Giving Thanks for our Newest Little Blessing

As we enter a month of Thanksgiving I can’t help but reflect on this past year and how blessed I  am. I have so much to be thankful for and will forever be grateful. What an amazing, loving God we have! Although this year has taken us hundreds of miles away from all of our family and friends, it’s been an amazing experience walking in faith.

After a couple of years of talking and praying, Nick and I finally decided that after 4.5+ years it’s time/past time to add another little one to our family.  Due to all the struggles we had with Dawson’s sickness/disorder this wasn’t a decision that was easy to make. We were scared, worried and lost for what was the best thing to do?  We tossed around adopting a toddler and were seriously considering this option.  We soon began to feel  if it was God’s will for us to adopt now then he would show us the way, if not he would bless us with a healthy little one of our own. Nick and I have some amazing best friends who we watched take a leap of faith like this, so why were we struggling with this decision?  There came a point in our discussions about having another child that we realized if we don’t take a leap a faith and believe God has a plan for us then we would never know. God had brought us this far and  It was time to put it in his hands.

It brings us great joy to know in the beginning of April we will be welcoming a precious baby GIRL!! Our hearts are full and we are blessed!! This pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest by far, but to have a healthy baby will all be worth it. To be completely honest, in the beginning I was in denial, scared and dismissed all the pregnancy symptoms. It’s like I didn’t realize what was going on and, I was falling apart inside on all the what if’s with having another baby. The fear of repeating all of what we experienced with Dawson’s first year and a half of his life haunted me day and night. I’m praying so hard for a healthy baby and holding onto faith!

This will be Nick’s and my last pregnancy.  If God ever puts it on our hearts in the future to adopt, we will gladly run towards the opportunity. Our hearts melt for precious toddlers and older children who are in need of a family and to feel loved.

Now to the big brother…. He’s a little crushed on the thought of having a sister. Dawson  has wanted a brother  (4 year old brother to be exact) for a really long time, so it was a shock to him when the ultrasound tech said it was a girl.  Dawson knew from the beginning that God could give us a baby boy or girl, but he was fully convinced it was a boy. He’s coming around to the thought of having a sister and is super excited to know she will (hopefully) not be fighting to play with his cars, tractors and trucks! 🙂 Dawson has the biggest heart of any little boy I know, we are positive he will be an amazing big brother.

On another note…To my fabulous Friends and family who have requested preggo pics….It’s NOT happening…ever!! It would be amazing to look like all of you beautiful sweet girls when you were pregnant. Seriously you all were stunning when pregnant! For some reason I didn’t inherit those awesome genes. Boo!! lol!  I have the swelling up…just go ahead confuse me with a cow genes! The swelling started 3 weeks ago so I can only imagine what I will look like in April. A movie that makes me giggle about the whole pregnancy and appearance concept is ” What to expect when you’re expecting”. Count me as the chic who preaches what pregnancy does to your body and how it stinks! In all reality I know everyone’s body is so different and not to think twice about it.  I realize looking like a cow will be worth it. I am truly counting my blessing. (and of course the weeks left to delivery lol!!)

Blessings,

Chel

4 thoughts on “Giving Thanks for our Newest Little Blessing”

  1. I am so happy and excited for you, Nick and Dawson!! God is Great! You are faithful and will be blessed! Prayers with you during this time….. May God watch over you and this new blessing as well as Nick and Dawson!
    Love you so much!

  2. Congrats you guys! I’m praying for awesome things ahead and standing in agreement with you for a heathy baby girl!

  3. Wow!! What a wonderful Blessing! And what a Blessed little girl she will be to have you and Nick as parents. I am so happy for both of you and I know Dawson will fall in love with her as soon as she is born! What a great BIG BROTHER he will be! Love you guys!!

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