Saturday, July 4, 2009

There is a reason behind the madness... ehm the silence

I have not been posting a lot. And that while I was pretty determined to get back into the swing of things. The reason for this is that something took me out of the swing of things and into a special zone. The zone that is called: pregnancy!

Yes, I am proud to announce that my husband and I are expecting our second child. Pregnancy was not that easy on my body the first time. And it isn't now. Towards the end of the second month exhaustion is the word of the day, accompagnied by occasional nausea and great big hormonal rushes that make me cry at the drop of a hat.

Besides that, I will admit here I am scared. I know that many people have two childre, that two is probably the most common number of children even and that there is no reason to think I can't handle it. However, I almost could not handle Joseph's first year. Lack of sleep turned me into a shrew. And while I like being a mommy now, Joseph still has ten times more energy than the average todler. For the longest time I hoped that this was just a phase, but I am by now accepting that he just has a high voltage personality. That he will always be an energizer bunny boy. Accepting that is one thing, contemplating how to make that work with a newborn and perhaps again no sleep for seven months is another.

So, I am asking for prayers. That I might be a good mother to my two children, a good wife to my wonderful husband, and a good servant of my God.


~SHANNON~ said...

Sending you prayers and best wishes on an easy pregnancy, and wishes for an easy going second child;)


Emma said...

Congratulations, Eva!

I am so happy for you and will be praying for you!

Matushka Anna said...

Congratulations! I had a lot easier time the second go round (and the third, and fourth...). I hope you will too.

Wendy said...

Eva! How wonderful! Many congratulations, I came to catch up on your posts and what a blessing to hear such joyful news! I hope things will go smoothly for you this time -- just remember, your own confidence that comes from experience does help quite a bit when that new one arrives. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a baby that sleeps well! :)

Julie said...

Just popped in to check on you and I see this. Congratulations. I will be praying for you!

Marie said...

Oh what a nice surprise! We got a nasty computer virus and I haven't been around in a while.

I'm so very happy for you and your family. You will be in my prayers. I was my mother's first and was a terrible sleeper and had energy to spare. Shortly after my brother was born, she took him to the doctor thinking something was wrong, because all he did was eat and sleep!

Wishing you all the best!

Karen said...

Oh how wonderful!! Congratulations to both of you.

I've been away from home and haven't been able to check in. Wht a lovely surprise when I made it back here. I pray that everything will go smoothly for you - I know our Father will give you the grace to accomplish His will.