we officially announced it to the world of facebook on monday night(our family has known since the beginning)! i'm pregnant! the baby, or as caleb has so lovingly named and has been calling him/her, "doodle". doodle is due on august 11th.
we couldn't be more excited! ecstatic! overjoyed!! that excitement is blended with a side of anxiety though, i must admit. i never have had the fears i have been having in my previous pregnancies...i hate that my i have lost my innocence. most people feel like they are in the "safety zone" after they hit the second trimester. now, i recongnize, that something can happen at any point. it's scary, yes, but it also helps me to continually hold this child up to the Lord, knowing doodle is His and i am priveleged to be doodle's momma as long as God wants me to be. i must confess, i'm praying we can bring this baby home with us and can share life with doodle for a long long time.
this child, just like my other two, is a complete blessing! when i found out i was pregnant, i fell on my knees and cried out (really, i CRIED OUT) with JOY to the Lord. He is SO Good and His mercies are NEW every morning. i know He'll carry us through each step of this journey. He has also surrounded us by an AMAZING amount of prayer warriors who are lifting us and this little bambino up to God...our, and this baby's, Creator.
i gotta say, i think doodle's a cutie pie already! the picture above was taken at my first trimester screen appointment this past monday (being high risk has some perks i guess! more ultrasounds!). one of the fun things from the ultrasound (besides seeing this baby, and a strong heartbeat) was how much of a wiggler doodle is! just like caleb and sadie. i guess we just have wiggley babies!