Monday, February 21, 2011

From miscarriage to miracle

A few weeks ago I posted about how our 2nd pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage. Like our first pregnancy, we had had a lot of complications along the way, and after seeing the heartbeat at one doctor's appointment, it later went away and we were informed the baby had died.

However, this time a true miracle happened! 2 weeks later when I was scheduled for surgery to have the baby removed via a D&C, they did a final sonogram to double-check if anything was left and... the heartbeat came back! The baby was alive - something no one thought was possible. Praise the Lord. You should have seen the shock that myself, the nurses and doctors all experienced.

God has definitely been doing miracles for us along this process of starting a family. Both pregnancies were true miracles (I had 2 different doctors at the time that through blood tests and sonograms thought it was pretty much impossible) and now this. While we can never be sure of what the road ahead has in store for us, we can definitely tell you that we believe in miracles and we know that God is teaching us to remember to trust in him along the way.

We wish we could have shared the good news sooner since many of you were so kind to comfort us after the miscarriage, but it's been such a roller coaster ride that we didn't want to get anyone's hopes up again until the first trimester had passed.

We love you all and we hope you find some hope in our story of faith and miracles!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Superbowl 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Catching Up

It's been so long since I've posted that I don't know where to start, but I promise to get better this year!

In January we enjoyed some fun dinners with friends, including the Loredos, Cavins, Boyles, Chans and Raines. We played a lot of games, ate delicious food, and celebrated Haylee's 3rd pregnancy and Charlotte turning 2.

We were able to visit my sister Ana during a recruiting trip to Michigan, and despite frigid weather we loved spending time with our two nieces. They're only 4 and 6 years old but they seem so grown up already! Every moment we get to spend with them is precious since they grow so fast.

This week Dana's parents are visiting us, and we are so excited to head to the Superbowl this Sunday. Unfortunately they decided to drive cross-country, and the weather has been pretty horrible. Thankfully, they arrived safely despite -0 windchills and lots of ice!