We have just found that we are due to have another baby around November 21st this year. We know that if I don’t miscarry that this could be our last baby. We prayed years ago for 5 children and knew we would have five, but when my husband prayed a couple of years ago for eight, I knew it would probably only be possible if I had twins. : ) I’ll be coming up on the age of 44 when I deliver this child and my cycles are becoming more sporatic… one was only 23 days long. So, I try to be realistic and rest in the Lord that I probably won’t be one of those women having children until the age of 47.
So now my biggest concern is having 4 or 5 children ages 2 and under. We currently have 4 children ages 3 and under right now so maybe it wouldn’t really be much different. The twins are such a blessing right now that for me I think it’s easier having twins. It makes the countenance light seeing two smiley faces looking up at me all the time. They are easier than I’ve had with one at times. Leah is usually a doll (unless she is sent to her room for being bad), but Miriam is the one who makes the days seem long right now for me and my husband. She has a real fiesty temper and it starts in the morning and doesn’t stop until about 7:30 each evening. : (
So, rejoice with us as this could very well be our last baby. We’re still hoping for one more boy so Matthew can be a big brother (and I can put him in all of Matthew’s adorable baby clothes that are packed away in a box), but we’ll take what the Lord give us. We pray that this one will stay too as I have had a few miscarriages already, but none while using progesterone which I am using right now. Oh, Lord this little life is in Your hands. We know this season is soon to come to an end. May You give us strength in body and mind to bear with the few more hard years that lay ahead of us. Thank You for giving us strength and great joy during each pregnancy. Each pregnancy renews life within my husband and I and we find it bonds us together deeper and our steps are much lighter. Give us strength during the first 4 months after the baby is born as it is the hardest on our marriage and hardest on my mind with the Post partum depression. Let me know that it too has an end and let my husband bear with me gently. Let me be soft with my words Oh Lord. Thank You for this blessing You have bestowed upon us my Lord. Amen.