Wednesday, August 24, 2011

27w3d Dr. appointment

Wow! Yesterday I had one of THE best doctor's appointments ever. I don't EVER take a good pregnancy appointment for granted - not after all the bad reports of the past. Each good report is a miracle from God. And let me tell you, it made my day!!

First off, I'm 27 weeks and 3 days. Baby Girl is already weighing 2 lbs. 14 oz.! She's in the 78th percentile. He thinks she will be over 8 pounds at birth and tall. But no surprise there since I'm 5'9"!

My doctor said that everything looks great, and now I'm going to begin seeing him every 2 weeks. He was all smiles and said that he's so happy that I'm doing so well after all the problems I've had.

I'm just thrilled! Thank You, Lord!!

After that I went shopping at a consignment sale and met a fellow blogger. How neat! :) We just happened to run up on each other while shopping. It was my first time meeting a blog friend in real life.

Don't forget to listen to the broadcasts in my previous posts about m/c if you're interested! Also, if you're looking for a great RPL specialist, I like to mention my doctor on here every so often: Dr. Kutteh. He's great!

And, if anyone would like to email me, here it is: creek jc @ nctc. com

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miscarriage: Grieving the Loss - II

Recently I posted part 1 to this broadcast. Today I'm posting part 2. If you haven't listened to part one yet, then you can listen to that here: Part 1.

This broadcast is from 2 couples who have been through miscarriage and understand the pain and heartache. Even the host (Dr. James Dobson) and his wife experienced miscarriage and infertility.

Please listen if you're going through the heartache of miscarriage yourself or know someone who is.

Click on the link below. Here's Part 2:


Saturday, August 20, 2011

27 Weeks Today

For weeks (probably months) now I have been telling myself that if I can just make it to 28 weeks that I will finally relax a little. My doctor told me that a baby born at 28 weeks has a great chance for being totally healthy, without any lasting health issues (after a stay in the NICU).

And now I am one week away from that goal! I am already breathing easier and relaxing a little more day by day.

Thank You, Lord!! There were so many times when I couldn't even imagine being this far along. There were so many times when I wondered if I'd ever even make it to 8 weeks. I'm so thankful for the diagnosis and treatment I received and that I have made it this for. I'm praying for a continued healthy pregnancy and healthy baby in November!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Miscarriage: Grieving the Loss - Part I

I posted this a while back, but I'm not sure if anyone got a chance to listen. It was so good to hear these 2 couples speaking about their experiences with miscarriage. If you're going through this or know a friend who is, then I encourage you to listen. There is also a part 2 that I will post next time. Or you can go directly to the website and listen from there. I hope you have a wonderful day and are encouraged that you are not alone!!!

Just click on the link below:


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

26 1/2 Weeks

My Miracle at 26 1/2 weeks

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Visiting with Little Guy

This past weekend we traveled over 2 hours to go see Little Guy in his new home. As most of you know, Little Guy was our foster baby that was with us from 6 days old to 7 months. He's only been gone 3 1/2 weeks. At one time we were told that we were most likely going to get to adopt him. But it all fell through.

My heart has been aching for him so badly. I miss him so much. I felt like he was my baby. But we keep trusting God and believing that God placed him in his family member's home for a reason. I may not understand it all. But I trust the Lord. And I am SO thankful that he is in a good home. His family welcomed us in to their home on Saturday to visit with our Little Guy. And we enjoyed it SO much!! He was so happy and smiling and "talking". He's obviously doing well. And for that I am so thankful.

My pregnancy continues to go well. I am getting very big (at least it seems that way to me!). I have really "expanded" (haha!) over the last few weeks. It's all in my stomach. And sometimes I think, "If I'm this big already, how big am I going to be at 40 weeks?!" :)

As I get closer to 26 weeks, each day I feel myself getting a little more relaxed in my pregnancy and not so worried that I'm going to lose the baby. That has been a fear that often tried to plague me. But I just keep hanging on and trusting the Lord.

I hope you all are doing well! I'll try to post another pic soon of the new, updated (and bigger!) me! :) Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Enjoying Pregnancy

Enjoying pregnancy has been such a foreign concept to me. This is my 5th pregnancy and, as you know, the first 4 ended in miscarriage. Pregnancy always meant fear, worry, uncertainty. Most days I was on pins and needles, hoping & praying that there would be a good report from the doctor, good numbers, a good ultrasound, a happy ending.

The Lord helped me through those tough times. There were times when I would almost lose hope and consider giving up the dream of a healthy pregnancy. But I'm so glad that I stuck in there and kept pursuing answers.

Now here I am almost 25 weeks pregnant. It's really just started sinking in lately. And for the first time ever, it's actually becoming fun to be pregnant. In the past I never got far enough along to look pregnant. Now, it's unmistakable. I have the belly, the backaches, the heartburn. ha! But you know what? I'm not complaining one bit!! I absolutely love it that I finally am obviously pregnant and that I feel pregnant and that I've made it this far.

I still have some anxiety b/c I know that it would be too early at this point to have the baby if something happened. But I just holding on day by day, getting strength from the Lord and looking forward to the point where I will be able to relax and know that if I went into labor that the baby would most likely be okay.

I don't take anything for granted with this baby and pregnancy. I'm so looking forward to my labor classes! I so look forward to registering for our shower! I'm SO excited for the shower my mother-in-law, mom, and sister will be giving us. I truly feel like each day is a miracle!

I've said this a lot, but I really do hope that I help someone to have hope when they hear my story.

I also want to give a shout out to all of the women pursuing adoption!! I read several adoption blogs, and I love them! Adoption holds a special place in my heart because of my my sister. She never had biological children. After 10 years of infertility she & her husband adopted their first child - my nephew. And now they also have 2 daughters - my two little nieces. Adoption is truly a miracle, a gift from God and so exciting!! I remember the huge shower we had for my sister, all of our family who came, their dream of parenthood becoming a reality when they brought my baby nephew home from the hospital. It was beautiful!! And today, my sister tells me that she honestly feels like she didn't miss out on anything by having her children through adoption. In fact, she feels that it's such a special miracle, and she loves to share her story with others. I agree 100%. I love my nephew and nieces so much, and my life wouldn't be complete without them!

Thanks for reading my blog today! :) I hope you have a wonderful day and remember that miracles still happen!!

creek jc @ nctc . com