Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

A(nother) Big Reveal January 19, 2015

Excitement. Worry. Joy. Fear. These are an odd combination of emotions to feel all at once, but not necessarily at the receipt of any kind of big news. Not necessarily at the receipt of this kind of big news.

I’ve known it for a while, but opted to respect whatever timing element I did the last time around. That’s saying a lot as a doggie who wears his heart on his proverbial sleeve. I am usually pretty terrible at keeping secrets because I make it a goal of mine to be as emotionally present in the moment as possible. To me, that means sharing joy and all things blissful with anyone and everyone that will take it.

So the last few months have been pretty rough, keeping this news to myself. Especially given the impact it is having on my forever people.

I’m going to be a big brother! Again!

I honestly think I knew before mom did, just like I did with dear baby Carter. (Dogs have a sixth sense about these things). There was an almost immediate change in her heart rate, her smells, and her general persona. Joy. In a word, that’s what this secret contains.Big announcement!

This is big news. This is life-changing news. But this time, the news brought with it a little larger sense of fear and worry than last time. The idea of having two little people under two running around our forever home has its downsides. Those sleepless nights will return all too soon. Life will become a balancing act for all of us as the schedule is uprooted yet again. Money is already tight as it is – what will happen with another toddler in the house? And the diapers. So many diapers.

But then there’s the joy. So much joy. Family. Love. I’ve never seen my parents closer than they are since they brought home dear Carter, and I have no doubt another child will continue to foster their emotional growth. So what if it’s a little scary? These things have a way of working out. Besides, I’m just so excited to become a big brother again, and even more so for my little person to feel the love in this forever home of mine. Mom is home to me, and I know she will be home to the new little person. June 16, here we come!



9 Responses to “A(nother) Big Reveal”

  1. kiwiskan Says:

    congratulations 🙂

  2. OMGoodness, little buddy! Congratulations! What exciting news! I can’t wait to meet your new brother or sister! Whoo-hoo! Tuck in your tail. You’re in for a wild ride!

    Love and licks,

  3. kanzensakura Says:

    How wonderful! I wish you all much joy and good health.

  4. KDKH Says:

    Congratulations! You’re going to be awfully busy babysitting, Wiley! Big brothers like you have a lot of responsibility, but hopefully a lot of fun, too.

  5. utesmile Says:

    Wiles, that is fantastic news. You’ll be brilliant again and let me tell you second time round all will be a lot easier. Parenting too! Wishing your mum a happy easy pregnancy and June here we come…. it is my birthday round there too! 🙂 Great month!

  6. It’s the joy what’s worth all that sleepless nights and it’s great that you shared that joy with me and all your readers! woohoo!

  7. Oh my goodness, Wiley!!! Holy Cow!!! AGHHHH! Congratulationssssss! This is the most exciting blog entry EVER!

  8. Kia Says:

    Woo hoo! Congrats! I’m due in May. Soooo exciting 🙂

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