So I guess people can tell i'm pregnant, and then of coarse, family shares with other family, so I've been getting a lot of comments. 4 was no big deal. i think a lot of people figure 4 is the max for most, so when it's 5 you get alll kinds of welcome and super unwelcome comments.
You have your peopel who had 2 or 3 kids and when they hear this is #5, sometimes they'll say, "whoops, you guys weren't planning that were you?" Or "wow, that's so brave, I could never do that". "5 is crazy". Or those with 5 who like to scare you, or just hope your life will be as crazy or hard as theirs is with 5 and the ole, "it's the hardest!" or "enjoy 4, it's much easier" "just wait". " or I love my sister Tamee who swears it's death....of coarse, she had a 1 year old when she had her #5....and her oldest was 7. ouch! Or strangers that ask how many (in the OB office), "Lordy! 2 is more than I wanted! 5 would kill me!" She was awesome though.
....ahhh, all so encouraging. Thank you.
Then you have those that have 3 or 4 and give you the ole, "5? that's awesome, we wanted more, 5 would have been perfect" or "I come from 5 and loved it!"
Or those with 5 or more, "5 was nothing, it's hard at first just like all of them, but then it's all the same" (thanks debi...mother of 10). or, "I'm not going ot lie, at first it's hard, but after a month or two, it all falls together"
So obviously I get more of the crap comments, but strangely I'm more excited for this one than I have been for the last couple. I think because the kids are all in a great place. They all know what they need to do, they're good at keeping each other entertained, and Kam and J can pretty much take care of P by themselves. Right now I'm of coarse feeling overwhelemed with life, but I'm sure when we get moved in, settled, and deliver this kid, we'll be ready. But yes, it's #5, and YES we planned it and YES we want a lot....probably our last, but maybe not. J says NOT our last...right now, i say our last. haha. and YES, it might be hard at first, but then again...maybe it won't!