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!!!!