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February 26th, 2007, 10:08 PM
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I've been wracked with fear and guilt with each pregnancy and always had a sense of dread with them. Well, with this one I never had a sense of dread, and have felt hope and a sense of peace. Lately, I've been starting to feel excited about things. I've even caught myself making *gasp* plans! I guess ever since we found out the reason for the m/c's, and knowing that things are looking so good, I'm starting to relax. The fact that I've made it this far and things have been going so well is even more encouraging.

This past weekend my MIL took me out shopping for maternity clothes as my birthday gift (my 30th birthday is next week). It's a good thing because I've started to show and actually look pg now. She even gave me a few more packages of diapers (she buys us various sizes every other week), and knew that I was going to breastfeed and got me a top of the line manual breast pump! My inlaws are so excited about this baby and it's not even their first.

We saw my parent's on Sunday and surprised them by going to their church on Sunday. We got to see our old church family and everybody there knows we're pg now. My goodness, my cheeks were sore from smiling and laughing so much. I can't believe how excited my parent's and their friends are. My mom has 3 best friends and each of them is starting to consider themselves like surogate grandma's to our baby, and had tears in their eyes as they came up to me and hugged me. They were even making comments about how they can't wait to hold our baby and meet this little one. I felt so overwhelmed with the love and support. My mom was evern introducing me to people I had never met and was pulling out my u/s picture and showing it around!

I'm so glad that we finally fond the courage to let people in on what's gone on this past year. It's so true...it's too hard to go through a loss on your own, but it's so bittersweet to get to share such an amazing miracle with such great people. I feel so blessed. God has such a way of turning things around. We may never know what's around the corner, or why things happen, but he does has perfect timing.
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For the special little one in your life!
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February 27th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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i am so happy for you nicole. you deserve nothing but happiness. Your little one will be in your arms soon, it goes fast, i promise!!
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February 27th, 2007, 07:58 AM
4iris's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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That's such a great story, Nicole! I'm glad you're getting to enjoy being pregnant and sharing it with so many others. It takes courage to share your pg with others, but look at how much strength you got in return! That is so cool. I'm excited that you're excited!!
Do not sorrow; the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10
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February 27th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I am very happy for you Nicole... no doubt that nice to have a supportive family and friends around you! As you said, we just have to believe that God has a reason for everything and he knows what is best for us, I guess!

Your MIL is so sweet...taking you on shopping and buying diapers. Great to have a MIL like that!

Everything will go well and I hope you will have the rest of your pg uneventful.. Good luck hun.
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February 27th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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Ditto to what everyone else has said...you deserve the best!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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February 27th, 2007, 10:27 AM
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I am so happy you are enjoying it as well!! You so deserve it!
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010

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February 27th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Awe thanks....we do have great families and my MIL is too sweet! DH is very close with his parent's and a momma's boy (in a good way though) so they're just thrilled that this little one is on the way. Even though they have 2 grandkids already (from DH's sister and her husband), you'd think it was their first grandchild. She's even setting up a nursery in their house for when we're over (which is often since they're only like 15 min away).
Thank you Claire1977 for my adorable siggy
For the special little one in your life!
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February 27th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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It's a big step to start enjoying your pregnancy, and to tell people what is going on!

I'm so happy for you!

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