Good News

It is with a heart filled with hope, happiness, and faith that I write this blog. After a hard fought year I am bursting at the seams to announce we will be adding a new family member to our clan. Ron and I are expecting a new baby is early spring!!!!

I have wanted to share this news for weeks now but decided to wait until we went through some very extensive testing first. I am now able to say, I am through my first trimester and after many tests we are having a healthy baby, as of now. We will still have thorough  heart testing (fetal echo)on the baby at 20 weeks, but are filled with faith that all will great!

This pregnancy has not only filled us with hope and  happiness, it has also brought fear and sleepless nights. It is hard to describe the difference in this pregnancy after suffering through such a great loss, but I can say it is something I have never felt before. Daily I work on surrendering my fear and ask instead to be filled with faith and grace. I pray for health, and happiness, I pray for Elijah to know he is always with me, I pray and pray. I lay in bed and pray until it is the last thing I remember before sleep pulls me under. I sit here and write with the desire to say to all those who have lost a child, weather it was a miscarriage, still birth, or illness how brave you all are. I had no idea how it would feel to carry a baby again after our loss of Elijah, the fear being so mixed with joy. Also grieving in a time when you are typically so elated, such a bag of mixed emotions. Thank God, for our amazing support team of family, friends, and our medical team.

Here we go with a blog that is going to change gears and follow the pregnancy of our new fighter after the loss of our greatest and strongest fighter Elijah. I know we have the perfect little angel taking care of us!


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7 responses to “Good News

  1. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!! Again, you don’t know me, but I’ve been following your story. We appear to be on parallel paths! I lost my son Gabriel due to Trisomy 13 last February. We didn’t know anything was wrong until I was 20 weeks. I followed your story with Elijah and prayed for all of you. Your sharing your story was part of my emotional recovery. I, too,, am pregnant again and once again know EXACTLY how you feel!! I am a few weeks behind you. I am so happy for you and this post has made my day!!! May od bless us and our new little miracle!!!!!
    Rebecca A.

  2. That was supposed to be “May God bless us and our new little miracles!!!” 🙂
    Rebecca A.

  3. Cheryl Martyn

    Congratulations to the whole family. What wonderful news. God Bless Cheryl Martyn

  4. Sherrie Nunheimer

    I have been praying for weeks and now I can tell people:) Been hard not to tell. I am sooo happy for you and will continue to pray for a healthy baby for your family. Congratulations! Love from your second mom (and whale).

  5. Sherrie Baldwin

    Awesome!!! Praise God! I’m so happy for you! Love you!

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