So he told us to wait several months before trying to conceive again…
and as much as I loved and respected my sweet doctor, I just could not listen to his request. My heart yearned to be filled with the same joy that I had when I found out we were expecting. So, November we tried, December we tried, and January, ohhhh precious January! We found out we were pregnant again at the very beginning of that sweetest January! Oh to see those beautiful pink lines staring back at me. I was filled with so many different emotions. Joy because we were pregnant again. Fear because I didn’t want to lose this baby. Anxiety because I just wanted to see the heartbeat that we didn’t get to see before.
And as we were driving to the first ultrasound, Brian prayed before we went into the office. He prayed specifically that we would see a heartbeat. Oh I wish I could put into words how nervous we were.
We sat down in the ultrasound room and got started. Immediately she found the heartbeat. We were still so early that we couldn’t hear the heartbeat, but we could see the sweetest little motion of the tiniest little heart pulsating. Brian and I both had tear-brimmed eyes. We were so thankful to see this perfect little heartbeat. As we were looking at each other with SO much joy on our faces, the ultrasound tech asked if twins ran in my family, and I told her that yes they do. And I had no clue why she would even ask me that, but before I could think anymore about it, she said, “I was just wondering because here is the second heartbeat.”
WHAT?! I was in shock and disbelief! The Lord heard our cry and answered our heartfelt prayer by giving us not one, but TWO sweet bundles. Oh, sweet Lord!
Brian made sure that we were not carrying three precious ones before he fully took a deep breath.
We were blessed with the most perfect twin pregnancy imaginable, up until the last couple weeks when it became necessary to deliver the boys for all of our health and safety.
And my life verse Psalm 145 was even more beautiful on the mountain top:
The Lord is righteous in all His ways and faithful in all He does.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him, He hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love Him, but the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever.
We will forever praise the Lord for our trial, our trial in getting pregnant. It helped me see that God is faithful in ALL things, not just the happy, mountain top moments. We know some wait much longer than we did to become pregnant and may have had a much more trying period of infertility but we want to share our blessing and our story because God wove it together perfectly for His good and His glory. He created our stories to share His goodness and His love for us.