This offseason the talks started ... do we have another baby? The mere thought of it made my head spin and my hands shake. Truth is I knew I wanted another baby but I was (and am) a bit scared. We would be outnumbered. Things would get even more complicated, busy, and crazy. Jim was ready, quite certain he was prepared to be a Daddy of three ... me on the other hand needed some time to pray about it. And pray I did ... every day, over and over, so much that I'm sure God said "enough already!" Then one day I knew I needed another baby, that I had more love to share with another child, and that if we didn't try for a third blessing I would truly live with regret for the rest of my life.
So here we are .... 13 weeks! To say we are happy is an understatement. This little baby is growing and changing so fast. I've had a rough start to this pregnancy with morning sickness, which has been quite different this time around. I was sick with Abby and Levi, but not to this extent. Exhaustion and fatigue hit hard, right from the beginning. But as of a couple days ago, I've been feeling considerably better and that makes everything much more enjoyable! Woo hoo!
The kids are excited, especially Miss Abby, who when asked "Does Mommy know what she's having?" responds, "No, Mommy doesn't know. But I know it's a girl." Of course she wants a baby sister and our little guy wants a baby "brodder." One of them will be disappointed when Baby J arrives!
Speaking of gender, we decided to keep Baby J a surprise until the end. We have our girl, our boy, and we'll now have extra special news when our sweet baby arrives.... and how special it will be!!!
Here is Baby J at 12 weeks. Ultrasound showed all signs of a healthy baby!
If you look closely towards the end of this video, you will be able to see the heart beating!