Saturday, September 20, 2008

One Frozen Dream



I know that every new life is a miracle, and our constant references to miracles is in no way meant to diminish or cheapen the actual meaning of miracles. Our understanding of the idea has changed in the past six years as we embarked on the long, arduous and eventually fruitful journey of pregnancy. After several failed fertility procedures, including two In Vitro cycles, we were moving towards adoption. We had two embryos that were cryogenically frozen from the second IVF and we had decided to do a "natural" Frozen Embryo Transfer. Natural just means Kim wasn't all hopped up on hormones and steroids and other questionable narcotics. The embryos were thawed and one of them was good, one was great. Both were implanted in January. The success rate isn't very high for FET's, so we were sort of trying to close a chapter and move on. However, seven days after the procedure we were told that Kim was pregnant. Here we are in September, mere days from her due date. I was reminded of this miracle the other night when Carolina had the hiccups. I had felt her move before and seen Kim's belly contort and bubble, but seeing her and feeling her with the hiccups made me realize that she was real, a real live person, more than anything else. We are so thankful to have had the experience of pregnancy, we still pray for all of those who are waiting for their miracle, and we wonder if adoption is still in the plans for us. For now we just want to meet our little popsicle.

3 comments:

  1. That's awesome! You guys will be great parents. We can't wait to meet miss Carolina in person.

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  2. I'm so excited to follow along. The room looks absolutely amazing. Great job!

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  3. I just sent you all an email but of course have tears in my eyes as I have just read what you wrote. Little brother you will be a wonderful Father! I see you with our boys and feel so blessed to have you as a brother. Your loving ways and what Godly wisdom and character you have is truly wonderful. You are a man after God's heart who will seek to do his best by his girls with God's help. Kim- You are a trooper. You have surpased multiple trials over the last years that many would have crumbled under. You have an amazing heart for God and truly have such amazing qualities that we pray Carolina will have. I know you will be an amazing example to her. Your Christ like love flows out of you. I can't wait to meet your daughter/our niece. She is such a perfect addition to our family. We can't tell you how thankful we are for Her and each of you. Love Julie Craig, Ethan and Evan

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