Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I've Never Had an Appointment Like That

So I wanted to tell y'all a little more about my ultrasound appointment last week. I already told you that everything went really well and looked great. But I didn't tell you much about how I felt afterwards.

That night when I was lying in bed with Jay it was almost surreal. I said, "Do you realize that today's appointment was just the opposite of all the other appointments I've ever had?" I almost couldn't believe it was really happening!!

In the past, all of my ob appointments have been just terrible!! I've always experienced things like: bleeding, follow-up from a trip to the ER, an u/s that showed the heart had stopped beating, surgery follow-up, m/c follow-up.... I've never ever ever had a good pregnancy appointment.

Until Thursday.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself! I am now 9.5 weeks pregnant. This is at least 2 weeks farther than ever before.

I heard my doctor say things like, "Everything looks PERFECT!" "I think this is going to go off without a hitch!" The nurses were telling me, "Congratulations!!" Everyone was smiling.

And it was really funny when I told my doctor about Little Guy (our sweet 4 month old baby that we are in the process of trying to adopt through foster care). He and the nurse both laughed!! They were probably thinking, "She's going to have her hands full!!" haha

Some of you reading this have always had good pregnancy appointments. And others are like me. You've been disappointed and hurt a lot. I just hope that this encourages someone that sometimes the "impossible" really happens. I hope that it give someone hope.

And of course I am still HIGHLY recommending my specialist in Memphis who found the problem that other doctors missed: http://www.fertilitymemphis.com/our-team/william-h-kutteh-m-d-ph-d/ He specializes in RPL. It's been exciting lately to "meet" (through my blog) 2 women who have been to Dr. K and also to know another who has a first appointment coming up!

But ultimately, I give God praise for getting me this far. I'm trusting Him day by day! I still have a long ways to go. But it's all in His hands.

And I haven't talked much about Little Guy lately.... I'll try to do a post about him soon. I love him SO much!!!! It is looking favorable that we will be able to adopt!! I'll keep you posted on that as soon as I know something more definite. He's been with us since birth through foster care, and he's our miracle baby!!! I'm not allowed to post pictures or give a lot of details. Otherwise, I'd be talking about him a lot more on here!!

I also want to encourage anyone who may be interested in adoption to keep looking into it. Get more info and see if it might be for you. You might even be interested in foster care! In our county, sadly, they have had a lot of babies recently come into foster care. Just last week they called me for a newborn baby girl! They were picking her up at the hospital that afternoon. I had to say no, though, b/c I knew it would be too much right now. If you have any questions about foster care, please email me: creek jc @ nctc. com

And my last little update is that yes, I am still sick. Yesterday I felt very sick. Thankfully, this morning I am feeling a little better. I took my zofran before I even got out of bed, so it has helped immensely.

Thank you all for your continued prayers. I love getting your sweet and encouraging comments!!


Anonymous said...

Great to hear things are going well. It's a real encouragement to me to know your story. Praying.


Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for you and Jay !!!!
May you both have the most
Grandmommy E

alliemich said...

What great news Birdie!!! I am so curious who the other blogger you "met" online is who sees Dr. K too, I assume I am the other one :)

I am kinda like you, I have had one good appointment previous to this pregnancy. It feels SOOO GOOD to hear positive news about your baby in contrast to what we had experienced, huh?? Praise be to God above!!!

Sorry you are still feelign sick, I was fine for about a week, but it came back and has stuck which is okay because it makes me feel pregnant :)

Also I am so thrilled to read about your little guy at 4 mos. We are looking into adoption at the same time as this pregnancy and some think we are crazy. We are hoping God's will is goign to be shown to us soon regarding this adoption !!

Anonymous said...

I recently found your blog and just wanted to say hello. Your story is so inspiring to me... what a journey towards motherhood you have been on. You already are such a loving mother and the children that have come into your life are so blessed. I was in foster care as an infant and I know from a letter my foster mother gave my family that I was very loved. How grateful I am for that start in life. I'm thrilled to know you are now expecting; I'm hoping it continues to go well and look forward to following along!

Stacey said...

I'm rejoicing with you over this wonderful appointment! I can certainly relate to the relief/joy/awe of finally having a GOOD appointment, and I'm so very happy that it has happened for you! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Praying that things are still going good and that you, Jay and your little guy had a BLESSED EASTER! Have you gotten to see big guy lately?
Still continuing to pray for all of you.
Blessings and God's Perfect Peace,
G-mommy E

Lynette said...

Well AMEN for a happy appt!!!!! Birdie this is so wonderful. Praising HIM, and continuing to pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Birdie, were y'all affected by the tornadoes that hit the south this week?
I pray all is well !
G-mommy E

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