Biancka said...

Shannon, I wanna congratulate you and your family on baby #3 !!! That is such awesome news. Hope your pregnancy will be an easy one :)

Erika said...

Congratulations! I am due the same day, how fun! Erika (eloise24 @DST)

Jen said...

Congratulations Shannon. I read the announcement on C6 this past weekend- totally excited for you guys :)
Micah is ready for us to have another ;) He told me yesterday that he wants me to have a girl and we will name here "Hello" LOL

The Gilles Family said...

LOL McKenna said Ew! Grandma called me from her cruise yesterday, and I didn't spill the bean! She'll be ECSTATIC! Congratulations you guys! We love you! (And Yay for another January Baby in the family!)

Maegan said...

Yeah! Congratulations to you and your entire family. I am so thrilled! Now you are just fueling my baby fever. Ack! I just love McKenna's reaction. That is too funny. :)

Elaine said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! Congratulations! Congratulations! i'm so happy for you guys! And I personally love the name "Marma" ..just so you know...

Can't wait for the new addition to the family!

bethtrue said...

Shannon - wow congratulations to you and your family!! That's so great! Can't wait to hear how it all goes, and to see all your cool pregnancy scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing the news - and i hope that you continue to feel great and have such great energy as you do now!!

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 3/4 year old)

Robin said...

Congrats Shannon!!!!! :)

Kelly said...

YAY!!!! I saw that DVD when I first clicked on your blog and though "hmmm could she be pregnant?" and didn't even see the title of the post LOL! How exciting!! Congrats to you all!!!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats - I'm so excited for you, those names are gorgeous! BTW - I like Katelyn Johanna, has a nice elegant sound to it.

Jenae said...

Congrats! Everyone from FTM at Network54 misses you! Come post your news. They will be so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Shannon,
I am sooooooooooooo happy for you that you are having another baby!! Congratulations to you, uncle erick and the kids!! McKenna is just too cute!! I miss you guys so terribly much and wish that I can see you hopefully this summer!! =) I love you guys!!!
Love your niece Amanda
tell everyone I said hi!!! My dad and mom said hi and congrats and to send you our ♥

kim said...

YAY!!! COngrats Shannon! So excited for you. Can't wait to find out what the next baby bieger will be. :)

Lindsay said...

congratulations biegers! i was very inspired by your creativity in announcing your pregnancy to your husband, we are usually just waiting outside the bathroom together for 3 minutes. Next time, I will have to surprise him with something silly like you did! Can't wait to hear all the "treats" of pregnancy!