Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finally....My Belly Pic!

So here I am! My husband took this tonight. I will be 21 weeks on Saturday, and I definitely have the bump now!!

Sometimes it still seems so surreal. I practically have to pinch myself! Today I signed up for prenatal classes at the hospital to learn about labor and delivery. It's so hard to believe that I am already halfway there. There were so many times when I just couldn't even imagine getting to this point. Through all the miscarriages and surgeries, sometimes I just couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel. I always tried to stay positive and trust the Lord. But it wasn't easy by any means. It was such a difficult time.

And now it's been very difficult b/c right now we are in the midst of possibly losing Little Guy - our nearly 7 month old foster baby who we'd hoped to adopt. At one point we were even told that we'd likely be able to adopt him, but now things are not looking favorable. We have been on a roller coaster for months now. So again, I continue to trust the Lord and pray for guidance.

I hope that I can continue to encourage you all with my pregnancy. After 4 miscarriages and 3 surgeries over the past 3 1/2 years, I know what it is like to be in the midst of the battle of recurrent pregnancy loss. But I hope that you will be encouraged that miracles do still happen and that maybe if it can happen for me that it can happen for you too.

Again, I want to post the info about the RE who finally helped me find the problem that other doctors missed:

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!



Dan & Hillary said...

I know for me it was really difficult to emotionally 'bond' with my daughter during my pregnancy with her. Every day was the fear that I would see blood or she wouldn't move. Enjoy each day of the aches and pains:-) It truly is a time of joy- you and God are working on a project together!! (PS- make sure to do pregnancy photos about 30-32 weeks... not too late or you'll just look like a bloated pregnant lady!)

Anonymous said...

Look at you!!! how cute you are.

Erin A Lucky Girl who had some unlucky miscarriages.

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Anonymous said...

Trying my comment again. Praise the Lord!! You look great!!

Sorry about Little Guy...I am hoping for the best for him.

Many prayers!!

SM said...

Glory to the Lord!! look soo awesome..I was a little down today and your pic and the post triggers my faith levels to increase!! Take care lady and enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Birdie, you look adorable....boy that 5'9" frame hides that bump. My daughter is due about the same time you are and she has a much larger bump but she is 5'2" ! That makes a big difference!
Still praying for all of you!
G-mommy E

Jenny Wren said...

Hi Birdie,

I found your blog while looking for information about Dr Kutteh in Memphis. My RE has suggested I go to him for a second opinion and I was wondering if it would be worth the drive (prbly 10-11 hrs from me.) Your story is very inspirational and it's reassuring that he found a problem other doctors missed. I'm so happy to see your beautiful bump!
Good luck from one bird to another,
Jenny Wren.

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