Friday, February 8, 2008

News

Some of you know and most of you don't, and I apologize in advance for not personally notifying good friends, but I have 2 reasons why: first, I have been busy during the day and feeling sick at night. The reason behind my queasiness is because. . . TJ and I are expecting another little miracle in late September/early October.

However, before you get too excited, the second reason I was trying to hold off on announcing this is because other than feeling sick, I don't really feel pregnant. I took a test simply to rule out the possibility and was utterly shocked when it came back positive. In fact, I took 3 tests before going to the doctor because I could not believe the news. I attributed my late cycle to stress. My doctor appointment was yesterday morning, and there I received confirmation that I am 5 weeks along. Robin, who you remember from this post, sent me to the hospital to have blood work done. I have to repeat the lab tomorrow and will get the results on Monday. She is looking to make sure my hormone levels are doubling (that is a sign of a healthy pregnancy). I have an ultrasound scheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 14 in the morning. If all is well, the baby should have a detectable heartbeat.

This is all happening in the midst of T.G.'s surgery and Ta's hearing issues, so needless to say, I feel extremely overwhelmed. I covet your prayers during this time in my family's life. I have claimed Ephesians 3:20 ("Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us;") as my source of strength and have been meditating and repeating it to myself for the past couple of days. I know it and believe it, but nonetheless, it is still difficult not to worry because so much of this experience reminds me of my miscarried pregnancy.

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Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS...and prayers that everyone feels better soon!