Saturday, July 21, 2012


I haven't participated in ICLW for a while, but with life heading full force ahead and my belling growing every day I thought I should take the opportunity to join in this month. It might be a while before I have the time and energy again because baby will be here before the next one.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. If you are new I am so glad you stopped by. There is a more detailed "About us" link on the right hand side of the page, but basically after 5 miscarriages in two years, and making the decision not to pursue fertility treatments but to head down the adoption path we were informed that our home study had been approved on the same day that another pregnancy test showed positive. We were not trying to get pregnant because our consistent losses had convinced us that something undiagnosable was wrong with our biological compatibility and we found peace with building our family in a slightly different way. I confess, I held little hope that this positive test would mean anything more than an early miscarriage like the ones before it but we were diligent to get our every-other-day blood tests to see what our hcg was doing. We started taking some 'might help, can't hurt' medications (as we had always done) and were - and are- amazed that the number kept doubling, baby kept growing and our prayers for a family had been answered with the blessing of a healthy pregnancy.

So now we are here at 38 weeks and 2 days. Me, uncomfortable with pregnancy and ready to finally meet my baby boy.

We do not understand the journey it took to get here, but we can find the blessings even in all the loss and sadness. We know that this pregnancy is a gift from God, a miracle, and nothing that we could have made happen in our own strength and power. We are confident that God has big plans for our little man and we cannot wait to see it unfold.

Today I woke up to cup of decaf brewed by my hubby and some Mighy-O dounuts - breakfast of champions :) We are watching the Tour de France stage from very early this morning and making our plans for the day. We have a friends weekend party about an hour and a half drive away which is something we love to do each summer but I am not up for camping there this year and I am not sure my body is really up for 3 hours in the car....I guess we need to decide soon but for now I am going to sit back and watch the Brits and their stonking performances in this bike race.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to getting to know you over the next week :)


  1. So nice to meet you! Your journey is amazing and I am so glad that you too have found God's blessings along the way!!

  2. Stopping in from ICLW #17. Congrats on the pregnancy, its amazing to see the plans the God has for us fall into place!

  3. Congratulations on your pregnancy - how crazy is it that you got approved for your home study on the same day as your BFP?? What a miracle and a blessing!

  4. Stopping by for ICLW. Hope everything goes smoothly with the arrival of your baby boy. I have been watching the Tour De France too, probably only because it is the first time an English guy is going to win :)

  5. Congrats! I've had 5 losses too and your story gives me hope one day it might work out for us too!

    ICLW #27

  6. Hello from ICLW - hopefully you will soon be holding your healthy baby in your arms.



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