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Monday, May 4, 2009

Genesis 30: 22 - And God remembered Alesha, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

So ... God did remember me. I am pregnant! Can you even believe that? I still really can't! Here's what happened:

I spotted yesterday... not enough to hit the paper really. I really thought that it was over, but I felt the peace of God. I felt it as I posted my blog entry last night. This morning I woke up to sore boobs. I still was pretty unsure. I went to work and was talking to my coworkers about how I thought it was over for the month. They kept saying that they had spotted during their pregnancy, too.

Fast forward to about 10:15 a.m. My students were switching classes and even though I was not planning to check my voicemail I kept looking to see if I had any. At that time, I realized I didn't have any. I was putting my phone back in my desk drawer and it started ringing. The number that showed up was a Knoxville number. I decided to answer it so I went behind my chart stand in my classroom so I would be on the phone in front of my kids. It was my doctor who proceeded to speak in a chipper, sunshine voice. She told me my test was positive. I was like, "Are you sure?" She said yes.

I was in shock. Complete shock! I stepped outside my classroom to continue talking. I told her about the spotting and she said that she definitely wanted to check my progesterone to be sure it wasn't getting low, especially since I was spotting yesterday (which didn't alarm her). She wanted it back today so she wanted me to drive to Knoxville to UT for the blood work. She told me that my HCG level was 29. She said it was a little lower than she wanted but that she wasn't worried about it as long as it kept doubling. She told me she was faxing all the orders to have the progesterone and the repeated HCG testing done over the next few days.

I was so shocked. I literally slid along the wall to the teacher next door, who was my 2nd and fourth grade teacher, and I said, "It was positive." She looked at me like what? I repeated it and she started screaming. I then went looking for my mom and found her in the teacher's lounge. I told her it was positive and she started screaming, "WooHoo!" I then called my husband who thought I was kidding! HAHA Then my friend Tina in the office and then my friend Deanna and Kim and my mother-in-law....etc. My momma called my dad, aunt, and brother. My aunt and brother knew all along... they just kept telling me that I was pregnant. My aunt said that God was speaking to her the whole time and letting her know that. She is such a blessing to me!

I walked around in a daze the rest of the day and left an hour early to head to UT. My mom and I were so exhausted driving. I was on the phone the entire way there. I had my blood work done and then got a call from my niece who is in Kindergarten. She told me that a little bird had told her that I was going to have a baby and then she proceeded to talk about what she was gonna do with the baby and etc.

Finally, at about 8pm I made it home after a pit stop at my mom's to see my dad and brother. I talked to my little cousin (she's in Pharmacy school and not really that little) and then I hit the shower. I took my digital test right before the shower just so I could see the word and there it was ... Pregnant!

I am still in shock! I Praise God for this blessing. I admit... I am nervous about all the levels and everything turning out ok. But God is good and He is faithful. I truly believe He will bring this to pass. Please... continue to Pray that everything goes well. That the progesterone is ok and that the HCG levels continue to double. I will keep you posted.

Thanks for all the Prayers you have Prayed and will be Praying. I love each of you more than you know even though I haven't met most of you!

Most of all... THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER.... SO MANY BLESSINGS YOU HAVE BESTOWED UPON ME. I AM SO UNDESERVING. I AM NERVOUS BUT ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU ARE GOING TO DO. THIS CHILD IS YOURS FIRST AND FOREMOST AND I DEDICATE IT'S PRECIOUS NEW FORMING LIFE BACK TO YOU EVEN NOW ON THIS FIRST DAY THAT I KNOW OF IT'S EXISTENCE. THANK YOU PRECIOUS JESUS FOR THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR ME AND THE HOPE THAT I HAVE IN YOU!

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Love in Him,

13 Remarks:

Charis

I read your blog often (don't remember how I came across it months ago) and am also on my own journey with Infertility. I am rejoicing with you tonight. I am praising the Lord for blessing you and your DH in this way. I pray that HIS glory is made known through you and through the life of your baby!!

Thank you for your vulnerability on this journey. You have been an encouragement to me.

Jesse and Mandy Peterson

I'm so excited for you! I felt really positive about this month with how your follicles were looking and it seemed like God was really putting things into motion. What an awesome gift to receive just days before Mother's Day too!!! Don't worry too much about the low numbers. Mine was only 50 the first time I got it done and I was really worried. But now I'm 24 weeks along!

I can't wait to see what God continues to do with you!

Stacey

Wonderful news, Alesha! Praying all will go well for you, all the way up to a healthy delivery of this baby.

beth ewing

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! girl i'm not listening to you anymore b/c you had us all (or at least me) convinced that you were not pregnant and starting your period. i'm so excited for you. praying everything continues to go well.

Dena

Alesha, I am so excited for you! You are a great encouragement to so many. I know how nerve racking it can be waiting on all of the levels to do what they are supposed to, I'll pray you can be still and know...and I'll pray for continued great news!

Alicia

Oh thank you Jesus!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you. This is such great news. What a blessing and answer to prayer!!!!! I'm in awe of what God can do :)

Melissa

Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! I am sooo happy for you and your hubby!!! Gosh, I just don't know what to say! I'm soo happy!! =) You have such an amazing testimony! woohooo!!!

Becky

This is so exciting! I almost squealed in the hotel business center when I read the news. I am so happy for you and your hubby. I had just started reading your blog and praying for you fairly recently and it is such an encouragement to me to be able to see God answer our prayers. I will continue to pray for your pregnancy.

Anna

Don't know you, but stumbled across your blog a few months ago. Your blog was just a real encouragement and blessing to me and I am so glad to see this wonderful, wonderful news! CONGRATS!! Can't wait to follow your progress.

Jenileigh

I can't stop crying. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Hallelujah! Thank-YOU Jesus! I give You all the praise and glory! Hallelujah!

H-A-L-L-E-L-U-J-A-H!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to hug you and pick you up and swing you around! I LOVE YOU Alesha! I'm SOOOO happy for you!!!

KEEP US informed! I can't wait to experience this journey with you!

Summer Jo

Praise God!!! I have been praying for you!! I have been meaning to check your blog and just got to it! And yes, thanks so much for sharing your journey!

The Prices

Alesha,
I don't know you, but I have been following your blog as a source of encouragement. I am so happy for you, and I felt in my heart reading your blogs the last few days that you were going to wind up pregnant. And here you are! God is amazing, and I thank you for sharing your journey so that I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!
Congrats!
Brittney

Samantha

oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!i haven't been on here in a while, I am so excited for you!!!!!!! I am praying for you, thank the Lord for this!!!!!!