Monday, July 19, 2010

Embracing The Truth ...


I've decided to come clean about why I haven't been blogging.

We are pregnant again ... and it's pretty much all I can think about.

I didn't want to talk about it publicly since we recently had a miscarriage that was so painful to heal from.

Like NOT talking about it would be less painful if we lost this pregnancy.

I was guarding my heart.

My counselor says it's normal. ;)

But I decided today ...

To NOT tell my story would be to deny myself of the truth.

And to not fully enjoy the moment.

So here you go ...

The first pictures of Baby Stookey (and be sure to check out that strong heartbeat!) ...

We had some disappointing news today when we went to the doctor.

We thought I was 8-1/2 weeks pregnant.

Turns out the baby is measuring 6 weeks and 4 days growth.

So we were off a bit in our calculations.

I cried for 2 hours.

Mainly because I've been so sick with this pregnancy, I felt like a lost (or gained!) two more weeks.

But after a good 2-hour cry (some would say I'm emotionally unstable), I have some perspective.

I am not far along.

But we have a baby with a good, strong heartbeat.

We are hopeful.

And cautiously excited.

And honored to share this journey with you.

Because this blog is like my therapy.

And because you have all been so supportive.

We love you all.

Thanks for the continued prayers.

We continue to rely on our friends, family, and God's plan for our future.

As a side note, the tech told me today ...
  • I have an "interesting" shaped uterus
  • My uterus is "really" tilted
  • I have a "really good-looking yolk sack"
Things you never thought you'd hear about yourself.


Sadie said...

How you doin...nice yolk sak. ;) I love it and you! Praying for you and that yolk sak! :)

Steph said...

I remember the Dr. telling me I had a "nice, roomy, pelvis" WTF?! Is that Dr speak for "you have wide hips?" :) Congrats Lisa!!!!

Leslie said...

Congratulation to the two of you. Couldn't think of a more deserving gal. Sending big hugs and well wishes for you. Hope you start feeling better soon. Lots of love.

Adelle said...

congrats lisa! and goodluck! you will make a wonderful mom and jay will make a great dad. And cooper will make the bestest older brother!

Anonymous said...

YIPPEEE! Congrats! Praying that everyday that passes brings you more peace (and less sickness)!! I'm crazy excited for you, girl!!! Praying protection over you and your nice yolk sak! :)
-Kara H

Anonymous said...

The little peanut is right on it's own schedule. Keep growing and we will keep praying for you little precious one.

Kinsey Meredith Piscitelli said...

So excited for you guys!
We love you!!!!

Thanks for finally blogging again. :)

Annie said...

I am beyond excited for you guys! This is the BEST news. Lots of warm thoughts and prayers coming your way. Now, sit back, put your feet up, relax and take care of yourself and your sweet baby. I am proud of you for sharing your news so early - you will be so happy you did! Lots of love!

Kelly M said...

Dear Baby Stookey, I sure hope you know that you are loved big time. Dear Momma Stookey, I sure hope you know we love you too!

Jonathan said...

Wonderful news. :-)

Couggal44 said...

We couldn't be happier for you and will keep you in our thoughts! Can't wait to hear all the updates and please know we'll be here supporting you every step of the way!! Loves!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!! I'm so excited for you!! Somebody told me once that if you have morning sickness, that's a good sign. I must of eaten 50 million saltines in that stage. Can't wait to see you!!

Ashley Julian said...

Wahoooooo!I'm excited for you and I'll be praying for that lil' one :)

Faith said...

AAAHHH!!! Congratulations! :D

Chandra said...

Hi Lisa!

So excited for you and your husband! If it makes you feel any better I have a "really tilted uterus" too! :) All of our love and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy! XOXO

Nicole said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Heather A said...

My sister-in-law always got really sick when she was pregnant and she swears that it just means you have more hormones flooding your system - which is a great sign!