Protagonist of one of the most emotional videos I have ever seen about the revelation of pregnancy to Dad, Marcella Brandão is now the mother of little Daniel. A YouTube blogger, she won the hearts of many women as well as mine. I love watching her videos in which she speaks of God with such love and devotion that it is exciting! Meet a little more of this woman of faith and warrior! Welcome Marcella Brandão!
Changing Diapers: Marcella, talk a little more about yourself.
Marcella: My name is Marcella Brandão, I’m 25 years old, I’m married to Fabiano Neto, the most beautiful and passionate man in the world. We live in Fortaleza and Trairi, in the interior of Ceará. I am a journalist, but currently I have only been the mother of the little prophet Daniel. Through my YouTube channel, I was able to report all my desire to be a mother. I reported the news of the positive to my husband, the weeks of pregnancy, and some maternity tips as well. But the best result of my channel is when I take the word of God to thousands of women who, just as I expected, expect the positive, the yes of God in their life!
Changing Diapers: When did you realize you wanted to experience motherhood? How was the decision to get pregnant?
Marcella: Before I got married, when I was just dating my husband, I always thought I would postpone being a mother. I am in love with cats (whoever accompanies me knows!) And I thought that for a long time I would only be a mother of felines … (laughs) But I was wrong. I confess that on my honeymoon, (no joke) I already wanted to get pregnant. The desire to be a mother took over me. Whoever has felt this, knows what I’m talking about, is very strong. But, as I had been taking contraceptives for a few months and still needed to adjust our housing both in Fortaleza and in Trairi, we postponed the dream. Until it finally arrived, on November 13, 2012, it was on that day that I became one of many tempters.
Changing Diapers: Did you have a problem getting pregnant? How long did it take until the positive?
Marcella: After the first month, when I saw the first negative, I was disappointed. I thought it would come so fast… but it’s not quite like that. We need to pass the test of time, where the teacher is God, the time is His. Anxiety starts to hit, but it doesn’t change anything that He has already determined for us.
I bought some ovulation and pregnancy tests to follow the entire cycle. I slept and woke up dreaming of the positive. She looked at me several times in the mirror, stretching her belly, to imagine how I would become pregnant, tempting things, if you are or have been, you must be identifying yourself. I asked God every day, prayed with my husband, that if it was His will, he would bless us with a son (a).
When the second negative came, I asked Fabiano to do the spermogram to find out how the animals were doing (laughs). He had operated on a varicocele in 2009 and had not yet repeated this test. The result was not the best, in some groups, this is how they are classified; it had improved, in others it had worsened. Then, our prayer also changed. We started asking God to change the picture of this story and give us victory, just as he had already healed the fibroid that I had in my womb, months ago … because He is God yesterday, today and it will be forever.
At the time, Mom’s tentative chat group on FaceBook helped me a lot. It was there that I reported my anxieties and cleared up my doubts. We prayed for each other, and God began to work in our lives. On February 21st, my husband and I traveled to Angra dos Reis-RJ to celebrate 2 years of marriage. I took in my luggage, faith, joy, hope and the Pre-Seed (gel that promises to help with fertilization). Days later, on March 13, 2013, Wednesday, my positive came. I did not believe that that list so weak on the pregnancy test, was saying that there was my inheritance within me. It was the girls in the group who helped me to believe. I was amazed! Only on Friday did I tell my husband.
Changing Diapers: How did it feel to get your positive? The emotion in the video where you gave the news to your husband was beautiful! How was it after that moment? the plug took a long time to fall?
Marcella: When I turned off the camera, I confess it was more crying. He and I didn’t believe it. I called my mother then, to open a little box that I had also hidden in her house, where inside was a letter giving the news to her grandparents. Then we went personally to my mother-in-law’s house to also announce the arrival of the first grandson. It was so much crying that I don’t even like to remember. (laughs)
Changing Diapers: How did the YouTube Channel come about?
Marcella: When I started trying to get pregnant, my hobby was YouTube. I watched several videos of tempting women and I started wanting to record too. It is a contagious business. One day I waited for her husband to leave for work, I turned on the camera and that’s it, I never stopped! There are more than 100 videos published in a channel year.
Changing Diapers: How was your pregnancy?
Marcella: My pregnancy was very blessed. I almost didn’t feel sick, just a lot of heartburn and hair loss, but after a few weeks, it got better. Each ultrasound was just joy. We discovered sex early, with only 9 weeks we already knew he was a boy. I gained a lot, every month I got scared when I climbed on the scale, in all it was 17 kilos. (already lost, thank God) and at the very end, my legs were very swollen, but a massage at night by her husband was very relieving and I always slept very well. The belly didn’t bother at all. I was also accompanied by a cardiologist, because my heart was racing. But I’ve always only had good results. God is always faithful in everything He promised!
Changing Diapers: How did you choose Daniel’s name?
Marcella: It was my dream. Daniel is one of the biblical characters that always caught my attention because he was so young and had a lot of wisdom and revelation from God. My husband wanted another name (Fabrício), but I didn’t accept that either. Until everything is resolved by praying. And that’s how Daniel became, which means, God is my judge.
Changing Diapers: How was the experience of changing the first diaper, and giving the first bath at home? Do you have a funny story to tell?
Marcella: As my birth was in Fortaleza, my mother came from the countryside to help me, but I took the lead in everything. Only at the time of the bath I was afraid, but a week later I was already cracking and bathing him until today. The coolest person who is a mother of a boy knows that when we change the diaper, the tap eventually opens (laughs). Then you’ve seen it! Several times in the morning, I got all wet and had to change clothes to go back to sleep.
Changing Diapers: How did motherhood change your life?
Marcella: It hasn’t changed. It keeps changing. Every day I learn more from Daniel. It’s amazing how love transforms. After all, God is love and everything comes from Him. How not to change? We learned to respect more, to be patient, to draw strength from where we didn’t have or thought we didn’t. We learn to give without receiving anything in return…. although a smile at two-thirty in the morning makes up for all the tired of the day and the sleepless nights that are to come. I LOVE BEING A MOTHER!
Changing Diapers: A message for the tempting and training.
Marcella: “Because with God nothing is impossible… Luke 1; 37
You do not have to give up because of time, age, health problems…. There is nothing impossible for Him, so we have nothing to fear. Anxiety will always come, fear will always appear, the whys will always arise, but the owner of time is preparing the best for you. Just rest in the presence of God and he will grant your heart’s wishes. (Psalms 37.4) God bless you, Marcella Brandão.
Visit Marcella’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNmJxqb_7Ya1dO28324VXA
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.