Friday, June 3, 2011

Our Family is Growing.....Once again!

And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

 Hi friends...How is everyone doing?  Trent and I have had alot going on lately and have had a few changes in our little family.  God blesses us always and we are forever in debt to Him.  On May 28th, our lives were once again changed for the better.  Just six months after losing our precious, Easton and Parker, we found out that we were once again on the journey to becoming parents.  Trent and I are now expecting baby number three!  We can't express enough how greatful we are for all of the prayers and thoughts over the past few months.  We know without God, we would not have this bundle, or bundles on the way.  Let me tell you how things began to change over the past few weeks...
   While we were at church a few weeks ago, my sister in laws mother, (who I am pretty close to) told me that she had a strange feeling that I was pregnant.  I thought, hmm, that would be GREAT but I am doubtful.  I should have known not to doubt God.  So, the days passed by and I realized, that there was a chance that I was expecting but still didn't believe it.  As many of you know, I had terrible trouble with the twins from the beginning and so the thought of a normal pregnancy blew me away.  I never thought I would be the person who would have a pregnancy, free of bleeding from the beginning, was that even possible?  So as the days past, my mom tried to persuade me to take a pregnancy test.  I blew her off  and kept going along with my business until last Saturday, May 28th.  While my mom and I were in Monroe, celebrating my birthday, I decided to take a test...We went to Target, bought a test and I went in the bathroom to take it.  I know, I know this is not the way most people do it but I was merely trying to prove my mom wrong.  I went in the stall and she stood patiently outside, and immediately, I began to see those two pink lines.  I shouted "Mom, I think it say's yes".  A lady who was waiting on her little girl to use the restroom, asked, is she pregnant?  I brought my test out and she said, "let me see it, yes, you are for sure pregnant".  It was quite the spectacle.  I wanted to surprise Trent this time, since with the twins, the doctor called and told me I was pregnant and I ran straight to Trent's office and told him.  I promised myself that this time I would give him a better surprise.  Mom and I went to Dillard's and got the sweetest little croched baby booties and then went back to Winnsboro.  This kind of cut into our day, since we were supposed to be getting pedicures but oh well this was way more important.  I rushed back to the camp where he and his family were working and thought I would surprise him big time.  Well, things never go as I plan.  I jumped out of the car and at the same time , he and his family were loading up in their cars to leave.  So, the plan had to change.  I grabbed the pregnancy test, jumped out of the car and ran up to him.  He knew something was going on because I pulled him away from everyone.  I popped out the test and he just stood speechless.  He knew there was a chance that I was pregnant but he was still surprised. I was proud of my self.  So, now to let you in on the horrific first doctor's appt. I had to wait until Tuesday to call Dr. G because of Memorial Day, so that's exactly what I did.  I called first thing Tuesday morning and they told me to come in Wednesday and have blood work etc.  So after getting to my appt. at 3:00 on Wednesday and waiting an hour and half, they called me back to do a urine sample.  I did this, just like all the times before with the twins, but this time was different.  They then put me in a little room to wait on the nurse, and it wasn't two minutes and she was knocking on the door, and bearing some gut wrenching news.  "You are not pregnant" she said.  Your urine sample came back negative.  As you can imagine, I began to ball.  I was sick.  So, needless to say my appt. ended right there and I was told to go to the lab and have blood work, just in case.  I drove frantically to the lab about to vomit the entire time. I was told that I would have results that same day but that wasn't the case.  I had to wait until Thursday to find out what was going on.  At 8:45 on Thursday morning, my phone rang and I was greeted by the same nurse, only this time telling me, "You are pregnant".  My emotions were running wild.  So I now go back this coming week for my "real" appt. The nurse told me that this had happened to three different people that same day and that she had to call us all and tell us that we were indeed pregnant.  They are now changing the type of pregnancy tests that they use.  Good thing, glad I could be their guiney pig...So after all of the frustration and anxiety my blood work came back perfect and we are now ready for our ultrasound which will probably be in a week or so.  I told the nurse that I wanted one asap to see if I was having twins again but she said my bloodwork was indicative of one baby (that's what they told me last time also) so we will see soon enough.  Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this roller coaster ride once again with Easton and Parker always on our minds.  We were going to wait to tell in case we encountered problems but we decided that part of having faith was believing that this pregnancy would be problem free.  We know it will be perfect.  God wants us to be happy an have the desires of of heart and that's just what he's given us.  I can't imagine going down this journey with anyone other than Trent.  He is the love of my life and the best father I could ever imagine.  Together, and with God by our sides, we know our precious baby will be HEALTHY, HAPPY, and love Christ just as we do...I'll keep you all updated on our progress. Thanks for reading.  I am still praying for all of you out there who long to be mother's.  You are never far from my mind...


  1. Praise God, Betsy! That is wonderful news!! God Bless you, Trent, and all your sweet babies! :)

  2. Wow, this is wonderful news!! Congratulations! I agree... God has good things in store for you and this baby will be healthy and happy! I look forward to following along with your pregnancy. you will be in my prayers!