I know many of you may be thinking, "Really? Was it really that big of a surprise? It's baby #3...don't you guys know how this works by now?"
Yes...we know how it works...however, "traditional" methods have never worked for us. Both of our girls were conceived with the help of fertility treatments. IUI's to be specific. We will have been married for 9 years this summer and in that 9 years, we've never gotten pregnant on our own. Until now. Surprise!
I have to admit. The thought of having a third baby has been tough to wrap my brain around. I was soooo done with having kids and I never, like EVER, wanted to be pregnant again. Ever. I wish I was one of those people who loved being pregnant, but I'm just not. Thankful? Absolutely. Joyful? Not so much. I pray about my attitude often and try to keep the bigger picture in mind, however, the bigger picture is a bit overwhelming itself. I mean, 3 kids?!?! We're going to be poor forever. I'm just now recovering from Mylea's "baby" stage. In fact, I was at the doctor with her a week before I found out I was pregnant and I could hear a baby crying in the other room. I told Mylea's pediatrician, "Wooo, I'm glad it's them and not me!" Well, joke's on me!
Thankfully, the more time I've had to digest the news, the more excited I've become. And of course, seeing the miracle behind the chaos puts everything into perspective.
We are having another baby! A sweet, tiny, precious life that God has blessed us with. A baby we thought we could never have, we will get to hold in just a few months. A true miracle! Peek Baby #3, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. We love you more than words!
In other news...here are a few cute pics of our girls. Love them so!
Mylea got tubes over Spring Break. The child can finally hear and her runny nose has finally stopped. Hallelujah!
Obligatory Snow Day pic!
Their sisterly cuteness is just too much!
Psalm 127:3- "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him."