Tuesday, July 26, 2011


For some reason this summer has been weird for me. 
I've been so antisocial!
When we visited Utah in May, I blamed my antisocialism on just wanting to spend time with family.
When I got home I blamed it on the heat and getting settled back in after a long trip.
Now I just blame it on being pregnant. 
Because after all... that is the truth. 

Yep folks. Stephenson baby #3 will be coming sometime around New Years.
(read to the end for some cute Sarah stories)
It was a little bit of a surprise. We were talking about it... thinking about when would be a good time... and then, well... it just happened on its own. Guess this little one knows when it is supposed to come.

I've been really bad, I just barely had my first doctor's appointment on Monday... finally got to hear the heart beat (at 17 weeks, eek!). So now it feels real. There is a little one in there and soon I won't be able to hide it anymore (the belly bulge is doing a pretty good job disguising it right now).

We're excited and feel so blessed. 
I'm a little nervous. Ryan and I will be out numbered... and we'll see how that goes. 
But I feel like Sarah and Abby will be awesome big sisters. 

Hopefully we'll be announcing the gender around the 11th of August (ultrasound date).
So stay tuned for that announcement.

Now... if you can bare with a few more words, 
I have some thoughts of Sarah's to share since learning the news:

Sarah:  There's a baby in your tummy?
Me: Yup. You're going to be a big sister again.
Sarah: Yea! I'm so excited for my baby brother to get here!!!
Me: Um, we don't know if it is a baby girl, or a baby boy yet. 
Sarah: It's a baby boy! I'm so excited to see him!!!!

And not only is she convinced that the baby is a boy, she is also convinced that his name is Eugene. Hmm... wonder where she got that from...gee, thanks Tangled. So she will randomly come up to my belly and say, "Hi, baby Eugene. I'm so excited to meet you!"

I showed Sarah the song "Zak and Sara" by Ben Folds... she thought it was cool that it said her name in it (even though it is about a crazy girl who hears voices in her head...). We got in the car to pick Ryan up from school and I told her I'd play "her" song. Once it started Sarah yelled,
"Mom! Open up your mouth so the baby can hear my song!"
I explained that the baby could hear just as well with my mouth closed. Sarah rebutted,
"It is too dark and quiet in your tummy, the baby can't hear my song unless you open your mouth!"
*grumble* I am NOT driving around town with my mouth gapping wide open.

While eating a piece of bread she suddenly freezes, stares at the bread and then looks at me... tears off a huge chunks and said, "Mom! Put this in your mouth so you can feed it to the baby." I complied, and she stared in amazement as I chewed and swallowed and looked down at my belly as if she could see the baby eating it.

While helping to set the table Ryan handed Sarah four placemats, one for each of us. We turn around to the table to only see three.
Ryan: Sarah, didn't I give you four placemats?
Sarah: I need one more Dad.
Ryan: *puzzled look* Did I give you four?
Sarah: Yeah, but one was for my baby brother when he gets here. 
We looked over at our little kid table, and sure enough she had placed it over there for the baby to use when it comes. We convinced her to use a coaster instead so that we could use the placemat.

Well, I didn't really have a preference on what we are having until I told Sarah. Now I really hope that it is a boy. Sarah is so excited to have a baby brother... on the other hand, if it is a girl, then I won't have to fight with her about what we are going to name it.


Chantele Sedgwick said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D :D :D So excited for you guys! Three is so much fun. Seriously. :)

Tiffany said...

Yeah! We are so excited for you! Can't wait to hear if it is a baby Eugene! :)

Camille said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations, that is SO awesome! Sounds like the same thing happened to you as it did us, but hey when they're ready to come, they aren't going to wait. :) I'll be excited to hear what you're having!

Brittany said...

Congratulations! YAY!!! (Totally not what I was expecting when I read the title of the post. :) You guys are already awesome parents, what's one more, right?? I love the Sarah stories. I'm so glad you wrote them down now, because if you're like me and you wait, you'll forget! :)

Sharcy and Jeremiah said...

Going to 3 from 2 was not as hard for me as others claimed it would be so I'm hoping it will be like that for you also :) CONGRATULATIONS, this will be so much fun for you guys :)

Deb said...

Hip hip hooray! I love Stephenson babies. I can't wait till the 11th!

James and Talai Macfarlane said...

Yea!! So excited for you! Congratulations :)

Carolanne said...

Yea for you! I LOVED the Sarah stories, they are quite logical when you think about it. If I ever see a lady with her mouth hanging open, at least now I'll know why. Hilarious!

The Waites said...

Yea!!!! Congratulations! We can't wait to see you guys!

Ash said...

LIZ!!! That is so totally awesome, cool absolutely amazingly wonderful!!! I can't wait to see baby #3 especially if it's a boy! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Oh and thanks for sharing the cute Sarah stories they made me laugh. Kids say the best things!:)

Jennifer said...

Fabulous, Wonderful, Blessed News!!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you all. :)
And the Sarah stories are wonderful. She is going to be such a good helper. Love you all!!

Livia said...

Congratulations!!! We are super excited for you! Three is easier than 2, you will be fine. Now the girls can play together while you take care of the baby.

Sarah Mildon said...

Congratulations Liz, That is so exciting! I'm happy for you guys.

Amber said...

Wow, congrats! Very exciting news! I hope you get a boy! :)

Joan said...

WOW!!! I am sooooo excited for you! I can't believe you've had it hidden for this long. Have you been feeling okay...other than antisocial? Ohhhh. This makes me miss you. I'm ready to come back to Pittsburgh.

Brooke said...

EUGENE EUGENE EUGENE! I have TONS of cute boy clothes I need to give to SOMEbody!

Congrats again, Lizzie!

Gwendolyn said...

You could always go with Flynn or Rider? Maybe that will satisfy her. :)
CONGRATS!! I'm excited for you!

Karla said...

Congrats! I knew all my cute baby pics would get to you. :) I wish you a very calm, boring, and happy pregnancy.

Natalie said...

Congrats sweet Liz (and Ryan, too!) :)

Aden and Jamie said...

I've been waiting for you to make the announcement!! It's got to be awesome to be almost 1/2 through before anyone even finds out! Congrats!!! It would be cool if ours end up sharing a birthday! They would be destined for each other for sure!

Kelly said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I hope you are feeling well and that everything goes well with the pregnancy. Keep me posted on how you are doing.

Sarah's comments are adorable. Love it.

Melissa said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so excited for you! And Sarah's comments are way too cute and funny! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! Can't wait to find out if "Eugene" is indeed joining your family. :-)

LauraD said...

Oh congratulations! So exciting for you!!! I looove the Sarah stories- so funny!

Momma Twitch said...

YAY!!!!! Congratulations!!! That is so awesome. I'm excited for you! I love the stories from Sarah, kids are so great. :) I'll make you a quilt when you find out what you're having!!!!

Karah said...

I'm a little behind here, but Congrats! That's awesome!!! So fun that Sarah is so excited too - such a cutie :)

Eric Westover said...

We heard the transition from 2 kids to 3 kids was hard, so we just went right to 4. Congratulations and good luck!