New Year, New Journey (of parenting)

I still haven’t shared the full story of the beginning of our journey with our little guy. I’m still waiting for the right words to put together to explain the whole thing, with every detail and emotion that we have felt throughout the last 7 months. But I can tell you that God is amazing (as always), but He sure did take us on a wild ride with this baby boy.

And the crazy ride continues.. because our little guy (& God) decided that New Years Eve was the day he was gonna come out fighting!!

Our sweet little boy, Ezekiel Ray Ballard was born premature right as New Years Eve hit!! Obviously, someone really didn’t want to be a 2020 baby lol.

He came 2.5 months earlier than expected, but our hearts are so grateful because we wanted to meet him so bad anyway!! I do wish that he had a little more time to grow and develop in my belly, but God’s plan and timing is above our own and we trust Him to carry our little family through this long journey that’s ahead.

Baby Ziek is doing great, and will be requiring some surgical interventions to make sure he is thriving at his best. I have faith that God will place the perfect people in front of us throughout this time, and I pray every second that the Holy Spirit will guide the hands, brains, interventions, wisdom, etc of each of these individuals that will be in and out of Ziek’s life these next few months.

We Ballards are so thankful for all of the support and prayers throughout the last year and a half… from our journey with Noah, to our second angel baby, and now Ezekiel!

Our birth story with Ziek was super crazy (like the stuff you see on drama tv), but I’ll get into that at a later date. But for now, I hope everyone is ringing in the new 2020 year with as much love, hope, peace, and clarity as we are filled with!!

God bless you all, and thank you for always supporting us and continuing to follow along on our wild journey called life (& now parenthood)!!

Ezekiel’s mama

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

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