Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby Update

Big news this week, on the baby front, in case you're not on Facebook. Apparently my plans were not God's plans because we found out #3 is indeed another boy. Shocking to take in but I'm slowly adjusting to the idea. I just never (ever ever ever) in a million years pictured myself as a mom of all boys (as this is going to be the last one). Honestly, I still can't believe it. But of course I'm thankful for a healthy baby and its nice to have the complete family picture in our heads. And to be very honest, I'm thankful for a time where I'm having to trust God completely with our future, like never before. I literally had to make a decision in my head and then say it out loud, "I trust you, God." It might sound dramatic, but for the last 20 or so years, when I imagined being a mom, I pictured a baby girl. So I had to grieve for that idea. Jon's probably thanking God for saving our bank account, because I guarantee Baby Gap would have known me on a first name basis, had it been a girl ;)

I'm still feeling great and have been blessed with very easy pregnancies. (My poor sister-in-law, Bria, who's pregnant with her first and due 4 or 5 weeks after me is still throwing up multiple times a day. So I'm always shocked and grateful I don't have to go through any of that!)

Really, the hardest part of this one is lugging 30lb Dawson around. It wipes me out if I have to hold him for very long.

Its flying by and I'm looking forward to holding a new baby in my arms again. I enjoyed that phase SO much with Dawson and I'm just trying to soak in every bit of this precious pregnancy (as I've been reminded so much lately by my friends' losses that a healthy pregnancy is not to be taken for granted!)


  1. How do you know this will be your "last" one?!? hehe
    just curious!
    Can't wait to hear the name you and Jon come up with!

  2. Oh yay! 3 boys is SO much fun....loud,messy,crazy, but fun. It's been so amazing watching the different interactions between the 3. You are going to have a blast! Congrats!

  3. So excited for you Have! And, as always, you look so adorable!

  4. you look wonderful, and i'm glad your pregnancy continues to go well. take care.

  5. i was just telling seth yesterday how much i miss having a newborn baby! crazy how, for some, it's the worst time; but i love it. definitely doesn't make me want another child, but i'm secretly hoping this puppy will fill the void! ha.

  6. You are still one of the cutest pregnant girls ever - seriously, EVER! ;) I'm so happy for you guys, but I know what that feels like to hope for a girl, and find out it's not. But then, of course, once you meet him you won't be able to imagine your life without him! (isn't it awesome the way God works that out?)

    You could be like me and get a girl puppy (coming soon) - I swear I'm going to buy all PINK puppy stuff... ;)

  7. Congratulations!
    Joe and I just had our 4th boy :) I feel like it is a great honor and responsibility to raise godly men to serve the Lord. All babies are amazing blessings-enjoy this last one:)

  8. Loved your perspective on trusting God, making a decision & saying "I trust you, God" out loud.

    Your proud Dad.

    Can't wait to see y'all!


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