Yes, I am pregnant again!
I’m starting to not feel guilty sharing with everyone that yes, I’m pregnant again! I want to be just as excited sharing this news as I was sharing it when I was pregnant with my first.
I believe the hesitation or guilt comes from the reaction I receive from sharing the news with people. Most of our family and friends rejoice with us. However, we do encounter some resistance or not many words spoken after we share it. I’m learning to not let that bother me. I want to be confident in the decisions my husband and I make for our family.
The hardest for me is sharing it with those who have been trying for a while and cannot get pregnant. It seriously makes me sick in the stomach telling them that again I’m expecting. I’ve known people in the past who had anger towards me when I’d tell them the big news. I didn’t even want to tell them, but knew they’d be even more angry at me if I didn’t share it with them personally and weren’t one of the first to know. To those people… I’m sorry. Really, this is the hardest for me.
Most people think we are absolutely crazy. In which, yes, they are very accurate on that. We are not normal and definitely live a crazy lifestyle compared to the culture around us. As of now, my husband and I have the same heart in that we do not want to prevent any of our children from being created. So, yes, if God wills it, an even larger family will come over time.
The Lord is really showing us what an absolute incredible blessing children are. How these creatures are the only things we can take into heaven with us. Not our jobs, money, social status, perfect house, nothing. We are filling our quiver full. As many people will say, “You’ve got your hands full,” and very true… my hands are full of LIFE!
I have seen how these children have been used to mold and shape my life more in the last 6 years than my 30 years of life all together. They are the iron in my life.
Now that our children are getting a little older and grasping the concept of a baby growing in my stomach and that they will someday get to hold… it’s PRICELESS. They are so overjoyed and excited to have another sibling. This again, is another thing that blesses me as a mother- seeing how my children grasp the value of life.
Lastly, I want to conclude with this story because this really stuck out to me:
A few months ago I watched a wedding video that was put up on Facebook. In the video, someone was talking on the mic to the married couple. This person said something about the couple having 9 children. Right after that was said, the crowd cheered and went wild- as if encouraging the couple to do so. This really caught my attention. Because I see that in the reality of it all… I don’t think this couple would be getting the exact same response from all those people if the time came of them actually announcing their 9th pregnancy.
Isn’t that true?
People keep asking us how many children we will have, and again, unlike our culture, we have no idea! Only time will tell. As for now- me, my husband and children rejoice in the fact that there is another life inside my womb. Thanks for those who are supportive and rejoicing with us.