January 30, 2015
My husband and I found out today that we are expecting in early October. This is our third pregnancy, but our first two ended in miscarriages at 6 and 11 weeks. I have hypothyroidism that is under control with meds for past year and have issues with not making enough progesterone. The first pregnancy happened pre-thryroid diagnosis and was what finally led to the correct diagnosis after 15+ years of unexplained weight gain and issues. The second one happened when I was being weaned off the progesterone meds they gave me -- Dr says it was the baby, but he was fine 2 hours before miscarriage and was already having med weaning issues at that point. Even though we have this wonderful news, both my husband and I are having lukewarm responses -- not that we aren't potentially excited, but just don't want to get our hopes up and be so into it again only to have another loss. I know, that sounds horrible to say, but it is the truth. Please pray that I will be able to keep calm and not worry and that my body will be a good oven for this baby. Please pray for my husband and help him to be able to be excited about this little one. Please pray for my dr and the high-risk dr that I will likely be seeing down the road and the nurses, so that they do the Lord's will in treating me and prescribing that right treatments/timing of treatments or lack thereof so that this baby doesn't have problems too. Please pray for our family that has gone through the losses too -- especially my Dad who took it the hardest. And above all, please pray for this precious little baby that is no bigger than a poppy seed, that he or she may grow and develop properly and will be able to born healthy and strong in October. And if it be that this all is not the Lord's will, than I am comforted in knowing that this little one will join the brother and sister that are already in Heaven. Thank you!
January 23, 2015
Please pray for my loving aunt who passed away a year ago yesterday. She was very strong woman in her faith and was very involved with catholic schools. May she rest in eternal peace with Christ Jesus and spend eternity with him in Heaven. I love you Aunt Monica! Thank you for everything. I really appreciate it! :)