the icing on the cake

{This post was written a week ago, but I’m just now making it visible.}

When I chose joy as my word for this year, I had no idea how much joy God had in store for me. My boys are 2 and 1 now, and they truly are a joy. So often people look at me with pity in their eyes, but they don’t know just how much fun those two rotten boys are. Even today, refusing to nap (and mommy desperately needing a nap!), I can hear them in their room, laughing and talking to one another.

Children are a heritage from the LORD,
offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)
Sunday evening our church had a baby dedication ceremony for 17 little ones, and our youngest was one of those. I was very excited going into the evening, as it was a different type of event than the tradition baby dedication ceremony. We were given homework to do prior to the event, and that night we got to share with our family our hopes and dreams for our sweet little boy. We were also informed that we only have 880 weekends until he turns 18.  That definitely put into perspective how short our time is with our children and the importance of parenting intentionally every single day. It also made me very thankful for the moments throughout the weekend I had stopped just to enjoy watching my little boys be little boys.
Moments like this one.
That’s The Boy, over 150 yards from our house, headed out on an adventure with a plastic hard hat on his little head and a screwdriver in his hand. He was completely unafraid and curious about whatever was ahead of him. (That’s also my husband and the goat headed out to get him because he refused to come back to the house when it was time to leave. 🙂
And later that evening the icing on the cake came…..
in the form of a little blue plus sign….
Yes, that’s right. Baby #3 will be arriving at our house at the end of October! Of course, most of you will already know that by the time this is posted.
How far along? 5 weeks, 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 0
Maternity clothes? nope
Stretch marks? now that would be scary at this point
Sleep: It’s great, until about 4 a.m.
Best moment this week: Stanton’s wonderful baby dedication ceremony and finding out #3 will be arriving this Fall!
Movement: none
Food cravings: Ranch dressing! On carrots, potato chips, celery….
Gender: unknown
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? still in
What I miss: nothing
What I am looking forward to: Sharing this great news with my family!
Weekly Wisdom: If it is going to get done,   I have to do it before 2 pm. I lose all energy and motivation then.
Milestones: I’ve made it almost a day without telling anyone. The husband didn’t do so well in that area. 🙂
Other Pregnancy Symptoms: My sense of smell has gone crazy. I tried to get a drink of water this morning, but I kept smelling fishy water in the glass.
Other memorable moments:
My sweet husband was so excited that he couldn’t keep it to himself. He told all the guys at work today.

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  1. Heather P

    yay for a sweet lil punkin this fall!

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