“Outnumbered” co-host and frequent Fox guest Kayleigh McEnany revealed that her second pregnancy did not come about as easily as her first.
The former White House press secretary’s struggles were revealed by the early release of an excerpt of her upcoming book, “Serenity in the Storm: Living Through Chaos by Leaning on Christ.”
Her first pregnancy, with now-three-year-old daughter Blake, had come very quickly. This effort, however, was not going the same way. “Several months passed, and negative pregnancy tests were ample. As spring of 2022 approached, part of me began to worry. Why wasn’t I getting pregnant? I attempted to overcome worry by leaning on faith,” McEnany wrote.
McEnany focused on her trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in March 2022 to speak at the Extraordinary Women Conference. By this time the 35-year-old mother was “overcome with worry” about not being able to get pregnant. Compounding her anguish, it seemed as if all of her friends were announcing their own pregnancies.
The Tulsa conference, as The Western Journal reported, “eased some of her grief, as the music and other parts of the program helped her get her focus back on God.”
Soon after, she shared her struggle with Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, CEO of pro-life Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers. “[W]ithout hesitation, Kathy asked if she could pray over me. I agreed, and right there at our dinner table, Kathy and I bowed our heads while she said a heartfelt prayer for God to bless me with a child,” McEnany wrote.
“The last time I said a prayer like this, God blessed the young woman with twins!” Lesnoff warned her after they prayed.
McEnany was unfazed. “I smiled from ear to ear at the thought!” she recalled.
They weren’t the only ones praying that prayer; she later learned that her father’s Bible study was doing the same. “And just three days later, she took a home pregnancy test — and then another, just to be sure. Both were positive.”
McEnany then joyfully shared her memory of how she revealed the richly welcome news to her husband, former New York Mets pitcher Sean Gilmartin.
In sharing the deeply personal account, McEnany expressed awareness of the difficulty experienced by others and of her own impatience as she hoped and prayed for pregnancy.
“We have a tendency to expect immediate results. That is a natural human inclination, one that I certainly fall into myself,” she wrote. “For millions of women, struggles with pregnancy occur for far longer than a few months, and for some, pregnancy is simply not possible, even though they pray with hopeful expectation and faith, as Sean and I did.”
“My heart breaks for these women, and I imagine the struggle can be incomprehensible.”
McEnany gratefully broke happy news last December on Twitter: “Sean & I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Nash! What a truly joyful time. God has blessed us immensely.”
“Serenity in the Storm: Living Through Chaos by Leaning on Christ” will be available May 2.
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