not my idea
just agreed to it after a bit of a tantrum
wanted to have more of a break
it took on the first try
it wasn't just a test of my faith
looking for a midwife

patrick is up for the challenge
justin looks at me in a different way
with a twinkle in his eye
{he understands it}
anna wants to know if she gets a sister ASAP
considering finding out the gender for the first time ever
{she begs me to find out}
dallin thinks it's a dirl
devon pulls up my shirt, pokes my belly and says baby


more than i remember with previous times
up and down nausea
so glad a warm epsom salt bath usually makes it all better
{i take lots and lot of those}
glad we have a well for water and a new soaker tub
can't stand the smells of cooking
even bacon!?!?!
what's up with me?
MUST take a nap every day
luckily i don't have to lay on the couch all day very often

picky eater
tummy fills quickly
sensitive to textures
eating some sugar for the 1st time in a year
must eat hamburger!
and Mexican food
and ketchup
and chocolate
and oranges
and grilled cheese sandwiches
and sushi
and tomatoes
but not combined

glad to have had a strong prompting
it will make it easier when things are hard
His idea

happy to have a miracle growing inside of me
baby number 5 is due around the end of summer
all the seats in the 7 passenger mini-van will be full
another baby to love
 another element to add to the beautiful chaos
what a blessing!


MOM said...

YOU are the beautiful blessing!!!!!!
I love your positive attitude and obedience to Heavenly Father!!! You are a great MOM and this is a blessed baby! Thanks for the pictures!! Cute poetic form.
I love my Sweet Julie!!!!
Love, MOM

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Larae Taylor Merritt said...

Congratulations, Julie! Your baby will be well loved. And having #5 isn't too bad!

Mansius Family said...

Congratulations!!!! You beat me to number 5 this time!! I'm very excited for your family

Cindy said...

How exciting!! Congratulations! Hope your feeling better!

Angie Larkin said...

I'm rooting for a dirl too! Love you!

Michelle said...

Wow, congrats!

Cute way to announce it.

Michelle said...

I am so excited for you, Julie. What a beautiful family picture, by the way. I just ache to spend a day with you, hanging out at your house and talking about EVERYTHING! What a great mom you are...this baby is sooooooo lucky to have you!
By the way, isn't it crazy how HORRIBLE bacon can smell? I still haven't recovered from that!
Love you!!