About the Giveaway
Hi girls! I decided to give 2 different mamas a painting, one embryo and one ultrasound. To enter, go find me on Instagram if you haven’t already and enter by following the instructions under the same photo as the one you see in this post! My username is @the_classy_artist, I’d love to be friends with you on there if we aren’t already!
You can earn an extra entry by following my blog and commenting below telling me your journey to motherhood so we can get to know each other. Don’t forget to include your Instagram username so I know who to attribute the extra entry to!
Entries will be accepted until August 28th at 5PM
Winners will be contacted on Instagram through direct message the evening of August 28th and must claim the prize by responding to the message before winners are announced on August 31st — so be sure to check your messages or else the prize will go to someone else.
Sharing in the Journey
I’ve been learning so much lately about other women’s journeys to motherhood, but I don’t always share my own because sometimes I feel guilty about my relatively easy road to being called, “Mom-moo.” But I know that each woman’s story is beautiful because it is unique and her own.
For me, becoming a mom began about 3 years ago in the standard way… and for a second I was excited about it, but that excitement was suddenly followed by periods of crying and not feeling ready for the pressures and responsibilities of being a mom. It was very difficult for me, actually, because I knew in my heart that I was excited, but my head went through lists of reasons why I wasn’t ready because I wasn’t perfect and the timing wasn’t perfect either. I had to let all of that go and count my blessings because, let’s be honest, finding that perfect timing is almost as elusive as a unicorn. 😉
I want to be clear though, it wasn’t that I didn’t love my son or that I didn’t want to be a mom, I just didn’t feel ready and honestly it’s ok to not feel ready.
With this current pregnancy we decided to start trying to get pregnant the summer our son turned one because we wanted our kids to be about 2 years apart. Then in December we got pregnant again and were so so excited because we knew the joy of being a parent and we knew how blessed we were to be able to have not just one but two kids.
We’re now nearing the 35 week mark with our second baby and are counting the days until we can meet our sweet baby girl, W.
But now I want to hear from each of you: Are you currently expecting? How many kids do you have? Did you feel like you got pregnant at the perfect time? Were you excited to find out you were pregnant or did you have different emotions at first like I did? Were there complications with your pregnancy (or pregnancies)? Did you adopt? Did you do IVF? Did you experience any loss? Are you a mamma to babies in heaven?
Please let me and others reading this know if you have any prayer requests related to your motherhood journey. I would absolutely love to pray for you and I have the feeling others reading this will feel the same.
P.S. Don’t forget to tell me your Instagram username if you’re doing an extra entry into the giveaway!