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."