Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful for a Miracle

I'm happy to be joining Thankful Thursday again. I have something I want to share, that I am incredibly thankful for. But I want to be sensitive to those of you that I have connected with because of our shared loss. I have been so encouraged by the stories of women who have dealt with infertility and who have lost babies of their own. I hope my story only continues to encourage you that God is bigger than what we can see.

If you've read my story of infertility, you know what we have faced. After my diagnosis of severe endometriosis, it appeared that we would only become pregnant after surgery, which has happened twice. And even then the doctors give us a slim 0.5% chance of conceiving.

Today, I am overwhelmingly grateful for the little miracle God has blessed us with, in spite of the doctor's diagnosis, and without surgery.

Although our intentions were to wait until we were well into the second trimester to share our news, a complication changed our minds. This little one is 8 weeks and could use some prayers. The same ultrasound that confirmed there was indeed excellent growth and a strong heartbeat, was the same to show that there is a large, threatening blood clot. It could be something old, although it was not detected in an ultrasound just 2 weeks ago, or it could be the placenta trying to separate from the uterus.

The doctor sentenced me to bedrest/no lifting, with the hope that the blood clot will reabsorb or the separation will heal. Incredibly, my husband is also recovering from double wrist surgery and has a 1 lb weight limit at the moment. I also have severe aversions to smells, mostly anything fragranced or edible. And I get extremely nauseaus when I eat, so I haven't been. The doctor said this was not helpful to the pregnancy and we are looking into a couple options to help with that as well.

Again, we seem to be in a battle to keep this baby, but that's the way it always is around here. Please pray for our little one (and for us). The pain of our last loss is still strong. In spite of that, we know who our God is and we put our lives, and the life of this very tiny baby, in His hands.

Today Iris was thankful for God's word and she shared this verse. Little did she know how meaningful it would become to me.

“This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” ~ Psalm 119:50 (ESV)


Today Iris was thankful for God's word. What are you thankful for? For more words of inspiration visit her at Sting My Heart....


Karen said...

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You just now to pray not only for this precious little life but also for this family. We know Lord that all things are in Your hands and You are indeed in control of all things. We still hurt. We still need comfort. We still need Your peace Lord. I am praying right now Lord that You pour out Your peace upon this family and especially this mother, Rebecca. Father, I know what it is like to lose a child and what it's like to be pregnant and nervous. Father, You've been my stronghold and my comfort and my peace. Be the same for this family just now. Father, I also ask that You protect this precious little one in Rebecca's womb. I ask in Jesus' mighty and powerful Name that this blod clot will cause no problems whatsoever for this baby and mother. Father, if there's something that needs to be done to help protect the lives of this baby and Rebecca, then let them know what needs to be done. Carry this family Lord. Give them peace, strength, and comfort. Help them to just rest in Your care Father. I pray Your will in all these things. It's in the powerful and mighty Name of Jesus I pray and ask these things, Amen.

Take care,

Daniel's Mom said...

How exciting,but scary too. I'll be praying for your family and the baby. *hugs* God is in control.

AmandaHoyt said...

Praying for you and your newest little one, Rebecca.

Ashley said...


I am so joyful to hear of your miracle.

I will be raising you and your family in prayer often!


Joyfull said...

I understand the heartbreak of loss, the joy of life and the unsettled balance and agony of waiting. We are rejoicing with you and thanking God for this miracle. Also will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Deborah said...

My prayers are with you and congratulations? It sounds like you have had a few stressful days, months, etc. I will continue to lift you up to our Father who is still in control!

Julie said...

You know I am praying, Rebecca. I thought of you and prayed for you often on Tuesday. Most definitely a joyful time and a time to rejoice but also a time to stay in constant prayer, so, I will continue to pray for you and this sweet baby.

Congratulations & try to get some rest (I know the nausea is awful, I took phenegran? with mine, is there anything they are thinking of giving you?)

Love & Prayers,

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I am sooo happy for you guys! I can't tell you how my heart leaped for excitement when you told me. You know, as always, that we will blanket you're little one in prayer. Congratulations!! : )

Denise said...

Praise God for this precious blessing.

Hear My Cry said...

Congratulations! I missed this before as I don't have time to read as much as I use to. I am so very happy for you!