Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Going in the right direction

I weighed myself on a whim today (normal weigh-in day is Friday) and I'm down another two pounds for 7 lost in total.


I did kind of think I'd be down a bit since Friday since all day Sunday was spent at Kings Dominion at James' company picnic. It felt like we walked a thousand miles!

We had such a great time. It wasn't too hot, a little breeze coming through and the rain stayed away. Couldn't have asked for better weather. 

Huge success all the way around.

The rest of this blog is for my fellow infertile friends.
I want to share a 100% true story with you that I think will give you all some hope. 

I have been a member of a stillborn support group since 2012 when Nathan died. It was so helpful to connect with other moms and dads who have suffered in the same way.

Anyway, in that group was a woman who is a doctor. I can't remember all her details anymore but her firstborn was stillborn.

After that, she was told she had less than a 1% chance of conceiving a baby and she'd never be able to carry one to term at that. 

She tried fertility treatments anyway and they all failed. So, her and her husband had picked out a donor egg and a surrogate mom. It was all worked out and they were ready to go.

Then she fell pregnant, naturally. Her doctors told her it was amazing but she'd never be able to carry this baby to term and she should continue her plans with the surrogate. 

She chose to put those plans on hold, just to see how things went. That pregnancy resulted in a baby that has now turned 1. 

She's pregnant. And again, naturally. 

Is this the woman taking up all our miracles? Maybe! But, she gives me hope. 
Less than 1% has turned into one perfectly healthy baby with another on the way. 

I try to think of her whenever I find myself thinking that I don't know why I should bother trying to conceive naturally when I know it will never work. 

And for me, it probably won't. 

I suppose it's kind of like the lottery; someone wins. Who knows, maybe it will be me (or you).


  1. I love how God works!! HE is a miracle making God - NOTHING is impossible with Him!

  2. Great news on the weight front! That's a marathon, not a sprint.

  3. Well done with the weight loss!!! Also, always nice to hear infertility miracle stories. Gives me the hope that even in the most unlikely circumstances pregnancies can and do happen..x

  4. Hurrah! Well done with your weight! Goodbye pounds! I haven't done too well recently (blaming it on finishing my job and changing my life, but it could actually be that I should just blame myself)
    And always lovely to hear about other people's pregnancy successes :-)

  5. What a nice story! Love hearing about miracle babies :)