Writen by: Unveiled Wife On March 23, 2012

The Smith’s Are Having a Baby!

This has got to be the most exciting post I have ever written!  It is a very personal message from my husband and I.

In January we celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary.  The memories we have made together are treasures that we will always be grateful for.  Our marriage has been full of hardships, and joys, and of course everything in between.  It has been the two of us, best friends experiencing life abundantly.

In the last year our desire for being parents one day have grown exponentially.  We daydream about having a bigger family, sharing experiences with our children, and leaving a legacy.  We submitted our desire before the Lord and prayed that we would have a child in God’s timing.

We are thrilled to share with you that we recently found out that I am pregnant! 

That’s right… our lives just changed forever!

We feel that God gave us the desire to be parents in preparation for this day.  Although we are a bit overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising our first child, we think it is a beautiful honor and we cannot wait to meet him/her! (Its still to early to tell)

This fall we will be welcoming our sweet baby!  Until then, I hope you enjoy a few posts on pregnancy, my personal experience carrying a child in my womb and how it affects our marriage!

For all you moms out there who have great advice or anyone who has a prayer for us please don’t hesitate to post in the comments!

 

 

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My name is Jennifer and I began this BLOG to share my journey as a wife, unveiled, uncovered and wide open, to purge my heart of the pain I have encountered AND to encourage other women in the world who are, have been, or will soon be wives... READ MY STORY HERE

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  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Suzie, I never thought of that before! Thank you for such an awesome suggestion, I will definitely do that! Be blessed!

  • Suzie Treanor

    Jennifer,
    I would like to share me and my husband’s view on our pregnancies (6… 2 are in heaven and the other 4 are here with us blessing us EVERY day). I/we have always believed that in those times it was not me being pregnant but us. I always would state as “we are pregnant.” If you really think about it it is a joint experience even from the very beginning (conception).
    I truly believe this helped my husband be a true part of those 9 month periods of our marriage. Sometimes husbands can feel alone, ignored, and even get jealous. Help to make him feel a part of this journey in your life. In this you will be honoring not only your hubby but ultimately our glorious Father giving you two this precious, precious gift.
    May the Lord’s hands protect you and this precious gift and bring him/her into this world healthy and strong.
    Suzie Treanor

  • Cathymatt123

    Congratulations! :0) From Cathy of New Zealand!! May the Lord truly look after you through this very special time in your life!!

  • http://unveiledwife.com Unveiled WIfe

     I just at 11 weeks! :) No bad symptoms so far!

  • http://unveiledwife.com Unveiled WIfe

     Thank you!!!

  • Jennifer

    OMGOODNESS Jen!!!!  I don’t know how I MISSED this post. Congratulations to you both!!!

  • Debrastevens452

    oh my wut wonderful news!  i am sincerely happy and joyous for you, dear friend, as I know the difficulty of having children weighs heavy on us right now.

    but i can say that i am truly excited for u and ur hubby. i bet its been a long time waiting in your heart!  how awesome the Lord is to bless u this way.i pray many many many blessings on u and ur marriage, your hubs, health, long life, financial stability, strength, courage, boldness, wisdom, humbleness and hearts for God.

    Congratulations and God bless!

  • http://www.facebook.com/teddybearmine Ev Canham Thompson

    Big congratulations!! I am so happy for you. I am sure you’ll be a fantastic Mom!! My prayers are with all three of you!! Blessings on you!!

  • 4houstonmcd

    Congratulations! Get ready for the ride of your life! Parenting is one of the toughest, challenging life journies however I cannot imagine life without our two awesome kids! The joy they have brought far outweighs the challenges! Always remember that you are parents though. Later when they are adults you’ll have time for “friendship” until that time kids need parents that set boundaries, goals, expectations and aren’t afraid to say heck no! God Bless!

  • Mikesbabyangel38

    I am so excited for you!!!! Yay, praise God, and God bless you and your husband!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631862468 Dawn Shelton Connelly

    Congratulations! what more could a child ask but to be born in a God-loving family. God Bless You and may your pregnancy be… tolerable :)

  • keltrinswife

    Congrats! 

  • Love my family!

    Congratulations to the both of you!! I am very happy for you both and I know God will work with you both and trnasform you into amazing parents for your child! I too am pregnant and due in the fall (october) and am very excited as well. I can’t wait to hear your journey through pregnancy as I’m sure it’ll help me and my family overcome obstacles as you did! May God bless you, your baby and your husband!

  • Amykstaines

    Praises! You’ll be fantastic at motherhood!

  • Sandy

    We have been blessed with one child so far, and what an amazing experience it has been! She is now 13, and a more heartfelt, considerate, thoughtful child one could not ask for :) I pray for you to be blessed throughout your pregnancy, and to trust that the 3 of you (God, hubby and self) can make raising your bundle of joy look like a breeze ;)

  • Mamabear23

    WOW!!!! You will be an amazing mom! The passion you have for the Lord and your husband will be strengthened by your love for your child. It is overwhelming how God has made us to love this little person without fail, from the moment we see the stick change. Terrifying, yes. Overwhelming, yes. Unspeakably beautiful, YES! Enjoy your new title. Congratulations!

  • Angela New

    I’m so happy for you both!! Babies are one of the greatest gifts from God! You are going to be amazing Godly parents :)

  • Ahapka1980

    Congratulations on your Pregnancy! May God Bless the 3 of you! I  hope one Day Ill have a Wonderful Husband and a Godly Relationship the way you do! God Bless!

  • Iamgabbysmom

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you both. God Bless you and that sweet baby. I cannot wait to read all about it over the next 9 months.

  • Roxygool

    Congratulations

  • Littlecra

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to follow along with your pregancy journey. As far as advice, the best advice I have us remember that you get to choose which advice you follow. You will get all kinds; solicited and unsolicited, and you, being the expert of your body and baby, has the right to pick and choose. Prayers for you.

  • Marsha Neu

    Congratulations :)

  • Carrie

    I have PCOS, and after wrestling with the Lord, I finally left it up to Him.  If it is His will that I am to be a parent, it will happen.  If not, I accept that.  And perhaps we’ll be a parent by different means . . . and I’ll gladly accept that.  And after that heartfelt prayer, I was at peace with everything.  Then, about four months later, I was pregnant.  And four months after I delivered my daughter, I was pregnant again.  When my son turn 14 months, we discovered we’re pregnant again.  I recently found out we’re expecting #3 at the end of October.  Sometimes we should be careful what we wish for! ;)

    It has been an amazing, but not easy, experience!  But being a mom is one of the most wonderful things you can experience on this earth.  Children ARE a blessing.

  • Momof7boys2011

    How truly exciting and blessed. My husband and I have 7 children all boys and they are all such wonderful blessings and gifts. Pregnancy is an amazing journey with ups and downs but God truly is amazing. Congratulations momma and daddy :)

  • Devan Rosenthal

    Congratulations to you both. I understand the desire that God places in your hearts and I will be praying for health for everyone. 

  • Charlottegardner80

    Dear God, Thank You for the wonderful gift of this new life. Please protect this new growing baby and help Mum to enjoy every experience of this wonderful pregnancy. Father open the eyes of the parents-to-be so that they may follow your guidance about the way in which you want them to parent this beautiful baby on his/her journey into adulthood. And finally Father please encourage and protect Mum as she embarks on this beautiful and challenging journey of motherhood. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

  • Linda Kay

    By far my favorite post! Congratulations!! We are praying for your family. We love you. Curt & Linda Kay

  • Showard625

    Congratulations Smiths!! Jen- being able to experience carrying and growing a child inside you is the most beautiful and amazing gift ever!! It’s such a blessing from God! This journey you two are about to experience is truly a gift! Enjoy every moment! :)

  • KristinRader

    What a sweet Joy! I am a mom of 3 and step mom to 2, the only advise i have is “dont blink” video everything, Love them, snuggle them, giggle them, and teach them to praise and thank our lord and savior, and most of all, just listen. Pregnancy Massage is a must, find a MT that specializes in Prenatal, so she can teach your husband how to help you durring labor, its a must have for pain relief!. Blessings for a healthy, normal, uneventful pregnancy in Jesus name! Congratulations Dear ones!

  • Ssmcalister

    ..ahhhhhh!! Congrats to both of you!!!! I could write a whole book of advice for y’all….as I am a proud mom of #1 Brandon, age 18…#2 Brittany, age 13, #3 Nathaniel, age 9, #4 Nicholas, age 5…….AND #5 Baby Christian…age 20 months!!!! T wilhe journey ahead will be amazing, at times scary………and lots of frustration, too! This is by far the most rewarding “job” I have ever had…tho those little buggers aren’t good at tipping their waitress/maid/nurse/personal secretary/chef/chauffeur…..but, it’s ok!!

    God’s continued Blessings to you both & Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy…..9 months seems like FOREVER at times…..but then, suddenly…it’s TIME!!

    :0)steph

  • Elizabeth Howard

    We just had our first baby! It is hard but wonderful all at the same time. Enjoy the first few days after he/she is born because they change so fast! It is fun watching my baby girl learn new things. Congrats!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rita-Emerson/100001353227119 Rita Emerson

    Congratulations on being pregnant and becoming mom and dad!  Babies do not come with instruction manuals-so don’t be too hard on yourselves if the baby cries and you have tried everything and nothing seems to work. Other than that, just enjoy every stage of  his/her development as it goes by quickly. Listen to what God says about raising kids. The love you are about to experience is incredible! Again, so happy for the both of you!

  • ArnitaLFields

    Praise the Lord! Bless you both as you begin your new journey together. 

  • EliseA462

    Children are indeed a blessing and a reward. You have started down a road that will finally complete you as a human being and change you forever. Good for you!!! Well done!

  • http://www.mercyfoundme.com/ Jacque Watkins

    Yay!!! I’m so thrilled for you! You are going to love the journey you are beginning as parents. Words can’t describe the love that is in store, being parents is amazing. Hoping to connect with you sometime in person :) Congratulations!

  • Phoenixfrost13

    Sooooo exciting! How far along are you? What symptoms have you had so far, if any? I am 17 weeks, due Sept. 1st, when is y’alls due date?????

  • Michelle

    congratulations, you are embarking on one of the most wonderful experiences you could possibly have, enjoy every moment. My prayers are with you. Michelle (a training midwife, wife, mother of 5 and grandmother of 6)

  • Tom1953cars

    Congrats and God Bless…..

  • Amy Townsell

    WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU GUYS!! ♥

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