Sep 2, 2010

Big News

If you follow me on Facebook you may have already heard the news. Come May of next year we will welcome Baby Celestin #2 into our family! We're super excited! I didn't think I'd be ready for another baby so soon, considering the difficult time I had when Silas was a baby, but the Lord has given me a peace about His perfect plans for our family. For those of you who don't know, Silas had a milk protein allergy when he was a baby, causing him to spend most of his early months screaming in pain. I suffered with some major post-partum anxiety and some slight depression as I tried to deal with the trials of early motherhood with a sick baby. It has SO HARD. I haven't forgotten for one minute the difficulty and the tremendous support of family and friends who gave of their precious time and energy (especially my amazing mom and dad :) to help us get through the biggest transition of our lives up to this point. I hope I never forget the intensity of that time. Because it's a constant reminder to me of God's abundant grace and mercy in my life.

And now, eighteen months later, I find myself relying on that same grace and mercy that was extended to me during the early months of Silas' life. Because there is no guarantee that my next baby won't be sick or that I won't go through the same emotional issues that I did after Silas' birth. But one thing is for sure, I am certain that there is no trial too big for my God. I saw His great hands at work when Silas was born. And I am confident that He will provide everything that I need to be the Mom He has called me to be. He hasn't left me to myself yet. Praise His glorious name!

On a lighter note, I do have a few mommy tools in my belt this time around that I hope will help with Baby #2! For starters, I actually know how to change a diaper now! Haha :) And I know how to give baby baths. And I have ten plus soothing techniques that I can use at any moment to soothe a screaming baby! Remember the running water with Silas? I still have 75 minutes worth of running water on CD! The funny thing is that I still listen to it myself when I need a little Mommy time out! *laugh*

And now for a few details. I'm about only about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant so please pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy. I chose to tell people early on becasue I can't help but celebrate life no matter how many days the Lord has ordained for that life. I'm already experiencing some nausea, and it's no fun. I'm trying my best to stay rested, but toddlers are quite high maintenance, so we'll see how that goes! I haven't seen a doctor yet, but I have an eight week appointment for an ultrasound so I'm looking forward to that. I'm so excited to be blogging through another pregnancy, but, be encouraged, this time around I probably won't be posting pictures of fruit and vegetables! Hehe. I'm sure my focus will be more on some of the practical preparations of welcoming a second child into our family.

Thank you all for your love and support! Please keep our family in your prayers!



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