Friday, March 4, 2011

What to expect when you're not expecting to expect

Did you get that?

It took me a while, a few weeks really, to get used to the idea that we are expecting our third child! This sweet little one took us by surprise.

If you know me, you know that I am a planner. I have always been that way. My mom used to tell me that before we went anywhere I would ask her who would be there, what it would look like, etc. I wanted to be prepared! Not much has changed since then. I imagined this year to be our little family of four embarking on a new adventure in a new city, with mom going back to work to help support them, and Dad starting his residency as a doctor.

Wanna hear God laugh? Well I think you know the rest of that saying.... instead of my plans falling in to perfect place (as they hardly ever do anyway) I peed on a stick and there were TWO lines! Whoa! Time to change those plans!

The truth is, we have always wanted a third child, so we are extremely thrilled. I have been to the doctor, seen the little heart beat and I am already completely in love.

This year, I did not expect to be feeling morning sickness, fatigue, and welcoming a third child, but this is just a reminder that God's plans are SO much better than my own. We will meet our little bundle some time in October and I am just elated!