I haven't been taking the monthly pregnancy pictures like I did with Levi. I keep forgetting. So, I figured I better hurry and take at least a few because the baby bump is rapidly growing. This week I am actually fifteen weeks. But, I thought I would go back a few weeks and give you a little pregnancy update. I think I will take a picture every trimester this time instead. If I can remember.
*I found out that I was pregnant on January 22. As we sat at the table that evening Joel mentioned how cool it was that we found out about our third little miracle on that day. And then it clicked. January 22. The day we found out Cora had cancer and checked her into the hospital. The day our world was rocked to the core. The day that started us down a journey of pain and heartache that we would never have dreamed would be part of our story. It was such a huge reminder to us that God understands our grief, even two years later. A reminder of God's great compassion and unfailing love towards us. Our awesome God cares about the little details of our lives, like dates that bring back a lot of painful memories. We could have found out the day before or the day after. What a blessing to be rejoicing because of new life on that day. That positive pregnancy test on January 22 is something I will never forget.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
*I am 15 weeks along. My official due date is September 24th. I have been feeling some of the normal yuckiness that pregnancy brings, but otherwise I have been feeling great. Very similar to my other two pregnancies. The past few weeks I have finally been getting my energy back. But I am sure with a busy little boy, being tired is just part of my normal life now. I'd better get used to it!
*We have never found out whether we were having a boy or girl...but we are thinking we might want to know this time. Joel wants to know for sure. I keep going back and forth thinking maybe I will regret finding out. I loved being surprised with the other two. I guess we still have time to decide...
We are so excited about this new little one that will be joining our family before we know it. I can't tell you what it feels like to think about having two of my children together in our home. It is surreal. With each family transition comes many emotions and of course some fears. So, we are trusting God once again to guide us each step of the way. I can't wait to share this new part of our journey with you!