Dec 6, 2009

Another apple on the tree

In kindergarten I learned addition by the apples/tree illustration. The 4 apples up in the tree plus the 3 that've fallen to the ground, equals 7...that was when the plus sign was no more than the cockeyed intersections of my little-kid scrawl.

Eleven weeks ago, that arithmetic sign, bright and blazing blue, stared from a little stick...and I knew life would never be the same. Not ever. And I was ready for the challenge, for the chaos, the even more messy house, the nursing, the sleepless nights, the caring of two children at once...the matchless joy that is a newborn.

It's been hard to not tell you right away (I am 15 weeks and the baby is, ironically, the size of an apple), but we had family members we wanted to tell in person, and what better holiday to praise God for this miracle than Thanksgiving?
There's going to be another Harris!

Oh, how marvelous...how, how lucky are we? Due date: May 28th, my mum's birthday.

Here's the shirt (Shawn made it) Wilder wore to tell everyone. You may have to double-click to see the message. I posted a similar picture in a prior post but blurred out the phrase.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.
Jeremiah 1:5, the Bible (emphasis mine)

24 comments:

Les said...

Yippeeeeeee!!! So happy for you guys!

Shannon said...

Sigh. Such sweetness. So much congrats to y'all. :)

groyse said...

yay!!!! congrats!!! how very exciting for you!!! (if you don't make it on your mom and carol's birthday--go for gary's: his is the 25th!!)

jeannine

The Boccias said...

Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you and your family. May is an awesome month to have a baby! And...I think you should take a nap if you want to. :)

katieharris said...

good thing shawn texted todd before i read this, i would've been like "WHAT?!?! THIS is how we find out?!?!!!" w/ lots of girlie screams :)
anyways, we are so happy for you and another lil' harris blessing to join your family. I'm even more excited to see you guys in January now. Wilder will be a great big brother.
HUGS!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!

Weza said...

I have the biggest smile right now. So happy for you guys. All the best with the pregnancy. Wildman will be a most excellent big bro.

Eric's Mommy said...

Congratulations!!

Grandma said...

Rejoicing with you!

Jenna said...

Yea, yea! Such a cute announcement. So glad you are to the 15 week mark and hope you are feeling more like yourself. Love that we'll have babies the same age!

Renetta said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Heather said...

Aww... congrats, Mindy! How exciting!

Drew said...

Congrats Mindy! So exciting!

Cyrus and Hilary said...

WHAT!!! Congratulations! We are so excited for you! I wish we would have touched base when we were both in Chanute over Thanksgiving!!!!

Amy said...

:)

TheHappyNeills said...

awwwwwwww! YAY!

so many may babies a'comin'!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! How very exciting!

Natalie said...

Awe! Congrats you guys!! How exciting! :)

Julie said...

Congratulations again!! I continue to be overjoyed for you and Shawn with this new blessing. And I'm SO GLAD you posted the shirt Wilder wore to announce the big news (I was curious about what it looked like after we talked last). It is darling! You look radiant!

thebiggsfamily said...

Congrats Mindy! I thought I overheard you say something at the library Friday! :) How exciting!

carmen said...

YAY for you! What fun news! No wonder naps have been a necessity lately...I give you permission to take a few more as needed. :)

Megan said...

Sister-We love you all so muchie.
You already know we are thrilled beyond words for this most precious blessing. Love this post. You and Shawn look lit up from the inside out! Sooo can't hardly wait to see you at Christmas. xo

Jessica said...

Congrats, Mindy! I can't wait to fall your journey the second time around.

Rich, Amy, and Adalyn said...

Congrats Mindy, that's such exciting news! I happened upon your blog recently and I'm glad I did, I enjoy reading your writing and hearing how you all are doing, especially this great news!