Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Big News!!!

Well we have big news from the Manweiler house. We are pregnant! This may come as a shock to some of you, well it did to us as well! This wasn't planned, but we are all very excited. I am 6 1/2 weeks along. We were going to wait until Monday to announce after my first ultrasound, but the cat kind of got out of the bag...so we decided to go ahead and let everyone know! I hope none of you were offended that I emailed you and told you to come read my blog, but I'm not sure who are "regulars" and who aren't. It was just going to be a lot easier this way to announce all at once. And besides, I know most of you are like, "oh yeah, Larissa is having ANOTHER kid." So don't think you can be this impersonal with me when your time comes....Jenny, Sheila!!!

Anyways, I am due June 18th. When we go on Monday, they will probably move the due date, depending on the size of the baby so far. So I'll have a better idea of what we're looking at. We're going to Covenant this time. Yeah, I wanted to avoid getting any life threatning illnesses this time, so I have a new OBGYN and all. So far I am feeling really well. I had been a little nervous, b/c for me with both of my pregnancies spending time on my knees in front of the toilet was just normal. But so far, so good. I was feeling great everyday, until about Friday. But I certainly don't have anything to complain about. I am hungry all the time!!! I didn't gain very much weight with either of my last two...20 pounds with Madi, and 8 pounds with Kyle. Well I'm pretty sure, I've already gained 8 pounds. I had lost about 5-7 before I got pregnant, and then I found out I was pregnant. So yeah, I'm going to be as big as a house when it's all over, but it's alright. I'll just have my work cut out for me, when the baby gets here.

This wasn't planned. We were really only planning on having two. I had my moments where I wanted another, but they only lasted about an hour out of the month. I just didn't see how we would fit another child into our lives. But God has a wonderful way of working those kind of things out, and he has already shown us many things, so we are excited.

I'm really planning on enjoying this pregnancy. I know for sure this time, it's my last, and we're just in different places in our lives right now than we were in the past with the other two. We are so much more settled and secure with Nathan's career for one thing. And we're not moving right after this one's born like we did with the other two either.

Madi kind of knows. We have talked about having another baby with her, and she has already decided that it's a girl, and we'll name her Elizabiss (that's how she says Elizabeth) She said that she has prayed to God to send us a girl. I sure hope she's not disappointed. Nathan thinks it's a boy. We have a name conflict if it's a boy. There is a name that he is dead set on, and I am dead set NOT on. It would just be easier if it were a girl, so that wouldn't even be an issue. But personally we have been so blessed with each, that I will be thrilled with either. A girl would be nice, b/c Madi is kind of out numbered. On Nathan's side of the family, she is the only girl, and Chad and Traci will not be having any other children. On our side, Madi is also the only girl. But I have enjoyed my little boy Kyle so much, that I would love to have another little boy too.

So that's our big news. We ask for prayers that this little one is healthy. I didn't really give it a lot of thought before. I mean, yes, we wanted a healthy baby, but it never crossed my mind that it wouldn't be healthy. I think as we grow and mature, we start to realize how fragile life really is.

Well that's about it! I can't believe I'm going to be a momma again!!! I really am happy!


Blogger Neva said...

I am excited and believe it or not, I am praying for a girl too. I think it will be good for us to have another princess and I have enjoyed all my grandkids so much, but especially Madi because a girl was all new--and so much fun. I am excited to see yall this weekend. Love ya

9:01 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!! I hope that all goes well with the pregnancy and the delivery.

9:43 AM  
Blogger April Carrasco said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats!!! You will have to let me know how having three is?!?

10:04 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

Congratulations!!! I think it's a girl...just a feeling! And you are right, we do need another girl. I hope you continue to feel well and my last pregnancy was wonderful from day one, so hopefully you will have the same blessing. I'm excited for you guys!! Love you!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congrats!!!! I thought you were wanting three so I am thrilled for you. I will be praying for you and baby and hope the ultrasound goes well.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Yea!!! Congratulations! How exciting. I will keep you and baby in my prayers.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Noel & Celeste said...

Larissa! Congratulations!
I'm so happy for you:).


10:50 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Congratulations-that is awesome!! Many blessings on you and your family~

4:06 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Well we can just be pregos together! It seems like there are so many people I know that are pregnant! A ton at work! It's crazy!
Hey, who is your gyno?

10:04 PM  

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