Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wow...I'm really pregnant!!!

I am 8 1/2 weeks pregnant and it has really kicked in full force at this point. If you've ever been pregnant before you know what I'm talking about. It's like you have wanted this for so long and when it finally happens it's kind of surreal. You have to let the news sink in and after about five weeks of knowing it has offically "sunk" in.

I see babies laughing and smiling and instead of crying because I miss my sweet little Ian I just smile all over because I know in less than 7 months we too will have that healthy happy baby. I just pray all day every day..."God please bless us with a healthy child...God please form a healthy and strong heart in this child...God please foster a love for Christ in this child." It's all day I pray. I think about the bible verse 1 Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him." For THIS child I have prayed and I have faith that the Lord will grant us with a healthy child.

I might have jinked myself in one of my previous posts. I said I was the pregnant woman you hated who never got sick. Well...things are a bit different this time. :) I'm not actually throwing up but I am VERY nauseous ummm...about all day. LOL. I want to eat and I try to eat and I hate everything I try. I am working hard to drink my water and I try but it makes me gag. This pregnancy has started out quite different from Ian. Maybe this is a sign of a healthy pregnancy?!?

I have had my first prenatal doctor's visit with my for real baby doctor. I wasn't in the infertility clinic I was in the waiting room with all the normal women who were also pregnant. I was in the waiting room filled with smiles, laughter and happiness instead of defeat, sadness, and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. If you have ever went through infertility you know what I'm talking about. It felt GOOD to be in the "normal" waiting room. Of course our pregnancy is anything but normal and we obviously have a lot of talks about genetics in our near future but my God is in control of that and you know what?!? He's got this!!! I am with an awesome doctor at St.Vincent's hospital and she has a nurse who cares about what happened to us with Ian and I don't feel like just a patient. I feel loved and cared for and I know I am at the right place for this baby and us. That's a good feeling in itself.

So far things with the doctor look good. It was just a normal first visit with your doctor. We did discuss some testing we will be "strongly encouraged" to do. We will be having these tests done. A peace of mind will do wonders for this pregnancy and after these tests there won't be any questions. Please pray for us as we go through these tests and that everything is normal with no chance of health issues. We will go at week 20 and have an ultrasound on the baby's heart. That will be the end of April. At that point we will KNOW that God has once again answered our many prayers and that this baby has a strong and healthy heart. I should be having some of these tests in the next month so feel free to flood the gates of Heaven with prayers for the doctors, nurses,and everyone involved with these tests. But most of all...pray for our sweet and perfect little baby during the tests.

Well, without furthur ado I introduce to you sweet baby Ellis. You can't tell much from this picture but I should be getting another one soon that will look more like a baby. Isn't she/he cute as pie already??? :)



  1. Yay, yay, YAY!!!!!!! Yes, that baby is already cute as pie!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

  2. Congratulation
    Great Post KEEP IT UP
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