Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Baby #3 is Looking Pretty Cute!

I have no pics to share just yet, but did want to update about our appt. on Mon. We got to see the most precious images of the baby!! Derek and I could not get over how adorable the pictures are. I know that sounds ridiculous because, let's be honest, who really knows what they are looking at in most early ultrasound pics. But, we can really see so much in the pics. It's little arm buds and belly and head are really cute! We also got to see the heart beating which was amazing!! It's heart rate was 176 bpm, completely normal for 9 weeks. It is so hard to believe that so many things are developed already. Even though this is our third little miracle, I can't get over every time how huge and awesome our God is!! The way He intricately and perfectly created us is something I will never cease to be overwhelmed by!!

Everything looked great and we are on target for a July 17th due date. I am feeling nauseous most days still and food usually looks so gross to me which makes things tons worse when I don't eat. I am craving salt like crazy and I still can't believe it, but the sight and smell of peanut butter is beyond revolting to me right now. If you know me at all, you know I usually LOVE PB! It actually makes me queasy to put that in writing.:) Making the kids lunches has been super fun..hehe!! Overall, I really can't complain. I am healthy and thankful!

Please continue to keep us in your prayers! We will try to get some pics up soon! The pic below is a baby at 9 weeks in utero...isn't is absolutely unbelieveable...probably about the size of a grape!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Looking Back...

This was Emily Paige in the hospital...just a couple of days old. We had no idea how she would bless our lives! She is such a sweet little pumpkin...we love her so much and she will always be our first baby! I still can't believe she will be 4 in January!

Sweet little Timothy Michael! He was a mere couple hours old here and now he is tackling his sister! At 15 months, he is the strongest child I have ever been around! He gives the sweetest kisses and has the best laugh. We have loved how he has changed our family!!

I had to include this picture because his skinny little 5 lb. body just cracks me up!

A little over a year ago, we were unsure about what life would look like with 2 children. I look at this picture and just had no idea at the time how much our love for one another would grow over the next year. There have been challenges as we've grown, but the blessing in return is so worth it! God continues to change me and Derek through our children and our marriage has been strengthened. I feel like we are constantly undergoing a refining process and I love seeing how the Lord constantly molds us into what He desires!

Emily and Timothy were not planned, by our timeline. We trusted that God would provide and He faithfully has. I can remember a time when I was unsure if I would ever have children and now I stand amazed at the legacy of what our family is. God is merciful and blesses us in spite of us! Over the next year, we will be going through some more refining as we prepare our hearts and our home for Baby Kramer #3!!!

To say that we are thankful for this miracle just doesn't seem to be enough! But we are! We know that we are blessed and hope that we live and walk in the truth of that daily! Emily is of course thrilled at this news and well, Timothy, as you can imagine, has not a clue! Please pray with us for the health of this little one! He/She is about 8 weeks along and will get their first picture taken this coming Mon. Dec. 7. We will keep you posted! Thanks for loving us and walking this journey with us!!

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