Saturday, May 9, 2009

How to Get a Baby Brother

1. Start praying to Heavenly Father to send you one.

2. Be REALLY good and REALLY obedient for your parents.

3. Stay in your own bed all night long

The result if you do this is about 50% of getting you a baby brother. At least, this is what was told to Amelia back in January by her daddy. I'll have you know, that girl immediately got to work on this list. I have never seen someone more diligent in their prayers on faithfully asking for something than I saw this little girl do those few months.

"Please bless us with a baby brother" was included in every prayer, morning and night, and was even inserted into other's prayers when they failed to mention it. I do not think she missed a single prayer for three months that did not have a sincere asking in it, for this. I even asked her at one point what she wanted for Christmas this year. I bet you can guess her response. Yup, it was "I just want a baby brother."

Well, I believe it was two months of listening to her pray for this that I decided to open my heart to the idea of a new baby. You know what that means, I immediately felt like it was time to invite another little spirit into our home. I had to twist Dallan's arm, but he finally agreed to this idea.

Within 2 weeks, I had a funny feeling that I just might be expecting. I thought, it must be all in my head. No one gets pregnant that quickly after coming off the pill. But sure enough, another 2 weeks went by, and all suspicions were confirmed!

Now, I am convinced that Amelia prayed this little spirit here. I have often felt that her faith is stronger than some, possibly a gift to her from our Heavenly Father. And the moment we told her that a baby was in my tummy, her prayers changed to immediate gratitude, thanking God for sending her a baby brother. I guess time will tell if a brother is really what God has in mind for our growing little family. So, boy or girl, Amelia is getting a baby for Christmas (around December 3rd, is what I'm told).


Kerri said...

Steph, how totally sweet. I'm sure that this new little person will change your lives in wonderful (OK, and tricky) ways. I'm thrilled for you and I think Amelia is totally darling.

tonandboys said...

Congratulations! What a sweet little girl! What a miracle and a blessing!

Debbie and Boys said...

This is soooo sweet; and for her sake I hope she has a little brother on her way...What a perfect way show Heavenly Father answers prayers of children.