Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pregnancies, Births and Babies!

I think we're in another Baby Boom era. Almost everyone I know has just had a baby, about to have a baby or just found out they're pregnant. The following are bloggers that I follow and LOVE following. They're wonderful people so check out their blogs.

I wanted to point out one woman in particular whose story has held me captivated since we were pregnant together (me with Zoe and she with her son). Go say hi to Erin who just got a positive after having two snowflake babies placed in her womb. We're hoping for twins (or more?!?!?!) for this family!!! If I'm correct this is her first IVF cycle since having her son and it resulted in a positive quick. I'm thinking multiples for her!

Baby Danser had twin girls a little bit before I had Zoe so this is another pregnancy buddy. She just had her third baby, a sweet little boy, on the last day of January. Go look at his sweet face because he is SO cute!

My AMAZING friend, Amber, also has TWO sweet bundles on the way to her. She and her family are adopting two children from Belize. Please go give your support and prayers! She is not able to have anymore biological babies but I KNOW that God is going to use her to be a mother to children who desperately need her. We are not mothers of only those from our womb but those whom we open our heart and arms to. Oh my gosh I'm crying just thinking about her story and just the passion she has to adopt these babies and just how BLESSED they are going to be to become Americans and be raised with such God-fearing people.

Another pregnancy buddy of mine from when I had Zoe is Rebekah! She is already on her way to her second trimester and is going for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)!!! I'm so proud of her choice to stand up for her rights to the birth she desires.

And of course I cannot leave out Mel who is pregnant on her own after having many fertility battles to get her firstborn in her arms. I'm going to cry again because God is SO good and has given this woman such a gift. Not only the gift of life but the gift of opening her womb. She expected a long road to baby #2 and at times it was so daunting to her I don't know that she even wanted to try. Infertility is draining and discouraging. How amazing our God is to just place this sweet baby in her womb as a surprise!

My friend Susan had the best pregnancy announcement on her blog! LOL! Go read it. I just love her. This is another friend of mine who is going to have a VBAC and has left some awesome comments on my blog that I'm actually going to post soon. Such a thoughtful and thought-filled person!

Now this isn't a pregnancy or birth announcement. But it is a wonderful milestone that I want to mark and point out. If you have never read Rebekah's blog over at Heart Cries you should. Go to the beginning, the very start, and read up to the present day. She adopted sweet Ty and has a wonderful open adoption with his birth mother. Happy Adoption Day Anniversary!!! To me she is the Proverbs 31 woman. Her heart is so pure before God, she is so real and honest, she is just amazing.

Miss Becky is pregnant with her second (we suspect a GIRL) after struggling with fertility issues as well. I'm so excited for her as I know this baby was very much wanted!

I also have two other friends I want to give shout outs to, one blog that has been quiet and the other is set to private! Andrea is having her second baby boy this year and is such a great mother. I know she's going to transition to a mom of two so well!

Marisa (BFF to Mel mentioned above) is having her third baby, also a boy, on February 23rd. My SIL had a chance to go on vacation and visit Marisa and Mel. You would not meet any more real and sweet women in your life. Marisa loves God with her whole heart and it shows. And she is seriously an amazing mother.

Congratulations to you all!!!


If you want to be added to this list or my blog roll on the right sidebar please please leave a comment! I have a long list of blogs I follow but the blogs I check in on the most are on my sidebar. I'm going to be cleaning up my sidebar and hoping to add some new blogs to the list, hopefully yours if you let me know!

Just let me know:
If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, struggling with infertility, a medical blog, etc.


Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Joy-Thanks so much for the shoutout. I am very happy to be pregnant together again!!

Although, hoping for twins or more..not sure about that! I am nervous at that thought..

Thanks again! And good luck Monday, everythings going to be great.

Helena said...

Although I'm not preggers, I feel like I have a new addition to the family b/c my son, now 14, who was separated from me at 19 months, is back with me to live. It's been interesting to say the least!
Congrats to all those new babies coming! Exciting stuff!

Becky said...

Aww thank you for thinking of me Joy :) As you know we are SUPER excited!!!

The Mommy said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations to everyone!

Susan Sene said...

And congrats to you too!!! How fun we can get to know each other and share in each other's ups and downs even though we may live very far away!

Vixbil said...

What a great post Joy, thanks

Becky said...

Awww. I feel so special! It's nice to know that not every one will look at me weird when I say I'm trying for a VBAC. I really appreciate it!

Twinside Out said...

I'm excited to go check out these blogs!! Thanks for sharing. I love reading stories of God's faithfulness; they are such an encouragement. I definitely want more kids...but I am so scared to go through the IVF rollercoaster again. I think that's why I needed to start a new blog - my old one just reminded me too much of all the pain it took to get here. I don't want to forget, but I want to focus more on the miracle part, if that makes any sense. :-p So I'm off now to read about more miracles off your list! Hope you are feeling well!!

Sarah said...

I am loving this little baby boom!

I am expecting too, I am due October 3rd with my second. My son was born the same day as Zoe :-)

Good luck and congrats!!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Yeay to babies!

I'm expecting too and is currently 10 weeks pregnant, still breastfeeding my 23 months old DS.

Btw, I followed your other blog and didn't know about this blog until I read your baby post!