Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Number Three

There’s nothing really so scary about the number three, that is, until the pregnancy test turned positive this last time….I remember all during my pregnancy, when people would ask me which baby this was for me, and I would tell them “My third” one of two things would happen.
#1 – They would tell me how wonderful it was to have three kids – and how wonderful for me that it was two girls and “now you get your boy too! Life will be so much fun!”
#2 – They would tell me something along the lines of, “When that third one came along, it was just SO much harder, things were WAY busier then with two, etc.”
And the response in my brain would go something like this –
#1 – “See, you can totally do this Stacy!” OR
#2 – “What was I thinking? I can’t do this!”
So, here I am. An official Mommy to three wonderful children – all under the age of five.
And how I am coping? Hard to tell, a week into this adventure, but I will tell you a few things I DO know….I’ve already had many moments that were just like the two scenarios above – lots of fun and firsts AND some tears and moments of feeling completely overwhelmed.
I also know that when Joshua came out, I instantly could not imagine our family without him. He is a miracle and I fell instantly in love.
I also know that during my first day alone (more on that in a later post), I could count the minutes I had to myself in VERY small increments, and had the feeling that my time in the months ahead would be consumed with meeting the immediate needs of my young children. So, where I am going with all of this? I’m not sure….
I just know that the adventure ahead has been given to me by my Heavenly Father, and He has promised to be with me every step of the way (even at 1:00 a.m. feedings! - and you my bloggity friends get to come along on the ride!
Thank you Father, for the number three.


Lindsay said...

I am thinking about you and your journey! :) I can't think of anyone else to do it but you! I am so thankful you have the blessing of Joshua!

Crock Pot Mom said...

How mixed your days must be! I feel for you, having gone from two to five in one short year...God really does do a good work for us!
I heard something really great this weekend that might encourage you - when the days/minutes feel like they are dragging on, as they will, remember that the years really do fly by. Bless you sweet blog friend. Treasure the moments of good and store them in your heart for the inevitable exhaustion and thankless times of "when will I ever get a moment for me..." :-)

Tracy said...

I thought about you this weekend and hoped that everything was going smoothly as it could!! Let me know when you need someone to have that baby cuddle with!!

Jen said...

Amen, sister!! 3 has always been my favorite number, and now I know why! You're doing great and will soon find your new "normal". Hang in there, you're headed for some amazing memories ahead!!!