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Monday, January 25, 2010

A Beautiful Birthday

This morning was our first ultrasound appointment with Dr. G. Being only 5 weeks along, I knew that we wouldn't be able to see much on the monitor, but we were simply hoping for good progress at this stage.

The doctor said everything is looking good! All we could see was the sac (and there was only one), but he said it was measuring right and everything looks normal. One step at a time, one day at a time, a little bit of good news at a time is really all we're asking for. We were so relieved to get a good report today.

Now is the hard part. We must wait another week and a half for another ultrasound. My next appointment won't be until February 4. It feels like an eternity to be in the dark about what is going on in there. Hopefully by then, though, we will see a tiny baby with a healthy heartbeat. Please, oh please.

All things considered, it has been a beautiful day so far! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes! If all goes as hoped and planned, we are looking at a due date of September 25, 2010.

Please, Lord, let it come true. Let this be the one that sticks. Let this be the one we celebrate and hold in our arms.

44 comments:

~ Katie ~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

What an awesome gift for you.

HUGS

Sunny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have chills as I type this and a huge lump in my throat. I pray alongside you that this one sticks around and bugs you for the next 18-20years and causing you to be sleep deprived and not ever get to eat your own plate of food for little fingers all over the place and that you have to step over toys constantly and that the only TV that you watch will become Dora the Explorer!

Andi said...

Oh, Stace - I'm echoing your prayers. "Where two or more are gathered" . . . This little life has so very many people praying for him or her.

Happy, happy birthday!

Jenn said...

Oh Stace, PRAISE THE LORD! What a wonderful birthday present for you! I cannot think of anything better. Absolutely CANNOT wait to hear future reports. I am praying, praying, praying!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and have fun on your special little date :)

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday! Oh the wait is hard! I'm praying for you I'm so glad to hear that things look good! I'm excited for you :)

entrusted said...

Oh, wonderful! Happy birthday!
-andreajennine

Amy said...

Praying that beautiful prayer with you, friend. I still am amazed what all your last few posts have had to say, but am SO JOYFUL for your news. I'm glad that God has surrounded you with friend and family who wept as you wept, and now can dance as you dance. Happy birthday, dear Stacey! You are loved! Praying for that little life today!

Anna C said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey! Your child is already a testament to the awesome God we serve and I can only thank Him for many more days of its life to come!

mrsblondies said...

Happy Birthday! I just started reading your blog and congratulation on your pregnancy. I'm glad everything is looking good and I'll be praying that this pregnancy continues to be healthy.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful milestone to make this day even more special. You are lucky you got an u/s so early and that everything looks great.

Try to look at it in terms of "sleeps". . . that's what I did when waiting for my ultrasounds. As in. . . only 10 more sleeps until my next ultrasound. I like sleeping, so for some reason it makes it seem like less time?

Kathryn said...

Happy BD Stacey!

Hope the time goes by quickly & what you see is wonderful. :)

Hope in Virginia said...

What a wonderful birthday present! Can't think of anything better. I'm praying hard that God works a miracle and brings this beautiful bean into your life in September!!!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! :)

twondra said...

Awww, what a wonderful birthday gift! I'm so happy for you!!

Happy birthday my dear friend! I'm so grateful to have you in my life. Love you!!

waiting and wishing said...

Happy Birthday! What a fantastic gift!

Baby On Mind said...

Happy Birthday!! I pray for peace, patience and joy as you wait for you next appointment!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an amazing birthday gift. Joining you in praying that this is the "one that sticks." I can't wait to celebrate with you. I am so filled with hope for you Stacey.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Sis. Praying, Praying, Praying and already dreaming about holding and spoiling and kissing and hugging and cuddling that precious, precious baby!

Andrea said...

Stacy,

I am so happy to hear your wonderful news! It's the best birthday present EVER to someone who couldn't deserve it more. My heart is filled with JOY for you.

Take some time to live in the moment. I know its stressful, scary and sureal, but take a deep breath and just breathe. Your story gives me HOPE :)

Much Love to you as you progress along

xoxo

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That is the best gift ever. My b-day is coming up 02/07 so I will be hoping that you get good news 02/04 and that can be a gift for me. I am so happy for you!

Life In Mazes said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet lady! My birthday is next Monday, so send some of the baby dust over to me!!!
I am so happy this ultrasound brought you both so much JOY!!!
Praying that this little one sticks, thrives, and gets welcomed into your arms this September!

Jenileigh said...

Wonderful! Happy Birthday!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Stacey! I'm so happy for your good news today and am praying along with you that this indeed will be the one you hold in your arms.

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

Oh Happy Day, Happy Day my friend!!!! What a sweet gift from the Lord today. Our prayers and love are with you both!

Love ya,
Jess

prayerfuljourney said...

Happy bday! Sounds like it has been an awesome bday...what a way to start a new age!

Michele said...

What a wonderful wonderful bday gift! Still praying for you!

Sharon said...

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other for now Stacey! With our similar histories, I so know how stressful the next week and a half are going to be.
And Happy Birthday darling!

Leslie said...

I don't know you but I came across your blog after a search about infertility and IUIs. I just wanted to let you know that I'm rooting for you and I hope everything goes well with your pregnancy!

Charisa said...

Yay for holiday babies!!! ;) Prayerfully waiting right along with you, Sweet Lady.

A said...

Happy belated birthday :) Please Lord, let this be the one that comes home with Stacey in 8 months!! :)

cowgirltn said...

Happy Birthday enjoy your gift.

millerhomestead said...

Been praying for the last three years and sitting here sobbing like a blubbering fool. God is good all the time. Love you and thinking about you! -Faith

Indy said...

God is good, Stacey! I'm soooooo happy for you.

Happy Birthday!!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the best gift ever!!
Thanks for your sweet note on my blog. You are right, it is terrible that others have to be in this position, but nice to have others that understand and can support you along the way.

I will pray that everything goes smoothly!

Joy said...

Awww, congrats!

Joylene Green said...

yay! happy happy birthday!

BonJoviJennie said...

I will keep praying! My prayer for you this week will be that you not feel anxious and comsumed with waiting.

Rebecca said...

How super cool!! A great birthday present - the Best - that needs to stay around.

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Rebecca said...

The little arrows said "Prayers" between them.

Prayers.....

Mai said...

Here via Stirrup Queens..and saw that you have had RPL like DH & I..and I just wanted to say that you story is so touching and really give me hope!! So Happy Birthday and Congratulations!!

Samantha said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We all will be praying for you. Good Luck and remember the Lord is in control!

Anonymous said...

I have read this blog through another friend's blog for about a year. You inspire me everytime I read it. I am prayerful that your miracle will happen this time and will shower you with prayers

Minta said...

Happy Birthday! I so hope for you that this is it. That wait for the next ultrasound is so hard, but I hope it flies by!

Renovation Girl said...

Happy Birthday a few days late!!