Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Results of Prayer.....

So my prayer buddy must have been seriously storming heaven for me this last month.

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SHE PRAYED ME PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 25th we got back home from our Florida vacation and AF was due that day.  Well as soon as I got home I ran upstairs and took an IC (internet cheapie test) and it came back positive under a minute!  I took another one immediately because I thought the first one must be a joke.  And positive again!  No squinting needed!!

Start shaking....

Tears well up.....

Take the tests downstairs and show Rob.

He is in disbelief too.  I send him out for the real deal tests:  FRERs  (First Response Early Response).  That comes back with an instantly decent line! 

Start my progression pics and take tests every morning until I am out of peesticks.  It's actually progressing!!! Not a chemical pregnancy!  One bad thing that could happen that I can scratch off my list!!!  Hooray!



Call my NaPro doc and speak with a nurse.  Doc calls me back and has no idea who I am....have to explain I am her NaPro patient 3 hours away and she immediately calls in Progesterone in Oil to a local compounding pharmacy.  Have my blood drawn to check progesterone levels only (no betas) before starting the PIO shots.
2ml of PIO 2x/week is what I'm getting for now.

Get this:  Conception date was JULY11th!!!  Yes, our wedding anniversary AND Mary Grace's due date!  I think our little girl in heaven was doing some praying too, what do you think?  And I also asked St. Benedict to intercede for us too on July 11th!!!  Amazing!!  Thanks St. B!!

That puts my due date around April 3-5, 2011!!!  Another April baby like Isabel, God-willing!

How am I feeling??  Initially cautious until I saw my test lines really progressing.  But now I am ecstatic!!!  I walked into the guest bedroom and was mentally rearranging furniture at 4 weeks 4 days!!

Do I still wonder and worry at every slight twinge?  Yes.  But I am trying to turn all of that over to God.  I praise Him daily for the miracle of this new little life growing inside me again....for as long as He allows me to have this baby, I am thankful. 

And I am so very thankful to you, prayer buddy!  I absolutely think your prayers for me were what tipped God's hand to bless me!!!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  And to everyone of you who has lifted me up to the throne of heaven for another baby, THANK YOU!!! 

Today I had an early ultrasound to confirm that the baby is in the right spot, and sure enough there it was snuggled right into my womb where it should be, and we even saw a heartbeat!!



No pregnancy of mine (except the first) has been without drama however.  On Friday I had a gush of bright red blood, some light spotting and then nothing since.  OB saw my subchorionic hemmorhage today on ultrasound which should not pose any problems...it was just scary.   Then my OB checks my right and left sides around my ovaries and tubes and sees *something* on my left side.  He prints me out a picture and gets me in to a specialty clinic for a high resolution ultrasound (yes, all this morning) and the doc there isn't sure what it is either.  He thinks maybe a ruptured cyst has left some old blood?  I have to go back in on Monday for a repeat scan at the specialty clinic to make sure the *something* hasn't developed a heartbeat.

They joked that it probably is in fact a heterotopic pregnancy (one in the womb, one outside the womb) because I have had so many against-the-odds bad things happen in pregnancy.  But I feel very confident that it will turn out to be just fine. 

This is baby #6 and I am so in love with it already!!! And soooooo happy that my husband allowed me to share the news this early!!! 

33 comments:

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

This is wonderful!!! Congratulations! Grow baby grow!

Anne said...

Congratulations! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!! This made my day!!!! Grow, baby, grow!!! Prayers ascending!!

Sew said...

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love prayer buddy babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise be to God....Did you mention this in your last post saying something about how blessed you were because I thought something was a little odd about that post...Like I was sensing something more to it that you just were telling!!!!!!!!!

SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breanna said...

I am so happy for you angela! I posted on TWW when you first shared the news. we were in our July 09 group together and both lost our pregnancies. I have been following you and praying for you since you first learned of Mary Grace's condition, and I am SO HAPPY! I will continue to pray for you and your baby bean. I will share with you that I had a sub chorionic hemmorhage with my DD #2 at about 8ish weeks and everything was just fine. I never needed bedrest and besides the initial bleeding and some light spotting for a couple days the rest of the pregnancy was heathy and drama free.
:-D I can't wait to follow this pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

I am SO excited for you! Thank you for sharing such wonderful news. Now I can storm the gates of heaven for a successful pregnancy!

Patiently Waiting said...

Congrats!!! So exciting! Prayers are on their way!!

Anonymous said...

I have never been happier for someone I have never met before. I got chills reading this post. I have been reading your blog for sometime and have also been praying for you to our Lord and to the blessed St. Ann. Congratulations and praised be to God.

Second Chances said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so excited for you and your family :) I think it's great to tell early so that more and more people can pray for this little soul. We're praying! Congrats!!!

WheelbarrowRider said...

I am bawling for you right now! So excited-pregnancy test, heartbeat already-praise God! This is incredible and I am so happy for you. Rock star prayer buddy you must have! :)

Karen said...

Holy Moly! This is AMAZING!!! And we're due only about 2 weeks apart! Yay!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you!

Was this the bleeding you were telling me about when you commented on my scare? I'll be keeping you in my prayers too. :)

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I KNEW IT!!!! Like Sew, I had a feeling, especially when you asked us to pray that "everything was in the right place." I knew it ;)

SO HAPPY, A!! Prayer Buddies are a godsend, and even if it doesn't work for me, I'm so glad we have it :) And I totally don't think it's coincidence, your date of conception. (Plus, you got your +hpt on my bday, so that's almost like a bday present for ME! This will be, after all, the little boy who marries my future daughter, ya know ;) )

House of Collinsworth said...

This is wonderful news!!!! Hey...can you email me or leave me a comment with your email address? Mine is Lisacollinsworth@hotmail.com

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Congratulations!

Amie said...

I have been waiting for this post!! Congratulations! I will continue to pray for you and your family. What a blessing! This post gave me chills! YAY!

Faith makes things possible said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for y'all!!!!

Carol@simple_catholic said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations! Praying you have a healthy, stress-free pregnancy!

God bless you.

Michelle said...

I have chills up my spine for you!
A heartbeat this early is an EXCELLENT sign!! The Lord has a plan for you and you've been a wonderful child to just follow along. He is rewarding you greatly!

The Catholic Wife said...

How wonderful!!! What a blessing... congratulations!

Mom with a Heart for God said...

Praise God and amen to prayer warriors! We will be praying for you and your new blessed little one! Congratulations!!!!!!

Ann G. said...

PRAISE GOD WHO FROM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW! Oh Angela. I am so happy for you! I hadn't checked your blog till today. I was sitting here munching a handful of trail mix and almost choked when I read what day you conceived. It's hard to cry when you've got peanuts and dried fruit in your throat!
What a strong confirmation of God's providence. He could have made your child on any old day and look what He does! Sorry for all the exclamation points but it's that awesome.
Thank God for your NaPro doctor too.
You'll be in my constant prayers.

BabyWid said...

I'm so excited for you! Your progression looks amazing and you heard the heart beat - amazing! You will be in my thoughts and prayers!! Try to enjoy your pregnancy!

Thankful said...

The power of prayer is indescribable. Congratulations!

lavatea said...

Congratulations! Will be praying for a healthy 9 months for you!

I went and had my thyroid level checked yesterday. Haven't gotten a call that the results were abnormal, so I guess that wasn't the answer I was hoping it would be. Next step is to analyze my hormones, but that will have to wait a few weeks.

Kelly Via said...

Praising Jesus this morning for your great news!! Praying for you and your sweet baby!!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

So wonderful!!!! Congratulations!

My Heart Exults... said...

Congratulations! What a great first post to you! I'll be praying for you...God Bless!

Kathleen's Catholic said...

This is wonderful news!! May God continue to bless you and your family!!

Michelle said...

THat is WONDERFUL!!!!! So happy for you =)

mrsblondies said...

Congratulations! I just started reading your blog (starting at the beginning). We are due about 6 days apart.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Congratulations! I just read this post and am so very excited for you! I too was thinking something might be up based on an earlier post. The wording opened the door just enough to get me thinking! Ha! I hope all is well and you will be in my prayers! God Bless!

Emily Anne & Joshua Jones said...

i started crying when you told me...and cried even more when i read this. i love you so much dear friend! praying for baby holmes...i think he will be a boy. just a hunch.

Hil323 said...

Hey. Although no children but I get spotting every couple of months which is scary b/c they supress my period due to other issues (as you know). AND especially b/c of my aunt dying of Ovarian Cancer. They finally told me not to worry about it unless it was A LOT and more than a day b/c of ovarian cysts which I suppose you can have pregnant too. PS-agree with Emily