September 30, 2010

Thump, thump, thump.

  The most beautiful sound in the world.

When you’re at your midwife’s office anyway.


Baby Popp #2 will be rearing their head (too graphic?) sometime around April 23, 2011!  One of the many reasons I haven’t been blogging much as of late – I’ve been completely nauseous for the last six weeks.  Luckily it seems to have subsided, and now, just like when I was pregnant with Sylvie, I’m just sure I could be pregnant forever.

This little one snuck up on us.  Apparently already very stealthy – I’ll have to watch that once he/she becomes mobile.  But surprise or not, we are very excited, and feel so very blessed.  Besides, now we will have our own little one to call ‘boo boo’.  (Just joking.  We probably won’t.  But it is true that my parents called me their little boo boo until I was old enough to understand what it meant.  I may or may not have been scarred.  Ha!  Not really – I think it’s hilarious.) 


We got to hear the heartbeat today.  Nothing in the world makes me marvel more than the creation of a little baby inside their mama – God’s work is incredible.


It may seem very silly, but I am also excited to have a reason to be back at our birth center!  I love my midwife.  I love the experience that I had there with Sylvia.  I love their attitude, the homey atmosphere, the down to earth people.  Anyway – did I mention I love our birth center?


Sylvie and the new baby will be just 18 months apart.  At first it made me a little nervous.  But then I remind myself that there isn’t any way it will be harder than it was with Sylvie and X-man.  I want to rejoice in every minute of it!  I refuse to take any of it for granted.  I know there are so many women who struggle with infertility or losing children – and I will not take for granted the blessing that is this little heartbeat inside of me.


Little baby, we cannot wait to meet you.  I can’t wait to see what you bring to our family, how you will change us, stretch us, and bring us such incredible joy.  You are already loved.  I will nurture you in my womb, and you will be smothered in love when you arrive.  Are you a boy or a girl?  Will you look like your daddy or me?  Will you be like your sister, or completely different?  Oooohh, I just can’t wait.  See you in 29(ish) weeks love.

    Love you, love you, love you,



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  1. Congratulations! What an exciting time for your family. My two youngest boys were 15 months apart and while it was hard, it is doable!!

  2. Congratulations, Maggie. I'm so excited for you!

  3. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your family!! Hopefully you will start to get over the nausea soon!

  4. Well, now that the news is out on your blog it's officially not a secret. I can't wait to meet the newest member of your family, too!

  5. So wonderful Maggie!!! Welcome little Popp!

  6. Congratulations Maggie! What exciting news!

  7. High five and way to go! I happen to already know that April 24 (my son's bday) is Easter this year. You are in for a crazy Easter season!

    I also pray that you are able to peacefully integrate a growing family with foster care. I know I'm nervous about it!

  8. OH WONDERFUL!!! I'm so excited for you and that a precious child will be in your home forever for you to love and care for! Good luck with the sickness. I really am so happy for your family!

  9. So exciting! Many blessings!

  10. I thought I commented, but I don't see congratulations! I can't wait to find out if the little one is a he or a she!

  11. WHAT!!! I'm so excited for you!!! I thought you had quit posting, but then last night Leo said something about how I needed to read a post on your blog.

    I told him he must have meant one of our other foster families because you'd stopped posting.

    Back and forth confusion occurs and I realize that somehow your blog had been removed from my reader. So, I'm catching up!

    Congratulations on the new baby!!!!


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