Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's a BABY! With a Heartbeat!!!

Brody is going to be a Big Brother!

I finally get to post this! I can't believe how excited I am to blog about this. I think it's because my original plan to start blogging was to blog about my pregnancy, which ended up in a miscarriage. We are not "out of the woods" yet, as we are only 6 weeks along, but we saw our little baby with his/her heart beating strong. We would appreciate all prayers to help our "little October pumpkin" grow strong and healthy! As you read my blog, you might think I am a little weird with all the different pictures. Please understand how excited I am and how much we have wanted this little blessing.

Yes, I took a picture of my pregnancy test in a plant! If you have been on any baby board you would understand that this is the first "official" recognition the newest member to the family gets and it has to be kind of unique. This became my profile picture for a while on my baby board. It's kind of a big deal! :) For this reason, I had a little "photo session" with my "pee stick"....weird I know.

Against the wall...

On the chair...

On the carpet...

I quit after Brody interrupted my photo session for obvious reasons...

How we found out: February 6, also known as Superbowl Sunday, I woke up and tested. It was a little early to be testing and of course I knew it was going to be negative. I went back to bed before the test had time to show its results. I was already disappointed thinking this wasn't our month. I prayed for about an hour and asked God to prepare our hearts for the next months of "trying". I prayed that God would give us peace and allow us perfect timing for our next baby. I asked him that if it wasn't his timing, could he please make us ready so that it could be his timing :). I fell back to sleep. I was sure surprised to see two lines when I woke up! Kyle and I praised God for that moment. 

I had an ultra sound set up later that week for something they were monitoring before I found out we were expecting. It was too early to see the pregnancy. I knew that, but before I went in for that appointment I felt so much anxiety... "what if there is no baby?", "what if the baby planted itself in the wrong place and it's ectopic?"....I almost couldn't stand the feelings running through me. I sat out in the parking lot, grabbed my bible and prayed. I closed my eyes and asked God to be with me. God gave me a vision. In that vision I saw God put his arm around me, pick me up, and he told me to get excited. This is what he had planned for me and it was now time to be excited! Peace fell over me. Now, I don't know how God works. This doesn't necessarily mean everything will be perfect through this pregnancy, although that is what we are praying for. What it does mean is God is in control of my life and he has a plan and it's a plan for good and not disaster as Jeremiah 29:11 states. So, I wrote that exact verse on a sticky note and put it on my steering wheel. No matter what happened at that appointment, I would walk out and see that verse and know that God was with me. As I thought, it was too early to see anything. It was uneventful, but it prepared me for the next two weeks as we waited for the next ultra sound.

Yesterday we had that ultra sound. We saw our little baby. We saw his/her little heartbeat. I grabbed Kyle's hand and tears filled my eyes. The ultra sound tech is one amazing woman. She has been there for us through all of our ultra sounds. She prayed with us when we had our miscarriage and yesterday, she rejoiced with us as we saw our rainbow. If she were the only reason to stay at that office we would, but luckily our doctor is wonderful too. She also gave us a huge hug and was genuinely excited for us. So here is our baby! Tiny and barely recognizable we know.  Due to arrive October 21, 2011! All prayers welcomed!!


  1. Yay! I can't wait to post mine too!! Your family is precious!

  2. this little baby is already so very loved, cared for, and prayed for. What a lucky little one this will be. I'm so excited for all of you. Children are the greatest of all blessings.
    Congratulations. OCTOBER is a great month to have a baby....of course because that is when i was born.
    I will be praying for you, that you feel healthy and are able to take things a little slower than normal and get lots of rest. I will be praying for your beautiful children to make your waiting days speed by and also have an abundance of patience, and for your wonderful husband...I'm sure he's filled with joy and already sees your glow! I will pray for him to have the strength to continue to care so lovingly for you all
    many blessings tonee,

  3. as i was typing i was so excited to be your first comment.....oh well, i guess i typed too the time i posted, amanda beat me by 2 minutes.....
    oh well...your news still made my saturday bright!

  4. Congratulations!! God is always in control!! So happy for you all! I enjoy reading your blogs.

  5. You are and always will be, an inspiration to me. . . Thank you for the blessing you've been to our family and we'll pray for God to bless you with an uneventful, comfortable pregnancy. Praise Him for giving us peace through the storms!

  6. Thanks for the comments! Such a blessing to read!

  7. so excited for you! My sister just pregnant after be told she probably wouldn't be able to have kids! Miracles are beautiful :)