Friday, February 11, 2011

Lucky Number Seven

Seven Quick Takes: We're Expecting Number Seven Edition

1a. We're thrilled!

1b. One of the fun things about your husband working from home half the week is the ability to march into his office in the middle of a conference call he's on with a whole bunch of other lawyers and show him a positive pregnancy test. He just pointed at me and said, "Thank you for that," like I was a secretary handing him a memo he'd asked me to type.

2. I've really enjoyed seeing my husband grow in this area. He's gone from being absolutely terrified when I told him about our first pregnancy to filing the news away to be discussed later at lunch now that we're expecting our seventh child. There is no fear anymore. Experience has taught him just how to balance hard work and trust in Providence and so all the anxiety he had about providing for us when he was young has melted away and all that remains now is the joy. Pro-life men are real men, I always say. They aren't afraid to be fathers, they aren't afraid to be husbands, they aren't afraid to be men. I love my pro-life man.

3. I've never felt better. Seriously, food tastes better, everything smells better, I have more energy than ever and a very positive outlook. My hair is even softer and curlier. I haven't felt this good since our first pregnancy which, sadly, ended in miscarriage. Does this concern me?

4. You bet it does. I'm concerned every day that something isn't right, but it's not like I don't have any symptoms. I just have very different symptoms. For example, the other day I was sitting in the van in the Walmart parking lot enjoying beets straight from a can while worrying terribly that I didn't have pregnancy symtoms. Then, I just reminded myself that I was eating BEETS out of a CAN in the Walmart parking lot and really ENJOYING it, and that this really isn't normal non-pregnancy behavior for me. Even so, your prayers for healthy pregnancy are appreciated.

5. The boys are thrilled!

6. I expect to have to answer the question about what gender we're hoping for this time around many, many times before we actually know. In fact, I've already had to answer that one a few times. I have a long and a short answer, but they both come down to this: This child is a gift to our family from God and I trust He knows what He's doing. We'd be happy either way.

7. Baby Temple is due in early October.

Seven Quick Takes is hosted by Jennifer at Conversion Diary

56 comments:

Jen Ambrose said...

Congratulations to you all!

Rachel Bostwick said...

Congratulations, congratulations!! So full of joy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

FWIW, I have 3 girls, and now we're expecting baby #4 (a boy). We've had to endure the silly comments and questions about 'hoping for a boy' or 'trying for a boy' - I always say what you did. God gives us the gift we are supposed to have and we are THRILLED to receive it!!

L. E. Cove said...

**beaming** I am so happy for you all: what a blessing!

(and yes :-) it's lovely to be able to leave a comment, thank you!)

Peace,
~ Ellie

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

Yay! Margaret to the rescue! Congratulations! You will be in my prayers and can I just say that the beet story totally cracked me up!

Amy said...

Congratulations. I too was blessed among men till I had a daughter this past September. It's a little different but nice, though I would have been just as thrilled to have another boy. In fact I thought it definatly would be one so I was surprised when they said "It's a girl." Don't rename your blog if it's a girl though, because you will still be more outnumbered than my daughter and I at 3 vs 2.

Kimberlee said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for all of you! Deo Gratias!!! And way to go, Margaret! (PS One of the signs we made to take to the clinic says "Real men aren't afraid to be Dads")

Mary said...

This is just wonderful news!! Congratulations Momma!! Enjoy those beets! LOL!

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Suzanne! I'm so happy for all of you.

Haus Frau said...

How absolutely wonderful! I love the way you announced it to your husband, too. :) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Suzanne and Jeremy! So glad you did not close the blog to the public and we are privy to your wonderful news. God bless you and your little one! --J.C.

Sprittibee said...

Congrats. ;) My 4th is just now a week old and I'm in a baby fog. I can't imagine having any more... but am so very thankful for the ones I have.

Adored the part about the conference call and "filing it away" for lunch discussion. TOO CUTE.

Anne said...

Congratulations!!! I have four and wish oh so much I could have more! God Bless!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Suzanne!! How blessed you are!!

Jennie C. said...

Well, I'm glad you opened the comments, because I just wanted to shout...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I'm so happy for you and your family.

Love,
Jennie

Julie said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news! We will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I wish I had many siblings. I'm sure I will compensate that by having myself many many childrèn!
Greetings and prayers from France!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Leave it to Margaret to worry about YOUR comments! ;-) Congratulations, Suzanne. More babies is what the world needs. I hope you have a healthy, peaceful pregnancy.

Cheryl M. said...

Congratulations Suzanne and family! I'm so very happy for you!! :)

KC said...

Congratulations, Suzanne and to your family. How wonderful to hear the news yesterday. We will pray.

And, the beet story? Hilarious.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! A new baby is always good news!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I plead the 5th! And blame the glass of wine I'd had!

Look at all this happy revelry, though. Gosh, we love our babies.

Congratulations again!!!

Kris said...

So glad you opened comments!! I'm just thrilled for you!!

Carmen said...

Congratulations Suzanne!! Eating beets from a can??? Yes, that's a different symptom! I hope all is well aside from those beets! :)

majellamom said...

Congratulations! I love that you were worried about not having pregnancy symptoms while eating beets out of a can...too cute!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

PS. I happen to LOVE canned beets.

Suzanne Temple said...

You do, Margaret? Then, maybe you know about those little Del Monte cans with the easy open tab on the top? Really convenient for snacking. I highly recommend them.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Suzanne and family! As a mother of two daughters (and teenagers at that) I greatly enjoy reading about your life with so many wonderful boys. thanks for sharing your joy with the rest of us!

Paula said...

Lets hear it for Maggie!!

Congratulations Suzanne!!

Lissa said...

Hoorah, comments open! Double-triple-quadruple hurrah, new baby news!!! So delighted and excited for you, my dear. :) :) :)

Julie said...

I am so happy for you!

We got news of an unexpected 5th at the end of the summer, and while it took some time to adjust, we are so looking forward to meeting this new member of our family (we have 4 boys and are waiting to find out about this one). It was such an encouragement to read about your husband's reaction; I'm amazed at how the Lord will take care if we only trust in His good providence.

I hope that all continues smoothly. You are truly Blessed Among Men!

Mum2eight said...

congratulations., I* announced my pregnancy with out 8th child in a 7 quick take. He has just turned a year old.

Prayers for a happy and healthy nine months for you.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! Congratulations!

Nikkadmus said...

Good gracious, Suzanne! You post nothing for ages (so I stopped checking in for a while) and now this. So, so, happy for you! Praying every good thing for you and your new wee one.

Barras said...

Congratulations! God bless you all!

Miriam said...

Congratuations! Prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy coming your way. I've been following your blog for ages, what wonderful news x

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, You are very blessed and I send my my best congratulations! I have so enjoyed your blog for the past few years. We are enjoying our 5, mostly little ones here in Atlanta. God bless, I am so happy for you.
Mary Brooke

Colleen said...

YIPPEE!!!! I am honored to be pregnant (with number 5) alongside such a great mom like you :)

Frabjous Days said...

Congratulations! We're expecting number 5 in late September :-)

Donna said...

I'm so glad you opened comments! Here in Alabama we are thrilled for you- I went to a Catholic moms-night-out Friday night and said "Suzanne T. is pregnant" and everyone cheered- you have many fans. :) My #3 was born a couple weeks after Micah and my #4 is coming in July. Unlike my other three pregnancies- I have had almost NO SYMPTOMS at all and it has had me a little concerned all along. I feel great and don't know why?! Guess we should just enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

I can't express the joy I feel knowing God is sending another little blessing to that beautiful family of yours! You will be in my prayers!

~Betty

Kris said...

Congrats!!! Our own new baby bundle is due in early September. And thanks to your recommendation of Diclectin for the severe hyperemesis, I have managed to avoid the hospital thus far. Few more weeks, and we will be out of the woods so to speak.

Beth said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

love2learnmom said...

Wooohooo! Congratulations and many blessings! :)

nicole said...

Hooray! Congratulations! Will pray for good health for everyone.

Monica said...

Congratulations! We're expecting number 4, and as the first 2 are girls and the third is a boy, I'm sure that we're going to get some reactions along the lines of, "What are you having another one for? You've got your boy!" What an impoverished view! God bless your family!

Anonymous said...

The monks of Emmaus are praying for you! God bless.
Br Drasko

The Vosslers said...

A great big congratulations to you! How exciting!

Shivaun said...

Congratulations, Suzanne! What wonderful news! I will be praying for you. We had our seventh three months ago, and are presently enjoying his chubby smiles :)

Kellie said...

What a blessing! Your stories and tidbits here are such an encouragement and inspiration to our young family. Looking forward to hearing about the next little addition! Congratulations!

Jennie said...

Congratulations! How wonderful.

To be honest, I'm kinda rooting for you to have another boy:) It seems like you and your husband are raising such good boys and Lord knows we need more good men in this world. (Of course, a girl would be wonderful too:))

God Bless,
Jennie

Jenny said...

Congratulations! What happy, wonderful news!

Remouse said...

I'm glad you opened the comments for this!

Congratulations and God Bless you and yours!!

Karen E. said...

Oh, my goodness, thank you, thank you, thank you for leaving comments open on this. :)

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm thrilled for you! Blessings and shrieks of joy ....

Karen E. said...

And btw, I love the beet story .... :)

Gae said...

Dear Suzanne,
Many congratulations on your good news and I pray you are able to get the progesterone levels sorted out.
prayers for a great pregnancy
Enjoy!!
Blessings
Gae