Friday, April 01, 2011

How It Went Down


* We went through a two year period of infertility
* I didn't really understand why all the sudden I was not able to get pregnant when I was able to have two before
* I told myself to quit hoping
* I told myself that we would never have any more children
* I told myself that other people get to have babies but I don't get to
* We kept praying
* I cried a lot
* Dylan discovered a lump under his arm
* It kept growing bigger
* We were freaked out & scared for weeks that he might perhaps have cancer
* We couldn't sleep for about a month as we waited for answers
* Test results finally showed that he did not have cancer
* We were relieved
* Test results also showed that he has an underactive thyroid
* Apparently it runs in his family, only we were never told about it
* He was put on medication
* I made the connection that hypothyroidism causes a low sperm count
* I felt hopeful
* I made sure he took his pill every morning
* In my head I called the pills my "baby pills" & not "Dylan's thyroid pills"
* I just knew that those pills were going to get us a baby
* A month & a half after he started the medication I found out I was pregnant
* That lump under his arm was an answer to our prayers
* I'm positive that we wouldn't have discovered the thyroid issue any other way
* Believe me, we did not think that the lump was a blessing at the time
* We can see more clearly now
* And now I currently have a baby the size of an apple in my belly
* God is good.

28 comments:

Dawn Trest said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's so hard to see the forrest for the trees come to mind....it's good to be reminded that God is working even when we "feel" like he isn't.

Family Fashion and Facts said...

That is amazing! I love this! Tha you for sharing! He is so faithful!

angela said...

isn't it amazing when He lets us have a glimpse of the big picture? congratulations

PJ said...

Thanks for this, after 6 years of infertility I too have lost hope... but maybe someday I'll be able to write a similar list <3

jenny said...

amazing. how something that is so scary to begin with turns out to be the answer to all you have been praying for. :)

jabnogorham said...

After having two beautiful, healthy children, I wanted a third. We tried and had two miscarriages and I felt exactly the same way as you did. People would say "you should just be thankful for the two that you have". They didn't get it. I longed for another baby to hold in my arms. That baby is now almost 5. I went through a lot to get him and he is just the greatest blessing to our family. The loss and the years in between taught me to hold him close. Rock him instead of cleaning the house. Play with him and read to him instead of always spinning me wheels. God was teaching me through it all. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Chris said...

Yes, He always is. After watching your struggle through your blog, I am beyond happy for you and your family.

jen said...

what a wonderful story :) thank you for sharing!!

Eve said...

This made me tear up. We had a couple of years of infertility before we got pregnant with our oldest. In the meantime, God worked miracles in my life. He is good! I am so happy for your miracle today.

liakurtin said...

A great story and a wonderful reminder to always look for the positive.

A. said...

I loved this post. God really does work in mysterious ways. Sometimes I think he puts roadblocks up for me just so I'll remember who's in charge. :)

phalloeun @ growing grandbergs said...

Yes, God is good! Sometimes in our sufferings, we fail to see that God has something better planned for us. Answered prayers are always awesome! Praise God!!!!

alliehoopes said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/11121773/

so happy

New Duds said...

love this! Thanks for sharing!

Marty said...

What a wonderful story to read and remind me to keep the faith. Thank you thank you for sharing this--many blessings and happiness <3

Claire Kiefer said...

What an interesting world. And congratulations!

pinksuedeshoe said...

This post gave me goosebumps. Good ones.

Lauren said...

Congratulations, Candace and Dylan! You are truly blessed. :)

Hambergoosa said...

congrats, you guys have been through so much since I've started reading your blog! So happy for you guys!

missbossypants said...

God IS SO GOOD! Everything happens for a reason, even if we can't see it at first. Congratulations on your sweet little bundle to be!

the fellers said...

Wow, what a great story! I am so happy for you!!!

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

Candace,
It was so fun to meet you last night! I had to get up early to check out your blog and etsy shop. Very cute stuff!
I am so happy for you that you are pregnant! Infertility is so difficult. The top post on my blog right now is actually about my sister who has been trying to have a baby for 4 years now. I am going to tell her about your husbands hypothyroid.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello. I am a follower:)
Emily
http://remarkable-home.blogspot.com

kiki comin said...

amazing. YOU are amazing. SO glad I got to meet you the other night. God REALLY IS good.:)

cameron & lauren said...

i really like you.

Colleen said...

I just stumbled across this. It made me smile. I needed that. I appreciate your writing it. Thank you.

Marty J. Christopher said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but there was some sort of error message. Anyway, I loved this post for so many reasons, but one of them was the way you wrote it. I loved the sort of rushed feeling, as if you just needed to get it out, but then you didn't want to dwell on it anymore. Still, I'm glad you did dwell on it for just a minute. It felt very brave. I'm so happy for you two, and for your little girls. They both get to be big sisters now! : O ) Congrats again!

Cheryl said...

WoW! God is good!

Chelan said...

Candace-What a beautiful post :-) I confess I don't get to visit your blog too often because I get so busy and there are just so many blogs but I have been checking yours every couple of months...hoping to find out you were finally expecting because you had said you really wanted another little one :-) I was so excited to read this! And what an amazing story of how God answers our prayers. Congratulations!

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