However, it's been a journey. Maybe one day I'll share it here, but most likely not. Let's just say that this time around it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies with trying to get pregnant. But...as I've learned time and time again, and as God has tried to remind me time and time again, HIS timing is perfect. Not mine. And not Hubby's. And not anyone else's. His.
And so...just like deja vu all over again, we're having another December baby.
In true second baby fashion, I didn't have any grand plans for telling anyone...except for the BIG SIS shirt that had been waiting in the closet for its time. Not even Hubby.
And so...10 weeks ago, we began the prenatal journey once again. We told our parents on Friday, April 11 as they all gathered at what was going to be our new house to see the new hardwood floors. Thankfully they all arrived before we did, and we had Elyse walk in proudly wearing her Big Sis shirt! In fact, you might remember this photo from a few posts back...but a certain few words were blurred out!
Hey, that shirt wasn't the cheapest thing I've ever ordered on Etsy so I was going to get my money's worth! ha! However, it was absolutely perfect, and I would highly recommend Aidille on Etsy for any fun embroidered clothing!
We revealed to most everyone else just by blurting it out one way or another...and it was quite a treat to see all of their reactions as we celebrated another Christmas Blessing!
I started weekly/bump updates with Elyse at 15 weeks, and while they might not be as detailed as they were with her...I'm hoping to start that back up again next week. I LOVE having all the pregnancy posts to look back on (and heck, this is really the only baby book we have!) ...so I'm definitely gonna try and keep up some sort on ongoing progress!
And on a bit more serious note, I know that so many of you are probably struggling with getting pregnant the first time, or the second time, or whatever time you're on. And for you, my heart breaks. I know that it doesn't make it any easier, but over the course of my life God has revealed in SO many ways that HIS timing is perfect. While we may not understand it at the time (or really ever), God is certainly able to do more than we could EVER ask or imagine. (Eph 3:20) And through all the waiting he will renew our strength and we will eventually soar...in ways that we never could have dreamed. (Isaiah 40:31)