21 Days of Gratitude: Day 4 - My October Baby

When Sweet P was 15 months old we began thinking about having another child, but I was SO afraid. I couldn't imagine loving another baby. I didn't want her to feel slighted. I worried that my relationship with Sweet P would change. All the normal stuff a mom of 1 worries about. I just didn't feel peace about having a 2nd baby even though in my heart of hearts I wanted more children.

Then one day while buying prenatal vitamins (of all things) I felt a peace come over me. I can't explain the feeling, but I just felt giddy when I thought about having another baby. Later that day, I heard God's voice tell me that our next baby would be born in October.

A series of events followed that led to us getting pregnant in late January of 2011 with a due date of October 5th.

As my due date neared, I wondered if I'd get to October. I wasn't doubting God's word, just being skeptical of whether or not it was my voice or His I heard that day. But when October 1st arrived without an appearance from Sprout, I knew God had shared His plan with me that day in July.
Sprout arrived October 8th, 2011 and has been our sweet snuggle bug from day one. So far, he's been a completely different ball game than his sister. His toothy smile can light up a room and the gap in his teeth makes me giggle every time. He's a laid back baby, but also knows exactly what he wants!

What a gift Sprout has been to our family. He loves pulling everything out of the cabinets, eating rice cakes, waving and saying "Muh! Muh! Muh!" (which means "More", his first word). Going on walks and being outside are two of his favorite activities and he loves pushing stuff around the house (seriously, this kid is going to be a professional mover when he's older!). If you need your house rearranged, he's your man!

Before we had Sprout, I had a miscarriage and while we may never know why, I do know that God has great things in store for our little brown-eyed boy. I am so grateful today and every day for our sweet October baby.

The Word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." ~Jeremiah 1:4-5

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