Thursday, May 3, 2012

Third time's a charm . . .

Well, if you want to know the real reason for my lack of motivation to blog . . . here it is:
I am pregnant.
And I am embracing the camera in all my chubby glory.
No, it was not planned, and to be perfectly honest I think I lived in denial for the first 12 weeks.
I am now 16 weeks along, and I have heard the hearbeat twice.
I guess it is real.
As real as it gets, people.
Come mid-October (due date is October 18) there will be a third Bettelli babe in the household.
Dang, three kids.
Three kids.
One more time just for kicks . . . three kids.
Now, don't misunderstand me . . . I know that children are a blessing, and I am always thankful that God feels the need to keep blessing us with such awesome kids.
It is just a big responsibility, and we are in a very transitional stage in our lives.
That is another story for another day, but throughout it all God has just shown us so much grace and mercy.
I can't help but be more than thankful that He controls this crazy life and not me.
It is truly unbelievable.
I probably won't be blogging daily like I was in the past.  Maybe a few times a week . . .
Tim has been really bugging me to get started again because we want to have this record of the little (but really important) things that go on in our day to day lives.
He has even written a few posts and will probably continue to do so in the future.
So this is my official re-entrance into the blogging world.
I have missed you.
(When I wasn't taking long naps or feeling sick or going to bed at 8 pm.)


  1. YEAH! A new blog and a new baby! My 2 favorite things! Congratulations Louise! I am so happy for you guys!

  2. Oh wow! Congrats to you! I love your attitude about your surprise and God's timing. :)

  3. Congratulations!!!! I love your choice to depend on God, even when you may not understand what is happening. :) JOY...pure joy flows from that!!! We missed you!