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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

THE ANNOUNCEMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

(Baby Seaman at 10.5 weeks)

As I type this "formal" announcement, it still seems so surreal. Although the reality of it all has finally sunk in, I'm still in awe of God's great plans for us in this life. Every time I think, "I've got this," he quickly reminds me just how much I really don't "got this!" Our most recent chapter I am now penning in our life is no different. Not planned, never even within our radar but God knew better. He knew otherwise.

It didn't take a rocket scientist to pick up on my hints, my sickness, and my one liners over the past few weeks. I knew that most of you knew the "announcement" even though I hadn't confirmed or denied it in my own words as of yet. My parents have been bombarded with questions and I left them dodging bullets as much as they possibly could until recently. I get daily emails from those of you out there in cyber land begging for a direct answer from me. Many times in the past though, some of you have assumed I was maybe pregnant with our different announcements but instead those announcements had to do with moving or something as far away from pregnancy as possible. Given the issues last year within our family and my medical diagnosis concerning my heart and such, I never imagined having another child at this point. I knew I'd always wanted more some day but my thoughts of that "some day" were quickly erased from my options last year. I put the idea behind me and rarely did the thought cross my mind. I was coming to grips with the fact that it was quite possible that my child bearing days were over. Again, God knew better. There I was again - thinking I knew it all. How wrong I was.

With a miscarriage in my history (which happened with our first child back in 1998), I am always hesitant to spread the word before the end of our first trimester when pregnant. Those who have lost a baby early in pregnancy understand this completely, I'm sure. And even though I knew that all of you "knew," I still wasn't ready to mutter the words from my actual lips per say. So...here we are...and here are the words from my own mouth...We are indeed pregnant and expecting our third child. Meet baby Seaman...

(Baby Seaman at 8.5 weeks)

I found out "for sure" back on April 9th. I had been on a diet called the HCG diet. I'd lost 20 lbs. thus far and was feeling good about getting some excess weight off that I had gained in the past year due to stress and the issues with my heart. After always being regular, I quickly realized that my cycle wasn't on time. I was in denial initially because the hormone that I was taking for this particular diet was the same hormone that your body releases when you are pregnant. Therefore, I thought the diet hormone just had my body thinking that maybe I was pregnant and thus delaying my cycle. I truly wasn't at all thinking that I was actually pregnant. Finally, the doctor who was observing me on the diet told me I needed to take a home pregnancy test. So I did. I remember thinking, "I know this is going to come up positive no matter what because I have the HCG hormone running thru my veins right now." And sure enough...


It was positive.

No shocker there though. The doctor told me that many of his weight loss patients see positive pregnancy tests due to the hormone they were taking. So again, I'm in denial, just believing that my body is now late because of the hormone. I gave it a few more days - still no cycle. Suddenly I began to feel symptoms. Yes, those type of symptoms. Sore chest, nausea, you know the drill. At that point, I start to think..."Oh Angie you are loosing it. Now your body is feeling this stuff and it's all mental because you've had pregnancy on the brain the past week." I continued to remain in denial. It wasn't until the doc finally decided that an actual blood test was best that I began to panic. Yes, I panicked. A baby was not in MY plans. Although Brent had just weeks earlier mentioned wanting another child, it was definitely not on MY list of plans. I am raising a beautiful special needs child that is a second by second hour by hour job. I have an 11 year healthy and wonderful son getting ready to start middle school in a few months. I just knew that there was no way God was laying a baby in my lap right now. I knew he knew better. I knew he knew our events last year. I knew he surely realized that a baby was not a good thing right now. He is our all knowing and all powerful God. He knows everything, right? Therefore, he definitely knows the struggles I've endured over the past year. I fully anticipated that blood test to come back just showing HCG in my system from the diet I was on - meaning that there wouldn't be enough HCG present to reflect a real pregnancy. If it was just the diet, the nurse told me the HCG level would be less than 5.

Waiting on the blood work to come back was horrific. It was the most agonizing week of my life. They lost part of the blood test - had to go back in and do a 2nd round of testing, etc. What should have been an answer within 24-48 hours took a full 7 days to get back to me. I was beyond nuts at that point. Everyone who knows me well knows that I suffer from having any kind of "patience" in life as it is. So to put me thru that waiting for a week was a cruel joke. I knew God had his hand in that because he knows how bad I suck at waiting on HIS answers. He knows I am horrible about waiting patiently for anything. I know the big man upstairs laughed at me all week as I cried, squirmed, worried, prayed, paced, etc. He's been known to have a little fun with me like that in moments past. I had been on heart medication that could be dangerous during pregnancy. I was also on a daily aspirin regimen per my cardiologist which is not good during pregnancy either. I was worried that if I was truly pregnant that I'd already done damage to a fetus because I was completely clueless to the fact of a baby being in there. Needless to say...I was nothing short of a basket case that week. Finally, the office had me come by for my blood work results. When the nurse handed me my sheet, she smiled and said..."Angie...normal HCG diet numbers are less than 5. Your HCG numbers came back at two thousand one hundred and twenty one." Yeap, 2121. Clearly the number was way more than just 5. And clearly I was pregnant.

My knees went weak. I could barely hold the paper with my test results which read...

I don't even remember my drive home that day. Everything was a blur. I didn't know how to be happy at that moment because Satan had me filled with so much worry and what if's that I could barely see past his dark cloud. I was worried about Kenidi and how this would affect her. I was worried about my age - 34 - yet I will be 35 next month. I know there are increased risks for down syndrome and such at an "advanced maternal age" such as mine. Given Kenidi's unexplained health issues, I worried about the what if's should we have another child with more special needs. I worried about my heart stuff and how this would affect a baby and my long term health. I worried about my weight which is no where near where I would want it to be before starting out a pregnancy. I worried about how I would devote the necessary time to Brennen as he enters middle school this fall. It is going to be such a change for him and I want to be there for his every need. Kenidi takes away from a lot of my time with Brennen. We all know it. It is life when it comes to raising a special needs child. So to think about throwing a newborn into that mix really frightened me. Not only all that but last year was rough. Real rough. How would this baby affect not just me, but "us." I walked around in a daze unable to function. I was flooded with emotions. One minute I was crying and asking God how this could possibly fit into MY life plan and the next minute I was on my knees thanking God for unexpected blessings such as a third child. At times I felt so selfish - reminding myself that some women NEVER get to feel the life of a baby growing inside them and here I get that blessing 4 times in life. As I would start to panic again and start to stress, I'd tell myself how much of a gift this baby was - planned or not. One blog reader friend of mine reminded me that there are no surprises with God. He knows everything before it happens. Although it was a huge shock and very much a surprise to me, it wasn't to God. (Thank you Amanda!) She was right. Even though this wasn't MY plan, it was definitely God's plan.

Fast forward a few months. Here we now sit, 12 weeks in saying asta lavista (sp?) to the first trimester. Numerous OB appointments later and seeing baby Seaman wave to us on repeated ultrasounds the last few weeks, I'm elated and excited about this child. I am madly in love with this being growing inside me and can't even remember the days in the beginning now where I had such worry filling my mind. It has also slowly but surely sunken in that I'm going to be changing diapers again for another few years at least. I'm also reminded that I'm going to be one of the oldest Moms in the MOPS groups, that I'm going to have a child starting kindergarten again in five years, and so forth. Brent has been excited from the get go and walks around saying "I still can't believe there is a baby in there." He had expressed his want for another child especially concerning Kenidi's needs when we are both gone from this earth. He had been expressing an uneasy feeling about her care should something happen to the both of us later in life. Weeks before finding out I was pregnant, he had said to me that he thought we should have another child to help Brennen - help take care of Kenidi some day once we were gone. We both act like rookies or something because it has been so long since I've been pregnant. (seven years ago basically) Brennen is on cloud nine and just can't wait. He has been asking for a baby brother for at least the last 4 years that I can remember. Of course he is pulling for a little brother even though he swears he won't try to give the baby back if it is another girl. Brent has stated that he wants another girl and me...well I just want a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. Whomever this little being is inside me, it has definitely given me a run for my money over the past 12 weeks. I've been sicker than a dog - something I never really had to endure with Brennen and Kenidi's pregnancies. Every day I battle nausea throughout the day and night but thankfully have gotten past most of the vomiting after those first few weeks. (although I was hugging the porcelain goddess again this past Sunday) The doc took me off prenatal vitamins and put me on adult gummy vitamins each day so that helped tremendously with the vomiting. The nausea has stuck around for the long haul though. I've sucked down more peppermint dinner mint candies in the past 8 weeks than I have in my whole 34 years of life. Rumor has it that they are supposed to help with the nausea. I think the rumor is a sick joke myself but I keep eating them in hopes that they will one day make a liar out of me. My blood pressure is crazy and my pulse is even crazier right now. They've switched my heart meds that were working so well and placed me on something that isn't working fast enough. My OB just upped the dosage again yesterday because my blood pressure is still somewhat high. Will you please pray about this with me? I have two more trimesters to go and the heart issue will only get worse if they don't get it under control now. Because of the new meds, my headaches and migraines are back pretty consistently again. I haven't had to battle those for over a year now since my cardiologist got everything under control with my PFO heart condition last May. Yes, this is the same heart condition that celebrity Brett Michaels was just recently diagnosed with after his stroke. Needless to say, this baby is already off and running when it comes to keeping me on my toes. He or she is making it known that they are in there and raring to go. :)

Oh and before I go any further, don't let me forget the funniest part to this whole story. After learning that I was definitely pregnant, the weight loss doctor informs me the HCG diet hormone I was taking is actually what they give women who are infertile and trying to conceive. HA! No wonder why I got pregnant. Not that I ever needed help getting pregnant anyhow beings that I'm Miss Fertile Mertyl (sp?). With all three of my past pregnancies, we got pregnant the first month we tried with each of them. You go adding HCG hormones to that mix and I'm really gonna end up preggers. I just wish someone would have warned me about that before I began the diet. Again, that would've ruined God's plans though I guess. Well...probably not. He's got mad skillz. LOL!

My actual due date is December 9th, 2010 - An early Christmas present this year. My OB has informed me that I will not be allowed a VBAC and that I have to have another c-section. Therefore, they are already throwing out the date of December 2nd for a "birth" day. (they like to do c-sections a week prior to your due date) Our world is getting ready to change drastically and Kenidi's world is about to be ROCKED to the core. She is our baby in the house - always will be - and she knows it. She really loves babies so she will either really love this child or she is really gonna hate it. :) Time will tell. She has been the center of the universe here in the Seaman household for the past 7 years. We pray she doesn't handle the baby as she did Sydney - our toy yorkie puppy. As we taught her to be "gentle" with the puppy, she would at times bring the dog into us as she had it hanging by its hind legs in her hands. She'd look up at us and mutter the word..."Gentle???" as she either had the puppy in a choke hold by its neck or was about to break her legs by holding her upside down like a chicken she was about to slaughter. No joke! We pray she handles this transition well and that she doesn't end up feeling threatened or acting out in any way. Kenidi act out???? NEVAH! LOL!

So there you have it. The confirmation. The gossip. The goods. The 411. The low down schmo-down. For those of you who've emailed me and asked or hinted, I apologize for not addressing it with you. I just felt the need to wait. I know you were all frustrated with my consistent..."If I tell you, I'll have to kill you" response. If you posted something specifically about being pregnant on my facebook page recently only to find it deleted later, I apologize. Again, I was just waiting to spill the beans in my own timing. I appreciate all of your patience and all of your support. It means more to me than any of you will ever know. Gosh knows the next 6 months are going to be a hoot to say the least. And while I'm thinking about it, I need baby name ideas and cute maternity clothes. I'm clueless on what is out there now days. Like I said, I thought my child rearing days were pretty much over. As for the baby names, I don't like common names or names that can be shortened. I like names that can't be found on sticker or pencil rounder in a toy store. You know, I like names that your kids get ticked about because every time they find key chains in a souvenir shop, they never have their name listed. I don't want a name that starts out as Sophia but then some relative starts calling them Sophie instead and then everyone else follows suit. Names like Brennen and Kenidi are just that - Brennen and Kenidi. There isn't an option to have a nickname or shorten their names. Love that! So...if you have some really cool ideas on different and unique names in the next 6 months, by all means send them to me. And if you know of some cute maternity stores online or something, forward me the link. I need all the help I can get with this one. Apparently God didn't want me loosing weight after all. He instead wanted me to look like shamu the whale had escaped from Sea World here in Florida. We are traveling at the end of next month and God forbid the sight when I have to go in public with a bathing suit on now that I'm pregnant. Scary stuff! Thank God I can laugh at myself though. What is life without a good sense of humor, right?

Before I sign off on this post, I must give Glory to God for this new chapter in our life. Although I had a hard time digesting this surprise, I'm now dumbfounded by the gifts that God continues to bless my life with. I am humbled by his ability to think that I can handle more on my plate. I am grateful for his plans and not mine. I am thankful for his games of "shock and awe" even though he about knocked my knees out from underneath me with this one. In the end, God clearly knows something I don't. This child has a purpose and from the moment I saw him/her waving on the ultrasound, he/she in that instance left a permanent mark on my heart - forever. We saw the little bean on the ultrasound at the doctor again today. Either it is going to be a boy - maybe the next Sugar Ray Leonard due to all the punches and kicks it was throwing or it is going to be one beautiful and gorgeous little girl with mad dance skillz. Either way, I'm in love.

I'm having another child. WE are having another baby. Brennen and Kenidi are having another sibling. My parents are going to be grandparents again. In fact, my Dad show the ultrasound photo today and is already pegging the resemblance to him considering all the hair. HA HA!

(Baby Seaman at 11 weeks 5 days)

Change. It follows me everywhere. I need to have a permanent tattoo placed somewhere on my body that reads..."Change - it's my life motto." Let's face it...change has become a constant in my world. I'm learning to embrace change a lot these days. Change. It's a good thing, right? Especially when a baby is involved. The pain and recovery of a c-section, the sleepless nights in the beginning, and so on are all worth it in the grand scheme of things. Life will suddenly become instantly harder for me while raising a newborn, a special needs child, and an 11 year old son in middle school but I just keep reminding myself that none of this was a surprise to God. It was truly meant to be.

Lastly, I can't thank all of you enough for your prayers this morning as we embarked on our 12 week appt. Today was the day that we had the preliminary testing done in regards to any signs which might point toward down syndrome or any other genetic abnormalities. God is good~! The ultrasound test (called an NT scan) revealed good news at this point. The technician and the doctor said that they don't see anything as of this moment that points to anything of concern. I will have two additional blood tests as well as another ultrasound scan to combine with this result that will hopefully reveal a more for sure answer around 18-20 weeks. This NT scan is something fairly new and was not offered back when I had Kenidi and Brennen. In the last 7 years however, it has been added as another way to pre-determine the presence of genetic abnormalities. There are some chances of false positives as well as false negatives. At this point, I'm praying that God has his hands wrapped around this child, our pregnancy in general, and my heart issues so that everything progresses smoothly. It's going to be one hot and sweaty summer. LOL! :)

Thanks for your support. Much love, Angie & baby Seaman

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73 Comments:

Blogger winstead family said...

ha! i had to get up because i heard my 10month old crying (LOL) and so after i got him back to sleep, i decided to check the old blogs out...and there was your post! :)
congrats angie on your news! how awesome!!!! i can tell you as a mom of an almost 9 year old and a 9month old, it is a wonderful blessing to have a new baby in the house. and yes, God does know what's best for our lives... my baby, blaise, was born the day AFTER my mom found out she had stage 4 cancer and she survived 12 weeks...so, he has been my "reason" to get out of bed each day. congrats on your pregnancy!! i can't wait to follow on the journey! i hope you post pregnancy pics! :)

5/26/2010 5:24 AM  
Blogger Nicole S said...

Congrats Angie! This post is WOW, when you let out the news you really let it all out!! lol

I am so happy for you and your whole family! This was meant to be! And I wanted to tell you, I'm 11.5 years older than my brother and we are very close. I remember the day he was born, the first time I held him, and all of the other milestones in his life almost as if he was my son. While we never had any sibling rivalry, we did and do have an amazing bond. We are buddies and talk all the time. He's graduating high school next year and I'll be wiping the tears away right next to my mom.

I love those first sonogram photos, what a wonderful way to be certain there is someone growing in there. Baby Seaman looks like a cutie already!

So for maternity clothes, there's a great place at Coastland Mall right next to the food court (coincidence?), and I can't remember the name. It's pretty inexpensive and cute stuff, although not fantastic quality. You get what you pay for right?

I'll be thinking of baby names for you! I just found out recently that aside from you, I know two other people expecting in December 2010! And no, I'm not one of them! I'm sure I'll be hearing tons of ideas, I'll pass the "Angie" names your way!!

Wishing you all the best and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

xo-Nicole

5/26/2010 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Michelle Follett said...

Congrats Seaman Family! I wish you nothing but the best for a beautiful, healthy baby. What an absolutely joyous announcement....but hey, I could read between the lines! Just waited anxiously for the announcement!! FYI - in 3 days we will officially be Floridians...Yep! Moving to The Concession in Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch! As you know...Change is scary, but good. Take Care Angie and best wishes!

5/26/2010 6:48 AM  
Blogger NPS said...

Congrats! What exciting news for all of you. Enjoy every moment. I love having 3 children.
Take care.
Natasha

5/26/2010 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie, I read a book once about the HCG diet and I wondered what kind of doctor monitors that? I wondered if that is a homeopathic plan? Congrats! With new babies comes re-newal.

Kim

5/26/2010 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Ginny Hastings said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

5/26/2010 8:28 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Woo-hoo! So happy you are giving God the glory here. The smell, the feel of a newborn - you are blessed!!

5/26/2010 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Keri Brown said...

Congrats!!

5/26/2010 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Jenn Randolph said...

How exciting and Wonderful!!

5/26/2010 8:44 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Congrats! I remember this journey with you aboout 7 years ago. My youngest Harrison is 13 months old and is in my lap nursing this morning. Unexpected blessings are amazing!

5/26/2010 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Sara Cardenas said...

December is a wonderful month to deliver in :) take it from a mom with a December baby and due again in August :) Congrats!

5/26/2010 8:49 AM  
Blogger Eloise said...

Oh, Angie, I am SO happy for you and your family! What a blessing this baby is!

I can relate to much of what you're feeling as I had Dots three years after I had Vivian (and we already knew of Vivian's issues at that point). I remember thinking that since we couldn't figure out what was wrong with Vivian even with physically in front of us, there was no way the doctors could ever ascertain if the new baby was similarly afflicted when it was in the womb. After Dots was born I watched like a hawk for every developmental milestone. As you know, she is fine (as fine as an almost 13-year-old, hormonal girl can be!). When Dots was younger, I think she struggled a little with her identity in the family, as in her mind she was the baby but yet Vivian acted more like the baby. But that resolved itself over time. Vivian LOVED Dots when she was a baby. I had to be careful that I never left them alone together because I worried that Vivian would hurt the baby trying to get her out of her crib or doing something else to "help." Developmentally, though, I think Dots helped Vivian as Dots kind of pulled Vivian along as she was reaching her own milestones at a regular pace.

Sorry to ramble here. All this to say, this baby will bless EVERYONE in your family in his or her own way.

Love to all. Take care of yourself! Congrats!

5/26/2010 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Susan Sims said...

Congratulations Seaman Family!!!

5/26/2010 8:54 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Congratulations Angie! God will provide all that is needed in the next few months, just lean on him.
Blessings,
Pam

5/26/2010 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Christen Moeller said...

Congrats and I will pray for a beautiful healthy outcome!

5/26/2010 8:58 AM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Angie, I'm SO happy for you. Big congrats & I wish you the very best with this pregnancy. xoxo

5/26/2010 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Julia Shinkle said...

Congratulations! What a lucky little one to have such an amazing Mommy!

5/26/2010 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Lisa Ginn said...

Congrats! God works in amazing ways. :)

5/26/2010 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Molly Pearce said...

I knew it!!! Congrats!!!! I can't wait to see this beauty!!!! Will pray for a healthy pregnancy!!!!

5/26/2010 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Jill Alborn said...

Congrats!!! Glad to hear of another blessing heading your way!!! :)

5/26/2010 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Seaman Household...

I am so happy and excited for you...And yes God did have a plan for you whether it was good or bad..He has a plan for all of us and we always have to find a way to embrace it whether we want to or not..He knows exactly what he is doing..And sometimes we do need a good kick in the @ss...lol..

I am really so happy for you...As soon as i clicked the link and the page started to load and the song started playing , tears started rolling down my face ...i got so emotional. None of my 3 pregnancies were ever planned but you know what i couldnt be happier with the outcome. I wouldnt change anything one bit..Even all the stress,agony,craziness they cause I love my 3 babies with all my heart...

Now I have to tell ya I had 3 c-sections as well and for me the 3rd one was the worse I lost alot of blood, puddles everywhere my husband fainted...I almost needed a blood transfusion...they had my baby in NICU cause she had a high fever like me as well...BUT THANK GOD we overcame everything ...And the pregnancy I had nausea,migraines until I was 7 months ....Anyways enough of my blabbing ...Once again I am so Happy for you all. And Kenidi will adjust just fine ,it might take some time but she will.

If you ever need anything just let me know ...

Big Hugs and Little Hugs
Nicki

5/26/2010 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Christina Trinkle said...

So happy for you and your family. Love the blog. You are an amazing writer. Our family will pray for you and your growing family.

5/26/2010 9:17 AM  
Blogger Rhonda Bryant said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the most beautiful family in the world!!! WE are SO EXCITED and can't wait to be able to follow this AWESOME BLESSING!!!
Angie, reading your post brought back tons of emotions! I remember being so afraid to have another baby after Bailee. I remember being just terrified. My mind flooded many times though, that when Brandon and I were gone I wanted her to have a brother or sister,who would always be there for her. God also wanted that for Bailee!
So many exciting days are ahead for you all! We can't wait!
Much Much Love to All of You!!!!!!!

5/26/2010 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda Bryant said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! I loved reading your blog post!!! You need to write a book someday, you are a very gifted writer!! We are so excited for your family!!!!

5/26/2010 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Kelli Satine said...

Congratulations Such Wonderful News Babies bring good things :) And Angie you do need to write a book, You are a Great Writer...

5/26/2010 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Bernice said...

Angie,

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am so excited for you. You totally deserve this surprise in your life. I hope one day I will be surprised with a pregnancy too. :o) I will be praying for you and your family the entire time.

5/26/2010 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Noelle Dixon said...

Yeah...so happy for you guys!!! Congrats girly!! xoxo

5/26/2010 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Alice Berry said...

I knew it!!! So glad to get the word from you. CONGRATS!!! Praying for a happy, healthy, baby and pregnancy!

5/26/2010 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Carrie Zapfe said...

Oh my gosh Angie! SO VERY , VERY happy for you!!!!! What a blessing!

5/26/2010 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Congratulations.... I will keep you in my prayers.

5/26/2010 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Jill Webber said...

Congratulations!!

5/26/2010 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer G. said...

Congrats!! Did you find the preggo pops yet?

5/26/2010 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie McGinley said...

Congrats Angie!! I wish you a happy, healthy and UNEVENTFUL pregnancy. :)

5/26/2010 10:38 AM  
Blogger Debra Heschl's Photography said...

Congratulations..I am so thrilled for & your family:) What a wonderful blessing God has given you!!! I will look forward to seeing maternity shots of your blooming bump..hehe:)

5/26/2010 10:40 AM  
Blogger Amanda Rooney said...

AWESOME post!!! And can I just say that it's been really awesome to "see" God carry you through the past 12 weeks. You know God isn't surprised by "our lives". You just needed that reminder one day...

I'm so looking forward to the future of the Seaman family. Obviously God has amazing things in store for you - for all FIVE of you!!

Praying for you...

5/26/2010 10:40 AM  
Blogger NeverEnoughTime said...

Congratulations !!
I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and delivery for you...
I did 4 c-sections, you will do great!!!

HUGS

5/26/2010 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Riley Fars said...

Congratulations!!!

5/26/2010 11:16 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

That is such wonderful news, Angie! Congratulations!!

Psalm 139:14-16
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

5/26/2010 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Angela Walden said...

Congrats Angie!! I wish you a happy, healthy and UNEVENTFUL pregnancy. :)

5/26/2010 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Cathy Wilkins said...

Ah, God is SO good. Congrats to the Seamans and to that lucky little baby to be born into a family like yours. Amazing how life takes these turns, huh?

5/26/2010 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Melissa M. said...

Congrats!

5/26/2010 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Becky Robertson said...

Congratulations! Will keep your family in our prayers.

5/26/2010 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Stacy Fiessinger said...

Congrats, that is awesome! Almost 6 years ago I was in a similar situation because I was pregnant and worried how my then baby would deal with it....especially since she had special needs. Well in the end she was wonderful with him and to this day even though they are 4 years apart and different sex, they are good buddies....most of the time! Best of luck with everything!

5/26/2010 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Jill Rodriquez said...

Oh Wow!! How Awesome!! Congrats to a wonderful Family!!! Blessings:)

5/26/2010 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Kim Green said...

I guessed right! Last night before I laid my head down I turned to Barry and said, "I know, Angie's pregnant!" Barry is like Angie? Who's pregnant? I started to tell him and the minute I mentioned facebook he went "oh" and turned over to go to sleep. Sorry he's not all that excited about it but I am for you. Congratulations!

5/26/2010 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Brady Ramsey said...

Wow! Congrats to you all! We hope that you start to feel better soon.

5/26/2010 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Angela Shanholtz said...

Congrats Angie!! I just read your beautiful blog post. Can't wait to see all the pictures you take of the newest addition.

5/26/2010 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Gaskill said...

It is about dang time you confirmed the news! :) What an awesome blessing! Congrats to you and your family Angie. Like you said in your blog, God know what's going to happen before it happens. There's a reason why the newest little beach bum in Naples will be joining your family. Soak it all in girl and enjoy the ride! HUGS!!!!!

5/26/2010 6:20 PM  
Blogger Malisa said...

Congrats Angie! I am so happy for you and your family! Babies are a blessing for sure!
Prayers for a happy, healthy, safe, pregnancy, delivery and baby!

5/26/2010 7:16 PM  
Blogger Bre said...

Congrats to you and your family. May God comfort you during this time. Hope you feel Normal again soon. Will certainly keep you and that sweet baby in my prayers!

5/26/2010 8:27 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I've been slow to make it around the blogosphere lately. But I wouldn't miss this wonderful news. Prayers for continued health and happiness.

5/26/2010 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

Whew! I've been busting a gut the last few weeks!!! But your "hints" were so hilarious, and mysterious, that NO ONE could have guessed!! LOL

Like I told you 6 weeks ago, God definitely has a sense of humor!

Can't wait to meet the new little Ms or Mr Seaman!

Love and hugs,
K

5/26/2010 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Angie!!!!

5/26/2010 10:28 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

YAY!!!! I'm thrilled for you. You are the best mom and any child who enters your home is one blessed little angel. I'll be praying for you and baby.

Enjoy the process. Picking out a crib, nursery decor, pack'n play, high chair, stroller, etc. They have much more high tech stuff than they did 7 years ago. You are going to have a blast!!!

I can't wait to see photos of the nursery and your growing belly.

xo

5/27/2010 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oohh! I knew it! but you are sly enough I was prepared for a different announcement! Congrats! Hoping & praying everything goes great for you and baby and your family!

PS did you watch AI last night?

5/27/2010 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Christine Snyder said...

So happy for you and your family! Congratulations!

5/27/2010 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Angie Deaton said...

I know how overwhelmed you probably felt...I had my 3rd baby when my children had just turned 12and 7...I was blown away when I found out I was pregnant, but soon realized that God gives us blessings we didnt even know we needed at the time. He has given me 3 beautiful children and yes it is hard at times but I thank God for them Daily! My childrens birthdays are: June 7th (turning 8), June 17th (turning 13), and July 17th (turning 1)..crazy huh!!!

5/27/2010 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Emily Melloh said...

Congratulations to you Angie and the whole family. I hope it goes well for you. I am trying right now for my first.

5/27/2010 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Carrie Waddell said...

Congrats Angie!! I know you're such a wonderful mother!! I would love to have another one right now... But I can't wait to see pictures and here about your developments!! :) I'll be praying for you... :)

5/27/2010 3:05 PM  
Blogger inadvertent farmer said...

Congrats officially. As a fellow mom of advanced maternal age :) I lift a glass to you an your new little blessing!

Then again as a 34 year old you are just a baby...reverse those numbers and you'll know how old I was when God sent his latest 'surprise' to our home!

Prayers and blessings, Kim

5/27/2010 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Tiffany Gholston said...

congrats girl, i just read your blog! i am too excited for you!

5/27/2010 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Nicole Kemp said...

Congatulatuons!!!! So exciting.

5/27/2010 9:29 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Congrats Angie, so happy for you!

5/27/2010 9:30 PM  
Blogger Momofgirls said...

Baby #3 will be one cool kid! Mine is. She has 2 older sisters, the oldest is beautiful and everything comes easy to her. The middle sister is the "special needs" sister, everyone loves her and has to "give in" to her needs. Then there is #3. Sweet, helpful, nurturing and mostly, patient.

When my #3 was a baby, my special needs daughter fell on top of her all the time, whacked her with her cane accidentally and demanded most of the attention. I truly believe that siblings of kids with special needs are even more "SPECIAL". They have a deeper level of tolerance and patience than other kids. At this point BOTH of my "normal" daughters want to be special ed. teachers! <3 Wow!

What a fun adventure your family is about to embark on! You will be in my constant prayers for a non-eventful, healthy pregnancy and wonderfully healthy baby!!

Congratulations and WooHoo I cannot wait to see pictures of the nursery!!

p.s. Does Kenidi still have the same decor since you moved? My oldest daughter LOVED the pics of her room on Kellys Korner Home tour!

5/28/2010 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Turner said...

Congratulations Angie!!! That is so WONDERFUL!! My husband and I have been "trying" for our second child for about 6 months now.....I keep waiting for the "+" sign in the window but so far it's been a no show :( I'm not surprised, after all it took us 3 years to get prego with our first! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! ♥

5/28/2010 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Michelle Halvey said...

Congratulations! :) :) :)

5/28/2010 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Julie Martin said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

5/28/2010 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Missy Roark said...

Angie,
God has a sense of humor with his timing doesn't he? ;-)
I am soooo happy for you and Brent.

You and this precious baby will remain in my prayers.

Love you girl,
Missy

5/28/2010 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Veronica Flagle said...

Congratulations Angie!!

5/28/2010 2:49 PM  
Blogger Object of Maya*ffection said...

Congrats Angie! God has a plan for the Seaman family :) Looking forward to following your pregnancy journey!

5/29/2010 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Janae Cairns said...

OMgosh...Angie, you're preggo? CONGRATS!!

5/29/2010 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Sheri Taylor said...

Wow we have been away for a week and came back to this wonderful news Congratulations Angie :)

5/29/2010 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

My Baby's having a Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Sweetie! I am glad you finally told that secret! I didn't know how much longer I could contain myself, ha ha. I know Brennen wants it to be a little brother, and Brent wants a little girl, I just hope you don't have 8!!!!! But if you do, we will handle it--Right????? I love you little Mommy xoxoxoxo

5/31/2010 3:28 PM  

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