Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our little Baby J ...

Since before we were married, the hubs and I always talked about having a big family.  Two, three, four kids ... we had Abby and life changed drastically, but in the best way possible.  Then Levi came along and life changed again ... everything became a bit more complicated, busy, and just plain crazy.      But one thing remained constant through all the craziness ... we loved being parents, especially to our two amazing children.

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!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

I really thought it was time.

November 10th.  That's the last time I posted in this blog; which is crazy to think because so much has happened this offseason.  Wait, did I say offseason?!   That just sounds funny because the offseason has officially been over for a month.  Needless to say, the Johnsons have been busy ... school, Christmas, New Years, vacations, time spent with family ... and the news, the most exciting news of a new baby coming this October!

About a month ago I logged into the blog, started to type and just didn't have it in me to keep writing.  I tried again a few days later and was interrupted by our little guy wanting to play baseball.  In fact as I sit and write, that same little guy needs to go potty.  Like NOW.  See?  It's not so easy for me to find stretches of time to let my mind wander and to let my fingers hit the keys.  I really thought it was time... time to say goodbye to the blog, this lovely place where so many memories are kept.

But ... with the news of a new baby and looking back at all the stories and time put into this blog, I want to get back into it.  I feel like I owe that to this baby and to the two beautiful, amazing kids running circles around me as I type.

I may not post as much as I used to, but I'm going to try my best to keep you updated on our growing family.  So stay tuned .... I guess it really wasn't that time.