Saturday, February 19, 2011
At half-time, a short devotional from the weekly verse is preached. I have really enjoyed the devotionals- the leaders have made them interesting and relatable.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I mentioned in my last post that this pregnancy has been an uphill journey for me. The support of my friends helped me tremendously.
I wanted to devote an entire post to these people, though. My parents.
Going in to egg retrieval, the doctor's knew there was a pretty good chance I would get really sick with OHSS. And oh, did I get sick. A good, solid 5-6 days of being sick. About three days into it, I could not keep any food down, so they wanted me to come in for an ultrasound and IV fluids.
I will never forget the love and support I felt as I was sobbing on my bed, and my parents loving embrace as they tried to comfort me. I was beside myself that, on top of all the money we had to pay, I might have to pay $1500 more to have fluid drained from my abdomen.
Time and again, they have stepped up to the plate to help me out. Only in my adult years have I learned that not all parents are like this. Not all parents will drop everything in their own life to support their kids.
Throughout these last few emotional weeks, my mom has been by my side every day to keep my mind off things.
Blessed beyond measure, I am.
Christmas was weeks and weeks ago, and I just recently dusted off the old camera to take a peek at the pictures.
Unfortunately, this one represents Christmas all too well. Kayden playing keep a way with Bryce's pipe.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I was thrilled.
Unfortunately, the day after we got home, it was confirmed that I lost that pregnancy.
I was crushed.
We decided to take six months off, and save some money for the IVF process. It has been a difficult road, to say the least. Day after day, I poured my heart out through a private blog, recording my feelings (and thankful for an outlet to vent about the process). As time went on, Michelle, Natalie, and Cara were so involved with cheering me on, crying with me, and uplifting me that it become my way of communicating with the three of them.
In the past few days, I have shared the link with more and more friends going through the process. It can be really helpful to know you are not alone, what to expect, etc. You are welcome to check it out here:
I am breaking precedence and outing myself early (I am 6 weeks, 4 days pregnant). I know all of you old school moms are cringing:-) But, I really feel like I need the prayers. Please pray for my acceptance of God's will for this baby, no matter what. 33 more weeks feels like a LOOONNGG time.
Our precious bean, Baby Birdie Number Three. Due October 1, 2011.