Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Little Something Special

It’s funny how God works, and how He teaches us lessons in patience and in His perfect timing.  We were married for 2 years and 8 months before getting pregnant with Alex.  Oh, how we’d wanted a little one.  By the time Alex finally came along, I’ll admit that I wasn’t waiting so patiently.  God’s timing was perfect, though, and we were blessed with our little boy at just the right time.

Fast forward 11 months after Alex's birth.  We decided that, since it had taken quite a while for Alex to come along, perhaps we should start trying.  Little did we know how quickly Max would come along!

Fast forward 11 months after Max’s birth.  We’d made no decisions just yet, but God decided for us!  Yep – another little one is on the way!

Baby #3 is due on April 3, 2011.  That probably means we’ll have a baby sometime around April 10th, if past experience means anything!

For the record, I really wanted three kids. Keith was hesitant, but the day that I learned I was pregnant, he came home from work and said, “Maybe we should start thinking about a third.”  Well, dear, since you mentioned that… ;)

Three is enough, though – especially when there will be three kids ages 3 and under!  We can only imagine how crazy our lives will be!  I guess God isn’t finished teaching us lessons in patience just yet! ;)

Everything was looking good at my first midwife appointment yesterday.   She did a quick ultrasound on the old, fuzzy machine.  I got to see that sweet little beating heart, watch tiny little arms and legs moving around, and she said the baby appears to be measuring on schedule for 11 weeks.  I’d post the ultrasound pictures, but they are SO fuzzy that I can’t figure them out, so it’s doubtful that any of you could, either!  It was easy to recognize head, arms, and feet on the screen.  The pictures?  You can barely figure out what the fuzzy blob is! What a blessing and a relief, though, to see that little heart beating strongly!

Now, to potty train Alex and to get Max into a toddler bed and to teach the boys how to share a bedroom…just a few things to work on while we wait for April to arrive!


Kristen said...

YAY - Welcome to the three club...because you know, two is for quitters! Maybe you'll get your daughter (third time's the charm - I should know). Didn't even know you had a blog. I shall check back often. Congrats!

Allison said...

Yippee!! I have to comment on here too, because I'm so excited for your family. ((Happy Dance, Happy Dance))

Darcy said...

Yay! congrats to all 3, make that 4 of you! :D

Dawn said...

Thanks, everybody!

Hey Darcy - that'd be 4, almost 5 of us! I'll assume you forgot Keith. He'll be hurt ;)

Lindsay said...

oooo congratulations!! How exciting!!

Susie said...

SUPER EXCITED!!! Congratulations to you all! God's plans are the best!! Sounds like your getting your own "3-ring-circus"...it's all worth it!

Julie K in Taiwan said...

Congratulations! So happy for you Duckie!

Temeculamom said...

Yay! Yes, three is a whole new ballgame!! It will be a lot of fun, though!! Congratulations to you and your boys!!