About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a Christian, saved and sustained daily by my wonderful Savior. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Mitch; we got married at 19! I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt, a co-worker, and a woman that struggles with infertility. God has used this struggle to completely transform my life. I have experienced fear, hope, anxiety, compassion, trust, peace, tears, excitement, pain, laughter, and many other things that come with infertility. But most of all, I have a deeper trust and friendship with my Creator and my husband, and for this, I am forever thankful. The purpose of this blog is for me to remember the ups and downs of this trial, and how my Savior has brought me through it all. For those who have never struggled in this area, I hope this blog will help you see a glimpse into the life of someone struggling with infertility, so that you might better know how to encourage them through these difficult times. I also pray that this blog will help other women struggling in this area to know that you are not alone! There is a river of peace that is found in Christ that can help you through even the darkest of circumstances, I promise!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Two Pink Lines!!!!

Babies/Baby,

I cannot even begin to come up with the words to describe today to you, all I can say is that I've never laughed so much in my entire life. Today was full of joy, excitement, tears, laughter, relief, and so many other things. Today, for the first time, I peed on a stick and saw TWO PINK LINES!!!!!!!

Let me give you a timeline of the BEST DAY EVER!

7:00am- Woke up, got dressed and ready for work, and totally fought the urge to take a pregnancy test

8:00am- Got to work, re-counted the days over and over again to make sure that I was 8dp5dt (8 days past a 5 day transfer is a pretty accurate day to take a pregnancy test during an IVF cycle, although doctors recommend that you wait until 10dp5dt).

11:00am- I couldn't stand it anymore, I left work, went to CVS, bought a 2 pack of pregnancy tests, and headed straight for the CVS bathroom (this is one of 4 locations that I've taken the most amount of pregnancy tests in my life)

11:10am- Sat on the toilet at CVS, opened the box, unwrapped the test, peed on the stick, set it flat on the floor as I got up to wash my hands.

11:12am- Bent down on the floor to pick up the test, convincing myself that I was going to see the same old 1 pink line that I always see, and there it is. The most beautiful two pink lines I've ever seen in my life. I couldn't even stand up. I sat on that CVS bathroom floor and laughed and cried and stared at that beautiful stick for the next 5 minutes.

11:20am- Texted daddy to see if I could pick him up to go to lunch because I didn't want leftovers for today. We went to lunch, then I told him we needed to stop by Toys R Us because we needed to get our nieces and nephew a winter hat. As we pulled into Toys R Us, I parked in the Expectant Mothers parking spot, and handed daddy the positive test!! This was as creative as I could get with the little amount of time I had to plan!

We surprised both of our families around dinner time tonight, and they couldn't be happier! Everyone cried, and laughed, and hugged. I think my face hurts from smiling so much today, and my back hurts from how tight I've been hugging everyone! We did it!!! We knocked everyone's socks off!!!!!

Daddy and I pray together every night, and tonights prayer was one that I will never forget. Neither one of us could stop laughing and crying at the same time! We are so thankful for this pregnancy, and for the 1 or 2 babies that I'm carrying right now, and for all of the love and support from our families. But most of all, I am so thankful that God had this all planned out. He knew exactly how this was all going to fit together and play out in our lives. We are trusting and praying that this would be a healthy pregnancy, and that we would be able to see your precious heartbeat(s) in just a couple of weeks!!!

-MOMMY!! :) :)

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