Saturday, June 10, 2006

Yes we are having a baby!

We told Mikaylah this week that she is going to be a big sister. When Tim asked her where the baby is she said "hiding!" another of her favourite words! :) You know this baby really is a miracle child. We were hoping that Mikaylah wouldn't be an only child, but we knew she would have plenty of "brothers and sisters" in Niger. I was in a state of disbelief and wonder when I found out that we were indeed having another child. We were not planning this child, but God was. He knows the plans he has for us. Are you tired of hearing me quote Jeremiah 29:11. To be honest I never tire of hearing it. It is a constant reminder to me that He holds our future! I woke up on Monday morning and did not feel queazy at all! With Mikaylah I was sick for nine months. Throwing up two or three times a day! (I know too much information) but to put it in perspective, I have only thrown up four times with this one! God knew I needed to be on top of things with a two year old to care for! So when I woke up Monday morning and didn't even feel queazy I panicked and called the doctor's office. Now who but a neurotic geriatric mother would call the doctor because she feels good???? But they patiently let me come in and listen to the heart tones. 153 per minute. Mikaylah was there too. She was laying on my legs with her ear on my tummy... "baby, hiding". I wish I had a photo of that, but it is in my heart forever. We are 16 weeks along and expect this little one for Thanksgiving. How awesome is that! And since we are not on EBM's insurance yet we do qualify for Medicaid so all of the baby hospital and prenatal care will be looked after. Praise the Lord!