Three of a Kind

It's official: we're having another girl. At 20 weeks, she weighs in at 1 lb. 1 oz and is totally perfect. She's due April 28th, 2010.

Some people have asked us if we're happy or sad about having another girl. After slapping them across the face politely smiling, I lovingly explain that we know that exactly who is supposed to be in our family will be and we'll take them however they come. What they don't know, as they try to feign interest in our family planning, is our rocky reproductive history. This is the first time we've ever had a viable pregnancy without a miscarriage preceding it. After 6 pregnancies, we have our little routine that has proven to be successful and helped us get our two girls here. We find out at 3 weeks gestation that I'm preggers, I go on drugs, we have ultrasounds every two weeks until about weeks 9 or 10, we are especially careful about how much work I do and exactly what type of work I do and we utter prayers at every opportunity. So far, this plan has worked out. Oh, and the timing has obviously been right. If there's one thing we learned from our journey in trying to get these little spirits to Earth is that we are so not in charge and part of a much bigger plan.

We welcome the opportunity to bring another daughter of our Heavenly Father into our home. Allen has embraced being a father of girls and looks forward to teaching them to weld, fix cars, love science and math, go hiking and backpacking, and do all the fun things that will help them to become the well-rounded people they can be. Most of all, though, we look forward to watching our little curly haired babies grow into beautiful women who love the gospel, serve others, bring joy into the lives of those they know and have fond memories of the family they grew up with. We can't wait to meet this newest member of our family in April. (And don't be sayin' it could be May 'cause it's not. It's going to be April. And not one day later.)

See you in April baby girl!


Craig & Kristi said...

Congratulations Traci and Allen! We just read your Christmas card and had to come jump on your blog for more details. We are so happy for you. What a blessing. We wish you all the very best and hope to be in touch more in the near future. Love, Craig & Kristi

Poetry of Life said...

Heavenly Father knows that our girls will be able to hold their own, that's why we have so many! We rock!

Silcox Stories said...

My heart is so full it's overflowing. That's what I tell the kids when I cry tears of joy. How blessed your girls are to have a Mom and Dad with so much wisdom and love for them. Your children will be incredible blessings to all those who come in contact with, Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when you sent these girls to you!

Williams Family Paradise said...

We are so excited for the Riddlez!! Wow, very exciting and thanks for sharing your precious life moments.I am so glad your Mom is there to share it with you.I couldn't imagine a better way to start Spring in Aprim with a new girl!!Well I am grossly behind with my birthdays, but please know that we love you all.Quennie sends her Aloha nui loa
love YA

rl_riddle said...

Darn tootin' you guys know what you're doing! You KNOW how to make adorable girls, that's for sure! We're so excited! We can't wait to welcome her, too! Luv, G/G

Chief said...

Congrats on the new addition. Another beautiful baby!

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