Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Well, I found out why I have been so unmotivated to blog lately. Drumroll please.

I am pregnant again.

I know, big surprise! When i told my mom, she said that she has been waiting for an announcement for the last few weeks. I guess when people know that you don't prevent pregnancy, it is assumed that a new pregnancy is imminent around 8-12 months after the last baby is born. It really shouldn't be supposed because there are no guarantees of a new baby, but that's what happens. I don't have any trouble getting pregnant, my problem has been keeping the first pregnancy after I give birth. I am trying to stay positive, but it is hard knowing that I have miscarried after Bennett and Rachel and not assuming after Ellie too. It is all about trusting in the Lord, His timing, and His plan, so this is where I give it over to Him and trust that He knows what He is doing.

I am just concentrating on sleeping all the time, eating constantly and making sure a bathroom is close by at all times. Oh the joys of the first trimester. This is my 6th first trimester. It does feel like I am a pro at it by now, although I am still holding out for mild morning sickness. Jeromy refuses to let me talk about it like I will definitely be really sick again, but he is more of an optimist than I!

Keep us and this little new one in your prayers, especially that I will be able to enjoy it instead of worrying about whether or not I will miscarry.


Kristen Borland said...

oh yay! i will definitely enjoy praying for this new little life! and remember that it is not a guarantee that you will ever miscarry again. that's God's decision. oh man, i wish i'd known about this a couple of hours ago so i could have spread the word to the Coles (Amanda was here helping with the boys today).

drink your water, and enjoy dreaming of a new little life!

Mystie said...

Congratulations, Samantha! Sleep, hunker down, and begin now to enjoy this new life. You don't know what will happen -- we never do -- so hold this child close in your heart as long as you have him, beginning now.

And a hug will follow next time I see you, of course! :)

Brianna Heldt said...

CONGRATULATIONS! SO excited for you guys, and this precious new little one! I'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy, with minimal sickness. :)

momma's heart said...

Congratulations! The more the merrier! I am twenty weeks pregnant with my fourth. I, too, had two miscarriages. I know the feeling of having to wonder what each day will bring. I have the first ultrasound next week, to look for anomalies. Very scary, since I am 42 and have had a late loss before.

But, as you say, I trust God. Only he knows the future and how it needs to play out for his greatest glory.

I will pray for you and your family and your new baby. Morning sickness is much harder when there are other little ones at home. Just went through that so I'll definitely be praying about that as well.

Again, congratulations! Bless you.

Jodi said...

congrats! we are expecting again too! i'm not sure how you keep track of 3 while in the first trimester. my 1 seems like too much to handle with the exhaustion.

Samantha said...

Thank you all for your well wishes!

Jodi, you only know what it is like to have one little one running around, but soon you will adjust to what it is like to have two little ones running around. I have adjusted to three now. Your perspective changes, and I look back at only have one or two kids and think, man that was so easy. It didn't feel like it at the time, but you adjust! Just don't look ahead and stay in the present and God provides the grace you need for TODAY. (I also still have a time to sleep or rest in the afternoon during our "quiet time." This is imperative to my functioning!)