I am so excited to announce come October the Russel home will get a bit more cramped! Yep, there is a baby on the way!
Like many "new moms", I struggled with the "right time" to tell. With Bailey we waited close to 3 months, however, she, although "planned," happend quicker than we expected and I was out on summer break, so it was easy to keep quite. This pregnancy was different though for starters I have a 4 year old running all over the house and she hears things!
I was so afraid at first for people to know and once I had told some I beat my self up for even telling them and I am not even sure why. Why do we do this to ourselves or at least me, why do I put this pressure to get "through the 3 months" for what? I can assure you even after the 3 month mark with Bailey I was stressed, after she was born I worried about her in the hospital. We are always going to be concerned about our children rather they are the size of a seed (as this little one is) or a grown person living off with their family. God reminded me that I had to trust him, this was in fact what I had been praying for and I shouldn't be scared to tell other.
After holding it in for almost three weeks (yes Bailey knew before anyone and she has kept quite) I decided to let Bailey tell her class today. Her teacher was so sweet to even video tape it for me and send it to me!
This little one is no doubt an answer to our prayers. Bailey even began putting her hand on my stomach saying " God I thank you for my mommys baby growing in her bellyy" then she would always ask "what was tht bible part that says if you ask God he will give it you"?? She reminded me all what faith was about, thanking God even before it happens, speaking those things into exsistence. These next 8 months will be an amazing journey and I am so thrilled. Please keep us in your prayers.
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