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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Baby, a Wedding Dress, and Easter

I am sure yall have all picked up on our news, but we are expecting a bundle of joy October 13! This pregnancy has flown by (as everyone said it would). Here is me at 12 weeks. Ah! Already showing! And some juicy details for Audra: Sometimes as nurses we get accused of sharing too much, so if you get offended easily, skip down to the pictures of Cutie Pie. We were very surprised to get pregnant so fast because we were not "trying" at all. But, being the brilliant OB nurse that I am, we weren't preventing either. I was still breastfeeding several times a day, and really hadn't had a regular cycle yet. I think I had planned on counting days and doing my temp and all that when my body was a little more regular. Little did I know that that won't be for another year! Haha! And I know that breastfeeding past six months isn't a guaranteed birth control, but I had a terrible dream about birth control when I stopped it before Kate, and I didn't really want to start taking it quite yet. God knows exactly what he is doing! And although I had never verbalized this to ANYONE, I had already figured out that if Kate and our next baby were going to be two years apart in school, we would have to have one this fall (haha), or soon there after. I want a baby in every season, so spring was out. Isn't it amazing how God heard the (silly) desires of my heart and thought it was good, too? This little baby is already carving out a special place in our hearts. I think with Kate, I felt like I had time to prepare myself because her birth was always next year-after Halloween, after Thanksgiving, after Christmas, and then next year we will have a baby. It is just crazy to think that by Halloween, we will be a family of four. As my friend Aundrea says, when you have two kids, you are a real grown-up! We were surprised, but very excited about the news. We found out when I was about 7.5 weeks along, and we told our families at Kate's Birthday Party. Poor thing has no idea that her world is about to be rocked! Also, our family will be adding another member November 20. Megan and Brett will be getting married! We love him and are so excited about adding to the fam. He proposed in Nawlins over Spring Break at the Court of Two Sisters with twinkling lights above. Romantic, huh? We have been able to tag along on a few wedding errands. It is as much fun as when I was planning my own. I wanted a fall wedding, so I was able to pass along my idea notebook to Meg.
Dont worry...this is NOT the dress she picked! I am not that dum! :) Grammy and PopPop came to visit during their Spring Break. We were so glad to have them here. Wish they were coming back before July!! Playing the piano with Grammy: Luke and I were able to sneak away for a date for my bday! Rocking on the front porch I think we can put her to work! She is such a Daddy's Girl. She cries every morning when he leaves, and claps uncontrollably when he walks back in the door. Love it! I have always loved Easter. The promise of eternal life because what Jesus did for us, the newness of spring, and the beautiful weather. What a knockout combination for a holiday! Easter treats for the kiddies
Easter Family Pic! Nice and calm. More realistic! We have been eating picnic lunches alot lately. This girl loves to be outside! She will go to either door and whine and point until we go outside. She got a swing for Easter, and her Daddy hung it up on one of our huge trees. She loves it!
Photo shoot before church! 13 weeks. Luke decided this one was more real-life with Kate hanging on my legs! Kate was in her first wedding and stole the show! I walked her down the aisle, and she made sure she smiled at every guest on her way down. It was adorable!
"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." Sarah Ban Breathnach

16 comments:

Katie said...

Congrats!!!

Audra Laney said...

Ahhh! Love this post! :) Thanks for being so forthcoming with all the juicy details! Isn't it amazing how God knows our thoughts & desires even if we never say them outloud? I've had several of those types of experiences too, and I always think it's awesome when God works them out this way.

I'm on the same wavelength as you about when the baby will be born. With Drew, I had to go through Christmas and into the next year to have a baby. With this one...I feel like it's just around the corner! You and I are due about 5 weeks apart so we'll be able to commiserate towards latter parts of the pregnancy and the "I have two kids and don't think I'll live through it" stage! Fun times ahead!

P.S. Your baby bump on your skinny waist is adorably sickening to those of us who didn't lose every inch of fat from baby number 1!!!

Lindsey said...

Kate is getting cuter by the day! You're not so bad either. Miss you!!!

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