Elijah's 3rd Birthday!

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Rachel's 4th Birthday

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Jeremiah's 6th Birthday!!

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Our 8th Anniversary!!!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Take Three...Pregnant Again...Baby Laufer #3

We are so excited to announce that we are pregnant with our third child! First, this was not an accident. Second, we do know how these things happen. Third, we were trying based on the Lords prompting.

If you had asked Paul about two months ago if he wanted a third child he would have told you no. He was happy with having two children. He often said "the world is made for a family of four". Yet he didn't just leave at just that.

Both Paul and I had been praying and asking for God's will in the situation. One night while we were both praying separately about it we felt that God was calling us to have a third child. We were both reminded that children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. So why did we want to pass up on receiving a blessing/reward from God? At that point Paul felt released from the burden of the finances a third child would bring and here we are.

I have already seen my OB doctor who wants to monitor me really closely this time because of the preterm labor I had with Rachel. So I will have more ultrasounds to check on the baby and to see how my cervix is doing. I go for a ultrasound next Tues. 3/16. I will keep you updated.

Here is how the kids reacted to hearing mommy was pregnant...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happiest Half Birthday Princess Rachel!

We cannot believe that Rachel is already half way to her first birthday. Happy half birthday Rachel! Wow where to start? Rachel is such a joy to have in our family. She just lights up the room with her smile. She is such a happy baby and content baby. She sleeps and naps very well. She is close to mastering sitting up by herself. She is starting to scoot around. She rolls over both directions now and is starting to see that by rolling over and over she can get places.

She absolutely loves her big brother. He makes her laugh all the time. Rachel has the most precious little chuckle when she laughs (I need to get it on video).

She enjoys standing up (while holding onto something of course). She loves to play with her toys. Her favorite thing to do is be in her jumper and play with all the toys while jumping up and down. She really is getting the hang of it and squeals with delight while she's in there. She is getting more talkative in her baby language. She says a lot of vowel sounds now. She is eating even more now. We have introduced a lot of vegetables and now some fruit to her.

We cannot believe how fast it is going. Everyone tells us that it goes fast but to live it is a whole other story.

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