Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Christmas Blessing!!!!

Yesterday I had my first appointment with my OB to talk with him and have our first ultrasound done!!! I have to admit that I have been having really bad nightmares about going in for my first ultrasound and them not being able to find anything. I know that sounds crazy, but since I have already lost one pregnancy I am terrified about losing another! SO, when she found the baby and heartbeat I was extatic and filled with joy! I am 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant and my due date is December 22nd! What an amazing Christmas present that will be! God is truly amazing! To be able to see baby Kyser inside of me and to see it's little heart beating was a blessing within itself!!! We have waited so long for that moment to be able to call a child our own and now we can!!! Dr. A said everything looks really good and they will continue to watch me closely throughout my first trimester and I will go back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound! Being able to actually see that there is a baby makes me truly realize I am pregnant and now I am ready to SHOP!!!!! Jamie had his first visit to Storkland yesterday which I think may have been a mistake! He was trying out all of the rockers to see which one "glided" the best! I think seeing the ultrasound made him realize that he is going to be a dad!!!! Another neat factor is that my sister-in-law and I will be going through this together! She is due Nov. 13th so our babies will only be a few weeks apart!!! How neat is that! God's timing is absolutely perfect!!!
Every keeps asking if I am showing yet and the answer is "no", however I am getting a little FLUFFY!
Anyways, I will keep you all posted on updates and everything! Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers! Without them, we wouldn't be where we are today!!! God Bless and love you all!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A very Bittersweet weekend!

This past weekend has been an emotional roller coaster! We went down to Mobile Friday night to see Jason, Lisa and Luke but we got a phone call from Jamie's mom saying that their uncle Joe had a brain aneurysm and we needed to come home. So we rushed back to Montgomery and stayed at the ER until 3 am. The prognosis was not good at all and after several days of fighting, Joe passed away on Tuesday at 2:19pm. He was 45 years old and leaves behind his wife of 20 years LeAnn, daughter Jessica and son Justin. The picture above is extremely symbolic to all of our family because Joe was an organ donor. The chaplin at Baptist South held a ceremony for our family where they took down the Baptist South flag and hung the "Donate Life" flag in Joe's honor. Once his organ recipients have fully recovered they will take down the flag and give it to his family to keep! Please keep out family in your prayers, ecspecially LeAnn, Jessica and Justin! The visitation is going to be this Saturday 4/25 from 5-7 and the funeral will be Sunday at 2pm at Alabama Heritage.

On the other hand....Jamie and I have gotten some amazing news. We have found out that I am pregnant! Yes, you heard that right...I am preggo. It is definitely a miracle from God alone. We tried to conceive for 2 years, we were told by doctors that we would not be able to conceive a child naturally! The one month I was put on BIRTH CONTROL I got pregnant! Now tell me that is not a miracle! God really does have a sense of humor!!! =) We are both extremely excited and are kinda still in shock! I am still at risk for a miscarriage since I have already had one previously so we are praying that this pregnancy stays healthy. I went to the dr. Mon. and Thurs. and my levels have increased which is a great sign! My progesterone went from 24.5 to 30.8 (which last time my progesterone was only an 11) and then my hcg went from 1631 to 5,000!! Praise God!! Sorry I don't have any pictures yet! We have been at the hospital all weekend and this week so we haven't had any time to take pictures yet. But once everything calms down again I will post some. I am going to Dr. Ashurst next week and I think we will probably do an ultrasound then and I will know all details about how far along I am and all that fun stuff! I will keep you posted!!!! Thank you so much for all of your prayers!!! The power of prayer is absolutely amazing!!!!

"For this child, I have prayed" - 1 Samuel 1:27

Monday, April 13, 2009


So, I had to post some new pictures of this past weekend! Easter was amazing!!! We had a great time with friends and family!!! Daisy was spoiled rotten, but looked adorable in her Easter dress! (sorry, I just couldn't help myself)! And to top it off, we welcomed 3 new babies into our Sunday School class!!! This was their first day at church and what an amazing day to start on!!! God is truly so amazing!! He definitely knows what He is doing while helping me get through all of this infertility by giving me 3 new babies and my handsome Sam to love on all the time!! I look forward to getting my baby loving! It really reminds me what I am fighting for when I am holding those precious miracles!!! It gives me strength in more ways than you can ever imagine!! As far as our stuff goes, we have our appt. with Dr. Inge next Monday and I am super excited! I am ready to hear what he has to say and get a game plan in order!!!! Please continue to pray for us!!! I hope you all have an amazing week! God Bless!!!

"You are the God who works wonders; You revealed Your strength among the peoples"
-Psalm 77:14