Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Change of Luck

Looking back at my previous posts I realized I write a lot about my bad luck! So, here's an uplifting post about my recent good luck.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I feel like elaborating anyway. I was/am hesitant to announce it... I was going to wait for my first ultrasound which is in 3 weeks, but have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have asked for an update and by the love and support that we've felt over the last few months.

For those of you who don't know this has been a long journey for us. There have been many who've had to wait much longer and been through even more than we have and I feel and pray for those families. Our struggle was, however, very much just that - a struggle. We've been trying to start a family for 3 years now, with an early miscarriage about 3 years ago. Hence my hesitation on announcing the good news. It has taken a few days for it to sink in and I'm still just as terrified that it will end the same way my last pregnancy did. Too aware of every twinge and cramp I find myself praying almost hourly. Among those prayers is the desire not to let my joy be overwhelmed by the fear that I feel.

So, with 3 good eggs at the time of insemination many are convinced that I'm carrying twins, my mother even said "you could have four with a set of identical twins" (thanks for your positivity Mom) Whether we're growing our family by 1 or 3 or more, I'm still just as thrilled and excited about the possibilities.

I promise I won't be as lax in my next update... as long as everything is ok don't plan on there being a pregnancy update until 7/11... the next 3 weeks are going to be long ones.

Thank you to all who have prayed for us, fasted for us and kept us in their hearts. It has meant and continues to mean so much to us. We are thankful. Please don't stop now, I think we need it more than ever. Even though it was difficult at first to talk about we feel even more strongly that "Shared joy is a double joy, shared sorrow is half a sorrow."

12 comments:

ABK said...

I lurve you! You're going to be an amazing mother!

boo face mcjones said...

HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!!
i am so excited for you guys and so sad i won't be around to meet the little one(s)!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! That is really exciting and we wish you even more luck!

ej said...

I like that last quote, and though it can be hard to share personal struggles, how can we get help from family/friends without sharing and asking for it? I am so excited for you guys!!!!! We will be praying for ya~ keep us updated!

The Crowley's said...

yeah- we will see you at the family reunion and take good care of you!

Suzie Koskella said...

Oh girlie that is so wonderful! I am praying for you every night that everything will be okay! I am so happy for you! You will be the most amazing mother! Congrats!

MKB said...

Holy Moly! CONGRATS!!! I will keep positive thoughts and I will be praying for you guys.

Kristie said...

Again i am so excited for you. I will be waiting with you until 7/11!

Moscow Mom said...

I agree with everyone in the above comments! I'm so excited and thrilled to hear of your wonderuful news. I will watch with anticipation what happens next!

Jaimee said...

Congrats Jetta! That's wonderful news!

Bahnmiller Family said...

Congratulations Jetta..that is very exciting! I will be praying for your family!

Kristin said...

Jetta! It's Kristin (Mortensen) and I am so happy about your good news! Congrats. I can relate to your fears and I will be keeping you in my prayers. Keep us posted!