I want to be thrilled.
I long to have excitement coursing through my veins as I post this.
But it's weighty. Because there are a lot of unknowns.
The known: In a few months, we will most likely be outnumbered.
Yep... There's a little one brewing. And she/he should be joining our family in mid-July.
The weightiness? I've been having some health issues that could indicate she/he could be at risk for some health issues. At this moment, I go in every two weeks to see if she/he is still growing and still doing okay. And as of today, the baby is just fine. And there are no clear explanations for the issues I'm facing. But nonetheless, instead of feeling super-duper joyous, it's been difficult to go in every two weeks to find out if she/he is still alive.
But I wanted to let everyone know. And yes, we thoroughly appreciate your prayers. Times twenty.
And just so I don't alarm anyone - I am doing okay. I'm still fine to live my normal life and take pictures and tickle my kids. I'm not allowed to work out beyond walking at the moment which is slightly frustrating, but it's all good. And we are still looking forward to the summer weddings we have the privilege of being a part of...
And in other fun news, in two weeks I'll be announcing a new line of photography that will be offered to my clients. And I couldn't be more excited.
Finally - a special thank you to those of you who have prayed, written encouraging words, brought us meals, held our hands, listened as I cried, watched our kids, cleaned our house (oh my word - best day ever...) and basically carried us through this time. I don't know where we would be without you actively participating in God carrying us through this difficult time. We are blessed beyond measure. And we could not be more thankful for you. Yes...YOU.
And until this new little one makes her/his debut - you'll have to settle for the extreme cuteness factor of these two...