Diving in head first for this announcement and making the Family Friday a Family Thursday post!
We’ve been wanting another child for years now but have been met with challenges, sadness and eventually hope. A few months ago, we decided to take a break from the RE’s office and to try a more natural approach. Through a roundabout way, we found Rachel Davis (at the Green Hills Natural Health Clinic) and signed up for fertility massages and acupuncture. I felt more positive about this journey than I had with years of doctors and fertility clinics. Much to my surprise, two months later, there it was. The all illusive positive test. Staring at me. Anyone that has been through a loss or fertility problems knows how scary it can be to actually see a positive pregnancy test.
I didn’t believe it and took another one. Yep, still positive.
I had just dropped Randy at the airport (heading to NY for an overnight business trip) and it KILLED me not to call him the second I found out. I knew this would be our last child, rounding out the 3 kids that we wanted, so I wanted to surprise him with the news in a special way. I called our dear friends Chris & Adrienne and asked if one of them could meet me at the airport when R’s flight came in the next day. I wanted to catch his reaction as he stepped off the plane to the kids’ “welcome home” signs and my “Welcome home…and surprise!” sign with a picture of the test. Poor, sweet man just thought Chris was there to catch the moment of him coming back to Nashville.
Then I told R that I made a sign for him too…and flipped it over:
Finally understanding what was going on…
This past week we had a scare and thought that we would lose the baby. We were overwhelmed with sadness and nervous energy until we saw the beautiful heartbeat this morning on the ultrasound. Pure joy!!! It’s still early in this journey, so we appreciate your prayers for a healthy (and hopefully, from now on, uneventful) pregnancy!
(And, Chris, thank you again love. You have no idea how much these images mean to us.)