We cant keep it in any longer!! So #ThoseGilligans have been bubbling with Great news!!📰 They say such news is the size of a #Blueberry 😍🙈😍
👑❤ Expected Feb 2018 ❤ 👑
That’s how we announced the news of our newest addition around this time last year. There was so much more to that announcement though.
I was told in my heart that I was going to be expecting a baby and that baby was going to be a boy. I pondered all that I heard in my heart, especially because I already had my period! After three beautiful girls, was God telling us we were going to get our boy? I made a mention to my husband who chuckled, maybe thought for a minute, and went on with life. As he usually does. Fast forward the day I pee’d on a pregnancy test while having my mom on the phone. I stared in wonder at the faint positive line.
“Here. We. Go” I mentally prepared myself. This would be our fourth child and its not like shepherding children’s a walk in the park. The next four months was filled with mocking, doubtful looks, and behind the back laughter. Nobody wanted to believe that God had told me that we were having a baby boy, imagine the questions I received when I started crocheting a blue blanket at 9wks. There was a mini uproar when I bought two ‘boy’ coming home outfits at 13wks. I even lost a friend or two. As we progressed further in our pregnancy, every question of, “but are you sure?” invoked a mental battled back and forth with whether or not I heard from God. Like, maybe this was something I wanted, that I told myself. But how could I know whats growing inside me?
Well for anyone who knows our family personally knows; it’s not like I’ve been guessing accurately with the three before lol and frankly it seemed like Scott WAS only producing girl genes. The odds were NOT in my favor. My shoulders would feel heavier as nurses would remind me “Well it’s up to the hubby to give that chromosome.” Ahh science, but my God is bigger.
It was slightly comical though, when the ultrasound nurse asked if we had went to see a fortune teller. (due to us holding onto the belief that we already knew the gender and name) I told her "no I heard it from my Heavenly Father!" Can you believe she gave me a funny look; As if hearing from God was stranger than going to a fortune teller.
Welp, at 6 weeks we found out that we were pregnant with number four
“I am the Lord, I have spoken and I will do” EZEKIEL 17:24
(Shilohs name means "Gift from God" or "From Him")
Shiloh will forever be a walking testimony “From Him” of how God speaks and His enduring faithfulness. Even when I struggled with doubt God kept the words He spoke to my heart.
So that was just a Gilligan update, We'd love to hear from you, have you ever experienced something like we did?
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A LITTLE about the Author, Kristina
Thankful for who I AM. I am a woman after God's heart. A wife. A mother of 4 beautiful children. and a lover of all things good and true.. In that order. How do you do?