#3, Week11




Apparently #3 is the size of a lemon.

I feel pretty great.  Only complaint is that I am FREEZING! All the time! So cold. It is a lovely 74 degrees in my house but I feel like I am sitting in a refrigerator. I feel kind of run down and tired in the afternoon but other than that, I kind of forget that I am pregnant.

Laura Kate is still completely set on it being a little Hannah. My dad is still pretty convinced it is Fischer. You can read about that on the lifevesting blog: www.lifevesting.com .

Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

My Life is Forever Changed

My life was changed over the Christmas Break, and I am about to change some of yours. Seriously.

If you've read my side-bar profile under "The Mama", you will have read this:


I do not love: to eat, smell, or be around pickles, going to the dentist, when people don't use their turn indicators when driving, doing laundry, cleaning out my crock pot after queso, OR I'll just go ahead and say it....I do not love to Potty Train.




Well, my aunt walked in with a big pot of Queso and her large crock pot was [wait for it]......



LINED!!!

with this:



Now. How many of you knew about these, have read my blog, know about my hatred for cleaning out my crock pot and NOT told me about this?? I just want you to leave a comment so I can take down your name. I am making a list so that when my self-cleaning, reclining, padded, bath tub is invented, I can make sure not to tell you. 

For the rest of you, YOU. ARE. WELCOME.

Maybe the most brilliant idea ever. From the whole world of crock-potters, Thank you Reynolds!

Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

Merry Christmas in Pictures














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Baby Ramblings

1. If you havn't seen my Facebook status in the past day, allow me...

Well, I guess we can only be a family of 4 for so long. Kyle Wiley and I are happy to announce the 5th addition to our clan, due July 19th. And we just THOUGHT life was fun right now. (The Sasster is beside herself she is so excited. She is also convinced she has a sister on board and will not hear differently.)
2. Let me answer the question you are probably wanting to ask.

No. We were not trying. Yes. it is a surprise. But a wonderful surprise! Our hearts will always be excited about new life that the Lord has created and we are THRILLED about our new member of the family!! We knew we wanted more kids we just thought the timing would be a little different. My experience when the Lord's timing is different from mine is that his way is ALWAYS better. So, I trust him for this as well and rest in the truth that he alone creates life.
3.What's the story? (if you are uncomfortable with words like cyst and birth-control and ultrasound, you may want to skip this question).
In the process of changing birth control, we thought I had developed a cyst that was confirmed on an ultrasound. A few weeks later, I started having weird symptoms and was concerned I had a crazy-out-of-control-cyst. I went in and saw my doctor and found out we were pregnant! At the time, we didn't see a heartbeat but the doctor said it was very possible it was just too early. 10 days later we saw a wonderful little blink in the middle of a blog in the middle of my belly! On Monday I had my Prenatal work-up and got another sono. Everything looks great.
I am 10 weeks today and due on July 19th. 
4. Random Carrie Wiley Trivia:
 This is my 5th pregnancy in 5.5 years! yikes!
2006 - miscarriage/ 2008- Laura Kate/ 2009 - Ectopic/ 2011 - Shepherd/ 2011 - Baby #3
Through each of these pregnancies I have learned something new about the Lord but the same theme is ALWAYS the same: He alone is the giver of life. 
5. Names???
If you have been around for the past 2 babies, you know that Kyle and I are typically pretty quick in the name department. It has always worked out that we easily pick a name for one gender and then the other tends to fall into line. I know a lot of people don't do it this way, but for us, it just always works that way. We are both planners by nature and we also are dreamers and talk about baby names we like even when we aren't pregnant. (yeah, I know, we're dorks too).
(More random trivia: I also feel like even though we don't use the other option of a name at the time, that it still counts as used. I know. I'm weird but I just can't think of it towards another baby.)
With Laura Kate, we knew we wanted Rettig Andrew for a boy or Laura Kate for a girl. We are so blessed to be able to pass the legacy of Kyle's mom's name to our daughter. 
At the beginning of a very difficult season, the Lord presented himself as THE Shepherd in my life and reminded me of his ability to fulfill that role. Out of that is how we came up with the name Shepherd Andrew for a boy should the Lord bless us with one. It just so happened that he did. The girl name we picked out for then was Charlotte Leigh (Charleigh). 
This pregnancy, Kyle and I easily agreed on the name Hannah Noel for a girl. Hannah means grace and favor and we feel like that's what this baby means to us and maybe what the Lord may be teaching us about this pregnancy. Noel because "she" is a Christmas surprise for us. As far as a boy name, while we still have a few other contenders, I think we have settled for the time being with Fischer Knox. Fischer means "fisherman" and we pray that all of our kids will learn to be "fishers of men". Knox is after John Knox, the theologian. 
6. The Sasster
Earlier in the day, on the day we found out we were pregnant, Laura Kate drew a picture of our family that included an extra person floating above us. When Kyle asked her who that was she said "Oh, that's the other little girl. We don't know her name yet." 
She is absolutely convinced she is having a sister. In her mind, she has a brother, now she should get a sister. When we ask her what she thinks the baby's name should be if it's a boy, she typically will say: "HER name is Hannah." or "I don't like a boy name. Her name is Hannah". She told a random stranger in line behind us at Target that "there was a new baby in mommy's tummy and it is a sister and her name is Hannah". 
7. The Moose
Obviously, he has no idea what's cookin or how his little world is going to change. I am still nursing and hope to be able to continue until he is a year old. Pray for me.
8. Girl or Boy?
I feel either way on any given day. Today, I think it's a girl. 2 days ago, I thought boy. So far this is the easiest pregnancy BY FAR and I feel pretty great. 
Another random Carrie trivia: I was FREEZING the majority of my pregnancy with LK. With Shep, I was hot. So far, I am FREEZING again. I was also really really sick with LK and wasn't with Shep, only a little bit. I havn't thrown up even one time so...who knows??!!
What's your vote? Hannah or Fischer?
9. What should the new blog title be come July? Adventures of Laura Kate, Shepherd, and ???, Adventures of Sassy Pants, Moose, and ????, or Adventures of the Wiley Kids? Adventures of the Wileys? Other ideas?? 
Cast your vote!!

Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

Waaay Too Long (A List)

1. It's been way too long since I was in the Blog World. Sorry about that. Life has been happening.

2. Moose started table food. It's like that is his greatest destiny in life - to feed himself. I'm ok with that.

3. Sasssssy Pants gets some extra "ssssss" in her name. Oh the sassiness and the drama. Oh the 3 year old joyful defiance and disobedience and fits.

4. It's Christmas! Loving Christmas with my babies and my SBOAM this year!

5. Shepherd was dedicated on Sunday. It was a really special day and am so thankful my parents were here to share the day with us!


Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

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