And Baby Makes Four

March 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm | Posted in baby, emotions, family, marriage | 8 Comments

Yes, for those of you who do not already know, Elisabeth is going to be a big sister!  Surprise!  The due date is pretty far down the road, but what good is a secret if I can’t share?  :)

We’re really excited, scared poopless…all of the above.  I feel a lot better due to my doctor’s appointment last week and am much more calm (i.e. not freaking out every second) about the idea of me getting preeclampsia again.

If I get it, I get it.

How comforting to know that there is nothing I can do (or not do) to keep that nasty disease far away from me and baby.  (In other words, I can’t say with guilt in retrospect, “Oh, if I would’ve only done ___ or not done ____.  Because preeclampsia is truly a thing that can affect any type of preg woman.  Period.)

I knew this already, but I always like to hear things from the doctor’s mouth.  He said if we were in Vegas and people were betting on whether or not I would get it again, they would be betting against the odds.  :)  I thought that was a funny–but positive–way of putting things.  I’ll take it.

So, in (early) preparation, we bought a new minivan!!  :)  I LOVE IT.  My youngest sister (about to pop any day with HER new baby) works for and knows all the car dealers in central arkansas…needless to say, we got a GREAT deal.

Our next big step is…a new JOB for Doug (maybe for me–but just through the summer!)and a new HOME.  Remember a few paragraphs up when I wrote that I wasn’t freaking out every second about the preeclampsia stuff?  Well, yeah, that’s because I’ve been too busy stressing my brains out over THESE issues.  Unless the Lord provides something that pays enough here in Arkadelphia (translate: a MIRACLE), we are convinced we’ll have to move…I keep pushing for Little Rock, but Doug is not a huge fan of that idea. 

That said, my Little Rock (and nearby) friends, if you have ANY suggestions, I am all ears!!  And nose and mouth and head and heart and everything else.  That doesn’t make sense now that I’ve typed it, but it did in my mind.  Whatever.

The due date is a little far down the road, but not THAT far!!  We’ve got to act soon…

Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions!
Love from Rebekah



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  1. Rely on your faith, it has gotten you through everything else with a beautiful smile on your face. Keep pushing for Little Rock, seeing you once a month isn’t enough. CONGRATULATIONS and maybe now that you are pregnant you will post more often :)

  2. Wow! Congrats on baby #2! I hope you have a great pregnancy. Sounds like there will be a lot of changes going on! All of it is really exciting!

  3. What field is Doug interested in? I’ll be keeping my eyes open for jobs. I would LOVE to see you move to Little Rock, but Doug needs to be happy, too.

  4. Congratulations! Wonderful news!

  5. I’m so excited about the potential of you guys moving to LR – I really think Doug would like it if he was actually here. What about leaving in the burbs? it would probably be cheaper and less traffic and so forth if that is what Doug doesn’t like. I’ve been keeping my eyes out for jobs/housing. And I’m so glad your dr appt went well…so when is your due date?

  6. Congratulations! I’ll keep my eyes open for job postings, etc.

  7. Congratulations! Please come to LR…(it’s not that bad, Doug).
    I had to re-read the “nose, mouth, head, & heart” sentence before it clicked! :)

  8. Hey! I know I”m late, but just got around to reading this and am so excited for you guys!! Congrats and I just know everything will turn out okay with your pregnancy!

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