Monday, October 27, 2008

OOPS! Word's Out!!!

Seylum Rhys

Edyn La Roux

Alaena Kennedy, Kidron Sage, and Braeden Chantel

Hunter Alexis

Sharaya Danee

(Baby is "Chillaxing" It has it's left leg crossed over the right, and the hands behind it's head. Too Cute :)

For all of you who are "wondering", Yes, we are having another baby. No, this baby was not in our plans, but it was in God's. We tried to keep this undercover as long as we could because we were having a hard time adjusting to the news and didn't want to have to deal with people and their negative comments, but some people took it upon themselves to share our news. Are we mad? Not at all. It was time to tell, seeing that I look like I was turning into a cow LOL.
Up until Saturday Oct 25,2008, I had cried a million tears. I wondered how I was going to care for another baby in the midst of our "home issues" and I had made a dedication to Sharaya's education over the next three years. We have been on a roll. (Go Sharaya!!! Mom is SSSOOO proud of all your HARD work. It will pay off baby. I promise you.) and taking care of another baby would make this a tad more challenging.
Along with living in a rental home with no furniture and sleeping on a air mattress has not made this easy either. God gives us strength to make it one day at a time.
I miss my old home terribly. It was so cute and cozy. I had it decorated (Thanks to my mom, who is an interior designer, and my sister who has such unique taste) just the way I liked it. Now, all my furniture is lost in my dream home, rotting in mold :( WHY Us ???? I ask myself. I don't know. But I do know - thanks to the peace of God - we will survive!!!. (This is the reason it took us a little longer to become excited about a new addition.)
So back to our new little one. Saturday, I went for a "fun" ultra/sound. Our baby was so cute, I couldn't help but get a little excited. Not that we have a choice, but I would LOVE another girl. Daddy is holding out for his son. However, last night (Sunday 10-26-08) after an INCREDIBLE service preached by Bro. Barry Clayborn, daddy said "you know, it would be really neat to have another girl". He is finally, coming around HA HA. But of course, we will welcome whatever God blesses us with. God makes no mistakes. And we will welcome this gift with open arms.


Jessica N. said...

We as a church are priviledged to have such wonderful and well mannered children! The fact that they're so pretty is just icing on the cake! Congrats, this is wonderful news!!!

Anonymous said...

When is the baby making his/her arrival? Details girl!

Carly said...

Congrats Shawna =) That ultrasound is too cute!

Vonney said...

I am excited for you! Many great things are on the way!!!!

Doug, Viola, and Baby said...

Cousin Dylan says that he needs a little boy cousin to play with so that he doesn’t end up dressed like a girl! But on the other hand Auntie Viola still loves to play with dolls, so we all agree that it should be twins to make sure everyone is happy! Just kidding!! But we love you guys and now that God has given you the children you have and the QTY because you guys are such great parents. Viola & myself can only hope to take what you guys have done with your 8 kids and do it with however many God gives us(2)!!


Kim said...

Congratulations Shawna! If anyone can handle having eight girls (or seven and a wee little man, and I don't mean Cameron!) it would be you. You amaze me, you keep your head up and keep smiling even when you would have reason not to! You are right about God's plan, he is surprising isn't he??

Monica Hassas said...

How exciting to add one more to your BEAUTIFUL family! Congratulations, Shawna!

Janell said...

WOW Shawna!!!!!! I'm sooooo happy for you guys! So funny, I was just talking about you to Aydin the other day...I said that you were the most incredible mom, and one of the things I love about you is your smile. There could be 3 babies crying, spilling things, pulling at your arms, needing their diapers changed...and you just smile, and have TONS of patience, and take care of the problems one by one.
Your amazing attitude and patience shows how much you really love your kids! I admire your stamina!! And God probably has great great plans for this baby when they grow up...
I didn't know anything about your housing situation, but I'll pray for God's blessings to pull you guys through quickly.
Love you!!!!

Rachel and Aaron Roberts said...

Hi Shawna,

I don't know you personally, but I found your blog through "One stop for apostolic blogging". I just wanted to extend a congratulations to you and your family! As a new mom myself, I can't help but admire you for having already raised 7 children! Are you sure you're not a super-mom?? lol!

I'll be checking back for updates :o)


Misha said...

Congrats to you dear! I wish I was there to take pics!!

mysimoni said...

Congratulations! You have such beautiful girls! I see Aleksander visiting you home alot in the future...haha!
Love you!

Brooke Morgan said...

AWWWW!! I'm so glad you left a comment, it's so good to "see" you and hear from you! I'm still in Fresno - happily married with a 10 year old son (bonus child). :) I see you have another little blessing on the way, what exciting news! :)Congratulations! You're girls are beautiful! Sharaya and Hunter are almost GROWN - I almost cried when I saw their picture... WOW.. tell them hello right back!!! Keep in touch... email me -

Music Eloquence said...

Congratulations Shawna and Cameron and 7 princesses!!! That is exciting news. I am so thrilled for you. Love you.