Hello Sweet Cheer: July 2017

7.20.2017

Pregnancy #2 + My Heart on Motherhood

     Well, we announced this pregnancy over two weeks ago and I'm just now getting on here to blog about it! Baby #2 is already proving to be a totally different ball game than Baby #1! This time around has been a complete whirlwind as it was quite a bit more unexpected than my last pregnancy. This baby will be 19 months younger than Titus and we are thrilled about it! I am already praying for the Lord to give them a sweet sibling relationship that will last for years to come.

     I am almost 13 weeks now, and we aren't finding out the gender until 20 weeks.....! Needless to say, we are itching with anticipation! Apparently, everyone gets the blood test done these days but our insurance doesn't cover it so we are waiting until the anatomy scan. Not to mention, I LOVED finding out through an ultrasound last time and I really want to find out that way again!

If you missed it, here's how we announced on social media:


Annnnd here is the video we shared of when I found out! And when I told Ryan and when we told our parents. We are so so grateful to have this all documented. It is such a sweet memory!


     Lastly, I just want to share a small bit of my heart right now. I am feeling completely overwhelmed with gratefulness for this little babe inside of me. I don't deserve the precious child I already have and I sure don't deserve another one. My motherhood has been a journey and I learn more about the Father's heart every day as I navigate this role He's given me. And that's exactly what it is - the role He's given me. The gift of being a mama is not lost on me. My heart hurts deeply for those of you who wish to be mamas, and aren't for whatever reason. I plead with the Lord for you - to give you the role you so deeply desire. And I thank Him for allowing me to mother HIS precious children.

Thank you, Lord for this sweet, sweet gift.