Wow. The last 5 months have been a roller coaster of emotions.
We have to back up a little. Isabel went to heaven in mid-April and then, April 29th I had a follow up appointment with my O.B. Coincidentally, that is our anniversary. She said that everything looked really good, but wanted us to abstain from "trying" for the next 2-3 months. In our conversation it came up that it was our anniversary and she said that it shouldn't be an issue to "have fun" for that night and then back to strict orders. We had a refreshing night at The Woodlands Resort and "fun" was had.
The doctor scheduled me for a follow up sonogram a few weeks later to double check that everything was looking okay on the inside since I didn't have a D & C. I had been feeling sick before I had gone in, but I had read online that some women have pregnancy symptoms even 6-8 weeks after losing their baby. I just figured that everything with my hormones was out of wack and I was interested in meeting with the doctor. For precautionary sake, Joe (and Isaac)came along to the appointment in case we needed to make any decisions.
As we arrived at the doctor's office, the nurses were acting kind of strange and when the doctor arrived she had a very puzzled look on her face. She said, "Well, we're not here to talk about what we thought we were going to be talking about." In which, I responded apprehensively with , "okay." "Because you're pregnant." I'm PREGNANT! We were in total shock and still have been realing over this miraculous surprise! Apparently, we have an anniversary baby!
The doctor did a full sonogram that day and everything looked pretty good. There was some fluid in my pelvis and due to the circumstances, she wanted me to come back in 2 weeks for another sonogram.
When I came back 2 1/2 weeks later, everything with the baby looked great. She saw something outside of the chorion (outside layer that the baby is in) that was concerning her. After seeing her another couple of times, having blood work, and her reviewing all of my information, my doctor really believes that we had twins (that runs in our family) and one of them didn't make it early-on in the pregnancy. That sack filled with blood is on the side of the chorion (medical terms are a sub-chorionic hemorrhage). We really believe (Lord willing) that everything is going to be fine, but the doctor would like for me to take it easy and continue to monitor it until that blood dissipates.
By God's grace, I am 12 weeks. I saw that sweet baby again yesterday and they even gave me a 3d sonogram. It is so precious and I have felt this entire time that the Lord wants me to know that this little life is a miracle. The conception... a miracle. The fact that I have had periodic bleeding and the baby is doing great... a miracle. I am believing and standing for this little miracle to arrive in our arms healthy, peaceful, and joyful somewhere around January 19th :) Praise God that He still works miracles!
These are the scriptures we feel like we're supposed to pray and would love if you joined with us as we pray for protection over the baby.
Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.
John 20 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.
Nehemiah 9:6You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
Psalm 63:9They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
2 Kings 13:17, 18 Open the east window," he said, and he opened it. "Shoot!" Elisha said, and he shot. "The LORD's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!" Elisha declared. "You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek." Then he said, "Take the arrows," and the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times."
So much more to tell, but I hope to do that in the coming weeks. Thank you for standing with us! Here is a little glimpse of our miracle. We love and miss you all...