Thursday, January 29, 2009
The results are in, and we are the proud parents of 7 beautiful baby embryo's. I am feeling pretty good, other than the extreme bloating. I just feel like a got punched 100 times right in the gut! You won't hear any complaining here. I am super excited. The devotional for yesterday was "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength." Isaiah 40:31. I feel so strong already. God has opened doors for this IVF rather than closed them. I diligently prayed that if it just wasn't in his will then "God please close all the doors leading to the IVF." Jesse and I truly feel that doors have been opened. We will know more details on Saturday. And ladies and gentlemen, I believe this needs a double woot woot!!!!!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I will tell of all your wonders.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
We are back at home and we have successfully retrieved 11 eggs!!!! I will know how many fertilized tomorrow afternoon. Jesse and I are ecstatic!! Thank your for all your prayers and thoughts. And for the record, I have no clue what a woot woot is...it just sounds like a celebration to me!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Philippians 4:6
"can i get a woot woot!"
Friday, January 23, 2009
"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 KJV
Friday, January 16, 2009
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 KJV
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:37 KJV
We have officially started the follicle stimulating injections. The baseline ultrasound went really well. We will know how things are going on Wednesday.
A. was an absolute blessing to Jesse and I when Braxton passed. She was an angel sent to comfort us. We recently ran into her at a local store, and it was an uplifting visit. Jesse was so awe struck. I didn't realize how much she meant to him as well. A. and her husband are currently undergoing IVF as well. This is one couple that deserves the blessing of little ones. Jesse and I both agreed that we would love to see her with children first. We have Faith that God can provide us both with a miracle. It isn't to often that you meet someone with so much thoughtfulness and grace. God, bless her womb!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
2008 was an eye opener in many senses of the word. we learned that....
~life is short.
braxton's life was only in the womb. it didn't get to breathe our air, he didn't get to see his mommy and daddy. we had no forewarning, no idea, no aura.....he was just gone in a split second.
~you don't know what you have until its gone.
jesse and i took the pregnancy for granted. we just wanted the baby here. there were not enough "i love you's." there was no book reading.
~family is so important.
we would have never made it through without the love of family. they were there from the beginning and will be until the end. they are there for midnight calls just to listen to me cry. they are there when we just need someone to visit with. we love you all dearly.
~in difficult times, you find out who your friends are.
first and foremost, braxton passed away at 3:45 am....and within hours my closest friends were there. Emily and Jason, Stephanie, Sunny....and about 60 others! they not only came that day, but they were there everyday....
Emily, thanks for the countless tears, talks, and visits. your not only a best friend, you are my sister!
Stephanie, although we don't get together often, please know that your friendship means more than anything. hopefully someday, i will be able to join "mommy's club."
Sunny, i don't know where we lost touch...but i am so glad we found it. you were more than rock shortly after our loss. you brightened my days. i can't explain it exactly, but i know those around me saw a huge difference after a day of visiting with you. the scrapbooks are amazing...they keep his memory alive everyday.
Suzanne, you helped me understand God's ways. you were the one that kept our Faith alive. for this, there are not enough words to say thank-you.
Autumn, Brooke, Lindsay, and Jessica, you reminded me that i did mean something at western boone. your continued friendship has been a blessing.
there are so many others that have emailed, called, prayed, etc. i would be here all day listing names. please know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed. i love you all dearly and appreciate the true value of friendship.
~God is # 1 in our life's.
we committed our life's to Jesus in March and haven't looked back. yes, there are days that i quite frankly don't understand a single life event. i have been flying on the wings of angels for almost one year, and i don't want to come down.
~money is overrated.
~God will provide in times of need.
i was unable to return to work this past year, i was to emotionally torn up. i took time off for myself during the worst economic times. however, we managed to make it through. i am happy to say that i still have some money in savings. and above all, we were still able to tithe 10% on most weeks. God has provided for us.
~you can make new friends, but keep the old!
i specifically have reunited with many friends from my past. i always carried a heavy weight (and i still do at times) about what people thought about me. it turns out that what i thought they thought...really wasn't true at all. times change and people change. i am not the same girl i was 10 years ago. i am not the same woman i was 1 year ago. i am a new me. i have had lunch "dates" with numerous friends from high school. i am excited that there is a group of us starting monthly get-together s.
we are praying for a blessed 2009. we know that braxton's heavenly birthday will be difficult, but we are really hoping that a new baby brother or sister would be an excellent birthday gift.
jesse and i are going to try in-vitro one more time. i started medications on 1/3/09. if all goes as planned this time, egg retrieval will be on the 27th. please help lift us up in prayer. we will find out the results days prior to braxton's birthday. may God's will be done in 2009.
we wish you all the best in 2009.