I cannot BELIEVE that I am now 39 weeks pregnant! What a beautiful journey! I’ve shared here & there but I will share the story of how baby girl came about! 🙂
After we had Logan in 2013, I didn’t want to get pregnant for another year. I wanted to at least have a 1 year old before we added to the family. And, no, we don’t believe in birth control. It’s a personal conviction of ours so we did lots of praying and tracking my ovulation. I think that the studies are scary that come out 10 years after the birth control is introduced and then all of the sudden, it causes all of these problems for women! I have also learned that God closed & opens the door of our wombs so even if you are on birth control, you can still get pregnant. (Like my sister who got pregnant with twins in the pill! :)) Nonetheless, after Logan turned one, we “actively tried” to get pregnant for eight months. Nothing happened. The cut off date to “actively” try was September of 2014 and I explained to the Lord that we had the 2015 Pinky Promise Conference in June of 2015, plus our marriage retreat, singles retreat in July.. so of COURSE we cannot get pregnant in October because it will put us right at giving birth in the middle of those events. But, the Lord had other plans. On November 14th, my sister-in-love Agatha was talking to me as I straightened my hair in the bathroom. She told me that I look like I have a bump. So, I gave her the side-eye because .. “I’ve been gaining weight and I’m working out like crazy! Get off my back!” Then, she pretty much forced me to take a pregnancy test. Long story short, it immediately popped up as “Pregnant.” WAIT. Hold on, Lord!” This was NOT a part of MY plan Lord!! And He quickly stopped me.. “But it’s a part of MY plan. My interruptions are not interruptions, but the actual plans for your life. ”
So, we started the beautiful journey of pregnancy! I’m going to do a blog on my new favorite vitamins, including the vitamins that I use for Logan and our baby girl when she gets here.
I wanted to share with you all the things that I’m packing in my bag!
So, a few things first, you will need a overnight bag! I am taking 3 bags! I know, I know but baby girl needs one and I need two!
Here’s my thoughts on the bags! I came across this GORGEOUS personalized faux leather camel bag on Instagram. It’s from Our Monogram Boutique now, the only thing that I realized in using it is that if you stuff it TOO full, the zipper breaks. 🙁 So sadly, I can’t use it unless I get the zipper fixed! Nonetheless, it’s a gorgeous bag that I’m definitely going to get fixed in the future AND not stuff it so full.
Next, I will add baby girls clothes to her diaper bag! I’m using THIS beautiful Lily Jade Diaper Bag! I love that with this diaper bag, that I can wear it as a backpack as well and when the kiddos are older, I can use it as a purse! It’s so convenient as a mama of 2!
Ok, so yes, I admit, I packed a lot. But I like to be comfortable! If I’m going to be somewhere for a couple days (natural birth) or 4 days with a c-section, I like to have all of my areas covered! Feel free to comment and leave anything else that you found helpful!
I love you all so much!
God loves you like crazy,