We Have Some News!
First, I would like to say that I am so sorry I have not posted anything lately. Life has been going non-stop since the holidays.
That being said……I have some news I would like to share with all of you!
We are expecting a little bundle of joy due to arrive around September 1st.
Our kiddos are so excited! The girls are hoping for a girl, and our youngest is hoping for a boy. He says he has enough sisters. I know we still have a little while before we find out. I am just wanting a healthy baby!
Our youngest has begged and prayed for years to have a younger sibling. I am so excited he is finally getting that opportunity! Of course, I think he may be imagining a 6-year-old in his mind, but I know he is going to be the best big brother.
I found out Christmas Eve we were expecting. It was the best Christmas present ever. Miscarrying back in July was definitely hard. This baby will not replace the one that I should have been preparing to give birth to next month, but I am so thankful for this tiny miracle.
After years of unexplained infertility, seeing the fertility doctors, and more, I started using Rowe Casa Hormone Balancing Drops about 3 months before I found out we were pregnant. I had seen countless testimonies of women getting pregnant after years of trying and thought “why not?”
Of course, I was still praying for the Lord to bless us. And He did.
I remember standing in church during worship and hearing Him whisper that I would know by Christmas, and I did. I just had this feeling. I knew before I ever even took the test.
Even at that, I was in shock when 2 lines popped up on the test. I came out of the bathroom just cheesing. My husband had just fixed us a second bowl of ice cream because we had no kids at home that evening. I didn’t even eat it. He asked what was wrong with me, so I disappeared to the bathroom, grabbed the test, walked out and said, “I think we are pregnant. Are there two lines on this?” He looked at it and said, “yes, there are two lines.” I retested the next morning just to make sure.
Because of our previous miscarriage, I went to my first appointment when I was 7 weeks. The baby measured exactly 7 weeks that day and had a heart rate of 133 bpm.
Being pregnant after miscarrying can be hard. It isn’t that you aren’t excited. It’s just that every little thing that feels just a bit off can send your brain into overdrive thinking about things. I just kept repeating over and over that this child was promised.
Yesterday, we went to the doctor for our 2nd appointment.
The baby was very active. Our sonographer had a hard time playing the heartbeat for us because every time she would get locked in on it, the baby would move. We finally got to hear it and it is strong at 171 bpm. We were 11 weeks yesterday, but the baby is measuring 11 weeks and 2 days. It is the size of a fig.
This baby is a miracle.
All babies are miracles.
Life is a miracle.
Each day we are given is a miracle.
Pain and grief and heartache are very real, but God promises us a rainbow after the storm.
Better days are ahead for all of us.
I am so thankful for you, dear friend, and all of your prayers.
And I will keep you in mine.