Sunday, February 26, 2012

Belly Shots

I realized this weekend I still had not taken any belly pictures so with some help from Caleb yesterday I took my first belly shot. I really meant to be good and take one each week but as you can tell I'm already a bit behind with that great intention. And, in case you are wondering yes you read the sign correct I am 17 weeks along even though I could pass for 6 months. David tells me I look fine and not to worry about it and to just enjoy being pregnant.

Caleb is still very much excited about being a big brother and at least once a week if not every day talks about the baby. He had a couple of weeks where he had flipped from it being a girl to wanting a brother and told me he was done with it being a girl but for some reason has recently switched back and told us he wants a sister.

Last night he was apparently inspired to take his own belly pictures and before bedtime he went and got his penguin and put it inside his pj's and explained to us that he had a baby in his belly.

He is such a silly boy and I love every little bit of his imagination. I'm so glad he is excited about the baby and I hope he keeps this enthusiasm.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

26 Months in the Making

Surprise! If you haven't heard yet we are expecting baby #2. This is such an answered prayer as we have spent the last 26 months praying, waiting, crying, sometimes angry (yes I'll admit there was one month that I finally admitted to God that I was just angry) and learning more and more about God's timing and how He is in control even when we don't understand or always want to accept it. It has definitely been a roller coaster of emotions to say the least and we couldn't be happier that God in His great glory has blessed us with another child.

I am around 13 1/2 weeks and the pregnancy bump has made it's appearance which means I'm in that fun in between stage where your pants are getting tighter and the rubber band expander
trick is starting to not work but yet you wonder if it's too early to make the leap into the full blown world of maternity pants. I'm starting to think I may just make the full leap as maternity pants are definitely a lot more comfortable at the end of the day.

I found out on December 6 but David didn't find out until December 9 as he was in San Fransisco for work and I wanted to tell him in person vs. over the phone or via text. I couldn't wait for him to get home and decided instead of blurting it out, which is what I did when I found out I was pregnant with Caleb, I would go a different route. I remembered seeing this cute Christmas chalkboard at a local boutique and had originally (before I knew I was pregnant) talked myself out of getting it but decided this would be a cute way to share the news. Christmas decorations were already in full swing at our house so it didn't seem out of place when David came home and saw this added decor :-)

At first he didn't get it and he said when he first read it he was trying to figure out why I wanted a diaper bag but as he kept reading it sunk in what I was telling him. Needless to say he was very excited and told me he was glad I didn't tell him over the phone and thought this was a neat way to share the news.

So far Caleb seems to be happy with the news that he is going to be a big brother and much to my surprise if you ask him he will tell you he is going to have a baby sister. He is very interested as to when the baby will be here and keeps asking us how many more sleeps until she is here (no we do not know yet what we are having).

We really debated about sharing the news with our family at Christmas time since several of them were with us on Christmas day but it was just too early for us and I'm one of those crazy ones that has to hear the heartbeat first before I share the news so they had to wait until last week before they were let in on our secret.

Today I had lunch with my friend Dallas and she brought us our first baby gift. It was such a fun surprise and reminded me once again that this is for real, we are really going to be having a baby!

I give all glory to God and feel truly blessed. Thank you to all our friends and family who have shared a listening ear over the last couple of years and have lifted us up in prayer. While I often catch myself wishing that Caleb and this baby were closer in age once again I am reminded that while I may not always understand God's timing He is in control and has a plan. It was such perfect timing as this past Sunday at church the sermon spoke toward that Acts 17:26 "....... he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live". While I may have wanted this baby earlier it is God's perfect plan for us to be receiving this blessing now.

May David and I never forget this 26 month journey and all that we have learned and may we never take for granted the blessing that God has given us in the gift of two wonderful children.

God is good!!!!!