Thump, Thump

My breath caught.

Nothing.

The agony of waiting and straining my ears was heart wrenching. What if…..

But I then I heard it and my breath caught again. It was one of the sweetest sounds that life brings.

Thump, thump.

Tears slipped down my cheeks as I was once again in awe at the miracle of conception and the gift of life. I had learned about the fragility of pregnancy all too well last year with the loss of my “Angel Baby.”  Forget the fact that this is my sixth pregnancy, the first little thump of that tiny heart was precious beyond words. I had missed that moment with my miscarriage last February. I alternated between laughing with relief and crying with joy. My midwife had to keep finding the wee one since I was emotional and ahem, not lying still. She understood though. It was a blessed moment.

October baby

So yes, although my family has truly been sick off and on for the past two months, I was keeping this little secret from you. Taking care of ill family members, scrubbing out “sick” buckets on the back deck-in the dark, homeschooling, cooking and cleaning was just about all this extremely tired momma could handle.  The fear of miscarriage lingered in the back of my mind constantly. I’ve missed posting here terribly but did not want to jeopardize the new little one in any possible way. Blogging was on the back burner for a short time there and the basics of life was more than I could handle. Life can sometimes have very full moments and seasons, you know?

I am nearly 14 weeks along now and doing very well. The constant fatigue is still there but I’m managing. Eating lots of fruits and veggies, drinking water by the gallon, taking my prenatal vitamins and resting when I can (if at all!) seems to be helping. I’ve tried to enjoy and bask in every moment of every day with this little one, even the little discomforts of those early pregnancy symptoms. God is so good.

We have had the joy of sharing about our little blessing with family and friends this week as well as telling our own children. The munchkins were absolutely hysterical. It was a such a fun moment. There has been constant patting and rubbing of Mommy’s belly over the past few days. Love it.

{We’ve already heard a long list of name faves shared by our children…Dick and Sally seem to be top contenders by the kiddos. Perhaps a bit too much reading of their collection of Dick and Jane books over the years, I think. Ha!}

I’ll try to keep you updated on this amazing journey that I have been blessed to embark upon…yet again. Children are indeed a blessing from the Lord and we thank Him for every one of them:

Bunny, Fuzz, Zip, Pop, “Angel”, and  now,…our sweet little October baby.

Thanks for reading and for hanging in there with me.

Comments

  1. Yay!!! Congratulations! This is such exciting news! So glad to hear that your pregnancy is going well. God is so good! Looking forward to watching you grow! ;)

    • Yes, we are thrilled beyond words. The reason for my blogging silence is officially out and I am sooo relieved. So many people were emailing/commenting on my absence and I felt badly hiding my “special news” for so long. But all went well at my first OB appt. and quite frankly, I was struggling to hide the sweet little bump any longer. Growing is something I’m definitely already doing. lol! Love it though. Thanks, Laine. :)

  2. Congratulations!!!So excited you and your family….praying for a great pregnancy!

  3. So thrilled and excited for you Heather! Children are truly a blessing from the Lord!!

  4. How exciting, Heather! Congratulations! :) We had an October baby too…I was due on Halloween, and was so relieved to go 2 weeks early. But still go teased by the nurses about having a “ghoul.” haha

    • I’m excited about having an October baby. Halloween is more than likely not gonna happen with us either. I tend to go early with my deliveries-but then again, never say never. Babies often have a mind of their own. :) Thanks, Leah.

  5. Southerngirl2 says:

    Awwwww! Heather, so excited and thrilled for you & your family! :)

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