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Blessings-Carlyn’s Journey XXII

Submitted by on September 27, 2010 – 6:00 AM3 Comments
Blessings-Carlyn’s Journey XXII

FAITH: Believing without seeing.

Life brings us all troubles and hardship. It isn’t until you experience sadness that you can truly appreciate happiness.

I was six weeks pregnant, and still a little shell shocked. I was very happy, but still cautious. I came home to realize that when I went to the bathroom, I was bleeding. I wasn’t bleeding a lot, but enough to make my heart stop. I went to Robbie and said, “Start praying. I am bleeding.” He hugged me, said it was going to be fine, and told me to go lay down.

I couldn’t help but to feel panicked in my heart. I went to bed and decided that I would see how the night went. Then, I would call Dr. Quirk in the morning.

During the night, I went to the bathroom several times. Each time I said a little prayer. By the morning, I realized that I only bled that one time. “Hmm. Maybe this will be okay after all,” I thought.

I quickly called the doctor, and they told me to come right in. Robbie and I headed up there, and I felt cautiously hopeful.

The scan turned on and we saw two little sacs, and what appeared to be rice –looking babies in them. They were tiny, but they were there. Our nurse told us that everything looked fine, and the blood could possibly be from all the developments.

I decided from that moment on, I would embrace the pregnancy and everything that was different from the other two pregnancies, as a good thing.

At eight weeks, I went in excited to see the progression of our two little pieces of “rice,” and to see if we would get to graduate from Dr. Quirk to my OBGYN.

As the scan went on, I held my breath – a habit formed from the disappointing scans in our past. I was relieved when we saw the two sacs and our little shrimp babies. (They had graduated from looking like tiny pieces of rice, to looking like slightly larger shrimp.)

As she zoomed in on baby “A”  my heart skipped a beat. We saw a little flutter that we soon learned was the heartbeat. Next, she zoomed in on baby “B.” Tears filled my eyes as she showed us its little heartbeat too. They both measured the exact same and were developmentally perfect. This was overcoming a huge hurdle for us. We couldn’t help but feel truly happy and relieved.

We met with Dr. Quirk. He told us that due to my bleeding incident and the amount of meds he had me on, he wanted to wait to dismiss me until after a good 10 week ultrasound check-up.

The two weeks seemed to go by way to slow, and I was anxious to get to the ultrasound and see my little shrimp.

Boy, were we surprised when the scan turned on! Our little shrimp with the precious heartbeats were now a little bigger, and they were jumping around like two Mexican jumping beans in there.

My jaw hit the floor. It was a crazy reality for Rob and me. I mean, we knew there were two babies in my tummy that were growing and developing, but when we saw them moving around, it became so much more real to us. This was our 3rd pregnancy, but never had we experienced this.

Joy filled my veins, and no one could have wiped off the permanent grin that was plastered to my face. It was the best feeling in the world.

After meeting with Dr. Quirk, we were dismissed to go to my OBGYN. It was a bitter sweet feeling for me. Dr. Quirk and his staff had been with Rob and me through so much. They held our hands and wiped our tears for two years. They believed in the process, and found the answers that we needed to help make our miracles happen. I cried like a baby when I was hugging their necks goodbye.

As we were pulling out of the parking lot, Robbie looked at me and said with a big smile, “I think we are really having twins.”  It was a happy day! We thanked the good Lord above for the two little miracles that we saw jumping around in there.

It was on to the OBGYN.

Hip, hip hooray!

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3 Comments »

  • Angie Wright says:

    I am so happy for you and can.not.wait to meet those babies!! Love you so much!!!

  • Carlyn says:

    Thanks Ang! They can’t wait to meet you too! Love you!!!

  • Vicki Mitchell says:

    You do not know me but I knew your husband and his brother as the grew up from little boys to young men. You, Robbie, your babies, Ronnie, Ellie and all your family will be in my prayers. May God shower you all with His blessings

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