First off, let me just say how thankful I am to those who have donated to Justin's March for Babies walk. It makes me so proud to know that we have friends and family who are so generous in giving to this wonderful organization! Plus, we just found out that Justin's company will match any donations that we collect! How amazing is that??!
Today, I am 5 weeks pregnant!!! For most people, that is still super early, and it is for us too. But it is so exciting to me, because 3 out of 4 of my pregnancies that ended in miscarriage were already over by this point. So for us, every continued day is a huge milestone!! I told Justin the other day that I didn't want to just endure this pregnancy, counting the days until we passed the bad times we've experienced before, but instead, to enjoy and be thankful for each and every day this baby is growing inside of me! As we know too well, it can all be over in an instant, and I don't want to miss out on any chance to enjoy every moment!! God is so good, and has given us this opportunity to be parents again. We are so thankful, happy, and grateful that He is answering our prayers!! Like my sister-in-law Joy said, in her blog post here, God's redemption is happening in our lives, and we praise Him for it!!
I continue to feel really well, a few times of queasiness here and there, and it is all worth it because it means I'm pregnant!! My hips are VERY sore from the progesterone shots Justin gives me every morning, and my poor tummy is black and blue from the blood thinner shots, but I don't care! It is so worth it!!! I will take every pain, ache, bit of nausea that comes from this pregnancy if it means that we get to finally be parents of a child or children here on Earth!!
I look forward to updating more details about this pregnancy for the next 9 months...including the answer to our "how many are in there?" question in just 2 weeks!! I can hardly wait for that sonogram!!
Thank you for your continued prayers for us!!
A quick update on my sweet Gram...
She is still fighting to heal and recover. Over the last few weeks, it has continued to be a rollercoaster in her healing process. She had finally gotten strong enough a week and a half ago do be discharged from the hospital to a rehab facility, but after only 3 days there, she was rushed back to the hospital in grave condition, hardly able to breathe. We really thought we were going to lose her, but fighter that she is, she has seemed to pull through again this week. She ended up getting double pneumonia from aspirated food in her lungs, and that has been a battle, among many others, this week. My sweet mommy is still out there, caring for and loving on her mommy, mostly doing the overnight shifts at the hospital. My two aunts are also there, doing their shifts with Gram, and I know they are all appreciating the special times that they have been able to have with their mom. Please continue to pray for all of them, and that God would continue to touch my Grandma. I know that she longs to be in heaven with her Jesus, but she is definitely a strong woman and a fighter, and will continue to fight and bless others for as long as God allows her to!