Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This is my story!

Here's the story!  I had my tubes tied back in 2004 after the birth of my youngest son Luke.  At this time, Colt had just finished his treatment and life really seemed to be perfect.  The thought of him passing away was just unthinkable.  Although, honestly I knew how aggressive his cancer was I knew the facts surrounding his diagnosis.  Joey and I were really fighting a spiritual battle.  I really believe the Holy Spirit was telling me not to do it, and I even had a few friends who said don't do it.  I didn't listen and felt like me having this tubal ligation was a declaration of my faith, saying that my son is not going to die.  Well you all know that soon after, Colt relapsed and within 6 months he went home to be with Jesus.  In 2007 we adopted Jolea, and she is absolutely amazing and has brought so much joy to our lives!  Although God wasn't finished there!  We had originally planned to adopt another child from Vietnam, but after much prayer and listening God revealed to us another plan.  The thought of having a tubal reversal had always been far from my plans, but as we know our plans are not always His plans.  Needless to say, on October 15, Colt's birthday!, we called and scheduled the surgery with an amazing Dr. in Houston.  And guess when the date was they could do the surgery?  December 17th, the day Colt was layed to rest.  Confirmation for me!  We were told that everything seemed to be good.  I had good lengths left in my tubes, but of course the risk of tubal pregnancy was very high, and there was also a chance the tubes could become blocked.  So this was the reason we decided not to share until we were actually pregnant.  I didn't want the constant questions of "are you pregnant yet" with the possibility of it not happening.  Obviously, the surgery was a success.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever visualize myself as a mother to 5!  I was actually skeptical about what people would think, but to my surprise we have only seen excitement and joy from our family and friends so I'm so very thankful for that.  I even had the best phone call from my little 3 year old niece last night telling me how she screamed in the house when she found out!  Jolea and Luke are very excited too, and they were actually very good about keeping the secret of the pregnancy.  Now the surgery was a different story.  I don't know how many people they told about me having surgery to get a baby in my tummy!  I should've been more discreet about it I guess!  Brea is also looking forward to another baby brother or sister, or at least she says so now.  She's going to be such a great helper, and her getting to witness all this is going to be great!  She'll be right by side through this entire thing, and that excites me too! 

As far as the pregnancy, all is good.  I had an ultrasound yesterday, and we saw the baby's heart beating.  It was actually beating at 130 beats per minute.  I go back again in 2 weeks for another one.  My Dr. is just wanting to keep a close eye on things for now, and that is fine with me!  I have been a little sick, but of course that comes with it, and Joey doesn't hesitate to remind me of my age!!  The due date is also Brea's birthday!  Do you see a unique pattern with these dates!  How amazing!

Thanks again for all the well wishes!  


Baby N's Mom said...

Congrats! Happy, safe & healthy next 228 days.

Carrie said...

That is awesome!! So happy for you guys!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful testimony.

Lavonda Pflug said...

I'm so happy for you!!! What a wonderful blessing! I pray all goes well. Thanks for sharing your testimony.


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