Monday, October 25, 2010

Precious One

Precious one,
So small,
So sweet.
Dancing in on angels feet.
Straight from Heaven's brightest star,
What a miracle you are.


Some people were shocked. Other's said they were wondering lately and others said they had been expecting this. I'm not sure what that really means because how can you really be expecting this kind of news? No one knows what the Lord has in store for any of us. 

After the twins were born we weren't really sure how we felt about having more children. For a long time we didn't want more. We were satisfied with our little family the way that it was and besides, who in their right mind would be thinking about having more babies while you are in the throws of dealing with two at one time?! Another reason Jon and I never really thought about having more was because of the trouble and pain we went thru trying to have James and Audrey. Perhaps some of you didn't know that. And perhaps some of you don't know that we eventually turned to a Fertility doctor. I had surgery for Endometriosis and after 6 months of still no baby, we started fertility treatments. Thankfully we didn't have to do anything too invasive (we did IUI, for those of you who are interested you can look that up! I don't think it appropriate to give you the details on here!!) and we only had to do it once before we were blessed with the two little miracles that are James and Audrey!! But after all the emotional pain and stress of the fertility issues and then the premature birth of the twins, we knew we would never travel down the fertility path again. We were blessed with healthy children (and one of each to boot) and we definitely feel like there is a fine line where fertility treatments are concerned. And we felt like we'd be crossing that line if we tried it again. And we also did NOT want to be the next Jon and Kate Plus 8. They did the same treatments we did......

As I was telling a friend earlier today, during the Summer we started to feel like something or someone was missing. And I realized that I was not ready to say goodbye forever to that infancy stage. To the countless diaper changes and 2 a.m. feedings. Or to the teeny tiny fingers that grasp yours in the middle of the night when you can barely hold your head up and then you feel that little hand and suddenly you are wide awake again.



Just in case you are wondering, Jon and I are expecting our third child!!!!!!! The Lord is so good and wonderful and merciful. And it was only divine help that we had this time!!! We are beyond excited. It's still a little hard to believe really. I mean, we waited 2 years for James and Audrey and honestly never thought it possible to have more. This time we didn't really have to wait. The Lord is so good. So good.

It's still really early, I am only about 5 weeks. But I don't go to the doctor for another month and we couldn't contain our excitement. We had to share our news. So, we ask to be remembered in your prayers. For the Lord to continue to bless this new little one to grow strong and healthy and NOT COME OUT TILL IT'S TIME!!!!!

19 comments:

the ladner family said...

WOw. Speechless. and crying...thanks

Sam and Nelda said...

Sweet...sweet...sweet...So thankful for you and Jon..and for the testimony of our most precious Lord's manifest blessings in your life!

Becky said...

I've checked this site AT LEAST 10 times today. It was worth the wait! Thanks for the emotionally charged, wonderful news. WE CAN'T WAIT!

Can't you move a little closer?

And how did she beat me again?

~sydney~ said...

Precious. And so exciting!

Will be in much prayer for you guys!

LOVE!

Dianne said...

Little Mama, I am thrilled and so excited for this addition to a household ANY baby would be fortunate to become a part of. Great news. I'm a couple DECADES plus past child-bearing and I STILL miss those tiny little hands. I'll be in prayer for the remainder of your pregnancy and HOPE they won't be as impatient as James and Audrey were. Congratulations!

su said...

The beautiful poem describes our feelings well! We are blessed beyond measure, and feel overwhelmed with gratitude for you and Jon and your children- our grandchildren-it's all just too wonderful .

melliehodges said...

Oh, Praise the Lord, for He is good and His mercy endureth forever! I know I don't know you, yet, Sis. Amanda, but Lord willing, one day I will. Your story is so near and dear to our hearts, having been down the same road with infertility issues. But, our God is higher than any other, isn't He? I pray that God will hold you all in the palm of His hands until this little one meets your family when it is the right time!

lydia said...

Wonderful news! Thank you for sharing your testimony. We'll be praying for you and the baby! What a blessing!

Cathy said...

I'm so glad I thought about checking in on your blog today! What wonderful, exciting news. I look forward to the journey you share with us. Praying for all of you.

heather said...

Awww.........I'm so happy for you and Jon!! You won't know what to do with just ONE baby! AND...,two big helpers, too! Congratulations!!

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Praises to the Lord above. Congratulations to your precious little family. We will keep you all in our prayers that the Lord will continue to keep this little blessing safe until delivery!

Kelly Spezzano said...

What a wonderful and sweet post! Congratulations to you all and we will certainly start praying for a healthy pregnancy! God is certainly so good!

Beth said...

Wow, nothing like a good cry first thing in the morning! Congratulations and May God Bless!

Tara said...

YAY! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you and the family. That was a beautiful post and we will definetely keep ya'll in our prayers.

Emily said...

Hey, my postpartum hormones can't handle a post like this. Thank goodness it wasn't new news to me at least...there aren't enough Kleenex in the world to control the cry-baby-snot that would have been happening if you hadn't already warned me. (And you know I'm not that much of a crier on a normal day!!)

So, so, SOOOOO excited for y'all! Much love. Many prayers.

Dani said...

Now how did I manage to miss this post until today? Amanda, I was curious back some time ago when you mentioned that you were getting rid of all the baby clothes and things. We wondered if it might have been the worries of having the twins so early. But we figured it wasn't any of our business to ask. Thank you though, for sharing y'all's story, it's encouraging to see that God wasn't quite done with your family yet. Gary and I will be in prayer for you and Jon (and of course the twins) as you begin this new adventure. We hope for a healthy new baby around the end of June, and an easy delievery for you. We love you both.

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Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! What a joy it will be to add another little baby to the family! Hope to see you all very soon...give everyone a kiss!
The Crettet Family

Sam and Nelda said...

I'm so thankful you all are expecting again. I'm happy for you and Jon and the baby. What a blessing it would be if all the babies coming into the world could be so loved. Children need to feel loved, safe, and significant. That's what your children are blessed with. May it ever be so.
Love, Dad