Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All is Well!

Sorry if I left anyone hanging. Our computer was in the shop so I was posting on an ipod (which didn't allow me to post titles to my posts--haha! sorry if that freaked you out. :)) Then we got our computer back, but I am really off the habit of getting on this thing (which is not good for online banking). Plus I was feeling very sick for a bit there, so I wasn't doing much beyond feeding my children. I am feeling much better now, though I didn't mind feeling sick...it was confirmation that my body is responding in a normal way to pregnancy. I still have a fair amount of fatigue, but I think that too is getting better.

At my last blood draw my progesterone had gone back up to something like 61, so that was a relief. I also had my thyroid checked and even that was doing what it is supposed to. My numbers were better than the last time I had them checked (when I wasn't pregnant). We saw the babies again on an ultrasound last week and they are doing well. They are measuring 5/6 days apart which is unusual but they are both growing, so I guess there is no cause for concern at this point. I am now 13 weeks, which I gather, puts me in my second trimester. Being pregnant, in my second trimester, with twins continually boggles my mind. My next appointment is at 16 weeks, and I will get another ultrasound then. At the end of March I will be seeing a multiples specialist and I will get to find out the sexes of the babies. I am looking forward to that. We will need to do some planning on where to put everyone in terms of bedrooms.

Everyone keeps commenting on what a sign of God's providence these babies are...and they really are! But I just keep thinking about how getting married and getting pregnant and having babies, even twins, is just so normal. But God intervened for us and made it so we didn't go the normal route...we didn't conceive after getting married, even after praying and praying that we would. And then our (born) children's first families did not abort them, and through seemingly random means all four of them, one by one were added to our family. I don't know where I would be without any of them. I think of their little faces and my heart hurts I love them so much. To me, each of them is such a precious gift from God and a sign of His providence and love for me. I am no less amazed at them then I am at these two I now have the privilege of sharing my body with, and I always feel a little sad for couples that don't get to experience the special joys of adoption. Everyday I thank God for answering our agonized prayers to conceive a child (children), and everyday I thank Him for waiting to answer that prayer.

16 comments:

Devin Rose said...

so happy for y'all!

KJL said...

I'm so thankful to read this good news. You have been on my heart, and I've been hoping that everything is well. I'm so glad it is.

May God protect you and your whole family!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

oh that last line-so much depth there. I'm so happy that things are going well!

Sew said...

Blows me away, all of it! Literally. blows.me.away! Just email me a belly pic! :) You probably look like I did 6 days after conception. :)

Jen said...

oh praise the Lord, we've been so worried this past week! Hurray! Please say a prayer for us too ;)

Julie said...

I often thank God (now) that He did not answer my prayers for natural born children. I COULD NOT imagine my life without my two adoption miracles. I know that if we had natural born children, we would not have pursued adoption (not because it was not in our heart, but because I could have never justified the financial aspect of it).

I am not sure if my heart would be so happy as yours sounds like it is over being pregnant. I have moved on and am pretty sure that I don't want to be pregnant anymore. Adoption made me a Mama and that is how I like it.

BUT, God is always in control. He knows what is best. I trust Him to plan my future!!

Blessed and Broken said...

Beautiful! And yes, I squealed when I say your title. What day of the week does your week change? Mondays for me and you sound almost exactly one month ahead of me. Grow babies grow!

Rachelle said...

yay! glad to hear all is going well.

Kris said...

Thank you for the update...wonderful news!!!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

For some reason your updates didn't post in my blog roll til now so I had no idea!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!! God is so amazing. I am speechless. I will pray for a healthy pregnancy and two healthy babies!!!!

Sarah said...

YAY!! So, so happy to read this update. And I love your last paragraph. Amen. Is it kind of weird that I, a non-adoptove parent, kind of mourn the idea that we'll likely never adopt? Trust me, I would be thrilled if biological parenthood continued to come easily, but yeah, I love to follow all the adoptive families on the blogs. :) What a wonderful gift.

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

LOVE that last paragraph!!!! AMEN!

Amy Eichsteadt said...

My goodness, Kathryn. I don't think I can read your updates without tearing up. You have a beautiful way with words. We're so happy for you and marvel in the Lord's providence as well.

callmemama said...

Sometimes I think that I might get pregnant one day, but the thought is always followed by "Please God, let us adopt again first!". Adoption is amazing, and I can't imagine a life without Isaac.
So glad everything is going well with this pregnancy! Thanks for the updates, and keep 'em coming!

Devin Rose said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FrciAVRnrMs#!

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