Hey there

Hey all of my mommy friends!
I hope all is well. Im so sorry I've been off of here. Things have been crazy. We moved to the south which is cheaper here in VA.
I'm working evening and weekend shifts at my job and my husband has been trying to find a job but he's struggling since he's on probation.
But anyways, Malachi and elianna are doing well!! Growing great and so healthy. We are blessed.
Last night I found out that we are expecting baby #3. I was so excited. Matthew and I want more babies.
But I'm so afraid of the judgement I'm going to face for having 3 kids under 3. Malachi will be 2 and a half when the baby arrives and Elianna will be 16-17 months. I know my parents are going to flip. They told us they wanted us to wait 10 years to have another one.
Do any other moms have babies that close in age on here? I need some encouragement and support.
I know God has a plan. It still hasn't hit me yet and probably won't until I see our sweet baby on the ultrasound.

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Bethany ReillyBedford, Virginia
    10/28/15
    Hi Bethany:

    God has bless your family with a third baby and that is all that matters. Maybe your family is worried about the financial situation but the Lord always supplies for his children. My sister inlaw has 4 children of the following ages 6,4,3 and 2 it is not easy but with Gods help she has done a great job the same way you will do to.
    God bless and remember God has purpose.
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    10/29/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Thank you Christine. I really appreciate the encouragement. I know God has a plan for us. We are trusting in His will for us and our beautiful babies. We love them and each other and the Lord. We are just praying for some answers.
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    10/29/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Thank you so much Elena. I know God has big plans and we just have to trust Him!!
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      10/30/15
      5Tabitha
      Aw. :) Mine are about 20 months apart. Not quite as close as yours. You'd get words from people even if they weren't so close. Seems like any more than two kids and people feel the need to comment. :(
      Don't worry about your parents, it's what right for you guys! :)
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      11/13/15
      Bethany Reilly
      Thank you tabitha. It's so encouraging to have other moms who can understand how I'm feeling. You're right. Everybody has already asked us if we're "done". Like our reproductive choices are their business.
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      11/13/15
      5Tabitha
      :) I know that feeling. Half of my family understands, the other half thinks we're nuts. :) But they sure do enjoy the babies once they come. lol
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        10/30/15
        Melissa Middleton
        When this one will be born, Jonah will be exactly two years old. God wanted you to have this baby, keep that in mind. We received some ill words from my hubby's side of the family--not all of them but some. My family was excited. As Christine below said, "God always provides." I strongly believe this. We've been blessed with clothes from a friend and finding many things on sale for our next one. Even if you stock up little by little, it does help. Try your best to ignore the negative feedback, although it does sting--I know. I am happy you are having another. God bless and congrats!
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        11/13/15
        Bethany Reilly
        Thank you momma! Wow, what a fun age gap. I love having them close. It's so much fun. ❤️ We haven't told our families. I'm scared to death to tell them. But you're right. God will provide. I've really been praying Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.
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        11/14/15
        Melissa Middleton
        That's one of my favorite verses! :)
        And, remember, it does not matter what they think.. They can get over it. ;) You all are happy, God is smiling down on you all, and that's all that matters.
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        11/13/15
        Bethany Reilly
        Thank you Tracy.
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          11/05/15
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          11/13/15
          Bethany Reilly
          Thank you Laura. It's so encouraging that you have gotten through all of that.
          I love my parents but when Matthew and I got married I no longer belong to them. I belong to God and him. I'm so very excited for another little life. I love babies and I love being a mom. I have always wanted a big family. Thank you for being happy for me.
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          11/14/15
          Melissa Middleton
          I want a big family, too. Children bring an abundance of joy and love into a home.
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          11/14/15
          Bethany Reilly
          Yes! I'm right there with you momma. I'll work 10 jobs if I have to. I love it. And I want more after this baby.
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          About Bethany Reilly
          Current: Bedford, Virginia
          Birth: April 20
          On Moms.com since: May 3, 2014
          I am 23, raising Malachi who's 2&1/2, Elianna who is 1, & our newest addition Isaiah! Born April 15, 2016❤️