Thursday, June 2, 2011

It is far from simple.

This new life? It is far from simple. Being pregnant again is far from simple. Saturday makes me approximately six weeks pregnant. I won't be sure exactly when my due date is, until we go have our early ultrasound appointment in just a few short weeks. This is a journey I am desperately trying to take one day at a time.

In the back of my mind, I find myself constantly throwing myself at the feet of God. "You wouldn't ask me to give another back would you? How could I possibly prepare my mind, my heart for that possibility? Please, I am begging, don't make me give this one back.  "

Deep in my soul, I feel Him telling me it's going to be okay. But is it going to be okay in the sense, this baby will stay, or will it be okay in the same way that He held us through Savannah's heavenly arrival? This I don't know. But everyday I choose to believe that everything will be okay.

But I know too much now. I know too much about infant death. I know too much about congenital defects. I know too much about miscarriages, preterm labor, stillbirths and sudden infant death syndrome. I want it to go away. I want to go back to the time that I didn't know too much. When I didn't know anything. And what I did know, was only under the "it would never happen to me" illusion. Please make it go away.

Right now I know, in just two to four weeks I will have a baby with either a formed or an unformed diaphragm. And it is terrifying. As mother's we want to heal. We want to fix. We want to nurture, protect, and love our children. And while we think, taking our vitamins, eating healthy, and taking care of our bodies is enough, I know it isn't. Because I live in this new life.

But I believe. I believe that while I do everything in my power to make it all okay, He will step in with whatever divine purpose He withholds from us for our future. Only one person, has the power to make it all okay. Everyday on my knees, I am thankful for another day closer to the beautiful sound of a crying baby.

"I can do all things, through Christ who gives me strength. "
                                                                     -Philippians 4:13



It is scary carrying another child...I don't want my heart broken again and it is his will, not mine. I hope everything continues to go well for you and you have a beautiful, healthy baby in your arms in 8-ish months :)

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

I definitely understand. I get the "wishing for those innocent days". The innocence of a different world.

Yes, it will be okay. No matter what, it will be okay and you will be okay. All because of the one who created you, created Savannah, created this precious child, and is holding you up.

The Anglin Family said...

I will keep you in my prayers. I know what that feels like to an extent..after I lost my last two pregnancies I am terrified to be pregnant again, but all I want is to be pregnant again. I am praying for you sweetie:)))

Deanna said...

I couldn't have said it better. Wishing I didn't know, all of it.
Thinking of you and sending thoughts and prayers for this baby and its Mommy!!

Rachel said...

I think about some of what you said everyday. We are not TTC right now, but there will come a day when we do...and I know so much more now. There are so many reasons to be scared and worried. But we have such a great hope, a hope in the Lord. I pray that you hold onto that hope. I also pray that the Lord holds you and this baby in his arms and gives you the comfort that you need in the weeks to come.