If you've followed my blog for awhile, or looked at my past posts, you will know I went through a miscarriage at Christmas time. Hardest time in my life. But yet, God was faithful and supplied me with peace and healing and hope. A couple weeks ago I posted about taking advantage of God's gift of peace and trust and how I would be a fool to not accept it. You can read about that here. Well, being the totally awesome, amazing and cool God that He is......
Only days after I posted that, I got a positive pregnancy test! HOLY MOLY! I cried and cried and cried tears of joy. Jack was in the bathroom with me and I kept saying, "Mommy is sooo happy!" He looked confused as I was bawling while telling him that :) It was pretty amazing because it was about 4 days before I should have tested, it was in the middle of the day, and it turned positive in an INSTANT!
With both prior pregnancies I was blessed with just a bit of queasiness, but nothing major. This pregnancy has had me on the bed, taking B6, Unisom, wearing sea bands and doing anything I can to relieve the horrible stomach ache/puking/extreme fatigue. Unfortunately Mr. Jack has watched WAY more TV than I want him to because Mommy has been dead to the world most days. But I ain't complaining, just stating the facts! I'd rather be miserable the whole time than not be pregnant at all.
So, because of our miscarriage, the Doc obviously treats things a little different. I was told I could come in at any time for an U/S before our actual appointment. Well, Sunday happened to be my due date for the baby we lost. My super sweet husband set me up with a day filled with family and friends and a really really nice long massage! I was already extremely on edge emotionally that day, happy I was pregnant and that God allowed me to be pregnant before this day came...which was a prayer of mine. I had a teeny itsy bitsy tiny spot of pink and I freaked. So I called and they set me up for an ultrasound right away on Tuesday.
I can't explain how nervous I was, how sick I felt. So many memories flooded my head. But at the same time, an extreme peace washed over me. I was SUPER excited to see it was the tech I really liked and who found Jack's heartbeat at an amazing 5 weeks 2 days! She also talks you through everything she is doing, which I love.
So, I lay down and she starts the ultrasound. I have my eyes closed. I can't look. And then she says it,
"Well, there are TWO in there! And I see TWO heartbeats!"
My eyes pop open, "Oh my gosh!" Trev and I just start bawling. "Thank you God!" "Wow" "Holy Cow!"
She continues to show us that everything looks great, and took lots of pictures and then said congrats!
|There they are!|
|Baby on the left with yolk sac, kinda nestled in on the top :)|
|Baby on the right with yolk sac. Both measuring perfect!|
We are stunned. Amazed. Excited. Ecstatic. Reeling. In complete AWE of what God has done!
TWINS! Two babies!
I am 7 weeks 2 days, with a due date of March 7th. But that of course will be changed to mid February. :)
We spent that day sharing the news with some of our family and closest friends. We debated about waiting until our actual appointment in 2 weeks. But the ultrasounds were fantastic and we need prayer! Prayer for peace in my heart, protection over me and these precious babies. So, we're sharing this news trusting that you all will add us to your long list of prayer requests! And we can't thank you enough! This is quite the journey, and we are so excited for this next part! God is so good and my cup....it runneth over!