I have to admit I am AS surprised to be announcing this as you probably are hearing me announce it but Jared and I are expecting baby #3. We are thrilled of course! We did however just sell or donate all of our baby stuff and we were quite settled into the idea of growing old with our two boys BUT God had a different plan. Unlike with the boys we needed NO additional intervention to get pregnant (much to our surprise). :) ALSO unlike with the boys there is only one baby in there. We are thrilled about this because it should be MUCH easier on my body and we pray for a full-term healthy baby.
The Dr.'s are watching me like hawks and I have already had a lot of appointments. My blood pressure has been perfect thus far but it is of course quite early. I am due Sept 12 and my mandatory C-section will be scheduled a week before assuming I haven't had any issues that would result in me having to deliver early.
Thus far the pregnancy is going well but I must admit I am not one of those women who "LOVES being pregnant". Although I am quite thankful for this addition I am less enthusiastic about the morning sickness that is currently lasting all day and the exhaustion that accompanies it. Thankfully, I am at home with the boys so when they sleep I veg out and that arrangement has been working beautifully. I am also thankful that Jared continues to put up with "pregnant Becky" although it is still early in the pregnancy I am pretty sure his love and patience will endure. We have an ongoing joke about him "going out for bread" and he is yet to do it. You see apparently, back in the day, in his family anyways, men would go out for bread and just sort of take a hiatus from family life. I think I will just make sure I have plenty of bread each time I hit the grocery store throughout the rest of this pregnancy and we should be safe. :)
In Teddy news, we have been calling him via skype the past couple of days and it is so amazing to see his progress. He is able to do so much more than when Jared was in Colorado with him a week ago. He showed us yesterday how he moves his head from side to side and lifts each leg. He was also able to sit up. He is really progressing well but you can imagine the frustration of a 10 year old boy trying to retrain his body to do these things. Please pray for him and his family. Alli's (Teddy's older sister) 13th B-day is on Tuesday and they will not all be together. I think they are all adjusting to their "new normal" but nobody would choose this. I am praying that the hospital time will pass quickly and that they will all be together again SOON!
I almost forgot to mention that the boys response to Mommy being pregnant goes as follows:
Me: Alex, Eli, do you want a new baby brother or sister? Alex and Eli: NO!
This is their response EVERY time without fail. Alex has also told me that he has a horse growing inside of his belly as well. My response to him was "Good luck with that!" So, hopefully they will warm up to the idea and if not, well, things should be interesting!