We are very excited to announce that we are expecting our 5th child!! What a blessing this news has been for us. I almost 8 weeks which is a little early to tell people but we are just so excited that we couldn’t keep this to ourselves. God has blessed us so much that this is just another wonderful blessing that he has given us. We were not sure it would happen again and I had just came to terms that my womb was closed, then God opened it and has given us another child.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate
Psalms 127 3-5
I just love this verse. This verse makes me think about what children are to mean to us. Each child we have is such a blessing even if we only are able to have them for a short time. The loss of 4 babies before being born is very hard but I have learned to enjoy every moment with them. This is why I am so excited to announce so soon. Why not enjoy every second I have with this life that God has given. I pray daily for this baby to come to term and we will have to privilege of knowing this baby.
I have had a few problems with this pregnancy in this short time. First off I had a lot of pain and didn’t know what it was so I went in to the doctor and he did an ultra sound to see if this was a tubule pregnancy that the Lord it was not but still had pain. We found out that my uterus is attached to my abdominal wall by adhesions. So which means I will have this pain the whole time. At this appointment he was not able to locate the baby so I had to come back in a week. I came back the next week to have another look and we found 2 babies and a cyst the size of a tennis ball and well lets say I was very excited about the twins! The cyst was painful and he said that we need to watch it to make sure it doesn’t get to big. If it does then they would have to do surgery, so I had to come back in another week. So I came back and we found that the cyst is bigger but it looks like it is collapsing and there is less pain so he said that is good news. Next we looked at the babies and there was now only 1 baby that had developed. I was sad but at least we have one baby growing right on track. He then asked me again to come back in in a week from that day. So I will be going back in a few days for another look to make sure the cyst is smaller. I feel like all will go well from now on, I have my progesterone to level out my hormones and I have my faith in my Lord.
Here is a picture of our baby
I will post my new picture when I get it next week.
Now I have to tell you all that my other kids are so excited. We are going to let them in on everything thing this time like naming the baby. Which they can not seem to wait to do this. I just keep telling them as they tell me names to remember it and tell me again later.