a blessing, Period.

Somehow it has been weeks since I've written a new blog. Why? Two real reasons, (1) I've been busy with my Etsy shop and orders (yay!) and (2) I'm pregnant! By some crazy reality, I'm already nearly 15 weeks along with baby number 3, who, we found out, is a GIRL! Which brings me to this point that I just can't seem to get past, so here goes: A baby is a blessing, no matter the gender. Period. End of discussion. End of comments. End of opinions. Just because we are having girl #3 does NOT mean that any of the following are true: -We are screwed when it comes to high school -We better start saving for million dollar weddings now -We just need to keep trying for a boy -My poor husband and his poor, miserable, outnumbered life are just so sad Because seriously, as the title suggests, a baby is a blessing, PERIOD. Girl number three isn't any less loved, less desired, or less perfect because we happen to already have two other girls. Girl number three isn't somehow 'less than' because we didn't 'get' a boy. This isn't olden times, I'm not considered barren simply because *I* have somehow failed to produce a male heir (THE HORROR). My husband isn't crying in the corner just because he's outnumbered, because **newsflash** he was outnumbered when our FIRST daughter was born. He's just more outnumbered now, so what? Can we all just agree to be happy for new babies, boy OR girl, please? Can we please just leave our unnecessary, adds nothing to the world, comments about any and everything else related to babies and gender behind? If we are going to call ourselves pro-life, let's be just that, eh? Pro-LIFE. This baby growing in me is a LIFE, just as loving and deserving of respect and dignity as each of her siblings before her. God - I'll repeat that - GOD chose to gift us with another little girl and we couldn't be more excited. Not gonna lie, the snide comments chip away at the excitement, but they don't steal the joy of feeling her tiny kicks and dreaming about holding her for the first time. Pregnancy and babies are such a sensitive topic for so many reasons, so can we all, please, please, just agree to be positive about it all? Because as the old saying goes, if you don't have anything nice to say, it is better to say NOTHING AT ALL. Thanks, and signed with love, Amanda // Mama to three girls I'm hoping to get back to more regular blogging soon, but until then, hop on over and check out all the saints, churches, and nesting saints in my shop! And don't forget to follow me on Insta @worthyofagapeshop for even more fun, and giveaways!
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