Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Unexpectedly Expecting!

Yes..... that's right! If you didn't already know or haven't already seen me, we are 13 weeks along in adding to our family! This was not expected at this point in our story. While we definitely wanted more kids, our "perfect" plan would have given us a little more time between Levi's life and the next, but we believe God's plans are ALWAYS perfect. We couldn't be more thrilled, especially since this pregnancy and baby seem to be developing perfectly on target. Many people would be utterly overwhelmed with the thought of caring for another baby when Levi himself will only be twenty months if I deliver full term. However, our experience with Levi and with our whole family history has given us a new precious appreciation for being able to parent, and the idea of bringing home an uncomplicated infant actually seems like a breath of fresh air. Life is always crazy with little ones, but we know without a doubt that God will not give us what we can't handle with Him leading us every step of the way.

The best part of this story is that our little baby is due on Kyra's birthday, November 27. While doctors can't let me go until that date because of Levi's complications, it was a beautifully sweet gift and whisper from my Lord who loves me and cares about every one of my hurts. I still miss her every single day, but this is just a sweet reminder of her amazing life.

Sweet Baby Smith waving to my BFF


This is how I told Matthew we were going to have another baby. Easter weekend he got this basket with notes on being a parent again. (No not twins, just a potential for either gender at this point!)

Levi was BEYOND ready to get into a big boy stroller seat. And Silas was equally as excited.

Silas wanted to turn around so he could face his brother (and hug him)


I am so thankful these boys love each other so dearly.
Our garden is providing me with great fresh herbs! Hopefully fruit and veggies soon too!

How the boys feel about begin big brothers!

We would welcome prayers for the newest baby and my pregnancy. I have a whole new understanding of Levi's struggles. My nausea has been much worse this pregnancy, so cleaning up throw up when you want to throw up yourself isn't really a walk in the park. Also, Levi will have a sleep study in July to help determine next steps for any possible surgery, as well as meet with a nutritionist next month to try and get him eating more by mouth and less by tube. He is doing great with physical therapy! Starting to pull up and cruise a bit! God is good, and we continue to thank him for every part of our story even those tough moments when Levi is trying to crawl and drag his feeding backpack with him! ;P

Smith LOVE!

~Pregnant Buster

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