For those of you who don’t know……

We are pregnant, and this time it looks like for good (well at least for 9 months)! Last November, we decided to do one more IUI (artificial insemination), and to both of our surprise- it worked!

Today, we had our first appointment with the OB, as well as an ultrasound. At 12 weeks, the baby looks great! Peanut measures perfectly, the heart is beating at 163 bpm, and it’s moving around. It was so amazing to see it moving around on the screen and see it’s little body forming. It’s only about 2 1/2″ now, but already you can make out all the body parts. I’ve been somewhat guarded this time. Our first ultrasound at 7 weeks was a major hurdle, but I still found myself holding my breath. Then our 9 week ultrasound was an even bigger hurdle, so after that I started accepting the idea more and more. Sidenote: I haven’t as much as looked at a pregnancy magazine at this point. Today, we were able to officially get out of the first trimester, and statistically chances are much better if you make it to this point. After the appointment, Kyle and I celebrated by going to one of our favorite Nashville spots. Then my mom and I went and bought like 4 pregnancy books. Now I can officially say, I am excited!!!

This morning I read Romans 4:20-22, ” He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened through faith, giving God the glory, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able to perform, and therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

I feel like so much of this journey has been a lesson of faith for me. I feel myself coming out on the other side stronger in my faith, being fully convinced that He keeps His promises. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and joy to my Lord and Savior, for what He has done, and what He is doing in my life. I am humbled by His generosity and thoughtfulness, to go beyond my expectations. Truly, God is great!