Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby Flinte

You may have guessed it, but my post at the end of June was our quiet announcement of a positive pregnancy test. Since my early teens, I've experienced increased symptoms of endometriosis. I had a laparoscopic surgery to remove a good portion of the endometriosis during my senior year of high school. Since then, I've been under the impression (based on a conversation I had with the surgeon) that conception would be very difficult.

When Brian and I started dating, I shared my bleak fact of life and he was completely supportive! What a blessing! We decided after our second year of marriage that we'd like to TRY to conceive, despite the possibility of failure. This was easy enough until we hit 6 months, and then 9, and then 12. Each month became increasingly more difficult to face as dozens of pregnancies were occuring around me. It felt like everyone had figured out the secret except us. My family doctor told me that she would refer us to a fertility specialist after 12 months of trying. So since January, I've been collecting all the data I would need to share with our new doctor - ovulation, body temperatures, cycle length, etc. However, God had a different plan for us. During these past months, He's been creating a love in our hearts for a child --- a love beyond words. We conceived during our 11.5 month, by God's grace.

We couldn't be more thankful for our God who does hear and answer! We've been blessed each day thoughout the waiting period and now through our pregnancy. Morning sickness and food aversions are wonderful, along with exhaustion caused by a walk up the stairs!

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare1 and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

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