Now that DH and I have announced that we will be expecting our third child in just as many years, I have become accutely aware of how unacceptable people find this. If I have to answer, "Yes, we wanted more children," one more time I just may scream! I am embarrased when people ask, "Oh are you on the two year plan?" or "You guys do know that they make something for that?" We have always wanted a big family, six specifically, and we don't believe in artificial birth control. We love our children. We love our family and feel we have it in our own hearts to love and care for as many children as God blesses us with. God will never give you more than you can truly handle...whether you believe you can or not. So, next time you think about calling someone "crazy" or responding with a gasp and a shocked look b/c you have just learned they WANT a big family...think twice. No, we're not some weird religious cult and no we're not ever going to be on TLC for having 16 (or w/e) children...we're just normal and we want a large family.

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Sep. 8, 2008 at 11:50 PM

I love you!!!  How is everything going???  I may think your nuts somestimes, but truthfully if my health allowed for it and finances (well and Bryan of course), i would want at least 4 kids!  :)  Have you told the "parents" yet???  Miss you... see you soon!!


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Sep. 9, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Thank you for saying all that, I really needed to hear that.  you rock

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Sep. 9, 2008 at 9:29 PM

We told Brian's parents, but not my family yet. His parents were so excited. I'm nervous to tell my parents. My mom won't say anything and my dad will just use his "Did you really need to do that" tone with me. Oh well. We're still excited.

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Sep. 9, 2008 at 11:45 PM

im sorryI wish they didn't act that way.  I am sure they will grow used to the idea...besides they have 5(?) kids between them right??? 

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Sep. 10, 2008 at 12:53 PM

They will be excited once the baby gets here, but they won't be right away. They do have 5 between them, so I don't know why it seems to not be okay for me. I'm sure they're just worried we're not ready in our marriage and financially. They still don't particularly love Brian...but they're not married to him.

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