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!!!!!