So after a longer hiatus then anticipated; I'm back. No I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. No I haven't come down with some mysterious disease. No I haven't decided to stop blogging about "the pennyless" life and all that it entails. I know you all have been biting your nails with anticipation. Actually, that's the reason I have been M.I.A. because "the pennyless" life has had some recent action (no, not that kind, well sort of, just give me the chance to tell you). We are (wait for it) EXPECTING!
Now for some reason the last 14 weeks have been WAY different then when I was pregnant with Simms, in my opinion. My husband disagrees; so maybe I suppressed all those weeks from my memory, but I feel like I have been run over by a truck, morning sickness like I've never experienced, and sometimes barely able to make it through daily chores and activities, but it's getting better. I'm saying this not to complain, but just to say that is one of the reasons for my absence. Thankfully energy is increasing. So here I am to share this with you!
Some friends have said that maybe this increase in sickness is because it may be a girl, which I will gladly endure any pain to have the Lord bring a sweet little girl into the world. Something about the same type of hormones battling each other so I've been told.
Now, I know everyone says, "Oh it doesn't matter as long as it's healthy." And there is gobs of truth in that, and with experiencing a miscarriage in the past like we have, anyone who has been through that can tell you that your perspective and perception of life changes afterwards. Priorities change. God giving us or anyone a child, in anyway, is grace that cannot be explained.
Now, by His unfathomable grace He has given us a priceless gift in Simms who just recently celebrated his 4th birthday. So on one-hand I could see God's practical plan in giving us another boy, which would be amazing and fun, but especially after caring for a baby girl out of my home the past several months, I do desire to have a girl, and I am not ashamed to say that. I have a small amount of hope that maybe this will be a girl.
But, we'll see.....either way.....
This is God's grace in my life. Our sweet and active growing boy!
I can't believe Simms is 4 years old *tear* *tear*
He's picking peaches here.
I can't wait to share some recipes I come up with from all that we picked.
One precious reason I want a baby girl more than ever!
I just love little Tessa Claire *tear* *tear* *sniff*.
Excuse my appearance.
Excuse my appearance.
The growing addition to our family!
*tear* *tear* *sniff* *sniff*
You'll have to forgive me for all the crying, but give me a break I am pregnant.
Hormones, you know. I do love having that as an excuse at times.
Well, I've missed you all!
Thanks for listening!