Well, I haven’t made an official announcement on my blog yet. But the title might give it away if you know me very well, or at least know my history of having babies. Yes, it’s true. We are going to have yet another adorable little Burns baby, in mid-June. I am pregnant with baby #7, that is 9 pregnancies in 9 1/2 years. (Please keep your, wow, she’s crazy comments to yourself thank you.)
Actually we were kind of surprised, we had planned to wait but apparently that wasn’t God’s plan because here we are, sick and very sleepy, just like a mother in her first trimester should be feeling. This time the morning sickness has been exceptionally lovely. In fact, I started having “all day” sickness when I was only 3 1/2 weeks pregnant and before I even knew if I was pregnant for sure, normally I ease into morning sickness around 6-7 weeks so I was a little surprised this time.
It’s taken me awhile to adapt to the reality, that sometimes life happens to you and you get to grow in the midst of what life brings you. And while we did not “plan” this baby, we do happen to know that God did “plan” him or her, in fact has all of his or her days written down in His book before he even takes his first breath. It’s really a wonder, and sometimes I am just in awe that God has blessed us with so many beautiful children. The other kids are all very excited to add another sibling to the mix, it’s so fun watching the older kids with the babies, there is something so special about babies. We love listening to Victoria, she babbles and babbles and kind of yell-babbles. It’s so fun watching the older ones watch her, and laugh at how cute she is and appreciate her smallness.
So in the midst of my tiredness, and wishing I was not so sick, I thought I should write down my thoughts too of how thrilled we are to become parents again. To be entrusted with another precious soul, to experience the trials and joys of babyhood and growth once again. God never said it would be an easy road, parenting. But with all of our hearts we thank God for the task set before us, raising another one of His kids to love Him and serve Him and to bring glory to His name.
Dear Lord, please give me strength, and patience.
Well, I guess I better finish Victoria’s birth story eh? ;)