Friday, June 24, 2011

The Stahnke's Big Surprise!!!!!!

So me and Cain got the surprise of our life a few months ago when we found out I was pregnant.  Any one who has followed this blog, knows that we started it on our journey to adopt our son.  The detail of the story is, we were told over 5 years ago that my husband and I, after trying for years to get pregnant, could not have any more children.  Then the Dr. went further to tell us that we would not even be good candidates for fertility, and any one who knows Dr.'s know that they usually don't pass up an opportunity to do procedures.  Anyways, we were very devastated, but we knew immediately that God had a different path for us.  Within months we set out to adopt, and God led us to our son Andrew!  Since our son came into my life, I have been very content and fulfilled.  Andrew was the missing piece to our family, and now that we have him, I felt like we could move our focus to other areas in our lives.  

This winter I even decided to de-clutter the house, and I sold every baby item I owned.  I always thought if the Dr.'s were wrong and we were going to get pregnant it would of happened after Andrew came home.  So when Cain and I figured out that I was pregnant, I really didn't even know how to react.  My first reaction was laughing, and then some crying, and then worrying, and then tears of joy.  I didn't know how I felt, because this is what we wanted so many years ago, but it was literally the last thing I ever thought of happening now in our lives.  Now that I have had time to let the shock settle, I'm getting more and more excited everyday.  

I will say, my children are all so excited, and Megan and Andrew can't seem to kiss and hug my belly enough.  I think this baby is going to be verrrrrry spoiled. 

Since finding out I was pregnant, I have managed to hit up a lot of garage sales, and I can't believe everything I already got.  I have also had people giving me baby items, and maternity clothes which has helped out a ton.  It's hard to want to buy everything brand new when your on your 4th baby.

I have also seen God's timing in this whole thing.  This babies due date is Dec. 30th which first of all is Cain's birthday, but it is also the time of the year that my husband's work is dead, so he should be able to be home a lot to help.  The crazy thing is, God knew that, that time of year was good when we got Andrew as well, because we left to get him Dec. 31st.  I have also seen God's great timing in the fact that  I have just finished dealing with every health problem that Andrew has had since he has come home.  If this would of happened a few years ago, I do believe I would of been very overwhelmed.  Also my photography business is in a good place, where I can focus on the photo shoots, but the business part is set up with not a whole lot of required time to go with it.  

I have trusted God my entire life for every journey He has taken me on, and with no exception to this one.  I'm so excited to meet my newest child in December, and I thank God for entrusting me again to raise another child.  

3 months pregnant
Wow!  My belly is already showing!


DASH Photography said...

Aw, congrats to you and your family! I love God's sweet plans! :)

The Lehrs said...

Great story, Kim, you worded it perfectly, but I'm so glad that God is the author! We continue to be so happy for you guys!!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations to you and your family. Sounds like a wonderful surprise :)