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Friday, September 17, 2010

He Gives the Barren Woman a Home...

"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!" - Psalm 113:9
My mom has been reading through Psalms in her devotions and came across this verse yesterday and sent it to me via text - I'm clinging to this verse and rejoicing in the Lord!

How fitting is that verse because we officially closed on our house yesterday! I wanted to wait and post pictures after it was officially ours, but after closing I went over to take a picture of it and our camera's battery was dead. Ugh. Pictures will come - just probably not until we move in the last week this month.

My ultrasound and labs were great again on Tuesday - follicles suppressed (thanks to Lupron) and my lining was at 10.7 mm (thanks to Estrace), so I was given clearance to be start PIO on Wednesday. My mother in law is giving the shots when Aaron isn't around, and she is doing a great job! She was scared at first, but after the first shot, she is doing fine with administering them.

Even though, we really don't have the money right now, Aaron is letting me splurge and get a massage this afternoon (I found a spa that gives 50 min massages for only $39 which is rare)! I want my body to be as relaxed as possible for the embryo transfer on Sunday, which is why we are doing this.

We leave tomorrow for Knoxville, transfer our babies on Sunday, and come back to Columbia on Monday. Please pray for safe travels, our babies to survive thawing and transfer - and to attach to my womb next week. I realize just how insignificant I am in all of this - God has already created them and without His grace, these babies cannot grow and attach. Aaron and I are asking the Lord to spare their lives and allow them continued life on earth with us. We really want to fill up our empty bedrooms in our new house! And since our transfer is on a Sunday, we will probably be transferring while many of you are in a church service - Please think of us and our little ones. Also, there are several of my blogger friends who have had a transfer this week, will have one this weekend or next week (all at the NEDC)- Please pray for them as well. They are all on my adoption blogs list if you care to read their stories too. To God be the glory!

I probably won't update the blog from the hotel and may be too exhausted on Monday (so please don't assume that something went wrong if you haven't heard from me on Sunday or Monday)- I'm not going to push myself to do anything the first day or two after the transfer. I will update though - Promise!

Can't wait to see our babies - their first picture prior to the transfer is breathtaking and beautiful! :)

18 comments:

Ashley said...

I agree about the first picture- so amazing! Love that verse! Thinking of you and praying for you!

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

Sending prayers!!!

heathermohr said...

I can't wait to hear all about the transfer! Many prayers!

Lisa said...

I'll be praying for you! Have a safe trip.

Leigh said...

Praying for yall! So excited that everything is looking great so far! It's all in God's hands now!

Enjoy your massage today, those are the best!

Rebecca said...

Excited for you guys! My husband and I will certainly be praying for your babies and you two! My implantation was supposed to be Wed, the 22. After twice as long of a BC cycle and a double dose of Lupron for twice the usual time, and now the estrace - I'm not ready AGAIN! Went this morning to see Keenan. Bleeding for 2 weeks. Thin uterline lining. We did a lot of crying and praying and hugging. It's possible that with double estrace I might be ready in a week and a half and be able to have implantation after everyone is done with theirs. We're hopeful...but very disappointed, too! We chose our embryos this past winter and have had so long to grow to love them and dream of them. But so many delays and problems. We're weary and yet so wanting to rescue them. It's all in God's sovereign hand. No matter what happens - we can trust that He will supply all our needs and our babies' needs.

Jess said...

Praying for you this weekend!!!

Holly said...

Rest, relax, let your body & God do their thing!

XOXO

Krisa said...

I am praying for you Jennifer. Safe travels friend!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful verse and how fitting for this season of your life. I'll be praying for you over the next week! :)

Anna said...

What an exciting week!!! Praying for you!

happymomof2 said...

LOVED your post today especially the Bible verse- it speaks volumes:)
Congrats on the home closing- look forward to seeing the picts.
Congrats on the good ultrasound etc... and I will be thinking about you and praying for a blessed transfer. (Can't wait to hear about the transfer)

Britney said...

I'm here in Tenn and am praying hard for you! You have the right attitude of submission, and you are correct that whether this fails or succeeds, neither will have anything to do with you. You are the conduit by which God is working out His masterpiece.

Jen said...

Praying hard, and congrats on the house!

Room for More said...

We just got back from vacation and wanted you to know that we will be praying for you!

Lacie said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a successful transfer with implantation and an amazing pregnancy that leads to babies in your arms!!!
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jesswilson said...

Jenn,

Thinking about you today and your babies. May God guide Dr. Keenan's hands and allow your babies to find a home in your womb.

God Bless!
Jessica (NEDC blogger)

twondra said...

definitely praying for you! Can't wait to see an update! (((HUGS)))