Have you witnessed a miracle lately? You are about to right now.
I used to think miracles happened to those who believe, but my husband and I did not believe. We stopped praying, we pushed the dream out of our heads, and we moved on. I do not know why God chose to be so incredibly gracious to us, but He did.
For those of you that are new, my name is Sharon and I am married to my best friend, Richard. We have fraternal twin daughters that we conceived through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Our full story can be found on Ellen Nation by clicking here.
I have PCOS, and I only ovulate maybe once a year. I have 95-98% blocked tubes from severe endometriosis. My husband has male-factor infertility. We could only afford one round of IVF, and we had our beautiful twins.
My husband and I have always wanted a large family, but we dared not dream that big. We thought how could we be anything but grateful. We have two beautiful daughters, while so many we know still ache with empty arms.
Positive Test & Ambulance Ride
I woke up on February 19th with a nauseous feeling. THE nauseous feeling, that I have only ever felt during my previous pregnancy. I packed up the twins and went to the store. I grabbed a pregnancy test feeling totally embarassed for getting my hopes up.
I took the test at home and it instantly turned positive. I started shaking, and I instantly asked God “Is this a joke?” I was OVER-joyed and OVERwhelmed. I instantly remembered that I am 10 times more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy.
After telling Richard and my parents, I called my doctor. They urged me to come in immediately. I got a blood test and ultrasound that same day. BLOOD TEST: PENDING – ULTRASOUND: INCONCLUSIVE.
What does this even mean?
I thought the only roller coaster I was on that day was my positive pregnancy test and pending ectopic test results.
12 hours later, I woke up to my daughter gasping and turning blue. Within 20 minutes, we were on an ambulance dashing to the hospital.
While Lani and I spent the week at the hosptial, I had to get blood tests every day to make sure baby didn’t get too big. If they did not catch baby growing in my fallopian tubes, I would die.
My heart was split between my daughter in the hospital, my daughter back home who had never gone so long without me, my amazing husband, and this baby that may or may not be growing in me.
I felt torn into so many pieces, I did not know how I would be put back together.
Please save my family, I need You. I uttered almost every 5 minutes in my exhaustion.
The best 30th Birthday Surprise
The day Richard turned 30 was the day our Lani came HOME! My parents had flown in to celebrate, and thankfully they came early to help with hospital and home twin care. It was a beautiful moment to have all of my loved ones together at least.
After the next few days, we saw our precious baby growing right where he or she should be. For the first time in over a week, I finally exhaled. This miracle was really happening!
Before anyone asks, this baby is fully WANTED with our Richard and I’s whole hearts. The twins constantly say “Baby” and snuggle my belly. Everyone is over joyed and thanking God every single day.
Having 3 under 3 may be a lot of work, but I ask that unnessary commentary be avoided. We are GRATEFUL, and we are also still mourning the loss of our Charlie, who made Lani and Libby triplets.
I will be starting injections and extra scans in a few weeks to try and prevent preterm labor. While this is a singleton vs. twin pregnancy, I am still considered high risk. I did not know I was in active labor with the twins, so we have to be extra careful to catch labor with this baby.
We ask for your continue prayers and support during this exciting time! I love getting to see different nurses, because each time there is a look of shock after seeing my charts. How did this happen?
Miracles do not happen because we believe. Miracles happen because of JESUS. This is ALL by and for Him.