Thursday, September 15, 2011

a year ago...

A year ago on September 21st I went into the doctor for my first prenatal appointment thinking I was about 13 weeks along in my pregnancy. After an exam and an ultrasound we discovered I was pregnant with twins but there were no heartbeats....we were crushed. Two surgeries later we were back to the question of whether we try again...
One week short of a year later I went to my first prenatal visit yesterday and again had an exam and an ultrasound. I was nervous and excited. I had Mark go with me because I wanted him to be there if it was good news or bad.
I thought I was further along but measurements showed me at only 6 weeks. A baby's heart only starts to beat around 6 weeks and at this stage is only about the size of a piece of rice. But when the nurse turned the sound on during the ultrasound we heard a steady heartbeat...there was life! It is crazy to me that we could hear the heartbeat of someone so small.


(there is a tiny arrow pointing to the baby)

We are excited to welcome number five and I feel like this whole journey so far has been about going back to places that have been hard or painful. I would be lying to say that I am not scared. But I know that this is a journey of trust and the Father is not going to leave me alone. The nauseausness and tiredness has also hit hard this week ...again a reminder that I need to lean on Him and let some more things go.

I welcome prayers for the pregnancy as we come to mind. We are praying for life and life to the full! Thanks for being with us on this journey...


8 comments:

Brad, Carla, Addison, Hudson and Mason said...

Congrats!

Kelly said...

congratulations! how wonderful :)

Sabrina said...

So happy for you!
-Jeremy and Sabrina

Missy. said...

let the chaos continue. i think that is my new motto. what do ya think? :) kidding. kidding. we are very happy for you, and pray for a full term pregnancy with a healthy baby...very exciting. now...what are the bets, a boy or a girl? :) mis.

AmyK said...

So glad to hear it! You've been on my mind lately!!

Angie Myer said...

Congratulations!!! Very happy for you guys! :) I'll be praying that things continue to go well & that the nausea lets up soon!
Love,
Angie

laura sue said...

thrilled for you friend!
let's connect soon. :)

Jena said...

oh my goodness! just got caught up... Congratulations you guys!
how very very wonderful, as God brings you to mind, I will pray for that first trimester-