We're having a baby. It's due in November.
And we're a bit anxious about it. This wasn't we planned to do this year. I was feeling really happy with the three kids we had. It felt like our family was complete. My pregnancy history hasn't been fantastic. I don't really want to go through having a premature baby again and to deal with feeding issues. No one knows why Rosie came early so it's not like I can do something to stop it happening this time around.
But we're slowly getting used to the idea. The scan on Monday made it all seem a bit more real. The baby was wiggling around and waving its hands. It was kind of cute to watch.
And I guess I have to keep remembering that God is in control of all this. Last year I posted this which attracted more comments than anything else I've ever posted. So maybe all of this is actually God's way of trying to tell me something....
I just want to say as well that when we went through many months of struggling to conceive a few years ago, that announcements of unplanned/unexpected pregnancies often felt like the hardest ones for me to hear. I am so conscious of those who might read this who are trying unsuccessfully to have a child. I am actually re-reading Just the Two of Us at the moment, which gives a really helpful Christian perspective about infertility issues. It is such a good book to read to remind me that getting pregnant isn't always an easy road. I'm continuing to pray for those people I know who are struggling with infertility and praying that I'll be sensitive to their feelings right now.