Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm not good at keeping secrets.

And I've kept this one for 2 whole days now. Well, that's really not true. I told way too many people even though I told myself I wasn't going to. So, in case you weren't one of those, here you go:

Baby Ralls #3 is on its way!!

Surprised?! So was I! Not planned, but we're super excited!! I'm BARELY pregnant. Only 4 weeks. I know it's ridiculous that I'm already telling everyone this early, but that's me! I'm due July 6th. The plan is not to find out the gender (although the plan was also not to tell anyone until we were further along). And so far, other than being super tired and my boobs killing me, I feel great! Crossing my fingers that morning sickness doesn't strike.

I just found out yesterday and had to send Jason a picture message of the test. He was just as shocked and just as excited.

And this means that I won't be trying to lose weight any longer. However, my plan is to stick to my workouts for now and then adjust them as the belly grows, and to continue eating how I am now, other than adding that 200-300 calories. The goal is to gain about 15 pounds with this pregnancy (which is healthy when you're already overweight). I plan to keep up with my weekly weigh ins, things will just be a little different now.

Anyway, I just got home from a late stake leadership primary meeting and got the kids to bed and I AM BEAT!! So goodnight!!

31 comments:

The Brandt Clan Fam! said...

Yay! Congratulations! We are so excited for the Ralls family!!!

Erin and Family said...

CONGRATULATION MCKENNA & JASON! much love to you & your little growing family:) i'll be surprised if you could wait to find out the sex:).

Steffani Dastrup said...

Wow Makenna! That is so fantastic! I still can't quite believe that we are old enough to be having 3 kids! CRAZY! I hope that you're feeling good!

Jason & Kelli West said...

McKenna that is so exciting!! I'm like you, I couldnt hold the news in long. I get too excited and like to share the news. Hmmm....i wonder if you will have twins ;)! One boy and one girl! July 6th is a great day, my boysis on the 7th. SO if you go one day over (i know don't hate me for saying that) then our kids will share the same birthday. and if you have a girl then we can set her up with one of my boys!! I'm crazy i know. this is so ggreat! i hope morning sickness doesn't strike you.

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! That's awesome you're not finding out the gender! How fun! Sure hope you don't get morning sick!! So happy for you guys!

Tiffany said...

congrats again! and you're not ridiculous for telling people already. i don't think i've even mady it one day not telling people!

The Tarin Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy and excited for your family!! Here is to a happy and healthy pregnancy!! YAY!!!

Liz Goble said...

That is so exciting! It made me laugh that my last comment to you was about how trying to be fit while pregnant was the worst! I'm excited to see if your experience resembles mine! Good Luck with growing a baby - and I don't buy into the idea that women should wait until a certain week and then tell everybody..... women should tell people when they want to start telling people. I'm excited for you!

r said...

AHHHH! Congratulations!! I'm the exact same, everyone finds out the day I do :D

It's seriously so weird. This is exactly what happened with me when I found out I was having Lucy. Total surprise, super excited, immediately on the phone to tell, in the process of getting healthy and losing weight. And I was due July 7. Weird :)

I'm so excited for you! I hope you don't get the sickness :P

aubrey said...

Congratulations!!!!! So excited for you all.

Lali Johnson said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! I'm proud of you for at least waiting a few days before spilling the beans, that's better then I would do :)
Congrats again! I can't wait to see belly pictures!

Megan said...

Congrats! I was hoping you'd still be on your weight loss plan when my babe came so you could help me after the baby...I can't wait 6 months after she's born for you to begin again!! This does not work well for my life plan. :) So happy for you.

Jobi Niu said...

YAY!!! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys.. :] I SOOOOO hope you don't get sick. *fingers crossed* It's so hard to hide it from everyone, when you're so excited! What did your family say? Ahhh! I'm so happy for you. :] MULTIPLY AND REPLENISH THE EARTH BABY!!

Josh and Tiff said...

horray! congratulations! that is so exciting! I hope that morning sickness stays away. good luck with the next 9 months!

Mandi said...

I'm still so happy for you!! Congrats, can't wait to hear what it is.. You have to find out! :) haha!!

Scimber said...

yay!!! Congrats!!!!! Isn't that the dream of childhood best friends? To be PREGGERS together?! How sweet!

Brianne said...

CONGRATS! How exciting for your cute family! I always thought that it would be fun to not find out the gender if you had one of each. I would be kinda tempted not to find out the gender on my next one, but if it turned out to be a boy, then I would not have anything for him! FUN FUN!

Jane said...

YAY!!!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!!

Burgon Fam said...

oh I am so happy for you guys....New babies are always a delight! im so excited for you! do you have rough pregnancies? i pray you dont! that is tough to do alone half the time!

Jason and Bri said...

Thats way exciting!!!! CONGRATS!! And if we could have anymore I would do the same thing since we have a boy and a girl I would wait for fun to find out! Well CONGRATS!!

The Lewis Family said...

Congrats! You beat us to it ;)
~C

Sara said...

Congrats lady! I'd say that you are making me feel bad for only having two so far, but Brian and his wife are kicking my butt too, so it's all good.

Are you thinking it's a boy or it's a girl or is it still too early to be leaning one way or the other?

Brenda, Bryan, and Chelsey said...

Yay!

Randi said...

So stinking excited for all of you! Baby #3!!! Love you, so thrilled!

The Larson Family said...

Congratulations!!! That is so awesome!

Denise said...

Woot woot! Congratulations!!

Andrew and Charonne- said...

awesome girly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

StaceyJake said...

that is sooo exciting!!!! have u ever been on whattoexpect.com?? they have messageboards for the month u are expecting in. i have become so close with the women on the expecting in oct 09 board and they were so suportive and encouraging. you should check it out!!!

journeytojohanssontown said...

Congrats!!! What is it about number three sneaking up on you. It was a suprise for us too. I am glad you are excited, I cried and it took me a good two months to even accept it. We are excited now though. Yea I am so happy for you.

Breeann said...

Congrats! We have been trying for baby #2 for some time with out any luck so maybe my luck skipped on to you! Maybe I am the strange one but we kept it from nearly everyone for the 1st trim and then some. I hope you have a super easy time and all goes well! Kudos to you for not finding out the gender, I couldnt do that.

Tabitha said...

Where have I been?? I mean really.. where have I been.. I read the October 26th post and the most recent and must have just skipped right over one of the most exciting posts!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so exciting! Keep us posted! Only 20 more days here and I can't wait! Keep us in your prayers..last time we checked she was breech and sunny side up. :( Anyway, congrats again and lots of love coming from Alabama!