Sunday, November 24, 2013

God is Great

No I'm not going to proselytize.  I'm just feeling blessed by God right now that this pregnancy is still active within me.  Every morning I wake up to no bleeding I'm feeling further blessed with having a chance to bring forth life.  I realize that the pregnancy could go south at any time given my infertility history but I'll live for now and be happy with the joyous promise I've been given.

PNW estimated my due date as 30 July but that was because they forgot when my last period started.  They are off by three days.  While we all know that babies come into the world when they are ready I can't help but state that I'm actually due on my birthday next year.

I was born on my great grandmother's birthday.  How cool would it be if my baby were born on the same day?  If I turn out to be carrying twins it is really doubtful I'll make it to my birthday but hey I'll be happy to just have a healthy baby or two placed in my arms when the time comes.

I have to remind myself when doing housework or shopping to be more cautious now that I'm in a "delicate condition", "with squirrel", "bun in the oven" or what have you.  Friday when J and I went grocery shopping he caught me dragging the grocery cart to the side of the aisle to let an older man through with his handicapped cart.  He reminded me of two things:  I too am handicapped and I'm also now pregnant.  I'm so used to moving out of the way for older people out of respect whether or not I'm using my cane.

Yesterday J and drove down to the outlets in Centralia where I purchased for less than $40.00, two tops and two cardigans one size larger since my nicer blouses are getting too tight in the bust.  If all goes well, after Christmas I'll be having to purchase maternity clothes though I don't expect to get very big since my mom  and her mother never showed while pregnant with the exception of a larger bust and small stomach bump looking more like they ate a big meal.  I'll use up some survey points to get gift cards for the maternity clothes when I need them this way it won't hurt my budget.  I've been saving those points up for years just for this particular need.  22,795 points later I'm finally ready to use them up.  I'm being frugal.

31 comments:

  1. So glad to hear such happy news! God knows you have waited long enough... I do hope everything will go smoothly and that you enjoy a simple, uncomplicated, easy and just perfectly normal pregnancy for eight more months (give or take a fortnight). Take care of yourself.

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  2. Congratulations! I totally won't spend too much money on maternity clothes too, would love to go shopping for baby clothes though!

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    1. I did take a look at baby clothes while at the outlets but didn't buy any.

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  3. Congrats! It is amazing that you are born on your grandmother's birthday… my cousin's are born on their dad & uncle's birthday - I always thought that was way cool

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    1. I'll just be happy to have a healthy baby

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  4. Thanks for stopping by the blog! God IS great - he reminds me of that again and again. So glad to hear your news - praying everything continues to go well.

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  5. This is so exciting - it would be really cool if your bean could be born on your and your grandmothers birthday! How exciting. I hope everything continues to go well!

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  6. So glad you're feeling good and SO happy you're not experiencing any bleeding. Wonderful news!!

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    1. Every time I go pee I hope I don't see blood. I'm so traumatized by infertility now that I almost expect to see it.

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  7. I am so happy for you!!! Ahhhh!!

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  8. I am so excited for you and I know this is it!!! :)

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  9. Very happy for you. I was really frugal when buying maternity clothes too.

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    1. If only I had lost more weight before getting pregnant then I probably wouldn't have to buy any maternity clothes.

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  10. I too, have to remember that I am in a more fragile state- I'm so nervous right now because I tripped over my puppy and fell onto our carpeted living room on my hands and knees. I am PRAYING for nothing to go wrong....

    Praying for you too!

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    1. Hoping that you and the baby will be okay!

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  11. Outlets in Centralia?! I think we may be neighbors :)

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  12. That may be true, but those of us who get pregnant through IVF also have to remember that SCIENCE is also great. If we sat around on our hands and just prayed for kids we'd have a long wait :)

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    1. Well when PNW told me I was pregnant I did thank them and said I loved their team. So yes if it weren't for Science this wouldn't have happened but I think that God did guide the science too.

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  13. God really is good! Sending you love and prayers!

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  14. I'm late to the news but I'm absolutely thrilled for you! Is it ok to share on the FL2W Google group? You should share!

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  15. Gah! I'm just now catching up after being gone for a week for the holiday.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  16. Congratulations on the pregnancy - that's wonderful news! Fingers crossed for sticky baby(ies)!

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