Excited and Scared

Some of you might be familiar with the musical “Into the Woods.” Well, you see I played in the pit orchestra for that show in high school (which is as close as I ever got to the stage, sadly). The beauty of the pit orchestra is that you are able to memorize the entire musical and lip sync it in the pit (except when you’re playing, of course). My favorite character in the play was Little Red Riding Hood, if only for her song “I Know Things Now” (which should actually be entitled “Excited and Scared” — because that’s the best part of the song). I actually just found it on youtube.

Anywho… I have a little announcement, and I thought I’d hide it in the middle of an incredibly boring blog to see who really reads. The Ericksons are pregnant. 15 weeks give or take a couple — today, in fact. It hasn’t been easy to not type every single solitary thing that’s happened so far with this pregnancy to the world at large, but I didn’t want to have to go through anything negative online, and so I waited (plus, we had to tell our family). So, just wait to catch-up on the last 10 weeks or so. :)

For those who are new to my blog, we’d been trying for almost two and a half years to get pregnant. No, we didn’t do fertility or anything — for those of you wondering. I knew that wasn’t the route for us {aka, me}.

We are all very excited. Spencer is SURE it’s a boy — but he keeps calling the baby “her” (let’s not pretend like the child is the master at pronouns though — he is most definitely not). Conner has said he’d like a boy, but perhaps we should “try out a girl.” I reminded him that this baby isn’t returnable (except in the great state of Minnesota, or wherever that is where you can give your kids back up til’ the age of 18). We don’t know gender, even though my co-workers follow me around greedily wanting to strap me to the ultrasound table. Our official Kaiser ultrasound is scheduled for November 18th, and much like Red I am excited and scared for that too. I am also very scared. During those 2 1/2 years I got to worry that perhaps I wasn’t ready. Perhaps I’d flip out with child #3. Perhaps I will. Only time will tell. Word on the street — #3 is the straw that breaks the mom’s back. {sigh}

There is a great line in the song that says “Isn’t it great to know a lot … and a little bit not.” That’s pretty much where I am. After almost 8 years of being in labor and delivery I know too much, perhaps. And since it took so long for this one to happen worrying that it won’t end-up with a happy ending. I know millions of little things that can go wrong… but I’m trying not to think about those.

Anyway, there’s our news. I thought it was perfect to share on Halloween since this day is all about kids for me. I love to see how excited they get. Word on the weather.com the rain should stop just as school is getting out. Spencer has been praying the past couple of days that it wouldn’t rain while they trick or treat, and while I’ve prepared him for the fact that some farmers have been praying for rain for quite some time… it would be nice not to do it while dripping. Happy Halloween, only 4 more days (talk about excited and scared for that one!)!

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Comments

  1. says

    Rapunzel wasn’t your favorite character???? I’m affronted.

    Congratulations! But I’ve already told you that. I can’t believe it’s already almost time to find out the gender.

    Crossing my fingers for a girl, if only so you can feel some of my life’s anguish. :)

  2. says

    Congratulations Hilary! That is wonderful news! I hope that you will have a healthy pregnancy.

    Halloween is so fun for kids. I love how excited mine are, it’s been fun to watch.

  3. says

    Yay!!!! Congratulations and good luck! :) Three has been so much fun for us. I was actually thinking that today as I’ve been doing my Halloween-mom preparations…it’s so much fun to have more little people around (most of the time).
    Sarah

  4. says

    You’re gonna need to start sitting by us in Sacrament meeting when Drew leads the music so you have help with your THREE children!!! Eeeeek! I am so excited for you! Woot woot!(Jumpnig up and down clapping)

  5. says

    Wahoo for you!
    Oh, who knows? Maybe #3 will be your easiest. My #3 is only 4 mo old, but he is by far my easiest baby…
    P.S. Please send the rain my way when you’re done with it. It needs to cool off a bit here.

  6. says

    Sweeeeet! And I must say everyone told me 3 was the hardest but not to me. Nope I thought 2 was the hardest. Your going to do just fine it all comes back fast and it’s a miracle all over again.

  7. says

    Congrats!! So exicted for you guys! And for me, having 3 hasn’t been the horror everyone said it would be…and that is even with having my fussiest baby yet. I am wishing you lots and lots of ‘feeling good’ days!

  8. says

    I didn’t realize it was 2 1/2 years. That must have been really hard to keep quiet. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I’d be worried if you weren’t scared–but for me #2 transition was way harder than #3. Luckily, this one won’t be born during marching band season!

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