A Life Update: Emma

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I owe you one more life update post before it’s back to food as usual around here! If you read my last post about Landen, you know that shortly after we brought him home, we found out that he was going to be a big brother. When Landen was 4 weeks old (we had brought him home 1 week earlier) I found out that I was pregnant!

To say that we were shocked would be a little bit of an understatement! We didn’t think we were able to have biological kids, but apparently God had other plans. :)

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During my whole pregnancy I was in a little bit of denial. I was convinced that something would go wrong, and it was easier to just not think about it. Of course I had an almost 4 year old, almost 2 year old, and a newborn at home, so there wasn’t much time for thinking anyway. :)

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Things started to become a little more real after our 20 week ultrasound when we found out we were having a girl. After 3 boys, I was pretty excited about having a little pink in our lives!  However I was still refusing to think about the fact that we were about to have 4 kids 4 and under, and the youngest two would only be 9 months apart!

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Baby Emma was born on October 7th at 6 lb 7 oz and 20 inches long and life has been a little crazy ever since!

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My mom came to stay for awhile and Mike was able to take some time off work so we have been surviving. I’m not sure what I’m going to do when I’m on my own with all these small children!

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We are so excited to welcome Emma into our lives, and the kids love having a baby sister. The big kids love looking at her tiny little feet and hands, and I think Landen views her as a fun new (noisy) toy. :) Life sure is crazy, and a little overwhelming, but we couldn’t be happier. :)

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21 comments

  1. Wow Megan… even though I haven’t seen you since 10th grade :) I am so happy for you! You were an amazing person back then and it’s obviously not changed! You’re children are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on the newest addition, I’m sure it’ll be crazy for awhile but we’ll worth it.

  2. Omg!!! Congrats! I used to work with Mike when he was at Kellogg as an auditor. I can’t even imagine that many little ones. I still go to your blog for recipes I always make the chipotle turkey chili.

  3. Oh my goodness! I have been following your blog since before kids!  God is good :) Congratulations on your precious family! 

  4. I can’t think of a person better suited for this position! Congratulations!

  5. Sooooo excited for you (and totally call me to come along to help with outings!). Heard I missed ya at church – WILL give you and Emma a hug soon I hope!

  6. Congratulations Mike and Megan, God has blessed you with a beautiful family. If your ever in Canonsburg stop at that church, would love to see you and your family.

  7. Yay!!!!! Can’t wait to meet you in person, Baby Emmy!

  8. I remember meeting you when you were Landon’s age and in your mother’s arms at Montessori pick-up.  I had the pleasure of watching you grow into an amazing young woman.  Seeing this blog today of you as an incredible mother, beautiful both inside and out, warms my heart.  You and Mike have created a loving family.  May God continue to bless all of you.

  9. Congratulations Megan and Mike on your 4 beautiful children! I am so happy for you! What a blessing from our Heavenly Father.

  10. What a beautiful family. I just started reading your blog when you brought your first son home. Congratulations, what a wonderful surprise and a girl no less. I just made your lentil soup the other day. One of my favorites.

  11. What a beautiful family!

  12. WOW!! What a surprise that were pregnant and finally a GIRL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I can’t imagine myself taking care of 4 that young. I am sure you will do great.

    GOD BLESS!

  13. Wow! That is an amazing story! It is so exciting to see what God has done in your lives. Your children are beautiful! Yes, you are going to be quite busy for awhile. 

  14. Wow! God is good what a beautiful family.

  15. Megan, Blessings to all your family :-) We never know what God has in plan for us – we just have to have the faith and be ready for anything. Your little girl is precious, so adorable, and all your men are very handsome. I am sure God gave you this little bundle of joy because you have a great heart and gave a great chance to the boys. Keep praying to God to give you strength and you will accomplish more awesome things in life. May God bless you and your wonderful family!

  16. God is good!

  17. So exciting, Megan! Congratulations. May God continue to bless your family.

  18. Oh Megan! How absolutely wonderful! I LOVE watching your family grow. Congrats on all the new additions and may God continue to bless your family through all the adventures ahead!! 

  19. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family. Children are a wonderful blessing from the Lord. He knows you can handle it.

  20. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! I read this with tears in my eyes, since earlier this year my husband and I found out we are unable to have children and have just started the adoption process. Reading your story was a huge reminder of God’s faithfulness and filled me with so much hope!

  21. Such Beauty in the testimony of your family. Thank you for your obedience. You are an inspiration to many. Will be lifting your family in prayer as well as praying for continued support for you from help and leace of mind with four, four and under.

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