Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Its a boy!!


 We are so excited to be welcoming a baby boy to our family.  It seems a little strange though to not be looking at baby girls things.  This pregnancy has been a little bit difficult for me emotionally, not so much physical (that's not so much fun either).  Let me start with that I am so grateful to be able to have children and to be a mother. I know so many women struggle with that everyday.  I count my blessings for sure.  Anyways,  we found out we were pregnant the end of March and it was a surprise.  I wanted to wait another year until Katelyn was older.  So I was (am) feeling pretty overwhelmed when I think about caring for 4 kids.  I am a very type A personality, I like things to be clean, organized and like to get things done.  A lot of times that doesn't happen with children and that is a struggle for me just in general, that I am learning everyday that sometimes it just doesn't matter.  Luckily I have Nathan for support and he helps me so much.  Then the beginning of May Nathan was called to be Elders quorum President.  Really I said, ok why not?  But I know that it'll  be hard but also very rewarding.

About a month before I found out I was pregnant, for some reason I was saying my nightly prayers and I just poured my heart out to our heavenly father.  I was feeling pretty strongly the need to have another baby already but I didn't feel like I was ready.  I am pretty good at not talking about the struggles that I go through with having diabetes.  It is a struggle and trial I deal with everyday.  It is so stressful when I am pregnant and I just dread when thinking about getting pregnant every time because of it. Before I became pregnant with Lilly my doctors told me that I needed to try to be done having kids by the time I was 31 because of how hard it is on the body.  So I will be turning 30 this year, I think I did pretty good. (That is why my kids are so close together). But I felt pretty strongly that there was supposed to be a little boy in our family and I have felt that since before Nathan and I were married.  I knew I probably couldn't have many more kids because of how taxing it is on my body.  So I told my Father heaven to give me that little boy so I know that I could be done.   When we found out that it was a boy I was so thankful!  I know that our prayers do not go unanswered and he knows the intents of our hearts.  I would have been grateful for a baby girl as well (I love my girls), but for me I would have felt I needed to keep having more children because of that little boy.  I don't think I could go through that physically and mentally.  I really wanted to just write my feelings down.  I know how blessed my little family is. So bring on the kids ages 6 and under! I may be a little bit crazy for the next few years but that's OK.  Someday I will be sane and it'll be all worth it ;)!





4 comments:

Linnae said...
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Linnae said...

Congratulations! That's super exciting!

Rebecca DuShane said...

I'm excited for you Colette! I didn't know you had to have all your kids by 31. I have wondered how you are able to be so strong with diabetes!

Rob and Becca Bingham said...

Congrats! How exciting! I can understand your desire to want to wait. I don't have diabetes to deal with in a pregnancy, but I do have 3 kids right now and know that I am not ready for another one, 3 really rocked me. Good luck with it all!