Monday, October 24, 2011

What a difference a heartbeat makes

We heard the heartbeat and everything just melted away. All the stress, the uncertainty, the angst about everything - gone. It's there and it's real and God willing, in May we'll have another beautiful baby to enjoy.
It's unexpected but not unwelcome. I had my surgery at my age so that I could get pregnant again. We had several years of not getting pregnant, then we had to wait 18 months - so no guarantees. We weren't expecting it so soon, either. But here it is. No period since August. Crazy dreams, sore boobs, cranky, hungry. I haven't gained any weight, but boy have I been eating. I had to find a new doctor because I'm considered high risk because of the surgery and God led me to a good practice with people who have had patients with gastric bypass before. So we're waiting. Next month there will probably be another heartbeat. In 2 visits we'll start the ultrasounds. We're still cautious and optimistic. And happy! Gracie knows; our parents know; some friends know. How to announce? When to announce? Facebook? I thought that once Gracie knew everyone would know, but she's been keeping it under her hat. We'll see. So we're praying about the baby's health. We're praying about the money thing, because God knows we need some more of that.


  1. Congratulations on your wonderful news! I'm lifting you up right now asking God for good health, a safe pregnancy and healthy baby, and for all your needs to be met. blessings, marlene

  2. Congratulations! Sounds like you've had quite a road to get to this place. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.