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Maddox News and a Prayer Request

Well, here we are, two months since my last post. I wish I could say time flies when you’re pregnant, but that would be a complete fabrication. The truth is that time slows down to a painful crawl. At least for me it does. Birthing babies is a difficult thing for me. Don’t get me wrong – I’m so thankful and grateful for the ability to conceive and carry a child to term. I know that a lot of women struggle with that. But the fact is that I don’t have easy pregnancies. Maybe it’s my age (I’ll be 37 when this one is born) or my lack of athleticism (I’m a couch potato at heart, although I tried really hard to get stronger and healthier before getting pregnant this time around). Or maybe it’s just the way God made me. For whatever reason, I find pregnancy to be a really difficult thing.

But it’s totally worth the outcome.

Here’s my firstborn this past Mother’s Day:

Mothers day 2011

May I pause for a minute and just tell you how crazy I am about this child? He is the absolute light of our lives. In my eyes, he is the most darling child to walk the face of this earth. Michael is energetic, funny, silly, affectionate, smart, creative, and extremely independent. He tries so hard to be helpful and loves being around people. And although he’s not quite two years old, he’s already become quite the flirt. So yes, my pregnancy with him was difficult and stressful, and sometimes I think that the toddler years will get the best of me, but I would do it all over again to have him in our lives.

As a matter of fact, he’s the reason that I was willing to go through the pregnancy thing again. After all, if all that toil and travail produced a kid this awesome, what’s a few months of pain and discomfort? So here we are, almost six months pregnant with baby #2.

Baby 2 at 20 weeks

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand….it’s a BOY! The Maddox household will officially be overrun by testosterone, noise, and toy cars. We can hardly wait for the day that we get to watch our two boys playing together. I pray so much that they’ll be good friends and have similar interests. And Michael is such a people person that I’m sure that he’ll be a great big brother.

Would you mind if I made a couple of prayer requests? If you think of me, I would appreciate prayers for energy, focus, and good moods. I normally take medication to help balance my moods, but I can’t do that while I’m pregnant or nursing. I also tend to have a lack of focus when I’m not taking medication. Consequently, life can be pretty difficult sometimes. I’ve hesitated to mention this before since this kind of thing carries such a stigma in the church, but since I still have a few months to go in this pregnancy and hope to nurse for at least six months, I’m totally depending on God to help me in this area. I know that everyone has their own issues, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask for a little help with this.

If you do think to bless me with a prayer, thank you so much! I pray that you’ll also have someone to pray for you when you’re in need.

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