1.15.2014

The Story of Baby May #3

First of all, THANK YOU for being so excited with us over this new baby!
 
I wish I could say that the day we found out about our 3rd baby was just like any other day. But, it wasn't. It was December 6th. The very same day that my sweet friend, Michelle, went to be with Jesus. For both reasons, December 6th will always be a day that I remember.
 
I saw Michelle just 5 days before she passed away. We were at our friend's baby shower & I distinctly remember her telling me that she thought it was time we had another baby. I mean, the first 2 had turned out so cute, so why stop there?! I laughed. We were ready, too; we just didn't think it would be that easy.
 
I found out about Michelle on the morning of the 6th. Much of the day was spent talking to friends & trying to keep myself busy with the boys. I also had to take our neighborhood stray cat, Gutter, to the vet for a test with both kids in tow.
 
That afternoon I was running around the house making sure I had everything I needed for the boys & the cat. I opened a cabinet in the kitchen to grab something & saw a box with 1 pregnancy test. I honestly had not even thought about it until that very moment, but for some reason I felt like I needed to test. So, I took the test, put it aside, and put Gutter cat in the crate. I almost left for the vet without even looking at it but remembered as we were walking out the door.
 
Two lines. Clear as day.
 
WHAT. I immediately got goosebumps just thinking about the timing & circumstances of that day. That day that would forever be etched in my brain. I had lost one of my best friends but also found out we would be welcoming another precious baby into this world.  A new life. A new life that Michelle had talked about less than a week before. Life went full circle that day & I know Michelle was smiling big. It still gives me chills just thinking about it. I don't know exactly why God planned things like this or how it all is intertwined, but this story will always be beautiful to me. It's a story about how God showed me something beautiful when I was feeling broken.
 
 
World, meet Baby May #3. This sweet baby will enter our fun & crazy lives about 1 week after Griffin's 2nd birthday in August. Thank you for sharing our joy as we add one more (and likely last) baby to our family!


17 comments:

Lindsey Wilson said...

Wow! I am sobbing. What a neat story, Laura. Michelle definitely had something to do with that and sweet Baby May #3 will help keep a little but of her with you. Congratulations again!!!

Ashley Paige said...

Chills!!! Still cannot get over how excited I am for you all!! Xo!

melissa said...

How wonderful baby #3 gave you a little comfort on a sad day. So happy for you!

Chrissi said...

What a wonderful story! I am certain your friend is smiling down and thrilled for you ... I am so happy for you guys! Yay for babies ;)

Mateya said...

What a wonderful story of finding out about this newest blessing. So exciting! I'm so happy to be sharing in this pregnancy with a bunch of blog/twitter mamas again...so fun!

Lizzie Simantz said...

Congrats on baby #3! How exciting! You will definitely always remember that day and your friend will always be looking down on you, I'm sorry for your loss as well.

Amy said...

so excited for you!!! and what an amazing story. i LOVE LOVE LOVE how God is in the details.

[dianegatorfan] said...

Oh Laura - what a sweet story! I love how God knows THE plan and it is so special how and when He showed it to you. Congrats again on Baby May #3!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

I love this! Congrats again. :)

Jen Watts said...

I'm all misty-eyed, friend. Wish I was there to give you a hug that day. And today too for that matter. Love you!

emily said...

Wow....what a bittersweet day for sure.

Congratulations again.

My Mississippi Madness said...

I got crazy goosebumps too.

Georgia Anne said...

What a sweet story! congrats!

Carol said...

Beautiful story! There are never any coincedences when God is in control of your life. Congrats again! If it's a girl I think the middle name should be Michelle. :)

Ashleigh said...

I think its safe to say that tears & joy both was involved as I read this little post of yours!

I am so sorry for your loss sweet girl but I am also so excited for the little life that you soon will be gaining add the third little miracle to your family of 4 that now will become 5 :)

Maybe it will be a girl this time :)

yorks said...

wow Laura, This is so amazing. Glad that God allowed you to see Him working in this and thanks for sharing with us all!! We love you!!

Shannon Dew said...

My goodness! Chills! That is such an amazing story. This baby is a blessing.