Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy :)


A friend requested a “belly shot” and I obliged. What a difference maternity clothes and one week of gestation make! Look at that thing! (A large Mexican dinner about 30 minutes prior helped too…) It’s not the best picture of me personally, it had been raining all day and I was pretty exhausted, but what I love about it is the happiness I can see in my eyes.

I am happy.

Every day, I am amazed at where we have come from and where we are. I read about the pregnancy process and then I see those things happen to me. It continues to stun me every time.

I read about the uterus “rising” and being able to feel the top of it by pushing on your abdomen. That is just something I read in a book, right? That wouldn’t happen to me… and then suddenly, it does! One day, I feel it. Out of the blue, just like that. Surprise, gratitude, and crying ensue.

Every week or so (or more often if needed), I get to hear this sound. The most beautiful sound ever made…



I am happy. And every day, I pray for my “infertility sisters” that they will feel this happiness someday soon. I pray for them by name. Even though I know God knows them already, I say their names. No matter what path their happiness comes from, I want it for them. More than words can say.

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This week is a big one in our world - please keep us in your prayers. We'll update soon!

14 comments:

Rachel said...

SO excited about your progress! You look so wonderful, Michelle, and you are right about that pure joy evident in your eyes. So cool! Grow, Beanie, grow!

Brock said...

I think you look beautiful, but then I always think that! Congrats a hundred times over!!!

ERin

Krista said...

You do look awesomely happy Michelle! I hope to look that happy in a few short months!!

Michele said...

You're adorable and look great!

Mrs. B said...

You look so cute!!! And I love that you're so happy, you deserve it Mama! I'm happy we are belly buddies :)

Courtney said...

That is the most beautiful sound!! I pray that one day my husband and I will hear that as well. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Your story has been so inspiring for my husband and I as we make the trek to parenthood. Thanks again for every post!!

Veronique said...

I LOVE the belly pic! You really do seem happy! Your smile made me smile..lol

Véronique
http://lifeasaluce.blogspot.com/

Savannah said...

I love how you are just glowing. :)

Browniris said...

What a great picture!

A said...

looking great!! is that a maternity top, too? i haven't bought any actual ones of those yet. i feel like i am doing alot of growing this week, too!! i hope my jeans+beband will work okay until next weekend when i'm going maternity shopping with my aunt!!

Kristie said...

You are adorable, Michelle! Your baby has a beautiful heartbeat, too! ;-)

AJ said...

I really need to keep up with my blog reading!

I LOVE the "belly" pic. You look so happy in it (which I know you are!).

I'm glad things are going well. Keep it up :-)

teridiane said...

It is so wonderful to see you that happy Michelle! When I saw you that day in the office, I could just feel your joy! I always pray for my infertility sisters by name also. You were one of those names for so long and what you describe is how we felt about you...we wanted so badly for you have that happiness. Now you finally do and it makes my heart so happy. Keep enjoying every single little moment :)

Mrs. Lydon said...

SO happy for you!! The belly is adorable. The heartbeat breathtaking. I hope when you say your prayers My name pops up... If you have an extra breath could you put me in if im not. Id appreciate it. I feel like I am on the right path but every prayer helps.

FAITH IN GOD MEANS HAVING FAITH IN HIS TIMING.