Baby Johnson number two is currently cooking away, and it’s funny how things from one to two has already changed. When I found out I was pregnant with our first, surprised was the beginning feeling and then my feelings quickly moved into excitement with a little bit of fear of the unknown. After finding out I was pregnant with baby #2, the feeling of being overwhelmed overcame me for several days. How can I have two? What am I going to do with a second baby AND a toddler? How will I ever love another baby like I have our first??
Many questions flooded my mind so much so that I actually lost sleep pondering the answers to all my questions.
Then one night as I was laying in bed, something came over me to go to the Word with all my questions, and here is what I found. God reminded me that He’s got everything under control. When I went to Luke 12, I was quickly calmed by these words-
“Jesus said to His disciples, 'For this reason I tell you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; or about your body, as to what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the crop]; they have no storehouse or barn, and yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life’s span?
Consider the lilies and wildflowers, how they grow [in the open field]. They neither labor nor spin [wool to make clothing]; yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these. But if this is how God clothes the grass which is in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you?'"
LUKE 12:22-32 AMP
How comforting it is to know that the same Father who cares so much for His flowers in the field, cares a greater amount about me!! How beautiful that is!
So that night I gave my worries to Him, closed my tired eyes and rested!
The excitement of having another angel came next.
I began to think what it would be like if this one was a boy. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do with a boy! Haha! If you know me and my family, you know that we are a family full of girls!! A boy would certainly be a new adventure, but I also thought about how close my sisters and I are. Even though I would love a boy just as much as I would another girl, I wanted to give Lydia the experience of having a sister. There is no doubt a special relationship and friendship that develops between sisters.
The Hubs also wanted another little lady! He is such a great girl’s dad, and the bond he has with our first is absolutely precious and very special.
So, even though we wanted to look in that very important envelop from our doctor, we passed it on to one of my sisters and waited for the BIG REVEAL!
With our first, it was a big shindig where we invited so many friends and family. People traveled from out of town just to find out with us. This time we just wanted something small and simple! It’s funny we are already experiencing some of those first-child/ second-child differences! Haha!
With Lydia’s gender reveal party, we went with the surprising cupcakes. That first bite into the cupcake was so exciting and I knew at that moment our life was about to change. I already started to feel the bond between mother and daughter, and I knew being a girl's mom would be one of my proudest accomplishments.
To see what we did this time around, you will have to watch the video below!
Regardless of the gender, I know that God has a plan for my growing family, and I'm elated to share our news with all of you.
Go ahead, and click that play button to find out if we are embarking on a new adventure or did the girls win again????
Author- Marianne L. Johnson
This is a blog about my journey and adventure of being a mom. Let's be honest! Motherhood is nothing but an adventure. Some days you roll with the punches while other days unfold to be little specks of perfection. With whatever kind of day I get presented with, I always find God's glory, grace and blessings.