Saturday, September 4, 2010


By now most of our friends and family know that we are expecting our first baby. Such joy this baby is already bringing to us and our families. God is gracious.

I'm now getting to the end of my 16th week of pregnancy, and baby Evans is due in mid February. It's easy to take for granted the miracle that is transpiring in my womb. Learning about the intricacies of a baby's creation is mind boggling. Around week 7 we thought we were going to loose the baby, so a new gratitude has grown in our hearts; however, we forget, and so we must remember to be grateful each day for this baby. In two weeks I will have my 18th week ultrasound and we will (hopefully) be able to know if baby is a boy or a girl. (We've already got a boy and a girl name picked out).

God calls children a blessing, and we are so thankful for the blessing of baby Evans. As we pray for our child, we desire more than anything that He or She would know Christ and love Him with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength and bring much glory to God with their life. I'm looking forward to retiring from full-time work outside the home to nurture and raise this child (and others should God give them to us) and be a support to Shawn.

I'll leave you with a picture of my growing baby bump.


Jessica B. said...

YAY!!!! So excited to get to see a picture of your bump!! :) Praise GOD for the miracle of children and the blessing they are from His hands. Looking forward to watching the Lord grow and challenge you and Shawn in this new season of your life!

Love you friend and miss you!!!

Tmad, Lmad, and Dmad said...

oh my gosh, tania, i LOVE it!! your tiny little baby bump is amazing. wish we were closer so we could swap baby stories (and maternity clothes--when you get bigger!), but i am glad to see/read glimpses about it online. try to enjoy being pregnant as much as possible and spend lots of one-on-one time with sean. oh and thanks for the gentle reminder that my baby, too, is a growing miracle not to be taken for granted. much love! - Lauren

Keith and Tori Becker said...

Yeah Tania and Shawn, what a blessing.... so cool praise the Lord... Have fun as you start to feel rumbles and tumbles :)