Monday, April 18, 2011

What am I forgetting?

Kacey's Checklist

1. Stop feeling tired and generally nauseated Check

Thanks to this

and this

my normal night sickness was almost enjoyable. Almost.

2. Find a doctor/hospital and a due date

Done and done. Thanks to years of frequent insurance changes, each of my Vegas babies gets their own doctor/hospital. Who knows, maybe it will make them feel really special?

Due: July 25

3. Finally get around to reading Jenny McCarthy's "Belly Laughs", recommended highly.

Not a great choice for the easily offended but very, very funny and very honest. I even figured out my "cold/allergies" that had been going on for like 3 months not so much a disease, a runny nose is a symptom too. Who knew?

4. Pull out the old box of maternity clothes

Mmmm elastic waistband.

5. Get an ultrasound

No pictures (the machine was kind of busted that day, lame right?) but 10 fingers, 10 toes, and a very skillful ultrasound tech who steered clear of any "money shots" for my general viewing pleasure. Who doesn't like a surprise? As Scarlet puts it, "I want another sister (she of course being the first sister) but Heavenly Father is beciding if we get a brother or a sister."

6. Sort through clothes, lots and lots of clothes.

After years of lending, resorting, exchanging and the like, all of my kid clothing bins were in complete disarray. But, after a few days of my children asking me to stop making messes in their rooms, we have

I had a fantastic time with this project. The memories, the reminiscings, the wondering of how life keeps going so fast...

7. Tell the kids

We informed the kids and the nearby party guests at Scarlet's birthday. Her last present of the evening was a box with a little baby girl and baby boy outfit.

It was not nearly as exciting as her previous gifts so she seemed very uninterested at first. But after all of the birthday fun wore down, Scarlet and Rhode have been very excited. Very excited and very impatient. We now have a timeline of events we work through:

"First, it will be Bennett's birthday, then we will go on our cruise, then it will be dad's birthday, and then summertime, and then the fourth of July, and THEN it will be time for the baby to come."

Rhode then asks, "And then the baby gonna pop out, right?"

"Right." Close enough.

8. Inform your Sunday School kids

I figured it was time when I walked into the room, wrote a few things on the board, looked around for a prayer volunteer and couldn't come up with 75% of the names of my class members. They frequently have to forgive me for my frequent forgetful moments.

It took me six months to complete the first half of the list. And that is when I realized I had left out two pretty important steps.

9. Tell my mom (and other family members)


10. Tell everyone else


Scarlet took care of #9 on the phone with Grandma Peggy and Aunt Kristy yesterday and today, I can finally check off #10.

So here it goes: I am pregnant!

Phew, done and done.

Now what am I forgetting? Oh! Um, Grandma and Grandpa Nielsen in South Africa, if you read this blog before we get a chance to Skype, surprise!


Sam and Rachel said...

Congratulations! You are so sly... making it seem like you were still in the planning stages when really you are over halfway there. Good for you for keeping it a surprise. I'm not sure I have the willpower for that, but we'll see. I'm way excited for your cute little (but growing) family.

::lindsay said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I think it's awesome that you are going to keep it a surprise. We did that too the 3rd time around and it was the best experience ever!

Mindy said...

Yippee!!! Congratulations. We are so excited to meet Nielsen #3. :D i guess this puts you off babysitting in July for the wedding. :D

Angelique said...

Congratulations! Amazing that you can keep it a secret so long.

A Bug's Life said...

Yay! Congrats! You sure are pretty darn organized! Going through the kids old clothing is very messy but fun too. hope you keep feeling good. daishan

Angie said...

Hey congratulations Kacey!

Kendall said...

Other than feeling like I went through some kind of time warp, I am ecstatic! I swear it hasn't been that long since I saw you? Scarlet's delivery of the news was so precious. I can't wait to see her.

Heidi Noel said...

You have more willpower than me. I call my oldest sister (my best friend) right after i tell my husband. Then it snowballs. So excited for you. Hope the cruise is super fun.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Congrats! Exciting news. I can't believe you even got the baby clothes out before you told or someone guessed.

Campbell Family said...

woohoo!!! wow! so you're pretty far along already! IF I have a 4th I want to be surprised with the sex too :)

ashleyboice said...

Congrats. I can't believe you kept it secret for so long...I wish I could do that. I have no will power what so ever.

Cassidy said...

Congrats!!! That is so awesome.

lysh said...

What?! That's fantastic news. You make such cute kids!! Congrats! I am so excited for you guys. I am so so so sad that I missed you guys this weekend and your sweet kids.

Kelsey and Jon Edwards said...

Oh my goodness Congrats! I can't believe you kept it a secret that long. Love your checklist and your wit.

Marie Davies Howick said...

Yay! I hope you have a girl, who becomes friends with my little girl, and I hope they trek somewhere awesome and remote together in college, just like their moms.

Katie said...

So EXCITING! I am so happy for you! And way to be secretive. Like Ashely, I don't think I would have the will power.

Courtney said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!!