Friday, July 18, 2008

Two Words?

I was going to do this post with just two words.....

But I'm just not a two word girl!

So.

Without further ado......

(Drumroll, please!)

WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!

No, your eyes did not deceive you!

We are exactly 13 weeks and 5 days!

Now you know just how long I've been dying to do this post! Almost 3 1/2 months, to be precise!

Don't be sore or cross with me!

We figured, after the heartache and trauma that our family has endured these past several months, that it would be much easier to wait until after three months than to tell and retell in case I had another miscarriage.

Please understand.

I went to my three month check up with Dr. Wonderful yesterday, and heard the most wonderful, most enticing, most beautiful music to my ears: baby's heartbeat!

It's the third time I've heard it, strong and steady, working without effort.

Imagine how nervous, how scared I have been this whole time........fearing the worst and wanting so badly to tell you all!

Now you know my deepest, most delicious, most sacred secret!!

I just got done reading a book called "Mothers Together" by Ruth Bell Graham and Gigi Graham Tchividjian. It was a joint effort between the two, comprised of Ruth's poems and thoughts, and Gigi's thoughts on motherhood as well. It was inspiring. Beautiful. Thought provoking. Encouraging. And admonishing!

I want to post here a passage by Ruth, after doctors had told her and Bill that there would be little hope of them ever having a child, and it details, better than I ever could, just how I feel right now:

"At times during the day I'd be busy~then it would all flood over me again, filling me with such a sense of importance I could hardly contain it. I'd find myself thinking when with others~'You don't know, you can't tell it yet (earlier on, for me) but a new little life has started in this body. I look around me, here, and when I go to town, and I think~everyone I see and millions more~the whole world of people, came this very same way. But it just doesn't matter. I feel I'm the only one who ever had a baby. The only one God ever led the particular way Bill and I have come, bringing us to the place where so much we wanted a baby but weren't even hoping. The only one God specially touched in this way, giving us back all we had buried."

Ah!

This is better than a secret box of luxurious chocolate truffles, hidden away to indulge in one by one! This is far more satisfying than a warm bath with scented candles and a great book! This is far more comfortable than a big plate of pot roast and gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted veggies........actually, mmmm, that sounds good!!

To say that our hearts burst with joy and our eyes threaten to overflow with tears at a moment's notice is an understatement!

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!"

Thank You, Lord, for our baby who grows, protected and silently, in the secret place. Thank You that soon, I will feel the joy of tickles, bubbles and twirls as we wait to meet this little miracle. We want You to know that we are intensely grateful for Your favor.






18 comments:

chickadee said...

congratulations! i was, in fact, praying for you this morning and wondering when you'd make this announcement.

Michelle said...

Yeah! Praise the Lord! Of course I understand about waiting to share. I'm so happy for you! Michelle

Christine said...

AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS!
Such exciting news. I can totally understand waiting to make the announcement having had a miscarriage myself. It is such a difficult thing to go through in life and the fear never goes away.
Praying for a happy and healthy pregnancy until baby comes. :D

Blessings,
Christine

Duckygirl said...

It makes me smile to hear your announcement and to see the other ladies happy for you and encouraging! I'm glad your doctors appt. went well :)

-Laura

Jenni said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news, I knew you had been aching for another baby and here you are, the Lord has blessed you again, Praise the Lord! Isn't He so good to us?!

But, did you have to mention chocolate? I had totally forgotten about the delicious chocolate bar I purchased last night and hid from myself. Now, I'm going to have to go find it and for sure I will have heartburn. I wont say it will be your fault but you did bring it up ;)

Blessings to you and your sweet family and many prayers for a healthy baby and a blessed pregnancy.

Duchess of Fife said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all :D

Monica said...

Wow!! Blessings to you and your family. What wonderful news!

mylittleducks5 said...

I am so HAPPY for you!!! Congrats and hearing the babies heartbeat the first time always brings tears to my eyes. What is your due date?
:>Michelle

Renata said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOW - I am just so excited for you - what a wonderful blessing from God!
I love the way you described pregnancy - it is so beautiful & so wonderful & you described it so well!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

OH Leanne!!!
This is absolutely WONDERFUL news!

Congratulations, dear!

I am so, so happy for you because I know how desperately you wanted this. :)

Emily said...

Congratulations!

heartathome said...

I was wondering when you'd make this announcement! Of cours, you know how thrilled I am for you. God is good, all the time!!!! BTW, where's your baby-ticker?

Rebeca said...

Woohoo! Praise God! I'm rejoicing with you for this wonderful answer to many prayers! I will continue to keep you and Baby in prayer! Love, Rebeca

BellaMama said...

Congratulations!!
I found your site through "Running to the Cross".
Blessings,
Mrs.C.

Gayle said...

Woohoo!

EEEEMommy said...

Woohoo from me too! :)
I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!
God is faithful!

runningtothecross said...

Leanne,

There is nothing better than pregnancy after a miscarriage (two in your case)...nothing more precious...nothing on earth can heal you more than pregnancy (of course, our Awesome God knows our need, and blesses when we least expect it). The promise of a new little life.

The morning sickness and nausea, cravings, and weight gain are all worth it aren't they! To know that in the end, God is going to hand you a precious little gift. A gift that brings you joy, sleepless nights, smiles and coos, and the little smile our little ones give others when they are not about to leave mommy's arms! I am still being blessed by these joys with my 1-year-old DD!

I will keep you in my prayers as you endure these blessed days of waiting!

Stop by my blog...I am going to post a poem (that I posted in the past) just for you!

Blessings!
Heather

Mom of twelve said...

Sorry I haven't checked in on your blog before now. Congrats! I totally understand the wanting to wait to be sure you have a "keeper". Been there, done that.

hugs,
jerri