Monday, November 23, 2015

Party of 5

It’s been a bit quiet around here, and the beauty of it is that I’ve felt no pressure to write. Creating this new blog space allows me to write about what I’d like, when I’d like, instead of feeling the need to post a few times a week over at My Dolce Vita.
Like the other months of 2015, November is flying by. I truly cannot believe that the year is coming to an end. So many wonderful things have happened this year, but possibly the most wonderful of all happened on Saturday.

Our family of 4 is growing to a family of 5, and Baby Christmas #3 is scheduled to arrive at the end of July 2016!
I am honestly so excited and thankful and humbled by this blessing. Keith and I did not try or plan to have Gavin and Arabella, but we’ve been trying for #3 since the beginning of the year. I was so certain that if I timed it right then I would absolutely get pregnant.
I was so, so wrong.
Each month I would convince myself that I was pregnant, and each month I was disappointed. It sounds very cliche, but it wasn’t until I completely let go of my desires and trusted God’s timing and Will that I became pregnant.
I have prayed for this child and I have cried for this child. Every fiber of my being wanted to add another precious member to our family, but the enemy tried to convince me that I was not worthy of another baby.
But my God comforted me.
And my God is stronger than any plan or thought the enemy has.
And is His timing, I am carrying another child in my womb.
I’m currently 4 weeks pregnant and feel great! Over the past month I’ve been exercising and eating clean and have had a ton of energy. I’ve lost nearly 10lbs., but I’m still a little heavier than I’d like to be. However, I’m hopeful that I will continue bringing my weight down in a healthy manner. The only true pregnancy symptom I’ve had is a heightened sense of smell, where things that normally smell fine now smell funky. Now that I know that I’m pregnant I’m being more careful when carrying heavy loads or lifting weights, but I plan on continuing my workout regimen and doing my daily tasks.
I’ve also been experiencing what feels like round ligament pain, but this just means that things are progressing. 🙂
Honestly, I would love to have another girl, but the gender of this baby is not important to me. I am praying for a healthy and strong baby, and for an enjoyable pregnancy. I was not sick at all for Gavin, and only a handful of time for Arabella, so let’s hope #3 is similar. I truly adore being pregnant, and am aiming for natural birth numero tres.
Lord, thank you for this little miracle. I am immensely grateful.

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