Wednesday, December 28, 2011

9 weeks

I seriously can't thank you all enough for the calls, emails, and texts sending well wishes and congrats to our family! We feel so loved and your prayers and support mean the world to us.

Monday marked nine weeks and today we were able to see the babies for sonogram #4. Everyone measured right on track with strong heart beats and all four were moving around in their quite cozy quarters. Seeing their little movements was the highlight of our week!

At only nine weeks these tiny babies are continuing to defy the odds. In the first trimester there is a 20-25% chance that one of the babies will stop growing and be absorbed (just like what happens to a vanishing twin). Every week my doctor has prepared us that we may only see three heartbeats at our next visit, and every week there have been four VERY strong babies. Isn't God amazing?!

After the scans we sat down for our last meeting with our fertility specialist. He sat in a chair across the table from us, shaking his head and grinning. He put his hand on his head as if to say, "Once again, I can't explain this." And then he said he'd see us when we are ready for #5. Oh, I'm so glad we've all kept our sense of humor. ;)

So, here we are. Nine weeks. Four healthy babies. And ONE very faithful, loving God who so clearly has His hands all over this!






Tuesday, December 20, 2011

From TWO to SIX

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21

After a 15-month struggle with infertility, we found out we were pregnant the week of Thanksgiving. Two weeks later we received the surprise/shock of our lives during my first sonogram.

We are having four babies. Four little miracles.



Reid and I feel so humbled that the Lord chose to grow our family in this way. It is clear that this was orchestrated by HIS sovereign hand and we have felt an overwhelming sense of peace from the moment we heard the words, "There are four."

I'm excited to share more in the weeks to come. I want to be as honest as I can about our journey, the emotions we've processed/are processing through, etc.

God is writing an incredible story and we feel so very honored to be part of it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Samson is Two!


I can't believe our boy is TWO! He has proved to be one of the best decisions we've ever made. I can't even begin to tell you the amount of simple joy he's brought to our lives. We sent him away for two weeks in August to an obedience/training camp and he came back so well behaved. It is so nice to be able to take him to a park off-leash or have company over and know we have complete control over him. We spent his birthday, November 23, in Little Rock spoiling him with long walks, a new frisbee and doggy cookies. We are so proud to be his parents!



note: this was supposed to by my Day 23 post but obviously I dropped the ball.