Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Family: A gift that lasts forever

I have a wall sticker from the dollar store that says that and it seemed an appropriate title....

Dear Blog Readers,

It appears the Hightower Family of 3 is going to be a family of 4. I'm only a whoppin 6.5 weeks along so I've decided to only share this with my blog reading friends and family.Our little fetus is starting to look something like this little worm creature.
This throws a wrench in a few of my plans but then I always have plans with wrenchs in them. The morning sickness while in school (especially a cooking class) is my least favorite thing. You should have seen the way I was sobbing at the idea of going to class last Thursday to make meatballs. Lets just say I ditched my first class of the semester. I've had a cold for a couple days recently and I can't take any drugs to help me feel better so that has just been insult to injury.

I've decided it makes the most sense for me to go ahead and finish in August and hope that Ryan can still pass his classes with us both in school. He's done pretty well this month even with me being sick and worthless. I'll have to miss some school in June to go with the Hightowers/Nortons to Mexico. I'm very excited to actually fly on a plane and leave the country (2 things I've never done) but I am worried about missing school since summer school moves twice as fast.

Insurance plans are still sorta iffy. The job thing is kind of up in the air depending on whether the company can seal the deal on these new projects they are trying to grab. If he gets the job before I finish school in August then all will be well. Assuming the job doesn't work out I may have to finish school but not apply for graduation and just keep pretending to be a student to get insurance. Regardless of the insurance situation though I still plan to give birth at Bella Natal birthing suites with a midwife. More on that later though.

My house is the biggest disaster you could possibly imagine. It was bad before now it's ridiculous. It's hard to find the motivation to get out of bed let alone pick something up that Kaylee has dragged out of the cupbords or her toy baskets. She's so dang cute though it's hard to blame her.

I am very excited to have another tiny child to hold in my arms! Fall will be exciting in our family. Ryan's birthday is September 27th and then baby's will be around October 14th. Mine and Kaylee's will be the 16th and 23rd. Family party? I think Kaylee will benefit from having a younger sibling and I think 2 years apart is a great age gap. Bring on the nursing bras and the infant seats! (in 8 months)

Stacey

14 comments:

Lauren Davison said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting. Good luck with the insurance. There's nothing worse than not knowing exactly what you will be doing, and having no control over it all. But at least you have options! We're excited for you guys! :)

Jessica said...

Congratulations! :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats, that is so exciting!

P.S. I announced my pregnancy almost exactly 1 hr after you...glad I am not the only crazy person to have babies so close together : )

The Hightower's said...

WAHOO!!!
We are so excited for you three and for is too ; ) we can't wait to have another niece/nephew!!!
Congrats again (I know I've told you that a million times) we love you guys!!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations Hightowers!!! Let us know when you want a break :)

Alyssa said...

SO happy for you! Sounds like first things will keep coming first for you guys. That always brings a deep happiness even if it Sure is HARD sometimes--Congratulations! I wish you ALL the best in the school work. I hope all goes well to finish soon. I know your efforts will be blessed

The Skousens said...

Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Hopefully you won't continue to be too sick, so that school is a little easier! Good luck with everything!

Blythe said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!! Stacey, I am so happy for you. Brina told me a couple weeks ago, and I have been dying to congratulate you but didn't want to mess up your announcement for you! Hang in there, you will make it. Kaylee won't remember how the house looked, she will just know she was loved and her mom and dad did their best for her and her little bro/sis! Sending love and hugs!

Charlotte said...

So exciting! I found out I was pregnant with Emmaline the week I registered to start getting my Master's Degree. Life is full of kinks!

Taylor said...

How exciting! i am so happy for you guys!! Best of luck with everything stace....love you!

JJ McGee said...

Wow! I'm so excited for you guys! Building a little family! I want one! :) (still trying to convince cody...) Hope you feel better soon though and everything works out well!!

Liz said...

Sudafed and Zicam are both pregnancy-approved :). Hope your cold goes away! Oh and I have some of both of the aforementioned medications if you don't feel like going out to get them...

Julie Ann said...

I am so excited for you! I am studying to be a midwife! and after this summer I will be a certified Doula. You go Girl! Call me if you need anything!I have some great reading and other materials. 480-326-9753

Nikki and Nathan said...

Oh Stacey I am so happy for you congrats!!!! Yet jealous at the same time. ha ha. We have been trying since November, but I know it will come. God has a plan for all of us. I'm so happy for you guys, that's great news!