Thursday, December 18, 2008

Number of the day









I am so, so excited to share that today's number of the day corresponds to...the number of children we have! Because we're having a baby!


I'm about 8 weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound yesterday and got to see the sweet little baby, and the heartbeat pounding away. Everything looked good, though the baby was measuring small (interestingly so did Anna, and by about the same amount), and apparently I have a subchorionic hemorrhage. Bummer. Usually they resolve on their own without causing a problem, though sometimes not, so of course we're praying that everything will be fine. The doctor DID say she wouldn't expect the baby (SHE used the word "fetus", but I will say baby) to have such a good strong heartbeat if something was amiss, so that is good I guess.


So far this has been the easiest of my pregnancies, although I am SO TIRED and pretty emotional too. Thankfully I'm not sick, but the exhaustion and grouchiness are no picnic either. :)


Normally we wouldn't share our news until later (for various reasons that maybe I'll blog about later), but I am seriously showing (and gaining weight, ugh) already--as in by about 10 a.m., I look 7 months pregnant. And my mom, who must have radar when it comes to such things, was suspicious when she called yesterday only to have Kevin answer the phone and say I was at the doctor's. :)


Anyway, we're so excited about this latest blessing! Please pray with us for this sweet little one!

48 comments:

Luke said...

Congratulations!

Lord, I ask that You protect this little one, and keep everything moving smoothly. Amen.

~Luke

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Awesome news.
We also have 5 kids and it's a great number to have!! :) (Our family will look the same with 2 adopted from Ethiopia as well!)
Praying that all goes well and that this baby is healthy and strong and for some renewed energy for you! Looking after 4 little ones and being pregnant is tiring...but so EXCITING!!!
Lesley

Marissa said...

Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy for you.

Jenn said...

5 is a great number...we have 5! It's a crazy, full house, chaotic world with 5 little ones, but you will do just amazing!! What a wonderful Christmas gift. Congrats all around!

~Jenn

SDR said...

Congratulations Brianna. I am so happy for you and your family, what an amazing Christmas gift.

Shawn

Pajama Mama said...

Congrats! What a great Christmas present, huh?
-kristen

I am Katy, said...

Congratulations. That's very exciting news. I'll be praying for you and the baby.

Emily B. said...

Woo-hoo! What great news- and just before Chirstmas. Congratulations. hugs, Emily

Amber said...

Brianna! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for your whole family. You know at first when I saw the photo of NKOTB, I thought the post was about how you might have gone to their concert! :-)

Christy said...

WOOO!!! Congrats!!! 10 comments in 2.5 hours at that...you are a super blogger! :)

PS; i linked to your Walmart story in my recent (bad) haircut blog.

Lindsey said...

Congrats!!!! That is so amazing guys, we are so excited for you. We'll be praying for baby Heldt and you!

Mama Mote said...

Congratulations to you and Kevin! Take it easy and I pray all goes well the rest of the way.

Dawn said...

YAYYY!! Woohoo! Congrats! and I'll be praying! Please let the group know before I spill the beans! I am awful at keeping secrets!!!

Paige said...

Congratulations!!! That is very exciting news and we will certainly pray that this pregnancy goes well.

Brenda Williams said...

Congratulations!
I'll pray that you'll feel decent and that baby develops strong and healthy.

shell said...

you made my day! 5 is so fun! i am really excited for you guys!

Stacey said...

What joyous news. Praying for you!

Cat and Mark said...

Congrats! Take it easy. :)

Mike and Rachel said...

silly Mike, he said you were due in April. I was a little concerned that you weren't showing or telling at 5 months pregnant! I think July would be a GREAT month to have a baby, that is if I am doing the math right :)

Brianna Heldt said...

Amber, I SO WISH I'd gone to a NKOTB concert! How awesome would that be?! They were here recently, but it was just so expensive. :(

Rachel ha, yes, the end of July/beginning of August-ish. I can assure you I am definitely showing however...at 8 weeks pregnant. :)

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!!! I love how you did your post, too. The other day I was feeling really nauseous and Jay asked if I was pregnant. It was a real possibility, but alas, the test was negative. I was thinking what an awesome Christmas present that would be. Now I am so happy for you and glad that you get such a wonderful gift!

Tracy Regusci said...

Congrats Brianna! We are so happy and excited for you over here on the central coast. I can't believe that you and Jeanette must be a matter of days apart from each other in your pregnancy's! Baby fever has hit, now i must keep it at bay, Matteo must learn to walk. What a blessing for you family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. We will be praying for you all.
Love, Stacy Parker

Leah said...

Congratulations! I pray that everything goes well! I love that you included a picture of the New Kids on the block.

lindsey said...

woohoo! so excited you'll have a "new kid on the block"!

Jody Vriend said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I come from a family of 5 kids born in 5 1/2 years. I loved it. There was always a playmate and we all grew up together. We are still friends!!

Have a blessed Christmas!!

Hauswife said...

Well, CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news! Welcome to Club 5!

Kristen Borland said...

NO WAY!!! WOOHOO!! We could always use more Heldts in this world!

Lisa Leonard said...

congratulations!!! we love you guys!

Angela H. said...

Congratulations to the Heldt family. We are praying for you and your little miracle. Thank God for such wondrous blessings, especially around the holidays. There is no greater gift than that of family.

Many blessings,
Angela

Angela said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Wowzers!! I am SO excited for you!!! (and for me! I can't wait to snuggle your new little bundle of joy!) Maybe this little sweetie will be born on Ry Guy's bday... He was due Aug. 18, but born EARLY on July 27! Congrats! Congrats! I am sooooo excited for you all!!!

Tamara said...

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS! You need to add that picture too. Also, I heart Mark Walberg, he is hot in a caucasian debris sort of way. (Same with Kid Rock, what is wrong with me???)

Congrats on the new baby, I am SOO excited for you!!

Now back to my research paper that is due on Saturday....

Mike and Rachel said...

I must be having a sympathy pregnancy. I have gained 5 pounds since the beginning of October! Stupid eggnog and the rest!

Kate said...

hooray and congratulations! were you guys trying or was this a surprise?

joy said...

brianna! i had this funny feeling--i was just wondering this morning when you'd have another baby. i must have a 6th sense. how very exciting and it's so wonderful that you have seen the heartbeat already. i'll be praying for you--i'll add you to the list of pregos. :)

Shana said...

Oh, my! I am so excited for you. Congratulations! I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy. :)

Joanie said...

Congratulations! I'm with Joy, I thought about how you said you're weren't actively trying or preventing, so I figured it was a matter of time, YAY. I was thinking of this yesterday as a matter of fact - something you said about being tired made me think of it.

Hooray for a very full quiver. God is so GOOD!

Now, how will we throw your satellite baby shower?

Brianna Heldt said...

Tamara I am laughing out loud over your use of the term "caucasian debris"! Ha!

Kate we were not really trying or not trying...so, not a surprise, and like all babies, definitely planned by the Lord!!!

r. said...

Congrats! I'm just a random lurker out here in blog land, but I've been following your blog since y'all were in Ethiopia picking up your sons. It's so cool that I've gotten to watch your family grow by FOUR children now! Congratulations to all of you.

Christal said...

congrats! If the new baby is as cute as the others, you're in trouble. :)

Bekah said...

congratulations, Briana! (and Kevin too, of course) I'm so so happy for you guys. Can't wait to see that belly...I'm pretty sure you must be just about the cutest pregnant woman ever. We've missed seeing you guys recently--lots of travel and sick kids. but hopefully soon. :)

Wendi Garland said...

Congratulations... super excited for you! God is so good...

Wendi

Rachel Slagle said...

i have been reading your blog for a really long time and figured this was the perfect occasion to de-lurk :) congratulations to you and your family!! i will be praying for an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby. pregnancy can be stressful enough without added problems, so i will also be praying that your subchorionic hemorrhage clears up soon. congratulations again :)

Meagan Brown said...

Rejoicing with you! Congratulations!

Thankfulmom said...

Congratulations! That is beautiful and happy news. I pray that all will be well and you will have an easy pregnancy.

Lisa

krissy said...

I really appreciate your blog! My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia... We were thinking there is great value in a multitude of counselors and wanted to and ask for any wisdom you would have for us. Anything and everything we would appreciate!

Thanks so much,
The Fulton Family
http://web.mac.com/krissy.d.fulton/Fulton_Family_Website/Welcome.html

The Fearnsides said...

Congratulations Heldt family!!

I had a subchorionic bleed with Lucas (basically they didn't know about the hemorrhage until I started bleeding at 12 weeks). He is a happy, healthy 2 year old now!

I will be praying for you all and your precious new addition!

Amber said...

Congratulations!

 

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