Baby Rabies – Wordful Wednesday

I’m an aunt for the fourth time!

I got the news early yesterday morning that my newest nephew was born! Erik Thomas arrived at 4:21 on March 13, 7 lbs. 12 oz, 20.5 inches long, healthy and beautiful. I couldn’t be happier for my brother Colin and his wife Stephanie, as well as new big sister Abby!

Baby Rabies - Mama and Baby

I have a serious case of baby rabies…

I was hoping that we would have found ourselves pregnant by the time little Erik joined us, but unfortunately we have not been that lucky yet. Now that we have another tiny baby in the family, my case of baby rabies is stronger than ever.

I’m charting my temperatures and fertility signs like a mad woman, figuring out the optimal time for this and that, and David’s been really sweet about it. He wants another baby as much as I do. We have talked about this a lot, and we both feel like we cannot fully heal from losing Clara until we have another baby to hold and love and raise. Of course there’s a chance that we won’t ever be able to have another baby, but neither of us is ready to think about that possibility.

This cycle looks great for us, so we’re hoping that this will be the one… that we won’t have to wait out another 3 years of secondary infertility, like we did before we conceived Clara. All we can do is keep trying for our fourth baby, our rainbow baby.

I’m linking up several places for Wordful/Wordless Wednesday…

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