First of course, Miss Paysli has grown and developed so much in the past 9 months. I always heard people talk about, how fast your children grow up... but oh my! Paysli is talking like crazy, running everywhere, learning her colors, numbers, letters, and hopefully starting to potty train here in the next few months!
Another new change in the Matthews' family life... I am pregnant with #2!!! That's right people, we have wasted no time, and we will be a family of 4 mid August 2013. And I thought I never had time to update our blog now.... ha! Just wait!
In all seriousness, many of you have always been interested in my pregnancies (I have officially been pregnant 4 times now), due to my history of miscarriages, fertility doctors, etc. So, here is how everything worked out for baby #2. This past summer (summer of 2012) Tim and I started getting the itch to expand our family. We also thought we were slightly crazy for the timing of this "itch" considering we had gone through over 2 grueling years of trying to have a successful pregnancy. In the back of my mind I would think "Kati, you should feel blessed with one amazing child! How in the world are you thinking about #2?". Regardless of what I was thinking, Tim and I prayed for God's timing and His Word to guide us through this process. I went back to my fertility doctor just to begin the preliminary stages of identifying if I could have a healthy pregnancy. I was afraid that having to have a C-section with Paysli would effect my latest ability to get pregnant. I went through several tests that look at my hormone levels, and those looked great. Next was a battery of specialized sonograms and x-ray scans. I dreaded these the most due to the previous fibroid that was found before I had Paysli, which led to surgeries that found some endometriosis. I learned that My God is a healing God that day as the doctors told me that structurally everything looked better and healthier than it did 3 years ago... even with having a C-section!
By August all preliminary test were complete, and in November I found out I was pregnant. As happy as I was that I was pregnant, the feelings of uncertainty and memories of my previous miscarriages engulfed my every thought. I just needed to get to that 12 week mark so I could breathe again! Around 7 weeks I began getting extremely sick. It was so weird to hate how sick I was but be so excited by it at the same time. My illness continually reminded me that I was going through a successful pregnancy. 12 weeks came with a great sonogram of a healthy baby! I couldn't believe I successfully got pregnant with no miscarriages on the first try! What a blessing!
So, I am now 5 months pregnant (half way there) and we are having a GIRL! I asked Tim if he eventually wants to try for a boy and his response was... "That's how you end up having 3 girls!". Tim LOVES having a girl now, and oh how he is so amazing with her! I have always loved the way Tim looks at me with so much love, but there is nothing like seeing the look he gets in his eyes when looking at Paysli. He truly loves her with every ounce of his being! And how I love to see my tough, athletic, macho husband be so gentle and sensitive with his little girl! I can't wait to see the same thing with his arms wrapped around two little girls! Tim has started saying "his girls" when referring to Paysli and Molli, and it warms my heart every time!
At this rate, the next time I post a blog I may have Molli in my arms... and I'm okay with that! Before I am off to the world of diapers, dishes, and a full-time job I want to leave you with some verses that have blessed Tim and I in the last several months. Love you all! God Bless!
"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2
"Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always." Psalm 105:4
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
"Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account." Ecclesiastes 3:15
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5