Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Praise God, Praise God, Praise God!!!

I've sat down to write this post at least a dozen times in the past few weeks. I've even started it a few times, but I've never been able to get through it - but it's time I HAVE to share:)
This weekend is the second anniversary of Nathan (my brother's baby) birth and death. He was born at almost 23 weeks, and only lived 2 hours. I have to say, I don't think there is ANYTHING more painful than loosing a child - yes, I am once again sobbing.
This has been a hard journey for my brother and his wife Amber. They had to do fertility to get pregnant with Nathan - who actually was a twin. His twin was lost during the first trimester.
Since Nathan, they have been continually doing fertility, with no luck. They had gone through every procedure possible, with Invitro as their last option. In April, they tried Invitro. It didn't work. They have enough eggs to try one more time, the plan was to implant in June.
My precious sister-n-law had to take the month of May off from fertility (all the shots and medication) to try to get her body balanced back out before starting all the hormones again.
When it was time to start all the shots and meds again for their final shot at Invitro, Amber went to the doctors to get the process started. She hadn't started her period, but wasn't really surprised by this since she'd had so many hormones shot into her she knew her system was really messed up.
The doctor was going to give her a shot (I think) to get the process rolling. However, they had to give her a pregnancy test before the shot - just common protocol. She didn't wait for the results, she just headed to work, and made an appointment to come back to get the invitro process started.
I'm sure you've figured out by now what that test said.....
That's right, Amber is pregnant!!!!!
NO FERTILITY - Just GOD:)
Her doctor said the chances of this were one in a million with the problems that she has.
She is now 16 weeks pregnant.
I've been so afraid to post, so afraid to really believe that it's true.
She has had quite a few scares with bleeding during these past 16 weeks.
Please, Please keep Brad and Amber in your prayers. Pray that God protects this precious baby growing inside her. And pray for comfort this weekend as we remember Nathan.

10 comments:

Brianna said...

wow what an awesome thing! She sounds like she will be due around the same time as me.

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh Shannon what a miracle! I will be lifting your brother and Amber up! Thanks for letting us know so we can pray!!!!!

Lisa Hunter said...

Truly a miracle! I will be praying for your family this week as you remember Nathan. I will also be praying for that God protects that precious little baby!

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua said...

Prayers many prayers, I have goosebumps. God Bless them and you too, your soon to deliver too....

Cari~ said...

Shan,

I have goosebumps reading this... It does not surprise me one bit, but it humbles me to be the child of a God so big and so good...
I will pray for them and for you as your final days of pregnancy come to an end. Savor it! :0)

I love you,
Cari

Anonymous said...

That is fabulous!! Prayers headed their way!

MelHoward said...

That is awesome news!!!!!! I needed to hear something like that! I have another friend that has adopted one child because they tried for years and is due in October! They are in my prayers!

Jess Stevens said...

that is awesome & amazing news, thanks for sharing! & people think God doesn't perform miracles anymore...I will keep your SIL in prayer as well as this coming weekend.

:corinne: said...

Such an amazing and very awesome story. Brad and Amber have a wonderful testimony to share with others when they're ready. The Lord is going to use them mightily. I'll keep praying. I love hearing this story. :)

Molly W. said...

Hey Shannon! I met you at Autumn's shower (I'm related to her husband Tim). She introduced me to your blog and I wanted to let you know how excited I am for your brother and Amber! I have been praying for their sweet little baby and am so excited for them. Thanks for sharing this exciting news!