Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Announcing!


Writing this post has been one of the hardest things I've done in awhile. Every time I want to write it, fear holds me back. But here I am, defeating the fear and telling the world that we are pregnant! Why was I so afraid to publish this post? I don't really know, other than the fact that we recently suffered two miscarriages. But even that seems like a silly reason not to let others share in this joy and hope with us. And what's the worse that can happen? Do I really think that the sting of loss would be any less with fewer people knowing? Certainly not! It would only be more lonely. So here we go! I'm eight weeks, two days along, due Sept. 15th 2008! The morning sickness, or I should say all-day sickness, has been a little worse this time than I remember with the girls, but I'll take any symptom that gives me a little reassurance that all is well. We've already had an early ultrasound and were able to see a heartbeat, which also gave us a little more hope. I have my first official appointment on the 13th, at which point we'll schedule another ultrasound just for peace of mind. Here's a picture of our little one at 6 weeks. It doesn't look like a baby, just a little white mass inside a dark sac, but you get the idea. Thanks for letting us share this with you and we ask that you would pray with us for a healthy, uneventful pregnancy. We are pretty positive that three children feels complete for our family, so I'm really trying to treasure this "last" pregnancy in every way that I can. God is good, and we are daily leaning on Him, giving Him our fears and anxieties, knowing that He has purpose for this little life inside me. Girl or Boy, we feel so blessed by this baby!

21 comments:

Amy said...

Woo hoo!!! Sarah, I'm so excited and happy for you!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Oh my friend, you know that I'm lifting you and this precious new life up in prayer daily! Congratulations! I am so looking forward to meeting the newest addition to your family!

Katie said...

Congrats Sarah! We will keep your and your baby in our prayers!

For the record, 3 is a really great number!!

Sun said...

PRAISE GOD! I dont know that I have ever left you a comment before - but I read your blog quite often! I am SO happy for you - Sept 15 is my b-day! We will be praying for you! Sunshine

Deidre said...

Wonderful news, Sarah! I'm praying all goes well with your pregnancy. God is in control and knows exactly where you are in this moment.

HappyMama said...

Terrific, terrific news, Sarah! I am just so thrilled for you and your family. I'll be praying for you!

Beka said...

((Sarah))

Rejoicing with you, dear sister. Tears of joy... Praise the Lord. He is so good.

We will continue to keep you and this precious little one upheld in much prayer.

Much, much love to you!
Beka

Janene said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you guys.

stacey said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful news so we can all be excited with you! i pray that God will shield you from the fear so you can enjoy each moment of the next few months!

Michelle said...

Oh Sarah I can't tell you how excited and happy I am for you!! Sep 15 is my sister's bday (and Joe and I were married on the 16th). Congrats to you! You and the little miracle will be in my prayers for a healthy 9 months!

Nicole said...

Congrats! Please know you will be in our paryers that everything will go smoothly.

Crystal said...

Yea!!!

Mindy said...

Congratulations!!!

And just remember fear is not from the Lord, do not recieve it!

Sheri said...

Sarah, what VERY exciting news! I too will be praying for you... looks like we are about 4 and 1/2 weeks farther along with our sweet baby #3. Each one is a miracle and such a priceless gift! Again, your newest little one is being prayed for.

Alycia said...

Congratulations Sarah and family!!! This is wonderful news and I will lift you up in prayer. I have been in your shoes, and understand exactly how you are feeling right about now. May God give you peace as you remember that He holds your right hand.

Prayers for you,
Alycia

Maryann said...

May the many Blessings of the Lord fall heavily upon you!!!! Can't wait to see you again! Before long we can compare baby bumps!

candes2000 said...

I couldn't be any happier for you guys! Congratulations.

Just resting in the fact that none of this in under your control relieves so much stress and allows God's peace to reign.

Jennisa said...

What wonderful news! I have kept you in my prayers, so this is a WONDERFUL answer! Looking forward to "watching" you through this pregnancy!!!!

The Adoption Of William said...

Congrads!


Blessings,

William's Mom

Mindy said...

thanks sarah for your comment! I stop by your site often as well!

Beverly said...

Oh Whoopee!! Congratulations!! I will be praying for you :-) This is wonderful news!