12 September 2012

The Second Child

I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say stuff about the second child and how they don't get the same excitement as the first. I also think that most moms who hear that but don't have a second child think, "that won't be me, you'll see". Haha. Well, I must admit that I feel that already and I am only half way through. Although I was so anxious and excited to become pregnant, I think there are a couple of things that have played into that. First, I had some complications at the beginning where my doctor told me the pregnancy could go either way. As Dan and I worked through that and trusting what God's plan was I didn't allow myself the joys of dreaming of the new child. Add to that our crazy busy summer, it has just got pushed to the back of my mind. Trust me I never forgot I was pregnant, especially with how exhausted I was, but it wasn't top thing on my mind like the first was. I am halfway through my pregnancy now and we know we are having a boy, and my mind is growing with thoughts and dreams. I praise God entirely for giving us this child and for keeping him growing strong inside. He is being created and designed by God this very minute. How cool is that?! 

Anyway, as we await baby boy White I am excitedly planning the nursery and buying things to prepare for this new addition! One thing that I know is different from Aiden is that I cannot wait for pregnancy to be over, I already am too uncomfortable. lol. I am excited to hold that sweet thing in my arms and have him forever be apart of our lives. He will be one of a kind and I can't wait to see who that is!

Thanks for letting me share this with you and for taking the time to read it!



11 comments:

  1. Robin, thanks for sharing your heart with all of us :). There is definitely a whole different mix of emotions that come with the 2nd one. Although I am only 12.5 weeks, I definitely know what you mean. In some ways I am more nervous this time around. I remember and absolutely understand what the pain of labor is like lol, and I do not necessarily look forward to that part. I am nervous about the challenges that will come with two little ones. But like you, I am excited to hold that little one in my arms, and welcome him/her into our family!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Sometimes it's crazy to think of having two little ones around here, but at the same time super exciting. I bet Eden is going to be a great big sister! :)

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  2. I enjoy reading your posts, Robyn. The preparation for our second child (David) was in many ways the same, and in many ways different than the first. Of course, with adoption you sometimes have LOTS of notice and sometimes have almost none at all! With one child, it is bound to be all about them. When you move on to more, your time, energy and focus is going in more directions. I am always amazed at how God just multiplies our ability to love each child that comes. Some people see it as being split in more directions, but for us it is more accurately described as being multiplied! So excited for you guys!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am looking forward to having my love multiplied and experiencing that!

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  3. I am so excited for you, and so thankful to be on this journey of motherhood together with you :-) It is weird how different it is the second time around...but it is also amazing the familiarity that comes once he will be here :-) The intense love for a little one you don't really know yet, and the all too familiar things associated with a newborn....tons of diapers, no sleep, sweet first milestones, but NOW getting to experience all of those WITH Aiden will be awesome! Yippe for baby boy White! Love you!

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  4. P.S. He already looks really cute! ;-)

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    1. haha. Love you Jode!!!! So glad I can learn from you mommy of two. :)

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  5. For me...even with the fifth...it was just an anticipation and wonder of knowing that God had created an awesome baby for us, part of us, to train up to serve and love Him! There is nothing like it, and no matter how many children you have, each is "one of a kind", fashioned by God, and that is such a marvel, isn't it? We wish you the best as you raise your children to love the Lord!

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    1. You guys have raised such amazing kids, we hope to be able to do the same!

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  6. I understand - there's something about knowing all of the ins and outs of pregnancy, labor, newborn days, and raising a child that taints the process the second time around. I think part of it, too, is that with your first, you weren't already exhausted raising children. Don't think for a second that you should feel guilt over being less excited or less happy over the process. You'll find that there is a totally different level of enjoyment that comes with another baby...with ours, it just happened to come when he was old enough to interact with his sibling. I still cherished what I could, but let go of trying to fashion the 2nd pregnancy to be exactly like the 1st. God speed...you'll love having a playmate for Aiden. ;)

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    1. Thanks Jenn, I am so excited to have a playmate for Aiden he loves being around people so I know he will love it when they can finally play together and be best buds! :)

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