One

How doth the little busy bee

Improve each shining hour,

And gather honey all the day

From every opening flower!

~Isaac Watts

When I found out I was pregnant for the fourth time, I almost fainted. I was filled with a multitude of emotions, the largest being joy. I had never in life received such an unexpected surprise and it felt exhilarating and scary all in the same moment.

Prior to having Soren, our mantra was “we will get to three and see.” Well, we had our three, but we still toyed with the idea of a fourth. I guess we were still “seeing.”

Part of our reservations to growing our family were practical. Raising kids in California was costly and I had just started teaching again. Another factor was my health. After Soren’s birth, I hemorrhaged and my midwife strongly advised against another pregnancy.

So what to do with all this valuable information? Oh, yes, you get pregnant. šŸ™‚

Ellinor was perfectly and wonderfully made and instantly completed our family. As a person who tries to plan every aspect of her life, I am in awe of our little surprise, sweet Ellinor Elizabeth.

Our šŸ šŸ is 1!

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