Friday, May 13, 2016

Baby # 2 Is Coming!

This September, we are adding to our family!

We are SO excited!!!!

What an incredible miracle and gift Elijah was to us. It took us by surprise (though we'd been trying and certainly hoped for another baby) and we are just blown away. Thankful we get to celebrate another little life and to give Elijah a sibling.

I have too many friends saddened by infertility, miscarriages, losses, lengthy adoption processes, and lack of being able to give their only child a sibling. I completely sympathize and wish so badly it was different for them, and am not sure why it's different for us. We embrace these babies and give them back over to the Lord, praying that He'd provide us the wisdom, strength, patience, and love to raise them up to love Jesus above all else, and to be wonderful little human beings.

As always, God's timing is perfect and we are grateful for his plan for our family! Elijah's been learning more and more what being a big brother really means (through lots of talks, books, praying over baby together, kisses for baby, learning about how he can help baby, etc) and seems to be pretty excited (though we're not so sure how much he comprehends, especially the part about mommy & daddy not being able to give him their full attention).

I'm 22 weeks along today and we had our big gender/health ultrasound a week ago.

This past weekend we traveled back to my hometown and spent time with my family. We also threw a gender reveal party. Something I said I wouldn't do again and that I'd keep it simple. Well, I did keep it simpler than last time, but it was still a party! I can't seem to help myself!! I just love any excuse to celebrate babies and to have fun with it all. And it was SO fun!!!

So without further ado... baby # 2 is:


Baby is healthy and growing strong, and I'm healthy too. A healthier pregnancy already than last time without nearly as much stress or concerns (much due to our natural/alternative doc/chiropractor and a much less stressful OB who doesn't see a need for a high-risk specialist unless we have complications). It also helps that my job has been less stressful these past 3 years. And even though life is crazier, fuller, and we're running around lots more with Elijah (also possibly keeping me in better shape!)... I'm not stressed for the most part. Hooray!

I realize I haven't written much here lately, and many of my followers have left... but for anyone still around and reading this, thanks for being here! And for sharing in our joy with us!! :)


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Rochelle, what beautiful news, another baby boy. Many blessings to you and your family!

I had stopped blogging about 4 years ago after a hospitalization, I just couldn't get my writing mind back. I am trying again because I miss it, and I miss my blog friends. Going down my list and so, so many are no longer blogging, either. Makes me sad but for everything there is a season, and maybe that blog season for them has passed, or maybe some on a blogging break. I'm glad you are still here!


Rochelle said...

Barb!!! I missed you! :) I know that feeling - I took a bit of a hiatus (though technically unintentional) for a time too and so many really have stopped blogging! It is sad. I loved the connecting. But you're right - there's a time and a season. I'm glad that you're back and giving it another go! I'm around too, just not as often but that's only because of busy schedules and an active almost 3-year-old boy. :)

Hugs to you!

Carol said...

I am so excited for you. I check in every so often to see how things are going with you and to see if you have any news and this time I found your surprise. Congratulations. I'm so glad you are having an easier pregnancy. :)

Rochelle said...

Aw, thank you Carol!! So good to hear from you! :) Thanks for checking in!!

Carol said...

Just peeking in to see if you have any updates. Wow, it's almost September, won't be long now. Your "Big Boy" is sure a cutie and will just love his new brother. Looking forward to pictures. Prayers for an easy delivery. Take care.