Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009 - Update

Aren't I sweet?

Today is a very special day for me. Two years ago, I found out that I was pregnant. My doctor suspected multiples because my HCG level was 297. I would later discover that I was pregnant with triplets. I remember everything about that day. It was a Friday and I was at work and it was snowing. . .yes, snowing on April 13th. It was one of the happiest days of my life. I remember getting the phone call from my reproductive endocrinologist who informed me of the news while I was standing in the file room at work. I could not wait to call Ryan and tell him that he was going to be a daddy. The day could not go by fast enough and it was hard to get any work done.

I remember, as I struggled to get pregnant, praying that if I were to lose a baby. . .I would prefer not to get pregnant at all. After trying so hard for a baby, the thought of anything happening to my pregnancy seemed more than I could bear. Thank goodness for unanswered prayers. Little did I know. . .I would miscarry a baby and lose my one month old infant son. But, without going through all of that. . .I would not have Olivia. Sometimes we have to go through unspeakable pain in life to experience the joy that it has to offer. I will forever be grateful for that day two years ago when I felt that my dreams were finally coming true. What a feeling that was!! My dreams did not play out the way that I envisioned, but Olivia is truly a dream come true.


Anissa said...

What a beautiful post! Your baby girl is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

What a memorable day for you...:) And, I love that the giraffe has made it into 2 blog pictures!

Amy said...

What a beautiful smile. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

As you were describing that day, I was remembering that we were in the NICU 2 yrs ago wondering why it was snowing in April and getting closer to taking our baby home! How amazing how the Lord writes the stories of our lives!! On Easter during church Logan came to my mind. I don't know why, but I just wanted you to know that your family was in my prayers. Perhaps it was because we were talking about the unspeakable joys of Heaven and the gift of Life through Jesus but I was just thinking of Logan and how he is missed so badly here but is rejoicing in heaven!