3.15.2010

God Speaks

So, the story of the beginning of this new baby is pretty lengthy but I love how God's word stood and he used people in the body to show that he still speaks!

Stage One: We Are Pregnant.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine in Erie said that she had a dream that I was pregnant. I assured her that I was not and I didn't think much of it. However, within the same day, another friend who lives in Colorado emailed me to tell me that she had a dream that I was pregnant with a baby girl. Now, they had no reason to think that I might be pregnant. Nor did I. We weren't trying and I was nursing Henry.

However, I walked upstairs and told Adam...I mean, two god-fearing people having the same dream on the same day? Adam said, Why don't you take a test? and I did. Bam. Positive. We wigged out for a couple of minutes and then Adam prayed and we felt at peace...even excited! I mean, I knew this would be crazy but kiddos are a blessing, period. We went to the doctor the following Monday and had blood work done and she confirmed it and had us go in for a sonogram the next Wednesday. She thought I'd be around 8 weeks at the time.

Stage Two: We Are Not Pregnant.
Well, when we went to the sonogram two days later, I knew something was wrong. The sonogram technician never said the word "fetus". She only said, ovaries and uterus as in, "Let me take another picture of your uterus and then I'll see what the doctor wants to do." We didn't ask her, I figured she wasn't allowed to say anything.

So, she left the room and came back to tell us that she had spoken with the doctor and I was to have blood work again and then not to eat or drink anything after midnight and then call the doctor in the morning. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Sounds like a DNC, right? So, Adam is supposed to leave the next morning for Philadelphia for this big test for school. He finally tracks down someone to talk to and they tell us that the doctor thinks it may be a molar pregnancy (like an empty egg that meets with sperm) but that they need to confirm it with my blood work. So, we go home and wait.

Stage Three: We May Be Pregnant.
So, we're thinking that I will definitely have surgery the next day. Well, the nurse calls the next morning to say that my blood work numbers have doubled (typical of pregnancy) and so we're going to wait a week and see what happens and have another sonogram. During this week, we literally had no idea what the deal was but I was thinking that I was probably not pregnant. I mean, if I was supposed to be so many weeks along then how could there not be a baby on the sonogram? We waited.

Stage Four: We Are Pregnant.
Well, the rest is history. We went in on Wednesday and had another sonogram and BAM, there's the sac and BAM, there's the heartbeat. Wow. So, I was just not very far along on the initial visit. So, now I am 7 weeks and November 2nd is the due date. It's been an emotional roller coaster. We are still getting our minds around it but are confident that God's ways are better than ours, his thoughts higher than ours and it's all going to be fine. Nay, great.

17 comments:

Lindsey said...

What an amazing story Camille! God is good! I'm praying for you and your family and the beautiful baby that you are growing!
Love ya girl!

Anonymous said...

hmm, you had a post early january that your aunt was back.. apparently not for long!! :)

Colby and Joanna said...

Wow! A roller coaster indeed! Congratulations! God's plans are truly amazing and I know number 2 will be a great blessing!

Adams Plus One said...

Congratulations!

thosdoran said...

I happened across your blog and I couldn't bring myself to leave without a hearfelt congratulations. God's message to prepare you touched me too as I read this. My wife and son (almost 2) and I are coming to LECOM in July and I hope we have a chance to meet you and Adam and Henry. All the best,
Tom Doran

Anonymous said...

It's going to be great. Lots work and lots of money though, so start saving. 2 Little ones will be great joy! I remind myself when the going gets tough of my many friends who are unable to have a child for some unknown reason...
You will love it!

Olson Family said...

Oh my goodness. I can't imagine going through that. What an emotional roller coaster. You may have a little trickster on your hands (or in your belly)! congratulations to you, adam, and henry and of course your mom who I know is so excited:)

Carey said...

Congrats! You are blessed indeed!

C and G said...

Wow!! Congratulations! That's quite a journey already. Very excited for you little family! I know quite a few folks with the 18 month spacing and it works really well. There must be something to that!
Best wishes to you guys!

Camille

Kristen and John said...

A crazy adventure indeed! Thanks for sharing. It seems like our little small group is bursting at the seems with new little ones on the way!

The Rabe's said...

I somehow wandered to your blog and just had to say congrats!

-Cindy (a blog stalker)

randi frazier anderson said...

Wow! Congrats- how exciting!!

dbigdragon said...

Congratulations!!We wish you all the best,God bless you all.

rachel said...

Seriously - this is such a rollercoaster. I'm so happy for you guys and glad it went the positive way!

BTW I heard Christie's shower was beautiful and I"m sure that was partly due to you - so awesome :)

B said...

How exciting!!! Congrats!

(I saw that you had two other blog stalkers, so I figured it was ok to send good wishes from a stranger)

lindsey said...

Funny story: So, I was talking to my mom the other day, and she told me she had a dream the night before that I was pregnant. Then, I read this post. Scared the heck out of me, ha.

But really, I am SO very excited for you guys, and this is just the best story ever! God definitely works things out in His own, special, creative way!

WoodardFamily said...

Hi - I am Stan's cousin- Lindsey Martin's honorary cousin :) I had the EXACT same thing happen to me when my first baby girl was 11 months old (Eleanor) and we now have 4 month old Amelia. Seriously, we went through the exact same surprise, to not be pregnant, then to maybe be then to we def are! Congrats! Two under two is fun :)