Thursday, July 2, 2009

Van Cleave Baby #2

In December, we will introduce a new baby GIRL into our family. We are super excited that God has blessed us with another child and I think Brenna will love having a sister to play with. Of course Jared would have loved a boy, but he is such a great dad to little girls and Brenna just adores him like I'm sure our new baby girl will as well.

I had my cerclage surgery 2 weeks ago and it went well. I had a little bit more bleeding than they expected after the surgery, so I ended up being on bed rest for a week unexpectantly. Thankfully our parents and friends were able to help out since I couldn't lift Brenna or do basically anything on my feet. This pregnancy has been a little bit more stressful than my last pregnancy because of some bleeding I've experienced five different times...four of those times were unrelated to the surgery. Thankfully, the baby has been fine each time and I haven't had any cramping or contractions along with it. Each time it happened though, I thought it could possibly be the end of the pregnancy. God has been so good to protect the baby through these times and to give me peace to get through the times of uncertainty.

We would appreciate your prayers that the rest of the pregnancy would go smooth and the baby would be healthy and strong when she is born.

8 comments:

Nate and Natalie said...

Congratulations! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and successfully.

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for y'all!

We'll be praying for you and the new baby!

Christy said...

we are so thankful that everything went well with the surgery, and will definitely continue praying for you all throughout the rest of this pregnancy and delivery. (and we think 2 girls is GREAT!!!) :)

Lori said...

I"m so excited! Janel told me you were expecting again. You will all be in my prayers as the weeks unfold.
Lori (Janel's mom).

J and J Masson said...

oh congrats stephanie!!! i didn't know you were pregnant! :) we keep having kids about 2 months apart. :)

The Grout Family said...

Congrats Jared and Stephanie! I'm sure Brenna will be a wonderful big sister! How exciting that God has blessed you again w/a wonderful little girl! :D

lynette said...

Praying for you and little baby girl!
You already know that we have had such fun with our two little girls...it is great fun!

dannyandjessie said...

Congratulations! We'll be praying for protection for the baby and a safe delivery for you!