This Little Book

In a series of random events within 24 hours, I began to figure out some pretty life altering news. Early in the morning on October 16,  during school I was discussing with the children how God designed fish to have fish, dogs to give birth to dogs, people birth babies, etc… They all looked at me and said “Let’s have more babies.” Why would they say such….

Later,  I took the three oldest kids to the library. This is a pretty normal outing while Sadie is in her class at Second. I like to go get the books that we will need for school without help from a two year old.

As soon as we walked in the library, Judd walked up to me and handed me this book:

I kind of chuckled and said “Why this book? You are already a big brother, twice.” He said “I think we should take it home.” So, I put it in the bag. What’s the big deal right, its just a book!
Once we got home, I started thinking hmm..! Why so much baby talk today? I whipped out my handy dandy iPhone and started counting days on iCal. Just about the time I should have stopped I kept on counting. I was up pretty high for me…OOPS!! It was at that moment I recalled a conversation that I had with my mother-in-law just the day prior. We were discussing OB/GYN doctors. I specifically told her, “We are not having a baby. It wasn’t happening.” She proceeded to tell me “you never know what might happen.” YIKES!
I talked to Jim that night and we both just laughed and said there’s no way. So, I waited and waited and waited a good week before buying a test. On October 22, Sadie’s second birthday, I was positive we were having baby #5.
In disbelief, we waited 4 1/2 weeks to go to the doctor to see that tiny little heartbeat. It is such a precious sight to this mommy’s eyes. We are due June 25. A summer baby will be a total change for this family. We are surprised, extremely grateful, and anxious as we await the arrival of this new little one. However, I can tell you that these four and beyond excited:

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