Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thompson 4!!!

We are overwhelmed and excited that we're expecting another baby!!!  
Who we've dubbed our little peanut ;P  

Baby #2 is expected to arrive August 28th -- which just happens to be the day after my 30th birthday....that's some awesome birthday present if you ask me!!

13 week
So far this pregnancy has been a bit different that when I was pregnant with Kinley.  My symptoms have been different (maybe a boy??!) but I've also been a ton more fearful of loosing this precious life inside of me.  I think this is partly due to the fact that the second Kinley was born a whole new sin struggle came crashing into my world -- I like to call it Mommy Fear... 
I've had to cling to scripture like crazy, take my thoughts captive and seek that prayer and support of friends that the Lord would give me freedom from worrying about my precious Kinley and my sweet husband.  Sometimes it's terrible and I can't get through the day without imagining some of the most awful scenarios and other days it's not an issue at all.  I can definitely feel my weakness with this struggle and pray for freedom from it!

"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:5

14 week
Also, I think after having Kinley I've read too many blogs and heard too many sweet friends' stories of tragic loss.  I fell into the trap too many times of reading of a mommy's terrible loss of a child and would end up in tears, pulling Kinley from her nap to just hold onto her as tightly as I possibly could.

Let's face it, we're not promised a rosy easy life hear on Earth, and I feel like I've seen the reality of that fact in all new ways over the past 15 months.

BUT...we are promised the Creator and Father who knows how best to carry us through every circumstance He allows in this life.  So I fully recognize I'm not promised anything as it comes to Kinley, Trent or this new life inside of me.  I have to continually trust Jesus with every single step in this process.

I'm grateful that this pregnancy is forcing me to be before the Lord in seeking His comfort and His peace.
15 weeks....yes I'm wearing the same shirt as last week =) Crazy how the bump appears so much earlier the second time around!


  1. CONGGRATS!!!!! the peanut idea is also so precious!!

  2. Yay!! So excited it is finally public.

    And let me tell you, the second child brought on all new fears for me too. Maybe because I was naive the first time. Or maybe Satan finally saw my weakness. But, Our God is bigger than any of Satan's manipulations. Praying for peace for you. Love you!

  3. Amanda- I totally understand what you are talking about regarding having fears after your first child is born. I have had those same feelings as well and we aren't pregnant with our second one yet! You are right to turn those thoughts over to God, because Satan wants fear to hold us captive. I just wanted you to know it is something that has been a struggle for me too. Congrats to you guys on your second pregnancy! We are excited for you! I had Brody August 26, August is a great time to have a baby!