Saturday, September 13, 2008
And Baby Makes 4
That's right.....Mary Selwyn is going to be a big sister. Shay and I found a couple of weeks ago that we are going to have another baby. It came as a bit of a surprise but we are super, super excited. After it took us a whole year of trying for Mary Selwyn, we never thought that we would just pop up pregnant. What a blessing that we don't have to go through all that over again. To be honest I was a little overwhelmed at first but that only lasted about 20 minutes and then the excitement hit me. Shay and I had talked about thinking about another baby in December/January, so this is a little sooner than we had originally planned but not by too much. I say "we" planned like "we" are in control. God has such a great way of showing me who is really in control.
Tuesday we had our first ultrasound and got to see and hear the baby's little heartbeat. I was very nervous so hearing that little beat was music to my ears. I forgot about how nervous I was when I was pregnant with MSN. (I have actually forgotten alot about when I was pregnant with her and that was only 14 months ago!!) The baby measured 7 weeks and 3 days which was right on schedule and the heartbeat was 158 bpm.
So far I am feeling really great. No throwing up all the time like I did with Mary Selwyn. I'm thankful for that so far. Mary Selwyn is as excited as a 14 month old can possibly be. Of course when I first asked her if she wanted another baby she replied in the sweetest voice you've ever heard, "No," but that is the newest word she has learned and it tends to be her answer for everything so my feelings weren't hurt at all. Now every time you say the word baby she runs to pat my tummy and give it a kiss. She sure picked up on that quickly. I think she is going to be a great big sister. They will be 21 months apart in age so almost 2 years.
I LOVED being pregnant with Mary Selwyn and I really look forward to these next 9 months with this little blessing. I'm already in love with this precious baby and can't wait to add to our family. God is so good!!
We are not finding out what we are having with this one. The planner in me says yes but I think it will be the neatest experience to be surprised and I don't want to cheat myself out of that for at least one of my kids. Hopefully I will be able to stay strong and not let Shay talk me out of it!
We sent this picture of Mary Selwyn to all of our family to share our big news. They were all very excited. For those of you in Sunday School, I hope to make the announcement tomorrow morning.