A Little Something Extra

Monday, August 25, 2008

The big brother

This is sort of a Nathan story. Nathan's best girls in Atlanta, B and T, are now big sisters. Their mom sent me a photo of the girls kissing baby A. I was showing the photo to Nathan, and told him, "Look, buddy, B and T are kissing their new baby sister." Nathan's reply was, "I want a baby sister too." You're going to eat those words someday, pal, hopefully in February (or late January at the earliest). We'll find out in another 7 weeks whether he's getting another brother or whether he's getting a sister. Yes, it's true... almost two months ago I had to look at my then-12-pound Micah and say, "How do you feel about being a big brother?" I'm 13 weeks and all looks good so far, but I'll deliver by c-section at 36 weeks due to a complication I had during delivery of Micah.

So for those of you who are doing the math, Micah will turn one year old on 1/5/09 and this baby will arrive before he hits 13 months old. Some of you know what we've gone through from an infertility perspective, and this should bring a smile to your face (if not full-blown laughter!) just to be reminded that God truly does have a sense of humor: our family has a surprise pregnancy!

23 comments:

Melanie said...

CONGRATS!!!! That is a wonderful surprise! How have you been feeling? We are so happy and excited for you.
Hope to see you again soon!

Michelle said...

Congrats!! I know Micah & Nathan will be such wonderful big brothers!

Hope you're feeling well!

Jonathan said...

Yay, how exciting! The more, the merrier! :) And a girl would be fun...but then again, so would a boy!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Jennie and Mark, that is astounding! God never ceases to be amazing! I am excited for you guys and will be praying. Sending love, Jodi

Emilie said...

congratulations! What an amazing surprise.

The Lenda's said...

Congrats that is great news! I will be praying for you as I know you have a lot on your plate now ans I am sure you are tired.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel

ATLKrafts said...

I remember my full blown laughter at how our God can make our cup runneth over!!

Rachel said...

OMGosh!!!! Congrats to you all! How exciting. How exciting! I am just elated right now. I am praying for the best and I hope you get a girl. I tried for 13 years and had 3 boys before getting a girl, but boy they are all well worth it.

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Rachel

Tracy said...

Yay!! I am very excited for you! I love to hear these stories...God definately has a sense of humor! Hee! Hee! Hoping for pink...

Kelly said...

Congratulations guys!
Love,
Scott, Kelly, Keagan, Owen

Jessica said...

No WAY!!! Congratulations!! You made my jaw drop! :-) I hope you are feeling well. Wow, God is awesome and it is fun that He can still surprise us!!

Mindy said...

A thousand congratulations to you! So exciting. :)

Ami said...

Yay! So glad that all is going well - I'd been wondering and praying! We'll be delivering pretty closely then, hopefully, as I'm due 1-22. :)

Tania said...

Congrats! I have been following your blog after you posted on BBC and continue to pray for your family! What an amazing blessing!

Best wishes!

Andrea Marcks said...

HOLY COW!!!!!! Congratulations!!! How excited you must be!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow! Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise!! I'll keep you in my prayers - I can't imagine having two 13 months apart!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!!!This is Anita from the Baby Center Board (been a while). I've heard wonderful things can happen when you least expect it! Micah is a BEAUTIFUL, I don't know why but he is an inspiration. Take care and have a healthy happy 9 months!!!!

Momma M said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you're feeling well and that you have a happy, healthy and uneventful pregnancy.

Princess Abigail said...

Wow, that is quite some news!!!
Well done guys!
3 makes for a wonderful family ... and for never a dull moment (which I don't think you have many of anyway!)
FELICITATIONS as we say in France, the Bernard Bunch is really chuffed for you guys!
Alison
of the Bernard Bunch

Anonymous said...

Jennie~what a great surprise running into you and the boys today! I'm sure my face was a dead give-away how shocked I was to hear about baby #3! We are so thrilled for your family and those little boys are going to be great big brothers. Your cup runneth over!
Danielle and gang

Amanda said...

Congrats to you!!

Kris said...

Jennie!!!! What great news. Congratulations to all of you! I think this is just wonderful. Micah and his sib will be (almost) Irish twins :). Your boys will be great big brothers. What a blessing. We will be praying that all goes well and that you are feeling OK.

I hope to meet up at the Buddy walk. Let me know if you are going. Kris

Me said...

Jennie,
Congrats! I came over to catch up on your life and tears flowed when I read that you are pregnant. God is so funny and I love that. Jeff and I have experienced His sense of humor ever since we met and got married. Never a dull moment. Micah and Nathan are getting so big and adorable! I hope you are feeling good and can not wait to know if it is a girl or boy.
debra