It's 8:50 AM and I'm just rolling out of bed. Well, I got up at 7:30 to ease my insatiable hunger and promptly got back into bed and really had to persuade myself to get out again just a few minutes ago. It's true, most of you have heard, that I am indeed expecting number 2 in late September which is the only reason I can think of that someone like me, normally up at 6:45 and working out, would instead sleep in until 7:30, eat breakfast, and immediately return to bed. My bed is not made, my dishes are not done, the floor is covered in crumbs, there is clutter to be seen on almost every surface, and where am I? Laying on the couch. Watching TV with Ashley. Or sometimes by myself. Taking 3 hour naps after Ashley goes down. And generally ignoring my responsibilities. But, we're having a baby!
We're super excited to add another one to our family. Ashley is so more than ready to have a sibling I think so I'm really hoping she adjusts well to a baby who does not go home after a few hours. :) I've been baby hungry for a while now but every time I thought about having a baby I would freak out. Clearly I was not ready yet. A few months ago I prayed and prayed that when it was time I would have peaceful, comforting feelings about the idea and that those feelings wouldn't leave me (otherwise I'd be too scared to try!). My prayers were answered and that peaceful, comforting feeling came and did not leave. We were blessed to find out I was pregnant shortly after that. We've been so blessed to be able to have children when we want to. I think Heavenly Father knows that I would not be able to handle it if this were not the case. There are so many strong women out there who struggle to bear children and I can't even imagine how they must feel. We thank our Heavenly Father every day that we have not had to bear that burden. We are so excited to have a new little one enter into our family and we're anxiously waiting to find out if it will be a boy or a girl! (Though we are a fair ways off from finding that out, I'm only 9 weeks!)
I promise the next post will have more pictures of Ashley. She's more interesting than me. ;)