Friday, November 21, 2008

and then there were three

I'm posting this on the early side but well I've never been good at keeping things to myself.

The other week I did my q and a and was asked this question. I cut and pasted it below so we can all laugh at the irony.

Is there a Dash 3 in the future? Some days I say yes, Some days I say no. Flyboy consistently says yes and when I like to mess with his head and say no way he actually gets pretty upset. Just right now we know that we value our sanity just a bit too much to do that to anyone in the house! With his schedule we would prefer to wait another year or two, not that his schedule will slow down, in fact the opposite may happen, but at least the two dashes will be older and have slightly more common sense. I hope.

Yeah well, apparently we will not be waiting till the dashes have more common sense. Dash-3 will be closing in on us around the mid-July time frame. The other two were planned, very planned, this one is a surprise we found out about only a few days ago.

But a good surprise.

I am a tad overwhelmed at the thought of three kids and only one set of hands much of the time. I worry that I'm not doing a good enough job with the two I have a now a third is being added to the mix. I know that there will be lots of sleepless nights, lots of dirty diapers, spit up, tears and frustration a plenty. But there will also be the wonderful warmth and cuddles of a new baby, a whole new set of firsts, and hey maybe some pink.

I also know that sometimes the best we can do in life is rise to the occasion and receive each blessing with an open heart and mind.

And really, in case anyone out there is wondering, yes we do know where babies come from and how they come to be.

43 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Another Dash that you can write poop posts about! :) Just playing, kind of. But in all honesty, I am so happy for you!

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  2. Bah hah hah!!! I called it! Or jinxed you. Whichever :)

    CONGRATULATIONS!! What a wonderful surprise blessing. I have my fingers crossed for a girl, you would be so outnumbered with another boy!!!

    Regardless of whether it is another Dash or Dash-ette, oh my, what an exciting time!

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  3. Holy crap! This is a post I was not expecting.

    Congrats! I know that you'll do a wonderful job with three. :)

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  4. Ohhh thats so wonderful!! You're going to do a GREAT job! I'm sure it'll be tough but I have a feeling 3 children will make you thrice a wonderful mommy! I can't wait for baby updates and bump pictures (if you'd be so kind ;-) ).

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  5. Congratulations! What wonderful news! I am so excited for you! I agree you will be a wonderful mother of 3.

    And just so everyone is clear, I'm totally not drinking the water because this whole pregnancy stuff is totally going around. ;-)

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  6. Wow, that's great! Sometimes the news you don't expect turns out to be the best news of all, and I'm certain that's the case here.

    My clairvoyant cat didn't tip me off about this. He's fired.

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  7. Congratulations! You will be great with three kids, probably tired, but still great. Hope you're feeling alright!

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  8. Congrats! Keeping them close in age I think is great and who knows like you said maybe there's some pink coming your way.

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  9. congrats! what a happy surprise. I'll be thinkin pink for you.

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  10. It really must be in the water. Everyone has been announcing a coming addition!

    How exciting though!! I'll be crossing my fingers for you for some pink! Can't wait to hear all the stories to come!

    And you're a great mommy so don't question that!

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  11. Love your closing line lady -- you are master of the dry humor. :-D

    I was unplanned, after my mom thought she was done, and also very close in age to my sister (16 months apart). Everyone always says that Sister #4 wasn't meant to be the youngest, so I came onto the scene to keep things lively. :)

    And I'm sure once #3 arrives, they will make your family complete in a way you can't see now. I am so happy for you! *hugs*

    And let me say it, since no one else has: way to go The Mrs and Flyboy for getting some action even with 2 kids in the house! Woot! ;-)

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  12. oh honey yippeee!!!

    huge congrats!!

    wish i could be there in person to give you a hug!!

    wait. are you the huggy type??

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  13. YAY!!! I can't wait to hear about all the pregnancy fun

    by the way, I think you do an amazing job as the mother of two, if you only downgrade to fantastic then that's not so bad ;)

    X2 Lindsay!!!! Yikes!

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am sure that three will be a challenge, but one you will handle with flying colors!!!

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  15. Yay! Congratulations - can't wait to hear about the poops stories :D

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  16. Ahhhhh! Totally unexpected and SOOO wonderful! Good for you guys! Maybe a Dashette or Dashella! How exctiting :) Congratulations, girlfriend!!

    Hugs!

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  17. Wow! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys.

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  18. Wow! Congrats! That is so exciting!!! I second Lindsay, I am not drinking the water. I'm sure you will be a great mom of 3!

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  19. Congratulations!!!!!
    Honestly, the jump from 1 to 2 is bigger than the jump from 2 to 3, if that makes any sense.

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  20. Yeah! I am very happy for you and your family :)

    My mom has 3 kids and all 3 were unplanned, haha.

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  21. Congrats!!!! Yeah!!! Now I have a prego blog buddy!!! Not that I post that much right now - I seem to get distracted too easily to finish much of anything - Oh Look!! A shiny penny!

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  22. Congratulations!!! What a great surprise.

    On the bright side, you mastered parenting with the first, mastered sibling rivalry with the addition of Dash 2, and Dash 3 you can just enjoy!

    Okay, so it sounds good in theory! I'm so happy for you!

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  23. Congrats! I'm excited to hear about your adventures with the third, along with Dash 1 and 2!

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  24. Congrats!! What a surprise for us too! No water for me!

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  25. *squee* Congrats! I'll think some pink for you...but you know blue is good, too :)

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  26. Congrats!! I'm so excited for you!

    You're going to do great!

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  27. !! Ok that was a HUGE surprise for me. I can't imagine how it was for you. Very excited for you, congrats! Personally I'm hoping for pink, but there are some good things about blue too.

    You can and will rise to the occasion I know you will. You do such good work now, you will just get better at it, hardships and all.

    *hugs*

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  28. aww congrats. i totally kow how you feel about feeling like your not doing good enough with the 2 you have and doing it all alone. it will be ok hun. your wayyy stronger then u give yourself credit for. be congrats again!!!

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  29. Congratulations. New babies are always fun and smell amazing!

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  30. Congratulations! I know you'll be able to handle 3 kids!

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  31. Congrats! I know you'll rise to the occasion!

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  32. Congrats!!!! What great news, and we will hope for some pink in your life maybe??? All the blessings!

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  33. Congrats . . . can't wait to read all about it!

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  34. congratulations!!!!! you are such an awesome mom. you can totally handle a third. and your blog just got that much more interesting! :) :) yay for babies!

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  35. Congratulations! Three freaks me out, too, but I still think about it one of these days. Best wishes to all of you!

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  36. Hooray!!!!

    Best news ever! You'll love having three. I do :)

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  37. Congratulations. :) M2 was a July baby and also completely unplanned. I had spent an entire evening at a Squadron Ball telling anyone and everyone who asked (and anyone & everyone did) that we were NOT ready to have a baby. Oh, well.

    Very happy for you. :)

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  38. Just another sign that God has a good sense of humor!

    Hope you have a Dashette this time...

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  39. heh. I know you can do this, and that you're better at being a sometimes-single mommy than you think you are. Congrats to you and Flyboy.

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  40. Congratulations!!! :-) You're a great mommy so don't worry about a third dash/dashette, you'll be great!

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