Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So thankful

I got the results of my second round of blood work today. We were looking for an HCG level of 90-100, and  it came back at 180! I breathed a huge sigh of relief when my coordinator told me. Our embie is still alive and well! :) I am four weeks and 2 days pregnant today - estimated due date is December 8th. ahhhh! I can't believe I have a due date! lol. This morning I was also able to schedule our first ultrasound, so God willing, we will be able to see little bubs heart beat two weeks from Friday! I'm so excited. :) I literally have sore spots on my face from non-stop smiling since Friday. lol. Though it's still very early, and we still need to pray that God would sustain life in this baby, we could not be more happy or more thankful for the miracle God has given us. 

Throughout our journey through infertility, I have continued coming back to a particular poem / prayer in the  book Valley of Vision. It has been a good reminder of God's faithfulness, an encouragement in the down days, and a little nudge to continue to pray. And now, being on this side of a positive pregnancy test after such a long wait, I think it describes my thankfulness better than any words I could have thought up on my own - 

Thou hast led me on and I have found Thy promises true,
I have been sorrowful, but Thou hast been my help,
fearful, but Thou hast delivered me
despairing, but Thou hast lifted me up.
Thy vows are ever upon me, and I praise Thee, O God.

-Valley of Vision, God Enjoyed


  1. Ahh I love that! Thanks for sharing.
    And thank you for sharing your life with us!! It's pretty amazing to see how many lives you have touched, encouraged, and now have rejoiced with you. Even if you hadn't been blessed with this little miracle, you and Ryan and have been a testimony the Lord's power. We are also SO THANKFUL for the little life due on December 8th... that little Miller babe is practically a legend :) Can't wait to hear about your pregnanct and by God's grace, bringing a baby into this world... you better keep blogging!!! :) Or I'll just keep texting you hehe.
    Love You Miller Family,

  2. ::rubs denay's belly:: Auntie Bran loves you baby bubs. Stay nice and cozy in there til December!

  3. So excited! That little baby is so loved by auntie kimi, uncle mikey n cousin brookie! Love him/her so much!

  4. That is AWESOME...hope you continue to post about your pregnancy as it progresses :)

  5. I just want to do the Steinfeld Dance with the Millers!!!!!!!

    Honey, you and Ryan know that words can't describe the excitement that has filled our hearts with the news of a beautiful baby added to our family! Sooooo jazzed, and still praying for our Lord to keep the baby safe and healthy till it's time for him or her to be born.


  6. Girl, that is so exciting!!! I have been praying for you guys. I'm so happy for you. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and that you can relax and enjoy it!