Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Expecting Baby 'Berts #2!

Our family is so honored to share that we are expecting another baby 'Berts, due to join the family this coming October!

We cannot begin to fathom why we've been entrusted with the task of growing and raising one more sweet babe, but we thank our good God for this precious gift. It's amazing to see yet another door open and to hear yet another "yes!" in this season.

Still, our joy and celebration is always tempered by a bit of pain, as we know that others long for the things we have. Two good friends have recently lost babies to miscarriage, and our hearts break for these dear families. We recognize, too, that many families struggle with ongoing infertility and we beg the Lord for his hand of grace upon them.

I have hesitated to make any big public announcement, remembering the season where I wanted to have a baby, and where every friend's pregnancy felt like a slap in the face. It seems unfair to have two babies (not to mention two healthy pregnancies), so close in age, when others have none. My heart is heavy, even as I rejoice.

Here's an excerpt I wrote on the day we found out baby #2 was on the way. To God be the glory.
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Sunday, Janaury 25, 2015

I knew it! All weekend long, I could feel in my bones that I was pregnant again. But, now, seeing that little + sign, my feelings are a mix of disbelief and relief.

I am so sad on the behalf of those who are still childless. Knowing the pain of infertility, even for a short time, two years ago, breaks my heart for my friends who want to be pregnant but aren't. I feel guilty for getting pregnant again, when I already have a delightful, wonderful child. It's enough to make me want to temper each announcement of our news with a tenderness toward those who might not be as thrilled as we are. But by golly am I thrilled!!!!

This new little one is no less loved or anticipated or joyfully expected than Charlotte was two years ago. We have always wanted to have more kids and I dreamed of them being close in age. 

Fall of 2015 is going to be an incredible time.
I'm so curious about this little life inside me.
I can't wait to meet him/her.
I can't wait to watch Charlotte be a big sister. She's going to rock that job.

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  1. Congratulations, Kelly! I'm so happy for you and your family <3

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    1. Thanks, Annie! We are really excited to daydream of visiting you in Vancouver once we live on the west coast :)

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  2. Elizabeth and TeddyApril 1, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Congratulations! I am so excited and happy for you. The only feelings arguably more joyful than parenting Wilson are to see Wilson and Pearl together and how much they love one another. Looking forward to hearing updates :)

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    1. Thanks! That is wonderful encouragement-- we really hope our little ones will be friends and that Charlotte will take good care of her little brother/sister. :)

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