Expect the unexpected...


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I think I will live my life by this motto from now on.

Introducing, "unexpected."


But what a cute little "unexpected" he/she is! I told you guys there was happy news to share. I just had to be sure everything was okay with this little butterbean before I let the news go public.

It all started when....

I was out of work with an unagreeable stomach. I began feeling nauseated but figured it was just because of my stomach issues. I had kept a pregnancy test around just in case, so I thought..."why not just rule it out?" Well, turns out....there was no ruling this little one out. Shocked doesn't begin to describe how I felt. In the moment I saw those 2 pink lines...my entire world shifted. Just 2 weeks before, I had been coming to terms with the fact that I was actually okay if we didn't have any more children. I was content with leaving it at Collen. We have so much fun with him, and with his big (I mean...HUGE) personality, he keeps us super busy...and I had been worrying about how I would balance my time with him between him and another little one. So, I was okay with waiting a while longer (while = years) before thinking about another child -or- leaving it with Collen altogether.

We knew it was a possibility, but we had not been planning on this at all. I should have known....God has made it crystal clear to me that my plans are not his. Example given: the past 2.5 years of my life. So, when I saw those 2 little pinks lines. I was shocked yet not surprised. I took a deep breath and said, "Okay. Here we go."

So, in September of 2012, a third little Jones is set to enter this world. Lord help us - right in the middle of football season when Jeremy will be working long days (into the night), and I will be alone with a 2 year old (and boy is he acting it already) and a newborn. God must think highly of my strength....I'm terrified.

So far, with this pregnancy, it hasn't been much different than my pregnancies with Ayden and Collen. I haven't as nauseated with this one - more in the mornings then it goes away as long as I keep my stomach full. More than anything, I have just felt exhausted. I get home, and the moment I sit down....that's it....there's no getting up again. Thank goodness Collen is more independent these days and Jeremy is home earlier. I don't know how I'd keep myself moving.

I am 10 weeks along. We had the above ultrasound at 9 weeks. The baby's heart was fluttering away in the 160s. All was measuring exactly at it should be, and I am already at risk for gestational diabetes. grrr.... I had to take an impromptu test because of family history, so I had not had the opportunity to fast before drinking the gross orange stuff. I have to go back for a 3 hour test next week after fasting. I'm usually borderline, but I'm hoping with some preparation, my body will cooperate better this time around. Luckily, I don't gain a lot of weight when I'm pregnant...30 pounds at the most...so I'm hoping to keep that trend this time around as well.

So, there you have it. Baby #3 is on the way! We get more excited every day. The idea of another mouth to feed scares us a little, but we know God will provide. Please continue to keep us and this new little one in prayer. I know God has a special purpose for this child!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, what amazing news and such a blessing from God. Congratulations and all the best.

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  2. Congtalations Lindsay! I'm sure Ayden and Collen's little bro or sis will be just as precious as they are!

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  3. Congratulations Lindsay! I have been following your blog forever now but I wanted to stop lurking and tell you how happy I am for you! My husband and I found out we were expecting our second child last year and I was very shocked as well. I actually worried I wasn't going to like him as much as our daughter :) He was born in October and he is the absolute light of my life!!! I have been praying for you and your family through everything you've been through and will continue to be a prayer warrior for you through this too! Congratulations again!

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  4. So happy to read about your exciting news! Congrats and I can't wait to hear updates.

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  5. Congratulations! Somehow when I read the title before I clicked on it, I was going to guess this!

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  6. Congratulations on your future baby, that is great news for your family!

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  7. OH MY STARS!!!!!! I just knew it!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for y'all. I had gestational diabetes with Jack, it wasn't bad. Praying for you to feel fantastic through this pregnancy!
    Sooooo excited for y'all, Kelley

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  8. Hurray! What a blessing! I'm so happy for you and your entire family (: Praying for you all!

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  9. Congratulations from across the ocean on your happy news!!
    An English Grandma xx

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  10. We are thrilled for your family! What a special surprise!

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  11. Wonderful news!!! So happy for you and your family!

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  12. WOW - how wonderful :) Congrats!

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  13. Congratulations!excited for you both.

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  14. Congratulations!! Very excited for you all:)

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  15. Congratulations! I got goosebumps when I saw the little lima bean. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

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  16. amazing! congrats to you and your family!

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  17. Congrats! I am so happy for you guys!

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  18. what great news! Congratulations to your family!

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  19. Awesome! Simply awesome. Congratulations.

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  20. Congratulations. What a joyous gift to share in your happy news! Life, hope, love, all part of this blessing from heaven.

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  21. When I saw the title of this post, I thought "Oh I hope!" And YAY!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy and thankful for your good news! I'll be praying for you!

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  22. congrats!!! I am praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

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  23. What a blessing! Congratulations to all of you!

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  24. Congratulations! So happy for you three!

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  25. Funny! I came over today just to see if you were pg again yet :)

    For some reason, I had a feeling. Congrats!

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