Since my son Jonathan has been born my husband and I have been back and forth a million times on whether we would have another one. You see I have a stepson who lives with his mother in another state, and then we have our 3 boys so we have a full house when we are all together. We would talk about whether we wanted to try for a girl, and we both quickly decided we would not try and have another baby just to try for a girl, but that we both had to want another CHILD... whether it was a boy or a girl.
Well I have to say that I myself went back and forth more than my husband. There were definetly days that I said "i'm done!" and then others where a desire would creep into my heart for another child.
Well about 2 months ago I decided that since we hadn't decided I would have a garage sale and get rid of a lot of the baby stuff.... when I mentioned it to my husband he said "but what if we have another baby".... and I looked at him like "you want another baby!?!?!?" and then I decided maybe I wouldn't have that garage sale...... :-)
Then we were eating dinner out on a date one night and we talked about it.... and we felt like it was something that God was laying on our hearts... and that boy or girl.... we wanted to add a child to our family.
God blessed us quickly and last saturday night on our first month of trying I found out I was pregnant!! We believe children are a blessing, not a burden, and we are so thrilled that God is giving us another little blessing.
When we told the boys they were soooo excited. My son Joseph has been helping me out with everything saying "you have a baby in your belly... i'll do it for you"....
I know I'm going to hear a lot about everyone hoping it's a girl and I think it's just because they want me to have that experience and I would love it too, but I know God will give me what he knows is best for our family and if it's another boy then that will be awesome.... if it's a girl that will be awesome.... I am just so excited to go through this next 9 months.... I am going to savor every minute because (even though I've said it before) this will probably be our last.....
Please pray for an easy pregnancy!!! lol :-)