With the start of school right around the corner I figured a simple math problem is appropriate to get our summer brains back into thinking mode.
If you ask Kolbe how many people are in our family, he will gladly tell you with a big smile on his face. Five. We have five people.
This may seem a bit confusing and I promise I am not teaching them some new modern form of math. Just ask him to explain and he will point to number 5. The smallest one of all, safely tucked inside mommy’s belly!!
Baby Everts arriving in February!!!
I hesitate announcing the news this soon, but the past 13+ weeks have been anything but quiet. So I figured I should start typing. Correct 13 weeks!! By far the furthest along I have ever been in any of my pregnancies. Already entering the second trimester and I am still in complete shock!
It all seems like a dream. It was something I had accepted would never happen. In my mind I could never picture myself pregnant. It wouldn’t be a part of our story. It just wasn’t God’s plan.
Over seven years of praying, numerous doctors appointments, blood draws, tests, surgeries and giving five precious babies back to God. Being told there was nothing more that could be done to help me carry my babies. God proves otherwise.
Nothing is impossible with God!!
People will ask why now, what’s different, what’s changed that this baby is growing and thriving. My simple answer, this is God’s perfect timing.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
Don’t get me wrong I realize a lot can still happen in the next 26 weeks, especially since I was given a PICC line and put on bed rest at 11 weeks. (I will save the details for another post.)
The future may be uncertain and no matter what it may bring, right now I have a living, breathing miracle growing inside of me. A gift, whose heart I have heard beating and feet and hands I have seen moving.
And of course yes, a bump that is growing. One that the big brothers like to size up daily!
In all of it my heart rest in complete gratitude and trust. Knowing a God of love and providence will see us through every step of the way.