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Thursday, January 6, 2011

BIG (well, "little") NEWS FOR THE HEIMERDINGERS

Life can be a funny thing. Pains and trials can be a funny thing. But then you wake up one day and realize the purpose of it all. The depth of it all. And the inevitability of it all. You realize that if certain things hadn't happened, certain other incredible things would not have happened either.

Such was the case a few weeks ago when I came home after dropping off kids at school and found that my wife, Emily, had placed on my pillow a stuffed Winnie-the-Poo and an Eeyore. Beside those, on the night table, was a pregnancy test--with a plus sign.

So is it a boy or a girl? Well, as Mary Bailey replied to her husband, George, when he asked that same question in It's a Wonderful Life: "Uh-huh." I presume we'll know around April. And then there will be another little Heimerdinger in our home in late July or early August. And to think we already gave away all those baby clothes, carriers, swings, etc., etc....Gonna have to find all that stuff all over again. :)

That means I'll have son who is a returned missionary in my home at the same time that I'll have a newborn. Mindboggling.

I'd love to add other news to that. But anything else seems highly anti-climactic. I'll try to add more in a few days.

Chris Heimerdinger

22 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I can't tell you how happy I am for you, and what a cool way for her to tell you the good news!!! Again, congratulations!!!

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  2. Congratulations! Much happiness to your family... :)

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  3. Congratulations! It's always exciting to welcome a little one to the world. :-)

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  4. Congratulations to your whole family! How exciting!

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  5. Congrats Chris! I know it may seem mindboggling, but I am the eldest in my family (6 kids) and my mom had the last one when I was 21. That was 20 years ago and believe me when I say it all works out just fine.

    Look at it this way, you certainly have kids old enough that they should be responsible babysitters (money saved there) and we "adult" kids always got a kick out of approaching the parents while some stranger was admiring the baby, just to say "hey mom" (or dad)...the look on the strangers' faces is absolutely priceless as they take in the age difference! Fun all around....

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  6. Congratulations! Always such a wonder bringing those little spirits into the world, amazing!

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  7. Congratulations chris! thats awesome! i'm happy for you and your (growing) family! you reminded me of a question i had, though! When is stephen (steven?) coming home from his mission?

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  8. Congrats!! so so excited for you!!

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  9. Wow that's quite the gap! Congrats papa!

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  10. How exciting! That's great news! Congratulations!

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  11. Congrats! We're having ours at the same time!

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  12. There are a lot of little spirits up there that apparently need to come down RIGHT NOW!!!! We are expecting 5 great grand babies at last count. Who knows who is next???? It is definitely the last days. Good for you and your wife to be trusted with another little special spirit. My grandson has been in your home and it will be a lucky spirit to come to you.

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  13. I have two bonus babies and they are the delight of our lives! Of course my husband will be 65 when they youngest turns 18...Our oldest is 25. youngest 3 and 5. You will love it. Something about parenting when you have a little wisdom from all that age.. I am happy for you!

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  14. That's awesome! Congrats to you and your family!

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  15. Congratulations! That's great! Another little adventurer! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  16. Congratulations!! Many blessings to you and your family :)

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  17. Congratulations! It's always nice to get God's little surprises. =)

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  18. Next week we'll know if it's a boy, a girl, or a labrador. Many of our children are hoping for a labrador.

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  19. Hahaha a labrador..... Anyway... Congrats!!! :P

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  20. Congrats, Mr. Heimerdinger. I hope this baby will give you joy beyond measure.

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