We’re five weeks and two days along according to most sources. The baby is the size of a sesame seed and has a heartbeat!
It still doesn’t feel real and I’m still not experiencing any symptoms except for maybe the smallest amount of indigestion. And the texture of foods needs to be just right (finishing my guac last night almost became an issue).
The post is from my God Knits Facebook group today.
Well….I’m finally coming out of the fog of the holidays and some rather big news…WE’RE PREGNANT! It has been almost a week since the test that took my breath away–as much as you hope it will eventually be a +, you can’t believe it when it happens. I feel so relieved, so grateful and so happy.
At the same time, a dear friend just left the hospital after a blood infection due to a miscarriage. A friend from high school just started the adoption process for the second time. And another friend in her mid forties has all but given up on her dream of being a mom again. It is heart wrenching.
I don’t have the answers for why any of this happens. We got pregnant so easily in the past then this one took more than four years. WHY??
I carried two babies to 41 weeks and lost one at six weeks. WHY?
Of the three ladies above, all three have one child, each with their own miracle story. Their stories are still being told.
All this fertility, pregnancy and baby stuff is such a mystery. Why God chose now for us…I have no idea.
I asked for direction for 2017 and I know it’s not a coincidence that we got our pregnancy news in the first part of January. I could have known as early as January 5th if I’d have tested when I usually do! 🙂 But even the timing in that was perfect.
So….it fuels my efforts all the more to encourage and minister to women who are on their motherhood journey.
So much pain and so much joy, all rolled into one. I am grateful to be a part of this conversation and I’m going to be seeking God on where to go from here.
Here’s the full story with pictures and videos: The Best News.
Stay tuned and certainly let me know if you have insights or suggestions!