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June 14, 2013


We are 17 weeks today!  We are amazed every day at how fortunate we are.  I get up every morning and thank God for our babies and for Nicole.

God has blessed us in abundance.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3: 20

He allowed us to find Nicole.  We truly could not have picked a better person.  God orchestrated this perfectly.

Then, not only did he allow us to finally become pregnant, but pregnant with TWO babies.

And, beyond our wildest dreams, a BOY and a GIRL!

We couldn’t have even dreamed of asking for this.  I wanted one healthy baby.  I would never have dared ask for two and never would have imagined one of each sex.

And, finally, we found such a wonderful doctor, which is NO easy task. I suspect a little divine intervention there as well because while we are thankful for this pregnancy, it’s nerve-wracking for someone who has experienced five miscarriages.  It was really scary at first and it was really comforting to me to find a doctor we really like and respect and one who happily gave us his cell phone number and said for us to call any time.  What?!?!

I feel so sad for my friends that are still struggling.  I want this for them so bad.  I won’t be the person to say, “Oh, you’re time is coming” or something like that.  I don’t know that.  All I know is that we felt so hopeless at times and faced disappointment after disappointment and loss after loss for many years.  It was impossible to imagine being on the other side and now that things are going well, it’s still hard to believe.  It’s just bizarre how we’ve been at this for so long, like we were spinning around on some crazy infertility merry-go-round and then one seemingly random day, we were just plucked off it and placed on solid ground.  A snap of the fingers (by Almighty God, no less) and things drastically changed. We didn’t see it coming.  I just hope my friends experience this 180, too.

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  • Jodi

    Awesome!! Having a boy and a girl is the best!

  • Ann

    How exciting!!!

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    That is so amazing! Congratulations. 🙂

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    Congratulations! My boy/girl ivf twins are just over 7 months. It is the most amazing experience ever.

  • Jessica Tennant

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you–you are so deserving of all things wonderful in this amazing experience.

  • Danielle

    So happy for you and your husband! I use to follow you on the Recurrent Loss board and I remember what a road this has been for you. God is pretty amazing!! Boy/girl twins! How amazing! We got more than we could have asked for too: we are in the final stages of adopting our 4 year old daughter, two year old son, and 9 month old baby son from foster care. They are all siblings..and we may have another new baby joining us in the next couple of months, the children’s bio mom is expecting again. So nice to follow your story and be able to see the happiness!!!

  • Connie

    All I have to say to this post is AMEN and Praise our Awesome God!!!!! Smiling through tears for you and your family!

    *******Now to Him who is ABLE to do exceedingly abundantly ABOVE all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3: 20