Monday, July 9, 2012

8 weeks to go

Being pregnant and chasing around two toddlers is a far cry from being pregnant and propping my feet up anytime I felt like it.  I had quite the luxurious life when I was pregnant with Molly and then again with the twins.  I wasn't chasing anyone around except our dogs when they weren't behaving.

This time has been different and I have decided that even though I have been pregnant several times, each time has a unique set of differences all its own.  And I am reminded once again that carrying this sweet life inside is such a gift that outweighs any sleepless nights, complications, aching back, or the effort it now takes to get off the floor at least 20 times a day.

We found out about this little stowaway just after Christmas was over and my husband's family had gone back home from being with us for the holiday.  I was in a bit of denial that I was even pregnant because I had taken a few tests that had come back negative and we had experienced two miscarriages earlier that summer.  And if I was pregnant, I sure wasn't going to get my hopes up or anything just yet.  So we told our families and kept the secret close until we saw our tiny baby's heart beating wildly at 9 weeks along.

Fast forward to 18 weeks, we had an ultrasound to check for any abnormalities or complications with this new life and were grateful to hear a good report with no findings.  We also had the ultrasound tech share the gender of our baby with my sister in law, Johanna, who came with us to our appointment.  She and the twins' babysitter, Hillary, worked hard the following day to put on a gender reveal party where we ended up finding out what gender our baby is.  We invited lots of friends and even had my older sister and her family there for the big reveal.  No one knew the secret until Jake and I both bit into delicious cupcakes where we found a yummy filling tinted a soft baby, PINK!! Another girl to grace our home!! We are delighted!

That party seems like just a few weeks ago and yet here I am with only 8 weeks to go.  I am 32 weeks and still enjoying every kick, squirm, and wiggle.  I have learned her little schedule and she wakes up every morning around 7:30 which means I am also awake. And I'm pretty sure she gets the hiccups every day which always keeps me at ease, knowing she's still with me.

We are excited to meet this little one but hopefully not just yet.  I still have a nursery to paint and decorate, not to mention we still haven't settled on a name for her.  I told a friend recently that I will be unprepared if she comes early as none of her older sisters ever came early.  Molly was born at 41 weeks and the twins were still comfy when we went in for a scheduled c-section at 38 weeks.  So if she comes early, I will be shocked and not prepared, to say the least.

Hope you enjoy our little update.  I would share pictures of the reveal party but I am in the mountains and don't have my computer with all my pictures on it.

15 comments:

Sarah said...

YEA!!!!!

Debby said...

Congratulations. So happy for you.

One mom of 3 great kids and one fabulous husband said...

Awwwwww!!! So happy for you!! Praying for a uneventful delivery.

momof3grownkids said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you both. Our son and daughter in law just had twins at 36 weeks. Baby girl came home on day 5, baby boy is still in NICU but doing well. They have a 22mo old son at home..life will soon turn crazy I think!

Anonymous said...

God is so good. We have an 11 year old, and lost 2 precious babies during the ten yeas following our daughter's birth. However, God blessed us in 2010 with daughter, and then eight months later, we learned we were expecting our son, born this year. I have read your blog, after hearing your family share Molly's life. I thank God that you are doing well - and will pray for the delivery. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

I just recently heard your story in the archives of Family Life. I cried through the whole series. My heart aches for your loss. I am thrilled that God has blessed you with twins and another on the way!

Jessica Cranson said...

God is so good. I read the story of your baby girl Molly and was deeply moved as a mother myself. We almost lost our daughter as well because she came 11 weeks early. I could really relate with all the emotions. I am part of a MOPS group in Golden. I'm not sure if you ever would be interested in sharing some of your journey with God and as a mother with other mom's? We would be honored if you would consider it?

Rebecca said...

Hi Jessica Cranson,
I would be happy to speak to your Mops group sometime. I actually just spoke to my own Mops group in Broomfield this past spring on this very subject. It went so well and I was encouraged.

I will try to look you up on facebook and see if we can connect that way.

Thanks!

tina said...

I have followed your journey from the beginning. What wonderful news to be expecting. Love to you and your precious family. thank you for sharing your journey on the blog

Adéle Kruger said...

It is encouraging for me to hear of the good news after all the pain and suffering you guys went through. I hope and pray that I will also one day have a bunch of healthy kids. We also lost a baby daughter last year when she was 7 weeks old. She would have turned a year next week. I also had another miscarriage earlier this year and due to issues during the operation I am still on medication and can't try for more babies yet. The waiting time is killing me. But I hold on to the hope that my time will also come and that God knows best. Greetings from South Africa.

تحضير الكسكس said...

very nice thank you so much

Kristin said...

Great news, great news!

Anonymous said...

Hope things are going well for your family...

One mom of 3 great kids and one fabulous husband said...

Hope things are going well. You are frequently on my mind and in my prayers.

Lynda Smith said...

Has SHE come yet?