“B” Is For…
“B” is for…Baby Bloom!
We are so excited to announce we are expecting a baby this December. I’m almost 18 weeks along and it still doesn’t feel real! Todd and I have prayed, dreamed and hoped for this little baby for so long. We feel so blessed and grateful. It’s funny, out of all the months in a year I think December was last on my list to have a baby. But, it’s just another example that God has His own plan and His timing is perfect. I’m due December 26th and it’s a sweet reminder that this is God’s precious gift to us!
For those of you who hope to have a little one of your own, but have experienced miscarriages, or are struggling with infertility, etc. you are not alone. I’ve been there. It took us a while to get pregnant and once I did, I went through two miscarriages. The journey is long, lonely, painful and weary, but don’t lose hope. If I have learned anything over these past couple years it’s that God is faithful and He is so good. He has a plan and it is far better than any plan we could dream-up on our own. Put your faith and trust in Him and in His timing. I still need to be reminded of this. Fear creeps in and I have to remind myself to give all my worries over to God. He is in control. He brought me to where I am now and He won’t abandon me now.
I hesitated sharing this part of our story because it’s so personal, but my prayer for those with a similar journey is that you will find hope and won’t feel so alone in what you are going through. I strongly believe in the power of prayer and I’d love to pray for you wherever you are in your journey to baby. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. You don’t have to leave your name. There is also healing in sharing your story and I encourage you to talk to someone about it.
So, I think this explains my absence from blogging a bit! I had a rough first trimester. I was on bed rest for a bit when I found out that I had a subchorionic hemorrhage, which praise God went away on its own. I had no energy and bad morning sickness, which was more like all day sickness. Now that I am in my second trimester I am feeling better and can’t wait to meet our little peanut. We will be finding out the gender mid-August, so we will keep you posted! Thanks to all of our friends and family who have prayed for us during our journey to baby. We are so excited to soon be a family of three at the end of the year!