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Monday, April 6, 2015

Our Rainbow

     Josh and I are extremely excited to share some big news with everyone! Our sweet Caroline is going to be a big sister!!! We are expecting our second child, our rainbow baby. It is with very cautious hearts that we share this news with all of you, as we know the very real reality of what can and does happen. Yet we have entrusted the life of our little baby into the powerful hands of our God right from the very beginning. We know that He is holding our baby each moment, and that even now, our baby is being fearfully and wonderfully made!
     The anticipated arrival date of our baby is September 30, 2015. We have anxiously, yet excitedly, had three ultrasounds already, to get a glimpse into our baby's cozy world. We are so excited to say that as of right now, everything is looking very good! Our baby is growing healthy and strong!
     It has been really tough keeping this news a secret. But we truly feel like now is the right time to share our joyful news with everyone. We would like to ask for many prayers as we walk this new journey. We feel so incredibly blessed that God has given us another opportunity to be parents. Please pray that God fills our hearts with peace as we anxiously await the arrival of our rainbow baby. We also ask for special prayers on behalf of our precious baby, that he or she is growing healthy and strong each and every day. In addition, we have doctor appointments and ultrasounds scheduled for every two weeks. It has been a huge blessing, and it has given me so much peace of mind each time that we go for our visits. Yet it is also an anxious and scary time as well. Anytime you await test results it can be so scary, so we would like to ask for special prayers for peace and a calm heart during each of our appointments. 
     Thank you to each and every one of you who has loved us, supported us, encouraged us, and prayed for us throughout the past year. We are so incredibly thankful! It is with great excitement that we hope to continue updating you on the growth and development of our precious rainbow baby in the months to come!
     In order to more clearly describe the term "rainbow baby" I have included the picture below. I think that it does an excellent job of describing exactly what we are thinking and feeling in regards to this new, scary, and yet beyond exciting pregnancy.

12 Weeks
Second Trimester here we come!
We are so excited!
Exploring Florida with our baby!

6 Weeks
7 Weeks
9 Weeks
10 Weeks

Our first glimpse at our darling little baby!
It is so amazing at how God has perfectly formed
this tiny baby already! Just look at those tiny little arms!
9 weeks 6 days
Look at how much I have grown in just one week!
11 weeks 1 day

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!
11 weeks 1 day

Little Arm
Baby was kicking and moving so much
during this ultrasound! It was incredible!
We were able to capture one photo of
a very busy leg/foot.

Two perfect little legs at our 14 week ultrasound!

12 weeks

14 weeks
We are so humbled and grateful that God has given us this precious gift! Our hope for the future is completely in God's hands. We are clinging to the promise from Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. " Thank you Lord for your great and precious promises!


  1. This is such exciting news, Amalia and Josh! I am thrilled for you both! I will be praying for you both through this journey. Kim

  2. So excited and blessed by your wonderful news!
    Rainbow baby is so perfect and photogenic already!
    Many prayers and blessings for your sweet journey;)