I made an adorable print for this post but technology is failing me at the moment so I’ll have to add it later. Oh well, on to the good stuff!
One of the joys of parenting is getting to watch your kids reactions to things. Wether its the first day of school, tasting a lemon, finding an easter egg or the way your two year old looks at the three year old neighbor girl, its a wonderful part of parenting. Ok, maybe not the way Hiccup looks at the neighbor girl. He looks at her likes she’s Christmas morning and I’m a little jealous.
Something we are excited to see is the kids reaction to meeting our families latest addition. This sweet baby is coming to us not through foster care or adoption, but through birth. I know, we were pleasantly surprised too. I had mentioned on Instagram (forever ago) that I was going to the doctor to talk about fertility treatments and to get those started. After we got all the information and the options we prayed about it some more and thought we should wait. I was confused. Later when we needed to move and buy a house I felt like that must have been why we needed to wait, but it turned out Heavenly Father had an even greater surprise.
We are thrilled and more than a little excited to see this new person in the spring.
What does that mean for our life as foster parents? For the moment, we have been taking a break. I have been very sick. In fact I’ve been so sick that they gave me an IV and some medication so I could keep food down (apparently I was the palest person the nurse had ever seen). Its been a lot better since then. We don’t plan on this being a permanent break, just until baby makes their first appearance. I definitely hope there will be other foster placements and adoptions in our family. Only Heavenly Father knows how or when those blessings will come.
For now we get to enjoy this experience. We get to enjoy Mr.H singing to baby, Hiccup waving at my belly and walking with his puffed out We get the joy of hearing heart beats and seeing wiggly hands on the ultrasounds, and I get to put a room together knowing what gender and age we’ll be getting. Those things are all knew and exciting things.
Have a g’day,