Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The gig's up

















Sareny drew this sweet little picture almost two years ago when she was in kindergarten, right before my first miscarriage (which explains why she drew Finley bald.) I have been saving it all this time to make the big news public, so here we go.

After 2 years, 2 miscarriages, lots of clomid, and 1 surgery we are expecting again. Despite the fact that I am only 8 1/2 weeks along, I am feeling pretty good about things this go round. I've already had 3 dr. appointments, 2 blood draws, and 3 ultrasounds. That's a lot of numbers for one paragraph! The most recent ultrasound showed the baby's heartbeat, which almost always indicates a strong, viable pregnancy. (I never saw a heartbeat with the two that I lost.) I remember when I was pregnant with Sareny my mom asked me if I got teary when we saw the heartbeat for the first time, and I totally didn't. I never felt emotional at that point with any of my three kids. But I gotta tell you, I did this time, my friends.

So the chance is still there that things won't go as planned, but for now, I wanted to share our happy news with you. I would rather my friends be there with me on the journey.

17 comments:

MBusse said...

Congrats, Hill! I hope all continues to go well. Love the picture :-) She has great anatomical understanding. Perhaps a future as an OB/GYN?

shauntel said...

That's the best news!!!
Congratulations!

Melissa Brown said...

Congratulations! I will keep you in my prayers!

Jolynn said...

Well that little drawing is the cutest thing ever. I'm glad you saved it. what a perfect way to make the announcement. We are hoping and praying that everything will be okay this time around. I know you are sick as a dog, so that is a good sign too, right? :)

Andrew and Noelle said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting.

bethany said...

Congratulations Hillari! What a wonderful answer to prayer. Love the picture!

lexi said...

love the drawing! especially the hair and the baby in your belly. i hope and pray all goes well.

Amy O'Neill said...

Yay!! So happy for you and your family! You will be in our prayers that you have a smooth and healthy pregnancy :)

Karena said...

Very cute picture! Congratulations!

debra g said...

I am so happy to hear it!!! Yay for babies :)
big hugs!!!

Sam said...

Congrats! Love, Sam

nancy said...

Babies surely don't seem to follow our plan...coming, and doing their own thing in their own time. Guess we just need to trust that God knows what is best. Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy this pregnancy (and baby) to the max

holli jo said...

Super cute picture! We're praying for you guys.

cassidy said...

I love the pic!! It's super cute that the baby is in your tummy. We are happy for you, and are praying that everything will go well.

Christina Overton said...

Hooray!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

melanderson said...

So great to hear your happy news! Praying all goes well for you! Your kids are SO cute! Fun to see pictures and read about your fun family happenings!

Kandice and Rob said...

Congratulations! :)