We found out some pretty exciting news at the end of October...
...Baby Mackey #2 is on the way!! Emory is going to be a big sister!!
We started talking about baby #2 this summer and knew that we were getting pretty close to being ready to expand our family. In September we decided we were officially "ready" and put it into God's hands. We found out October 25, 2014 that baby #2 was on the way and would tentatively arrive in July 2015!
I drew Justin a picture and told him that Emory had colored something for him. It was us as a family (me pregnant) in front of a firetruck and said "new rookie candidate coming July 2015." It took Justin a few seconds to get it...haha! The first thing he said when he looked at it was, "Good job, Emory. This is pretty." Men! But he finally got it! ; )
We told our parents by making them cards "from Emory" that invited them to the birth of their second grandchild/Emory's brother or sister. They were so excited!
I snapped this cute picture to send to our friends! I can't believe that Emory is going to be a big sister! And how cute is her sweet little belly?! I love it!
We had our first appointment on November 18 and everything looked perfect. I always have a little bit of fear and anxiety before an ultrasound after our miscarriage history, but this time around I feel like I have a lot more peace. I trust God's plan for our lives and for this baby's life and know that there are no better hands that this baby could be in.
When we went in for the first appointment, I walked into the exam room and saw this...
It's a birth announcement board and Emory's announcement is on it! I've been in their office multiple times since having Emory and I've never seen it, so it was really amazing for me to see it as soon as I walked in. I really did feel God's presence in that moment and couldn't help but tear up and worship our Lord. He is so faithful and loving. I knew that He was telling me to let go of all of my fear and lean on Him; that He was in control and has a plan for this baby, no matter what. Thank you, Jesus, for providing peace and comfort to a mother's scared heart.
We are so excited about our second baby and can't wait to see how crazy life gets with two!!