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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...









































3 special thoughts:

Grammy Linda said...

Looks like Jeremiah was especially happy at the thought of sharing his toys with another sibling.....right?? You keep it together so well Elizabeth great picture of you laughing!

Love you all

Shawna said...

Well, that makes two of us! I will be exactly 5 weeks pregnant tomorrow! My due date is estimated to be 11/24!
Congrats to us!!! :)

Neabear said...

Such crazy pictures here! But then again the kids are so cute too! Love the one of you laughing.

~Aunt Linnea