Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good News Moment

Brought to you by my Rosie




We are really excited about this new baby coming! Yet no one is really more excited about this baby than Rose. She and this baby have a special connection. Several months ago, before I even knew I was pregnant, at dinner she got a big smile on her face, pointed over my shoulder and started to say "baby, baby, baby, baby" over and over again. She was obviously looking at someone but there was no one there. Then even before we told the kids that we were having another baby Rose would come up to me several times a day, lift up my shirt, pat my tummy and say "baby". It totally floored me because 1) how did she KNOW that I was having baby when we hadn't breathed a word of it to the kids and 2) how does a 22-month-old know that babies grew inside women's stomachs (well the general area)? She really seems to be able to sense this little baby's spirit strongly and it has been such a blessing to me. At Christmas time I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks and so this whole pregnancy I've been terrified of loosing this baby too. Yet, knowing that Rose can see and feel someone in our home has given me such peace. It amazes me how close to the veil and the spirit little children are... it is too bad we seem to lose that as we grow older.

My husband's family always chooses "womb names" for babies before they are born and we've named this baby "Apricot". We aren't going to find out the gender this time either. We've known with both of our others but I figure that since we already have a boy and girl I am prepared either way. I've had several doula clients and friends not find out the gender and it is so much fun to see them discover it at the birth. It really is special and I'd sort of like to try it that way this time.

I'm about 16 weeks along am and starting to feel much better, even though I am so tired! I've been telling my husband that I haven't been very "productive" these days but that I am being very "reproductive"! It just boggles my mind to think that my body is working hard to assemble the most complex of all organisms on this earth-- another human soul-- without my mind even being aware of it. It is such a miracle.

16 comments:

  1. Hooooray! So excited for you and your family!

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  2. Congrats, Heather! We found out our genders opposite of you: we didn't find out with the first two, but did with the third. Thank goodness, because the first two were girls and the third is a boy! I am so glad you're feeling better. That's neat that Rose is so connected to Apricot.

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  3. Congratulations, Heather! How fun that we are pregnant together! (I'm 13 weeks)

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  4. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing that special experience.

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  5. Congrats! Children are such a blessing. I hope you have an easy pregnancy.

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  6. Hip Hip Hooray!! Glad you are getting past the 'yucky' feeling stage.

    Cute way to announce it. :)

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  7. Congratulations! I loved your whole post, but I really loved the idea of having a womb name and of being very reproductive. So great! I'll borrow those things if I ever get to have another one! I know how you feel about being terrified, but trust in the Lord, He'll carry you through. I hope you have an easy and enjoyable rest of your pregnancy!

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  8. Awesome! Congratulations! That's really neat! When I was pregnant with Scarlett, I kept seeing a small blonde girl running by out of the corner of my eye. When I looked, no one was there. We didn't find out the gender with any of our pregnancies...but darned if I didn't "know" the gender anyway!

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  9. Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I pray for a healthly and happy 9 months and more for you!

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  10. Congratulations! Awesome story! Can't wait to read about you progressing and having the baby!

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  11. Congratulations Heather!! Apricot is very blessed to be part of your family!

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  12. Congratulations! New babies are so wonderful! :)

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  13. Congratulations! We're so happy for you (and for us!).

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  14. Catching up on your blog. So thrilled for you, as you already know. Love you so much!

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  15. OMG, I am sooooo excited for you guys!!!! ;)

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  16. Congratulations. That story about Rose was so precious.

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