We are excited to announce the addition of the newest and smallest member of our family arriving September 4!! Fifteen weeks and counting! (Title credit, Aaron Everts. We are on our way to fielding a baseball team!)
The kids found out on Valentine’s Day when they opened a heart with the eight week ultrasound picture. They kept saying, look Gracie this is you when you were really little. After giving them a few hints it clicked. Kolbe and Ethan began screaming and dancing around the living room with much excitement. They kept repeating, I can’t believe we are having another baby!!! Kolbe glanced at my stomach, look mom’s tummy is getting so big!!
The excitement was followed by a million questions and them wishing the baby was already here. The next day Ethan carried the ultrasound picture around the house the entire day. He even stood in front of the keyboard holding it as he played the baby a new song. Melt my heart!!
They made sure to get the important details figured out immediately; such as the seating arrangement in the van, a schedule of who is holding the baby when and the birth plan. Their birth plan includes the baby being born on time and not too early, the baby being in the room with me and not in the NICU and them coming up to the hospital immediately to see and hold the baby.
A list of names has also been started as they discussed if the baby would be a boy or a girl. After much thought Ethan stated, it doesn’t matter we just want the baby to be healthy and that is his one prayer intention every single night. I love seeing their enthusiasm and excitement as they prepare to welcome their newest sibling.
Thankfully I have been feeling pretty good and for the most part am out of the morning sickness and extreme fatigue stage. I still have major food aversions and some nights find it hard to make dinner, because nothing sounds good. Interestingly all of my aversions are the exact same as they were with Grace.
So far no bed rest and we are praying it stays that way. Everything has looked great on all of the ultrasounds and seems to be going as it should be. My progesterone levels are being monitored closely and I get to have the fun injections again, but at this point I consider that routine for me. At the same time I realize we have a long ways to go and are not in the clear until baby is here, so I appreciate any extra prayers.
God continues to amaze me!!! Ask me three years ago I would have never thought we would be the parents to four beautiful children. His goodness and kindness far exceed our hopes and dreams.
He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4