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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cat's Out of the Bag!


Most of you know now, we are finally expecting our first baby!!!

We did our final round of invitro in early July and have known for about 6 weeks now that we are pregnant. :) I have felt pretty good for the most part and have luckily been spared the dreaded morning sickness. Some foods don't make me feel so great, but if I avoid those, I'm usually pretty good. A couple of weeks ago we were able to see our baby for the first time. It was a very nervous day for us, since this is when we lost our last one. But that day, there was a little bean in my uterus and a healthy heartbeat to be heard...at just shy of 7 weeks! Last Thursday we went for a follow up (the day I thought I was 9 weeks, come to find out....9 weeks and 2 days!). We saw the baby again, heart the heartbeat again and were told I could go off my progesterone injections! I went back on Friday to make do some blood work to make sure my body had taken over progesterone production. It has! So I am officially released from the fertility doctor and free to see my regular OBGYN.

I cannot express the feelings we are feeling and the overwhelming joy and excitement surrounding us and our families! It is such a miracle and one we were not sure we would ever be blessed with. These past 9 months, since the last pregnancy, have brought so many blessings in our marriage and God really gave me peace about what was ahead. The only time I doubted was the night before our pregnancy test. But God was faithful and we will never stop thanking him for this blessing!

I will have tons of things to share and post in the upcoming weeks and months and am SO looking forward to watching my belly grow! Mom and I have already gone maternity shopping and I am ready to be a cute pregnant gal!

So there it is....10 weeks down and 30 to go!

14 comments:

Adam & Carrie Tungate said...

YEA!!! Start posting weekly pics of yourself so those of us who can't see you all the time can watch that little belly grow! ;) Enjoy, girlfriend, it goes by SO fast (even though it seems SO slow at times)!

Lauren said...

I am so very very happy for you!!! This is so exciting! Congratulations to you and Joe. Can't wait to see your little "bean" grow and you as a cute pregnant gal!! :)

Tiffany said...

Rachel, I have been reading your blog for such a long time, but I don't know if I've ever commented. I cannot express how excited I am for both of you! I know this is what you have prayed about for years! When I saw this posted on facebook, I teared up. Congratulations, and I cannot wait to see the rest of the decorating for the nursery!

Elisa said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, Rachel!

Ashhog said...

Rachel-I am so excited for you guys! We have been rooting you guys on and praying for you for a while now! God is so good and we can't wait to hear all the fun details of your pregnancy! Congrats!

Holly said...

Oh Rachel! We are so very excited for you and Joe. Tony and I both said a prayer of thanksgiving for you guys last night! We are so happy for you!

kentbrantly said...

congrats!

rdh97j said...

Praise God! We are so happy for you both. I can't wait to see some pregnant pictures! :)

Hopeful Mother said...

Congratulations! I know this has been a long-prayed-for moment.

Penny Chapa said...

Yeah!! I am SOOOO excited for you! I had my suspicions, but was waiting for you to say something. Definately update your blog more and add pictures! Yeah for baby Varney!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! So thankful and excited for you guys!

LYN said...

Oh, how great is our God!! Praises to his name....and blessings to you both. LYN

LYN said...

OK, now, Rachel. The idea of a blog is that you write on it!! hahahaha

LYN said...

Girl, you gotta blog some more!