The Word is Out! That word is B-A-B-Y.

It's spreading like wildfire all o'er the land (err, um, the Midwest, perhaps). Team Bass is getting a tiny new member around Christmas this year.  There are just so many thoughts and emotions reeling through my mind at any given moment.

Baby Bass - Week 11 Profile

The first is "PHEW!" This was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep.  It's a huge relief and joy to openly talk about our wee little bundle.  We even waited to tell family until I was about 8 weeks along.  That was pretty tough!  

I know there are many questions people will want to ask, so let me just go ahead and address some of them right now.  
  1. No, we do not yet know the gender. Feel free to make a guess!
  2. Our due date was Christmas day, but has been bumped up to Christmas Eve.  We're hoping baby decides to put a little distance between his or her birthday and Christmas, because how fun will that be in a few years? (Hint: Not very.)
  3. Yes, I have been feeling pretty sick. Morning sickness is no fun, but it IS a blessed reminder that baby is healthy and growing.  It gives me peace of mind when I start to worry.
  4. Yes, we have names picked out.  No, we're not sharing.
  5. For those of you who previously knew of our long-term infertility, no, we did not conceive this babe using any medical treatment.  We tried six months of a drug called Clomid, but never conceived.  This was a straight-up shock and miracle from our good, good God.
Does that cover the bases?  I hope so, because I know *I* would want to ask those questions! 

All this happy news was rather a shock.  We just felt hopeless on this front.  We knew it wasn't, but it was pretty bleak from our shadowed eyes.  

After the initial shock, there were even feelings of guilt. Why us? Why not one of our many other friends who are dealing with infertility who seem so much more deserving?  The only answer to that is that, truly, none of us deserve it, but we are openly accepting this precious grace from God, and praying he will pour out this gift to others who are waiting and hurting.

We know there are so many people who have been praying and hoping with and for us.  This is a testimony for all of you.  God does answer our cries.  He is good even in our darkest hour.  

Thank you, Lord, for hearing my pleas and sustaining me through the pain of waiting! Thank you, friends, for all of your love and encouragement.
For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD.”
(1 Samuel 1:27-28 ESV)


Courtney Reissig said...

Oh Chelsea! I am crying tears of joy here! Praise the Lord that he heard your cries and created this precious life in your womb!!! You and baby will continue to be in my prayers, as you have been this entire journey. Praising the Lord with you!!!

sarah said...

love love love love love!!! i have been hoping you'd write a blog today. :)

my morning sickness was the same way - reassuring, though miserable. :)

this little one and our levi will only be 3 months apart!

it's all so very amazing.

Victoria said...

Yay!!! Chelsea this is awesome news. Can't wait to see more of God's boessings in this area of your life!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I am so ridiculously excited for you! Congratulations! God is so very good. :)

Amy M said...

I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to follow your story! You are amazing.