After being told by our doctor that he was 80% sure we were having a boy, we found out through blood work, that we are actually having a little girl!! 🌺🌸👣
When I received this news over the phone, I was at a gas station because I needed a snack……due to being super nauseous. I started screaming and crying and telling her I was so excited and in shock by her news! I just kept asking her if she was positive and she told me she was 99.6% positive.
We got this news about a month ago, but we have not shared it because we wanted to wait until we had our 20 week ultrasound to confirm that we are having a sweet little girl.
With the ultrasound a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that we are having a sweet baby girl and we could not be more thrilled!! We are so excited to announce to the world that our baby girl is developing perfectly and we are so humbled and thankful for all God has given us this year!
I just keep thinking about how in six months our lives have been completely transformed, from a two person family to a four person family and how God has fulfilled so many of our deepest desires within a year!
I just want to encourage you and inspire you with our story! God wants to fulfill the desires of your heart as well, while exceeding your greatest expectation!! Do not lose hope, instead fill your mind with the truth that God loves you, created you, and knows exactly what you need and wants to exceed your expectations!!!!
LET’S BE REAL
You are unique, special and perfect just as you are, do not compare your life to anyone else’s!!! If you do, that is the quickest way to become depressed, discouraged and hopeless!!!
The only reason I can say this with full assurance, is because I have had to overcome the temptation to compare. I got married pretty young, so at 28, I’ve been married for seven years and I don’t think you can imagine how many times my husband and I have been asked “when we were going to start our family.”
Whether people meant to bring condemnation by their words or not, that was a struggle I faced almost on a daily basis. We tried to get pregnant for about three years but WE really, really tried for a year and a half. Every month I would take a pregnancy test and when it came back negative, I would cry and cry and cry. Lol HOLLA AT ME OF YOU HAVE EVER FELT THE SAME WAY!!! Looking back now, I laugh at the moments I spent being sad, because God has always had a plan for us!!
About six months into really, really trying, we both decided that we didn’t want to wait any longer and we wanted to pursue adopting. After finishing this process, something broke within me. I let go and actually told my husband that I would be completely fine not having our own children. If that’s not what God had in store, I knew that there were babies out there with our names engraved on their hearts, that we were called to adopt.
After I finally let go, a month later we found out that we were pregnant!
Letting go is the most freeing and beautiful experience. I stopped worrying and being in fear that something was wrong, even though the test showed that my husband and I were just fine. Don’t allow worry, stress, or anxiety to steal anymore of your time. God has an amazing plan in store for you!!! I just want to encourage you to trust him and every moment.
I love you all and would love to hear your story, struggles, or fears, and I would love to pray with you!!!