(Anyone else get the song from Pete's Dragon going in their head when any noun is stated...and then repeated? A dragon! A dragon! I swear I saw a dragon!)
So yes, we're expecting another little one and we're very excited (although as previously stated, this was not planned, per se)!
Juliette and "micro-baby" as we're calling him/her will be 19 months apart, and the way their birthdays fall, one grade apart in school, so it seems. We found out about a week after Jules turned 11 months, and although surprised, have enthusiastically grown into the idea of having another tiny one on the way. (Only one month between nursing and pregnancy, you better believe I pounded that caffeine in the interim.)
In fact, I might even go out on a limb and admit to you that the idea of another tiny one coming soon-ish is what helped me get through Juliette's birthday (otherwise, I potentially could have been a complete basket-case? Maybe).
Having said all of that, I am thankful this baby is not coming tomorrow. People have been asking if I'm "ready" for this...um, NOT YET? That's what the 9 months are for! Ha! I am very thankful for every single day of these 40 weeks and every single bit of growing and maturing Juliette will do during this time.
We find out in October if it's a boy or a girl and lemme tell you, we have zero names on either list. We'll cross that bridge once 50% of the list is eliminated for us by nature. Thank you, modern technology.
(I did have a dream last night that the baby was born and it was a girl but we didn't know it was a she beforehand, and they let us leave the hospital right after she was born but she didn't have a name. We were wandering around the house, calling the baby "little baby," completely lost and bewildered with no idea what to do. I'm taking this as a sign to definitely find out pink or blue ahead of time so this child has a name, or at least a few options.)
Hmmm....what else? I've been fairly queasy on a regular, all-day basis, but not too terrible-awful. Tired, of course.
We're humbled by this blessing, thankful to the Lord, and so excited about what's in store for our little band of Jerkins!