Tuesday, April 7, 2015

#3

Image MapI finally feel comfortable writing this post!
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We are EXPECTING #3!!!
 
It has been a very exciting, yet nervous time. Here's why....
 
 
  
 
When I was 23 we got pregnant with our first child, a boy. I had the best pregnancy, so easy and everything went so smooth.
 
When Karson turned 8 months, we found out we were expecting again. It was so soon, but we were blessed and happy to have another blessing. Our boys would be 16 months apart. This pregnancy went super smooth again, and everything was just perfect.
 
Beginning last January I brought up the idea of another baby. Our boys were 4 and 5 at the time. In 2014, we began praying and thinking about another baby.  Of course I figured the pregnancy would be just as easy as the first two.
 
In May 2014, we were so excited to be expecting our third. Soon after I experienced a miscarriage.
 
It was devastating. After researching the bible, and talking with friends I left it to God. He knows the reason, I do not.
 

September 2014 came. I found out I was pregnant, and then the same situation as in May. Two weeks later, a miscarriage. I just didn't understand. WHY ME! AGAIN?? What could be wrong with me?
Do I have a disease or cancer, or something really wrong with producing a healthy baby?
 
I prayed and prayed. Had lots of testing, but no real answers. Again, only God knows.
 
Then a phone call came. To teach for this school year.
 
Both of my boys were already going to pre-school and Kindergarten, and I felt like I HAD to get out or my head may explode with thoughts of wonder and depression. So I did what I thought was best and said YES to the job.
 
September, October, November, December were all very low but I managed.
 
January 2015 came. A new year, new beginning. Fresh start!
 
In late January, I started feeling funny. Sick, tired, all of that. Soon to find out,
 
I AM PREGNANT!
 
I am currently 12 weeks, and feeling so blessed God has let me carry this baby for this long.

 

 
I know these posts are not so fun to read, but I felt like sharing my heart and my situation. It's been hard to really tell many people because it's very hurtful and really unless you have been through it, it's hard to imagine.
 
So, would you please pray for me?
 
That I continue to do well, and the baby is healthy and strong.
 
The doctors are very hopeful because we are 12 weeks along, and have heard a healthy strong heartbeat at every appointment this far. We have had ultrasounds, and tests and all is perfect!!
 
So why did GOD have those two miscarriages in store for me?
 
I do not know.
 
But now, a pregnancy that is going well! Just like before.
 
BLESSED. THANKFUL. HAPPY.

3 comments:

Kelley said...

Congratulations! So happy for your precious family. I'll be praying for you all.

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

Heaven is 2 times sweeter for you. They are waiting there for you Stacy.

Congrats I am so happy for you. Looking forward to all the wonderful post. Blessing to you!

Paige said...

Congratulations :) how amazing!!