Let me answer your questions for you!
We are so happy to announce there is a tiny little (almost) 9 week old Smith baby growing AS WE SPEAK.
I want to save everyone some major brain energy, so I’m just gonna do this for ya’ll J
When this baby is born (sometime near March 11, 2015), we will have:
5 under 5 ½.
4 under 4.
3 under 3 AND
2 under 2
2 under 2
(and hopefully 2 more older ones to make it 7 total--- it is the number of perfection, you know)
Silas and Little Cinq (that’s 5 in French for you Anglophones out there) will be about 13 ½ months apart.
I will have been pregnant for 50 out of the last 72 months. Yep, that’s more than 2/3 of the last 6 years. That is including two first-trimester miscarriages, one between Zoe and Xander and one between Silas and Little Cinq.
We suspect it’s either caused by water or sex, and we’re not willing to give up either J
Yes, we own a TV, and have a Netflix subscription.
We will stop having them when they stop coming out so stinking cute J
All kidding aside, we are overjoyed to be welcoming a new life into the world and into our family. We have been told by our adoption worker that we can still continue with our adoption process and, just as before, it is in the hands of the social workers who receive our applications (so the workers for whatever children we apply for) to decide if we are a good fit for prospective placements, new baby and all. Our hope is that both the workers and whatever children are potentially placed in our homes will see this as a big positive--- they are not “Plan B” or something to be set on the backburner while our “real” children are being raised. They are our Plan A, just as our biological children are, and we hope they can see it as a rewarding experience to come and welcome a little brother or sister into the world. I personally hope we are matched before the baby is born so that ALL the new siblings (adopted and just born) will have a chance to be a part of each others’ lives from day one!
Jordan and Zoe are very excited. Zoe actually walked into the bathroom when I wasn’t paying attention, saw the test on the counter and said “Op, time for another baby!” and then went about her day. Xander has no idea what’s going on, although he did manage to get out a “Baby? Baby?” during the ultrasound. Silas is happy, because that’s just what Silas is.
And just to add to the “Wow, they’re insane” thoughts (hehehe)--- this baby will, God willing, be born at an Independent Christian Birth Center with a midwife named Inga who attends New Life with us. Crazy, I know, but I think it’s going to be a good experience for us and is a very happy alternative to the strict VBAC policies (like, not allowed) at the Idaho hospitals (thank you, little Bug, for your stubborn entrance into the world!)
Well, that is that! I can only imagine that God has some battles for us because he is definitely filling our quiver!
God Bless and Love from the Smith Household!!!