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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Here we go again!

Ems here:

Simona is 18 months. I'm sleeping comfortably through the night because she does. She can tell me "cup" or "up" or "all done" so that simplifies communication. Looks like life is getting a little too easy around here!

Must be time for me to have another baby.

Yep. Baby number 8 is coming! February 25th is the due date, so I'm about 7 weeks along.

Is this perfect timing? Nope. I will be an assistant lacrosse coach for the local university this season and the baby is arriving right at the season's beginning. We are headed on vacation in two weeks and I will doubtless be fatigued and nauseous for the duration.

Being open to life doesn't mean that we have to be thrilled every second. Having babies is a tough business, and I know exactly what I'm in for. It would be naive and false to declare unadulterated joy at every moment. However, because I do know exactly what I'm in for, I also know that in a few months a new and special person will become an integral part of my family. A new person that I could not imagine my family without.

Plus, I get to become obsessed with baby names again! Yay!

I'm sure I will have much more to say on this, but I wanted to get the announcement out there so if I have future posts about my lack of patience, my need for daily naps, and my craving for s'mores for breakfast, you would have a frame of reference.

Easy Rule #3: God's plan trumps human plan every time. And it always turns out better.


  1. Best post ever :) Congrats again sis! I can't wait to be an Aunt x 13 :) Plus your rule is how everyone should live his/her life! God has certainly blessed you!!

  2. Lo sons are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
    Like arrows in the hand of the warrior are the sons of one's youth.
    Happy is the man who has a full quiver of them. (Psalms 127:3-5)

    How great is our God?! Yes you can color me happy. I am blessed to have someone as amazing as you with which to share my life.

  3. Congratulations Emily! Although we have never met (so I think) I feel like I know you through Julia. If we have met...oops and sorry, but still congats.

  4. I mean congrats. Maybe I should try the preview button first next time:)

    1. Thanks, Lisa!! I don't think we've met, but I hope we do in the future :)

  5. When your genes are awesome you just have to share them with the rest of the world! But seriously, many congratulations to all of you in having another precious child, and thank you for being a role model to the rest of us in trusting in God's plan for your lives. If there's any way I can help you get through the rough days (dinner? child care? chocolate emergency?) please call!

    1. Bless you, Cindy! I will call you soon--to talk, not to ask for chocolate (although I can't guarantee that I won't expect that on our next playdate...)

  6. Kelley Pritchard ColeAugust 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    CONGRATS! You amazed me 15 years ago and you still do. Xo