Thursday, April 17, 2014

A New Definition of Expectant

Unbeknownst to us, we carried a little extra cargo on our move to Asheville.

That cargo is due somewhere around mid-October 2014.

Friends have asked how our transition has been in our new city and home, and what I've shared is that we are loving our new little neighborhood, enjoying getting to know the members of our church better, and excited for spring and summer to hit in this beautiful city.

What I hadn't shared, up until this point, is that most of my days here have been spent trying to lay on the couch and not puke.  (Super easy with two extremely busy toddlers, obviously.) I haven't blogged or done much of anything, because good gracious, I'm also absurdly SLEEPY.

Elmo videos have been my unashamed co-parent this first trimester.  One day, I actually FELL ASLEEP while the boys were awake and playing.  I'll spare the details, but y'all, it was mayhem.

At thirteen weeks, I'm thankfully heading out of the rough patch, (hopefully), and onto the weird eating stage.  Currently, I'm all about eggs.  I made deviled eggs for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE the other days. Two dozen.  Slightly excessive due to the fact that only one other human eats them in our house.  But, when you eat four in one sitting, you can get through them kind of quickly.  

Yesterday, I made egg salad.  Eggs are awesome.

You know what else is awesome? We're having a baby! Adoption was always going to be a way that we formed our family, and we prayed that we'd be able to add biological children as well.  As years went on, we weren't sure that would happen.

This sweet little surprise is worth every middle of the night pee and every morning puke.

We are grateful and humbled at the opportunity to become parents again. 

At the beginning of January, I shared this post on the blog about my "Word of the Year."


Now, I wasn't prego at that point and it wasn't what I had in mind when I wrote it, BUT, due the way the past few months have unfolded, I HAVE already been thinking through my "Word" for next year.

"Wealthy" and "Powerball Winner" are two of my frontrunners. 


  1. I am SO SO SO happy for you all!!! I love the unknowing (to you) twist "Expectant" took! So many happy word connections going on!

    1. Thanks, Jeane! God has definitely given us some "twists" over the past few years! :)

  2. This just fills my heart. God is so cool!

  3. Congratulations to your sweet family Leslie! Sure wish we lived closer so I could do newborn photos! :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a girl so all those big brothers will have someone to protect!

    1. Thanks girl! I so wish you could do our newborn shots too- was thinking about that the other day! Jayden wants a sister and Tyson doesn't really care....we'll see! If it's a girl- she'll never have a date with those two as older brothers!

  4. so happy for your family! I *did* notice you drank a lot of water when I first met you :)

    1. Haha! Yes! I was nursing that water all weekend long at C4C!!!! Very observant. :)

  5. This is wonderful news, I pray God blesses you and your family as you begin this wonderful journey. I also pray that he or she looks like you and not Brian :). God bless!

  6. Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Can't wait to see photos of the little one in October! What a lucky girl, if it is a girl, she'll be to have three amazing wonderful brothers! If it's a boy you'll have to consider some kind of family sports team!!!! Best wishes to you all!