For those of you who aren't following me on Facebook, I just wanted to let you know that our family is expecting a new baby due in early May. Wonderful news, huh?
The reaction I wish other people had is Kimmie's reaction to finding out Julianne is fake-engaged in "My Best Friend's Wedding." She claps and screams and jumps up and down. I looked for a clip to post but I couldn't find one.
I wasn't feeling so enthusiastic when I first found out. I still have a baby! I'm going to have a 3 year old, a 1 year old and a new baby. Plus 5 others. Seems a little overwhelming. Also, I was pretty sick with Genny for the entire 9 months and I was not really looking forward to that again.
Then I heard Elder Andersen's talk on the Saturday session of General Conference. It was like Heavenly Father said to him, "There's a lady in Plymouth and here's what she needs you to say." He reminded me why Chris and I started our family right away even though he was still in school. His talk reminded me why we choose not to limit our family size for worldly reasons. It reminded me that I'm doing the Lord's work on a daily basis in my home. It was just what I needed.
I find it so interesting that women often tell me that they wish they could have another baby but it's their husband that won't budge. Sometimes men are so logical and can't work out how another baby will work in their life. I am so blessed to have married a man who lets his faith determine the course of his life. Chris is a man with the courage it takes to follow the Lord's plan for our family. I was raised around some excellent examples of these men, many uncles and fathers of good friends, who share this faith.
I have been feeling pretty sick. Zofran and coke are this pregnant girl's best friends. I hope it's just going to last a few weeks and not 9 months.
I can't wait to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I don't have a feeling either way. The only feeling I have is that this baby is meant for our family and we will love it with all our hearts.