Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Most Wonderful News

As you know, Nick and I have wanted to start a family for quite some time. We had a plan that involved me getting pregnant the month that all of my testing began and we were forced to put it off. Then my disease metastasized in my pelvis and diseased my ovaries, requiring me to undergo chemotherapy. I was told that the amount of two of my chemo drugs in particular would most likely leave me unable to get pregnant. Then when the surgeon went into my pelvis to remove what was left of the tumors after chemo, he found the tumors to be growing off of my ovaries. He was able to salvage parts of both ovaries, but was sure that they were dried up and dead. He told me that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. He told me I could carry a child if I had an egg donor, most likely. When I told him I was still going to try and was hanging on to hope, he smirked and assured me it wasn't going to happen. That was last March and April.

We started praying hard, specifically and asked you all to pray too. Well, it just so happens that I am currently 11 weeks along. Yesterday Nick and I met our doctor, whom I like very much, and had our first OB appointment. Apparently I was three weeks along when I had my PET Scan Dec. 31. I took a pregnancy test the night before, just to be sure, but it didn't register. I've been anxious to make sure everything is alright, since the PET came when the major organs are being developed in the fetus. Our first ultrasound a few weeks ago showed very little, but what it did show looked good. Yesterday we heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time and it was wiggling around in my belly. It was a very encouraging appointment and my anxiety level has gone way down.

Thank-you again, Prayer Warriors, for your faithful prayer and support. We are still in awe every day at the support of those around us and the love that God is showing us through all of you. May He bless you all.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

good work, you made me cry, again. :) i love you.

Melanie Pollard said...

I'm so excited for you guys - That's so awesome! Prayer definitely works.
Hope you guys are doing well.
Take Care!

Your Cuz

Anonymous said...

That is just wonderful news. We have an amazing God.

Candice said...

Congrats, to you both! I was so excited when I heard the news. We will continue to pray that God keeps you and the baby safe and healthy. Love you!!!

Anonymous said...

My mom, Rose, told me your new yesterday- we are all just thrilled for you both and see this as nothing short of miraculous. Oh the kindness and greatness of our God! Congratulations!

Sue Keels

Larry and Laurel said...

Hi,

I just signed on for the first time in ages.....and we are so very, very thrilled to hear your news! This is just a wonderful event. Congratulations and our love to both of you.

Uncle Larry & Aunt Laurel