Thursday, January 19, 2017

Our 5th Pregnancy Journey (So Far)

In the middle of October I took a pregnancy and it was positive. It was a little bit of a surprise, but a welcomed one. Each baby and child is a blessing from God. The morning sickness hit right away. I was in the hospital for a few days at the end of October with a UTI, dehydration from morning sickness, and a slight flare of my Crohns Disease because of the UTI and dehydration. I was given Zofran and Phenergan for the nausea and it definitely seemed to help for a little bit.

At the beginning of November, we were excitedly counting down to our first ultrasound on November 17th. November 17th came and we invited my sweet mother in law to go with us. This is the first time with any of our pregnancies that we have one of our moms/grandmothers close by to share in the excitement so we thought it would be an awesome experience for her to be apart of.

Little did we know that we would be given news that would upset us all. At the appointment, we were told I likely had a blighted ovum and the nurse practitioner wanted me to come back the next Tuesday for a repeat ultrasound just to be sure before scheduling anything. , The day of our first ultrasound the nurse practitioner looked and looked for a baby, but it was clear that the gestational sac was empty. We left that appointment heart broken. I had a rough weekend after that appointment, because I was experiencing pregnancy symptoms. For any one that has had an early miscarriage, you know the heartache I was feeling. Family and friends prayed for us, some prayers were for healing through this while others were for a miracle. My husband and I prayed for a miracle all while keeping in mind that there may not be a baby at the next ultrasound.

Fast forward to the day of our follow up ultrasound. I dreaded the appointment because unless God worked a miracle things probably would be the same as the first appointment. Over that weekend, like I said, I prayed and hoped God would work a miracle. At the same time, I also accepted the answer from a few days before of 'there is no baby'.

I had a friend of mine accompany me to this appointment because Rob (my amazing husband) had to work. My friend is definitely a witness to this next part. As soon as the ultrasound tech put the wand on my stomach, there immediately was a baby in what we thought was an empty gestational sac. The heartbeat was 167 and my due date is June 17th (right around where I thought it would be originally). 



Those five to six days were an emotional rollercoaster for us. We praised God and are still praising God for how great and wonderful He is. Only God could have worked a miracle. Only God could have put a baby in what was an empty womb.

I believe in miracles and I believe God worked a miracle! God is amazing! The power of prayer is also amazing!



Fast forward to today. I had a routine appointment at the end of December where they did the Panorama test and we found out the gender of our 5th addition. After four boys, we are having a GIRL! Not only did God work a miracle with our baby girl, but He is blessing us with a baby girl. My husband and I have four boys and my husband is one of three boys so we were sure that his family could not make girls. We are all surprised and excited! We go for my anatomy scan on Monday and we are excited to see my baby girl.


I still have some morning sickness here and there, but has gotten better! Our baby girl is very picky with what I eat, more so than any of the boys were. Aside from the morning sickness, I'm feeling great and I am beginning to feel her move and kick every day. As June approaches, we are very excited to meet Leliana Rose!










22 comments:

  1. Ah this is really lovely! Glad the morning sickness is easing off!

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  2. Congratulations and I'm really pleased for you. Miracles really do happen x

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  3. I teared up reading this... I just had a baby so perhaps it is the hormones. This is truly proof that God and miracles exist. Congrats a thousand and one times.

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  4. Wow, what a pregnancy story! I was so surprised by the happy ending! I will pray for the rest of the pregnancy as well. I had a miscarriage 14 months ago, so I can relate to your feelings during that limbo time.

    http://j2journey.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you as well. <3

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  5. What a brilliant story! I'm sorry you had such an awful experience for those days but glad your little one is doing well! :) Happy thoughts! :)

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  6. Aw there's nothing more miraculous and beautiful than motherhood....

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  7. Congratulations, motherhood is amazing, I wish you and your baby all the best for the future.

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  8. Aww what a sweet story and wonderful miracle! Congrats on baby #5 and your first girl!

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  9. congratulations! that's a lovely story! I'm scared about the sickness too coz I have a big tendency to get dizzy, but I guess I'll be strong like you did :) x

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  10. Beautiful post, I suffered early miscarriage so know exactly what you must have been going through, but this is a lovely story.

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  11. Wow what a story. I've never heard of blighted ovum before and I'm so happy a miracle happened for you! This is absolutely amazing news and I hope your pregnancy goes easy and smooth from now on.
    You're about two weeks earlier than me, as I'm due in end of June. Woo-hoo exciting :))

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  12. I am so happy that it is working out well! it can be scary when they say something might be wrong. I just had my baby boy in September and I remember being nervous that something would go wrong up until the day I had him.

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful story! I love how God works! Always surprising us :) I look forward to following your story further!

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  14. Ah, morning sickness. So fun. Glad you are better. You look adorable though. ;)

    The How-to Guru

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  15. Congratulations! I just had my 3rd child at 40!!! I have 2 girls and 10 years after the youngest girl. God blessed us with a baby boy. I am beyond excited for you!

    Going through the ups and downs of doctors appointments and hearing this might be wrong and that might be wrong was an absolute rollercoaster ride! and I hate rollercoasters! Here's to a happy and healthy delivery of your baby girl.

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  16. Congratulations and loved hearing your story. Thank you for sharing some of your pregnancy journey with us and excited for you to add a baby girl to your growing family. :)

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  17. What a beautiful story! Congratulations!!!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  18. This is lovely! It actually made me cry. I too believe in miracles and the power of prayer. I love hearing other peoples miracle stories. Thank you so much for sharing yours and spreading hope to others.

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  19. It's great to see such beautiful people sharing their experience about bring nwe life on this planet, I FEEL LIKE RIGHT NOW pregnancy and motherhood tend somehow to be hidden from teens.

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  20. Wow beautiful! Girls are amazing!!! Have a healthy & beautiful 5th!

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