What a blessing that is coming to our home! Our little family is growing by one! Just thinking about it makes me all giddy inside.
My husband and I, shortly after having our second baby, Ian, we were thinking that we would be done. After a very hard delivery, I just didn’t want to go through it again. Pretty much I was putting my foot down with the idea of having any more babies. To the point that we got rid of all of our baby items and all my maternity clothes as Ian grew out of them. And, if we ever decided to have any more children, it would be through adoption rather than biologically. Well, that thought didn’t last long.
When our son was about 5-6 months old, I started feeling convicted about the thought of never having any more babies of my own. It was almost like the Holy Spirit was telling me, “I healed you from over 4 years of infertility for a reason, you should not stop growing your family yet, I have some great things in store for the next little one.”
I just couldn’t seem to get these thoughts out of my head that we aren’t quite done with our journey in growing our family yet. It took me about another month after all of this to bring it up to my husband. I was a little concerned that he was still a little traumatized by everything that happened during the last delivery experience that he wouldn’t want me to go through that again. Then one day, out of the blue, he actually brought it up to me first! I almost broke down in tears.
Since I was still in the middle of a really long healing process from the birth injuries I received from Ian’s birth, we were going to put off trying for a bit to make sure I was completely healed up and ready to deal with 9 months of pregnancy and another delivery process. In our efforts to try and avoid getting pregnant, we ended up getting pregnant anyway! It was just a little overwhelming when we found out to say the least. Going from being told we may never get pregnant to being pregnant with our third baby in as may years can really throw your emotions for a loop to say the least.
Now, as we start over gathering baby things and prepping for this third little blessing joining us this March, can you all be praying for what God has in store for this little life and for our family as we make the transition to a family of 5. pray for me as navigate this pregnancy and that my delivery experience will be as smooth as possible. I will say though, that this will be for sure our last little Gilly to be joining our family at least biologically. And that thought is something my mind is still trying to grasp. But I know it is the right decision for our family.
Thank you all! Family, friends, and those that have been following our journey for all the support, love, and prayers as we have been going through this time of growing our family. I can not wait to introduce you to our little one in the near future!
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them…” Psalms 127:3-5