Saturday, January 10, 2009

And here's the OTHER reasons things have been so crazy lately!!!

That's right! That's a picture of Schrodt baby #4!!! Due to make his/her appearance on July 30 (really that means an August baby with my track record). This ultrasound was from my 8 week appointment. I'd never gotten to have an ultrasound that early, so it was very fun seeing him/her so little bitty. I'm now 11 weeks along. Feeling sick every day, most all day long (just like with the other 3). Not in maternity clothes yet, just feeling fat in my regular ones.

What a journey we've been on. This little miracle has been amazing. Even though I've gone through this 3 times before, the miracle never ceases to amaze me. This one is no different. Some of this story may be TMI for some of you, but I want to have it down on record for us.

We knew we wanted another baby, and decided to start "trying" (I hate that lingo) in August. With the other three, it didn't take much. We pretty much decided when we wanted the baby to be born, and voila! Well, this time was different. It didn't happen right away. I started to worry and wonder. After all, I'm in the best shape of my life and we were ready to go. I know now that God had a very specific purpose in his timing.

We found out we were pregnant the DAY that David found out he lost his job. He came home from work and told me about the service being cancelled, and I told him "I just know I'm pregnant. " I hadn't take the test yet, but I just knew. I said to him that now we know why God was waiting for those months. This whole journey that He's had us go on has been about us giving up control and Him stripping EVERYTHING else away until we were TOTALLY dependent on Him. This was another part of that. And boy was His point made! This whole situation with David's job and everything has been about Him making sure that WE know that this is all about God. Not us. So as crazy as everything has been over these last two months with all the uncertainties, we have been filled with His peace. Because we knew beyong a shadow of a doubt that all of this was orchestrated by Him with a very specific purpose in mind. Amazing.

So we're thrilled to death. The boys are excited (we told the family at Christmas time). Callie will be excited, I'm sure, once she realizes what's happening. I'm totally exhausted most every day, and that's frustrating to me, but it is what it is. Sick just like with all the others. But so very thankful. And very excited to see the rest of the journey that He has created for us right now. And now I can't believe I'm going to be one of THOSE poor women at the pool this summer - the ones that are sitting in the pool looking like they are about to pop!!!!

18 comments:

Jonathan and Missy Wetherington said...

oh my goodness!! Congratulations!!!

Courtney said...

yea!!! and, from a mom who's been VERY pregnant for 3 of my 4 babies - it's not that bad! :-) you just LIVE at the pool!

the mccollums... said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!!! I am so thrilled for you...I just clicked on your blog and saw the picture and yelled out to Daniel...we are thrilled for you and David!!
You are like the 4th person that has told me (well, I realize that you didn't tell me directly but via the blog) that they are expecting this summer! I love it! Can't wait to follow all the pregnancy news.

Erica said...

My Biggest Congratulations on one of the biggest of miracles! Love to all of you!

Natalie said...

Congratulations. I am so very happy for you and this is the best blessing EVER! I am so happy for you, truly. I continue to pray for you day in and day out...you have been on my heart so much these days and I just KNOW that GOD has something AMAZING for your family. You have lead so many people both by your quiet godliness and your amazing worship in Kinetic. I am just so blessed to be your friend and I am so excited for you.

Judy said...

Praise the Lord! What incredible news! I was just on the phone with my mom when I clicked on your blog and I immediately started crying when I saw sweet baby #4's picture! We are all so excited for you guys (my mom included). This really is so AMAZING! AMAZING what God is doing in your family right now. I know you feel far from amazing - oh I can relate - but what an incredible story of God's faithfulness you are going to be able to share with this child!
Oh dear! I can hardly stand it! I just want to give you a hug and come wipe those baseboards for you! I'll be seriously praying about the sale of your home and I haven't stopped praying about David's job!

jenn said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Love you!!

jenn said...

PS - At least you will be all tan and gorgeous for the hospital pics :)

Mandy said...

Congratulations!! I wondered if something was up after your response to my comment at the Happy Birthday Jesus Party...when you were holding that precious 5 week old baby girl:) So happy for you guys, but a little sad that you might be so far away when this little one makes his/her appearance:( I know God has exciting things planned for your family though:)

Jen said...

I can't believe it - man talk about coming back to the blogging world with a bang! Summertime babies aren't that bad - been there done that twice. I've got some cute maternity suits if you happen to be in this town for the summer. From the sounds of it though we might be at different pools this summer. A baby is a perfect reminder that God is in control of EVERYTHING! Keep clinging to him and let us know if we need to start helping you pack. It's actually better to move when you're pregnant because it makes you delegate much more!

Heather J said...

I had a sneaking suspicion when we talked the other day and you had been napping - I thought to myself, hmmmmm Katy isn't usually a napper!!! Congratulations!!!!! What excitement for the Schrodts!!! Whew 4!!!

The Stein Family said...

Yeah! We're pregnant together. I'm about a month behind you though. my due date is Aug 30th -- but I'm feeling the morning sickness right there with you. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family!

Jamie said...

Congratulations!! What exciting news for you all!! I was wondering what was going on since you hadn't blogged in so long and this is surely a good enough reason!! We are so thrilled for you and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for the Schrodt family! I would hate to miss my pool buddy for the summer (Ryan too), but know that the Lord will put you exactly where He wants you!!

Tiffany said...

Katie, Congratulations!!! I am happy for what God has done and is going to do for ya'll but sad that you may be leaving Va Beach. Your in our prayers...always.

dandsratz said...

Katy!! Woooo-Hooo!!!!!!! So we've just spent the last almost 2 hours on the phone together---so what more can I say....I totally love you, I'm BEYOND excited for ya'll with the church, and that the precious Baby #4 is on its way!!!! I'm just glad that the "news" is out--keeping a secret like that is too hard!! :) I'm so glad you didn't wait so long to tell me....you know that lying is a SIN woman!!! he he he!! :) Now you know I am BEYOND excited about the church in SC, but the only thing that would be better is if it were here!!! :(

anthonyandbeth said...

what happened to my comment??? i left a really long one. oh well. so excited about the new baby and i'm too tired to remember all i said before. can't wait to hear about SC. can't wait to know what Baby #4 will be...precious for sure...and you look GREAT!!! i promise! new hair do and all!

and you and Sue must have had a lot of catching up to do! 2 hours is a record! :)

Sarah Joy said...

COngratulations! God has such amazingly perfect timing!!!

Heidi said...

Oh my word!! The miracle of another life growing inside never ceases to amaze me either no matter how many you have. It is a true miracle of a new life God creates again and again. Congratulations again on baby #4. It's also amazing at 8 weeks the form it has. We're so happy for you guys!!