First, thanks to all the folks who have remembered us in prayer, sent us encouraging emails and have promised to keep us in prayer! Our God truly is in control of every aspect of His creation, even the ones that man has inserted his grubby hands into in a futile attempt to "control". With all our advanced technology, He only is still the giver and taker of life, and it is He alone who determines which He will do, to His own glory praise!!
Our day was -rough! Monday never really ended for me. After a time in prayer with my parents and grandma. I came home and took a fist full of pills and my injections. I had a terrible time with the medication and never even got one wink of sleep. So I arrived this morning at the office fatigued, with stomach distress, and with a rapid heart rate from one of the meds.
Immediately, Doug and I were informed that our first two embryos (babies) had died. We instantly felt a loss and grief over two lives we’d come to love but didn’t even know. Although we rest in knowing that these two are rejoicing around the throne of their Creator today, we can’t help but feel some anguish. The room was filled with doctors, nurses and the embryologist, so there was little privacy or time to mourn before being whisked off to the sterile room to have the surviving two implanted.
So yes – two! Our prayer is of course that both would survive. We will have blood drawn on November 30 to see if we are pregnant. Then, December 7 will reveal if both or only one has survived.
If, on the other hand, we find out that both the implanted embryos have died, we will be discussing with the doctor, December 7, how to proceed for another transfer/implantation in January.
Again, thank you for all your prayers! We’ll have some news around the beginning of December. Until then, happy Thanksgiving! And please pray for these two little lives!
Attached here, are the pictures of the two little embryos who are implanted – the brighter part of our day!