See the cute profile pic of my baby boy? He is looking like his big brother already! I can't wait to kiss this sweet face! At 25 weeks and 3 days the baby was measuring a whole 3 days older than what he did at the last ultrasound. Which makes my due date estimated between the 21st and 27th. My due date was originally July 27th. So either this boy just has a big head (runs in the family ;) or he will be born early...yay for me. Either way he is healthy and growing and is close to 2 lbs already! I had a midwife appointment this week and everything is going extremely well at this point. I really am feeling great. Now if the kids were not waking up every night needing my attention, I would be sleeping like a baby myself. I am having mixed feelings about how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. Some days I am ready to meet the little guy and other days I think to myself there is no way I will be ready in time.
As I went to have some additional tests run at my midwife appointment, the lady drawing my blood asked me how many kids I have...since I had them all in tow with me during my appointment. I told her I have 5. Her response was "you have 5 and one on the way!...you must not have a TV." What in the world does owning a TV or not owning one have anything to do with having children? This is not the first time I have been told this same rude comment. I just smiled and told her that I think that children are a blessing. What else do you tell someone who makes such a statement. She certainly was being presumptuous and taping into my personal life where she has no business going. IT IS OK if you do not agree with me on the subject of having a normal relationship with my husband and having the children that God blesses me with, but sometimes your opinion is better kept to yourself!
This has been a common response to the amount of children I have in tow with me in many different settings lately. During my ultrasound, I had no choice but to bring my 5 homeschooled children along with me. My husband does have to work some of the time, and is unable to take off of work for all of our families appointments. Of course he tries to do what he can, but again he cannot take off all of the time. So I went alone with my 5 kids to an ultrasound. The ultrasound tech treated me with disdain and asked me if I thought it was wise to have all of my kids with me during the 20 minute long ultrasound. Seriously! I do suppose if my kids acted wildly and out of hand, it would be an issue, but my kids aren't like that. And even if you don't agree with what I am doing, IT IS a business AND the employees should be focused on treating each patient with kindness no matter the circumstances they come in with. Even though sometimes people do not know how to react to a family with 5 small children, I still try to always respond with kindness and a smile. If I am the example of what a family with 5 small children acts like, I want to be as patient and understanding as I can be. I always think, what if later on there is someone just like me who comes along? Maybe those same people will react a little differently. A man on the elevator asked me how many more kids I plan on having. I told him as many as God will give me. He smiled and told me that was great. I told him that children are a blessing from God...because they are and I wouldn't trade even 1 of my kids for anything this world has to offer.
On a happy note...our 4 1/2 year old son, Silas, was saved and baptized last week. We couldn't be more happy for him!
It is really heating up here in the desert. Since it is over 90 degrees outside almost every day now, I think it is time to break out the popsicles and have some fun playing in the water!
Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.