Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baby Makes Six


The windows are down on a warm summer day and we are cruising to some little lunch spot we've been wanting to try.  Just the two of us.  A comfortable silence settles when a favorite song comes on the radio.  He looks over at me and smiles during the chorus.  The words remind him of us.  I smile back.  We are happy.  And so in love.


This little vignette with my husband of six years popped into my head last night as I was getting dressed and kind of in shock at how big my belly has grown.  I'm 3 months pregnant.  (Go ahead and read that last sentence again.  It's not a typo.)  I'm not sure why that particular memory came flooding to my tired mind with such clarity.  


It's probably because I really loved those days of just the two of us.  But I also really couldn't wait for them to be over.  I feel lucky to have been so aware of how wonderful it was to go out to dinner on a Tuesday just because.  Or take a 2 hour nap together on Sunday.  Or sleep in until 10 on the weekends.  But those days are over.  For now.  Maybe my subconscious has been looking forward to when they will start up again.  Or maybe just reminding me that what we have together, both then and now is really, really great.  


Because we just extended our delay of sleeping in and Tuesday nights out a little longer.  The little bean that is cooking inside me right now was a serendipitous, spontaneous surprise.  Really a miracle, given our history.  


So I won't waste one minute (I already had my moments of panic and fretting two months ago - I'm done) complaining about having a baby in the middle of two-year old triplets.  Or waste one second wondering where I'm going to have the gumption, where-with-all or energy to do this.  Because I've already shed too many tears in the past over other women's comments of this very nature.  When it was just the two of us.  I hated to see even a hint of disappointment when a pregnancy announcement was made, whatever their reason.  It turned my heart to cement.  It was too much to ask to be forgiving of their fertile womb.  (I've since mended ways of this kind of thinking.  Before the kids got here, thank goodness!) 


I asked for this.  Not this EXACT situation, granted.  But I pleaded, none the less, for a little family to love and cherish.  I put my heart and soul on the alter and said to take it all.  I didn't want to be in charge anymore.  I was willing to go and do what was asked of me.  God heard me.  So how I can be anything less than grateful? 


We're having a summer baby!  



(and just the one.  singular.  confirmed by ultra-sound in case you were wondering.) 




Also, this scripture has been running around in my mind for the last 11 weeks or so.  


  
  

23 comments:

Aimee said...

I am SO excited for you guys! Congrats! :0)

Great Basin Cowgirl said...

Kara, it has been so fun to catch up with you! Congratulations on your impending arrival!

Coach Galley said...

What?! Whoa!! Wooooow!!!

Staci said...

So very happy. It's crazy how once your body figures it out how much easier the whole process is. Just 2 months ago I had a scare and thought I was pregnant again. I freaked out and didn't even dare take the test. I sat there bawling thinking to myself, I tried for 8 years to get the first and prayed for her and now I can't stop getting pregnant. Sick joke for sure. Luckily it was just a scare. You will do great. 3 has kicked my trash. My mother in law told me after 3 it was a piece of cake. Granted hers were not all the same age... But she does have 12 so I'm pretty sure she knows a little something. You will do great. And just think. In the middle of the night tending to one newborn with be a piece of cake for you.

A and R said...

Hooray! Congratulations Kara and fam! I love these little miralces! So cool!

Carrie said...

YEAY!!! i'm so happy for you!

ps- i used to have that exact same cement heart.

michelle grange said...

Wow!! Congrats!! Such exciting news!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

We sure are so excited for you guys! It will be fun to be pregnant together and have these sweet babies at the same time there probably hanging together in heaven best buddies and cousins already!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

We sure are so excited for you guys! It will be fun to be pregnant together and have these sweet babies at the same time there probably hanging together in heaven best buddies and cousins already!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

We sure are so excited for you guys! It will be fun to be pregnant together and have these sweet babies at the same time there probably hanging together in heaven best buddies and cousins already!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

We sure are so excited for you guys! It will be fun to be pregnant together and have these sweet babies at the same time there probably hanging together in heaven best buddies and cousins already!

Amber Thota said...

Congrats to you and Chris! That is amazing news and although it may be scary - you will be great. If you an handle three - one will be a breeze!!! I am happy for you guys!

Tina said...

Congratulations! That is SO awesome!

Kelsey said...

Congrats!

Chandler and Alaina said...

Congrats!! So excited for you guys!!!!! :)

Elise and John said...

oh kara your post made me cry. I'm so happy for you guys! This is a miracle and your such a great mother. Congratulations a hundred time over.

Michelle said...

WOW! Congratulations!!! You are going to have so many great helpers ;) We are so excited for you!

Lydia said...

Oh My goodness Congratulations!! One- You're amazing!! What a wonderful time to have a baby!! Good Luck you guys I am excited for you!

Abby said...

We can be pregnant together...

I am one month behind ya!


Haven't officially made the announcement yet, so consider this a secret:)

except..Tina knows:)

Jimi said...

Kara.... what a blessing!! I am so excited for you and Chris and of course the big brothers and sister!! I hope it is smooth ride....Wow!!

Sally said...

Wow Kara!! How exciting! You announced your new addition in such a beautiful way. So awesome. Behind you all the way!!!

michael. mindy. dane. said...

i didn't want to comment since i HAVEN'T EVEN TALKED TO YOU!! but since that is obviously not happening...

:) CONGRATS a million times. we are so so excited for another baby in the fam! this is the greatest news. i am just so excited about it!

also love how you wrote this post. of course. why don't you go get published or something.

anyway. had a dream last night. it was a boy. you named him boston. and you were just sobbing to me because you knew kim's baby was boston. but you said it was right and you had to. i thought it odd that you were more worried about her boston than brooke and dave's?? anyway. name him what you will. you can still use hudson! woo!

okay. the end. see you tonight? hopefully?

Shaylee Wilcox said...

Oh my gosh!! That is awesome Kara!! :) I am soo happy for you guys! CONGRATS! Aw, I miss your little family! Love you guys! :)