She Makes Five!

If someone....anyone....had told me 15 years ago that I would have five children I would have rolled my eyes, and possibly slapped the person in the face. How could I have five kids? Even as I look around this house, I can't believe this is my life. I am so thankful for it. Even though it is nothing, and I do mean NOTHING like I had planned - I am so very thankful for it.

Three weeks ago we gave birth to our 5th child. She is beautiful. Her presence in this world is the direct result of our older daughter's prayers. She prayed every night that God would give her a baby sister. When she would ask me when Mommy and Daddy were going to have a baby sister, I just told her to keep praying. (That's code for...forget it girlfriend, I am done!) But, God had other plans. He answered her prayer (at what would seem at the worst time possible.) Go here to read about our journey to wanting more babies.

We found out that I was expecting this baby girl the same week that my husband lost his job. Yep. Fun week. But, God is God, and we are not. He proved that during the first trimester, that's for sure.

Now, nine months later - here she is. The answer to my daughter's prayer. After having 3 brothers, we finally have another girl in the house. I am LOVING all the pink-ness and even though the sleepless nights are wearing on me - I look at her and am in awe of God's creation.

For those of you who have one child and wonder, "How could I have this much love for another." Never fear. I don't know how it happens, but there is more than enough love in this mother's heart for my five children. In fact, my heart is overflowing!

In just a few short weeks, this phase will be over and our "Little M" as we've been calling her will be moving and grooving. When my sleep-deprived body begins to grumble and complain - I look at her. There is nothing like this feeling. Nothing.

Thank you, Lord for answering a little girl's prayers and for ignoring my plans.


Julie Anne said...

What a precious photo. There are many times that I look at my baby girl and say aloud "and to THINK they told me I shouldn't have another baby!"

Kristin said...

I agree - in fact, I was just looking at "Little M" and falling in love.

Michelle Potter said...

Congratulations on your baby girl! I found your blog from your comment on Mommy Life (Evangelicals birth control free - your input needed).

Your story about your daughter praying for a sister is very familiar to me. My oldest is a girl (9yo) with three younger brothers. When I was pregnant with her youngest brother, she told me repeatedly that she hoped he was a girl. I told her to ask God, because I had no control over that! She was disappointed when the u/s showed he was a boy, but she kept praying. She prayed all through my next pregnancy since we never had an u/s, and what do you know, she finally got a sister! Now she has two little sisters, as our 6th was also a girl, and she absolutely dotes on them. I actually think it's a great blessing that she had to wait so long to get sisters, because now she's old enough to get excited by picking out their little pink clothes, brushing their hair and putting in barrettes, etc.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Oh, I know that feeling! God is God, and we are not, so true! She is beautiful!

Congratulations! I would not trade our fifth little one for anything. She adds so much to our family, even when we thought we were "done," too.

So nice to meet you here - thanks for introducing yourself. Your family is precious. I'm looking forward to getting to know you more!

Scribbit said...

How wonderful for you! Congratulations to you and your husband. She's really beautiful--is there anything cuter than a new baby?

Hope she's healthy and well.

Rhen (yestheyareallmine) said...

Just love this post!! I never even had the urge to have children (I babysat so many others) and I never saw my life even close to heading in the direction it has. I am so thankful to God that He took me down a path I never knew could be so absolutely perfect for me.