I have truly LOVED being pregnant this time. Not that I didn't the other two times, but there's just something about this one that has made be completely relish in the moments with gratefulness and thank God! Maybe it's because in the back of my mind I know this is probably the last time my body will carry a baby (notice I didn't say the last baby our family would have-- if it's in God's plan for us to adopt one day). I can't help but get completely overwhelmed when I think about God choosing ME for a THIRD time to carry one of His BEAUTIFUL children.
But I have to admit... I have reached that nervous, almost panic mode. The contractions are no longer Braxton Hicks. The pressure is real, y'all, like I can't even describe. And the unnerving sense that something could go wrong is creeping back in just like it did with the last two. BUT... I will NOT let that fear overtake my faith... OR my joy. I will not let the pain outweigh the pure bliss this pregnancy has given me... watching my other two sons and husband love on this baby and us make that many more memories. And I will remember that God is in control ALWAYS and continue to pray and speak LIFE on all situations and circumstances.
Whether it's your first or your fifth don't forget to stop and embrace God's miracle... even in the not so pleasant and pretty parts of pregnancy. Be sure to make memories that you can look back on as your children grow. And most importantly, take time for yourself... to pray relentlessly, to cry if necessary, and to just breathe!!
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