Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My second miscarriage was July 2007. That Christmas season I searched for another angel ornament. I never could find one that I liked. At the time I was working at Jefferson Baptist Mother's Day Out, and our boss gave us all these ornaments that Christmas. Every year I unwrap these ornaments, and think about all that God has done. I think about the blessings and the hard times. But He has worked all things together for His good....in His time.
When I was pregnant with Wyatt in December 2000, I bought this ornament.
When I was pregnant with Reid in December 2008, I went to the Hallmark store after Christmas hoping to find something similar, and I bought this! Can you see it?
I can't wait to give them to them one day for their own trees. I told Wyatt about them the other day. He was less than impressed. He will be one day! I'm so glad for all of the ornaments and what they represent. I can remember when I got most of them. Many were at Sunday School Christmas parties where we did ornament exchanges! Those are always so much fun. One final ornament makes this entry complete. Last year, I made my annual trip to Hollydays! It was right before I knew whether I was having a boy or a girl. So, I didn't really buy anything. I saw this ornament, and then left without buying it. A friend of mine was working there, so I called her and asked her to go back and get it for me. Here it is. It represents a complete tree! It represents my four babies. Two here on earth with me, and two in Heaven waiting to meet again. I know they are there. I know that are dancing with Jesus! It makes me happy to know that I will meet them one day. But I am so happy on earth today that my tree is complete. This year I have two babies sleeping in their beds at night. This year there will be more laughter and presents on Christmas morning! I can't wait. I can't wait for all of the Christmases to come!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
And now one year later, she has the new baby with a poor prognosis. How is she surviving? There is a song by Natalie Grant called Our Hope Endures. It talks about people that go through what seems to be more than their share of heartache. And of course the question is Why?
When I was going through my 6 LONG years of infertility and the two miscarriages, I wondered how I would survive. But others' grief is so much more than what I have endured. I am eternally grateful for all of the blessings God has given me. None as much as my two sons. I am blessed beyond measure.
I am thinking of those, like my friend's cousin, who seem to have endured enough. I am praying for her and her family. I am praying that baby Christian will defy the odds. He is alive today which is a miracle. I pray for many more days for him here on the earth with his family.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This morning, when I got Reid out of the bed, I noticed a white spot on his gums. He is getting the same tooth that Wyatt lost. It poked through today!
You know your 2 kids are far apart in age when one is losing teeth and the other is getting teeth:)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I started out this blog in April 2008 to document my struggle with infertility. I had been journaling about it for a long time, but I wanted to turn my journal into a blog. I never entered the first post about infertility. On July 23, 2008 I found out that I was pregnant for the 3rd time in 2 1/2 years after nearly 6 years of trying. I will tie in some of the struggle with this new blog of joy in the birth of my baby boy. I now know how sweet the end result is because of the intense struggle to get here. And I know that God sent this baby to us straight from His right hand. I truly believe that the prayers of many believers are why we hold him today:)
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I went back to Dr. St. Amant at Maternal Fetal Medicine on Monday, January 5th for another ultrasound. The baby looks great. He is big...he already weighs 2 Lbs, and 14 oz. Dr. St. Amant said he was "generous". I also had my glucose tolerance test that morning which I passed. Thank goodness!