This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A New Baby

Well, I'm a little over 12 weeks pregnant and I got an email from my Beautiful, blond sister-in-law asking me if I was going to be sending out pregnancy updates.

I had wanted to (because I'm a sucker for documentation) but I've been using all my energy to "survive" right now. But, I figured, why the heck not...the more trying times should always be written down so that you can look back and be thankful that you are no longer in the midst of them!

So, Laura, this is for you...and for ME...and for anyone else who cares...

I had always wondered why moms who were expecting a child other than their first, frequently seemed to have their other children in their pregnancy updates or pictures...or why there were all those pics of big bellies and little kids kissing them.

Well, now I know...

Although I know I will love all my children the same and am very excited about meeting this next one, the simple fact remains, the baby I carry in my belly can not yet compare to the one I carry in my arms. She is my one and only and, although time without the Gwendolyn is always welcome : ), there will never be a picture taken without her that I will consider "complete".

As for how my pregnancy is going...It's hard. I'm sick of being sick. Right now I would give anything to be getting all fat...instead of eating b/c I'm scared that not eating will make me sicker. I'm disappointed because I was definitely better by this time with my first.

But, I was in Walgreens the other day and I looked around me and saw so many people who appeared to have so much less than I do. I was saddened by the very long pharmacy line, filled with many people who probably suffer from difficult ailments each and every day. It's good to be healthy and it's good to be reminded that my health is a gift from God, as all things are, and it is not to be considered a privilege or a right...but a blessing.

With that being said..."LORD, please make me better, NOW!"


Aaron and Jean said...

Wooooooooo! Congrats Jen, so excited for you! Looking forward to hearing about all the progress, and definitely praying for the sickness for go away soon. Love you.

The Richardson's said...

Hooray for another baby!!!!!! How exciting. I hope you feel better soon and you better keep us all updated!

mandy said...

i love your comment about no picture being complete without gwen in it. so sweet!

Cassie said...

As always, I love your words - all of them. Congratulations and keep the words coming! Love you!

B Dunlap said...

Wow, Jen! I'm so excited for you! What a blessing. Your motherhood/pregnancy posts are so informative...I love them. Congratulations!

Josh and Jenni said...

I hope you feel better soon. I know it is not fun being sick. Yuck! Anyway, I am so excited to see little bick number 2, and you!