Monday, June 30, 2008

one more disney "souviner"



um...yep, you read that test right...we're pregnant! and um, if you know us at all, you'll know that we adopted our daughter and had to do in-vitro to get our son, and um...well, i guess i can say we've come full-circle now and can actually be included in the 'we weren't even trying!' club!

i know this is a huge blessing, but i'm a bit overwhelmed right now. eli is only 9 months old and i'm 8 weeks along. i had no idea how 'runneth over' my cup actually was when i changed the title of this blog...

we finally decided to take a test while at disney (hey, they say it's a magical place, right!?) but i just kept thinking i was stressed about the trip; well, i may have been-but little did i know til this test, that i was PREGNANT, too!

i'm praising the Lord in my heart, for i know His plans are much greater than mine, but i'm also praying that He'll help me to see the joy in this pregnancy soon...

i used to sing "IT IS WELL..." (old Christian hymn) every month during our 'desert years' of infertility; knowing that "whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul" and that He would provide children for us one day. i admit (and God knew it) i only sang it half-heartedly, b/c i was hurting so badly without any children, and then one day, in HIS perfect time, He opened our hearts and eyes to adoption. myah is a miracle in more ways than one and it was then that i really, really knew how true it was that His ways are perfect and only for our good. then came the miracle of eli. again-praise you, Lord for your timing! You are faithful! and now this surprise...well, i was reminded again about the song "IT IS WELL" and had to just praise Him b/c now i'm on the other side, and i hope to whole-heartedly be able to sing 'whatever my lot...it is well with my soul' soon. it is a wonderful thing, and i know i'll get excited soon.

PS another HUUUUUUUUUUGE praise is that i'm not sick at all! i was already puking 4-5 times a day at this point with eli, now i'm just exhausted and feel like i've been hit by a truck :)

12 comments:

chicknboy said...

I'm just sooo excited for you! what a blessing. :)

Tracy said...

Holy Cow!

Congratulations! Praying for a uneventful (no puking) pregnancy and a beautiful healthy baby in 7 months!

Ray and Heather said...

Congratulations!!! God wouldn't give you more than you can handle and I have no doubt that you'll handle it by making it look easy to the rest of us in the long run! Just remember, one day at a time is all you have to do. ;) Praying for you and very happy for you!

Jen said...

Hi, I'm Tracy's old neighbor from AZ.
You have such a beautiful family, and I wish you lot's of health and happiness with you pregnancy and new baby on the way!!
I have 4 boys, ages 10(he's also an Eli),6,4,and 16 months old....we never have a dull moment, but each day, they are a blessing!

Congrats and good luck!!
Jen

momoffaith said...

Hi My friend, I just see that picture of you and miss you so much! I can't wait to see the new Gordon! Love, S

Kelly said...

So, I was telling Jeff about your story and I said "see - they didn't even have to adopt" and Jeff said "no, Kelly, God had them wait to get pregnant so they WOULD adopt." I thought that was so sweet. Not that I ever think you shouldn't have adopted sweet, precious, beautiful Myah - I was just rambling on. But I thought that was pretty insightful by my husband.

It is going to be great!! Can't wait to see what this one (or maybe two) is!! :)

Ray and Heather said...

Hope you don't mind, but you've been tagged!! Come on over to my site to read all about it and how to play. ;)

Bev Baum said...

Hey Jen! I just got your blog address from Jessie. Congratulations on the wonderful news. I got pregnant with Caige when Rafe was only six months old, so don't worry. It's busy, but completely enjoyable :-) Wishing you all the best!!!!

Rachel said...

Oh girl! Congratulations from the Ferrario's! Best wishes always and thanks for letting me peek at your darling family!!!

Dana Bailey said...

Yay! Congrats!

Scott and Kim said...

How wonderful for your family!! It is amazing how quickly families can grow. :-) I've loved seeing the updates you've posted of your family. We miss seeing you all.
Our family is also growing by one more... due in September. Our girls will be having a "baby brodder".

Take care and we will be looking for updates!!
XOXO,
Kim, Scott, Jadyn & Jenna

awoman said...

Tell Betty and Dwayne, Congratulations too on the new grandchild..

That will make your Disney trip memorable.

What a wonderful blessing! Can't wait to see pictures on your blog.

Kathi (kimi's mom)