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Every baby is such a miracle! We were certainly in awe of that miracle when my husband and I were expecting Lydia Grace. But I think after two unsuccessful pregnancies, Tim and I have been even more in awe of the miraculous process during this pregnancy. After having some tragic visits to the doctor, we don't take the happy ones for granted like we did before. We never realized there was any kind of risk with Lydia Grace. I got pregnant, and she was always fine. After the two miscarriages, we learned that there was something to fear. At each visit to the doctor, I hold my breath until I hear that amazing, beating sound of a little heart. I worry more than I did with L.G., but with each passing day, I grow more and more assured that we will finally become a family of four. After having Lydia Grace, our family felt so complete. Ever since the miscarriages I have been plagued with a feeling of loss...something is missing from our family...there is a void that I haven't been able to fill. God is slowly filling that void with his love, peace, and the additional of this wonderful miracle to our family.
Everything is perfect with this little one. No blood clots as the aspirin continues to work and God's hand of protection continues to be on this new little life. We opted not to do the blood thinners. We wanted to make things as uncomplicated as possible, and our doctor and specialist were completely on board with our decision. However, the doctor has been on a close watch for any problems that would force us to begin blood thinners. Right now, everything is perfect though! Praise God!
The best news of all is that we will find out on Thursday whether Lydia Grace is getting a brother or sister. Once the family is informed, I will be sure to post the gender. What a happy day Thursday is going to be!