Monday, December 15, 2008

Sad news....

I had my 3rd blood test yesterday and we found out yesterday afternoon that my beta number went down. This essentially means that the pregnancy will not progress.

With starting this process a few months ago, we knew that the chance of us having baby number 5 was very low. However, after our amazing successes (4 tries/4 kids) with our other attempts, it was hard for us to not believe that it was going to happen. Then, when we got the positive pregnancy test and 2nd blood test indicated that things were going as expected, we did begin to believe and get excited about the fact that we were going to be blessed with 5 kids.

Life will definitely be much easier for us over especially the next year without all of the work and stresses that come with being pregnant and having a new baby, but we've spent so much time thinking and praying about this potential little person over the last few years and especially, the last couple of months, and really, especially, the last week that I am feeling very sad that we are not going to meet him.

We have a beautiful family thanks to modern medicine and especially God. 7.5 years ago, we never imagined that we would have the family that we do now. Our doctor told us that we had a 0% chance of getting pregnant on our own and a 16% chance of ever having a baby. Now look at us! At the moment, we are definitely disappointed and feeling sad, but God answered all of our prayers and has truly blessed us.

Thank you for all of support and love that you have given to us. Last week was definitely fun sharing this with all of you. I very much appreciated all of the phone calls and emails...thank you.

11 comments:

Tash said...

It's hard to be sad with a beautiful picture like that. Love you all!

Nicole O'Dell said...

You have a geat outlook and a truly beautiful family. I'm really sorry for your loss and I hope you will be able to have a joyous holiday.

mena said...

Kelly I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Cathy said...

Hey Kelly and Spencer... Sorry for your loss but as you said... you are blessed with 4 happy and healthy kids. If you want a 5th... I will lend you Winni. LOL! I love you guys and like Tasha said... from that picture, you guys have a beautiful family. Love ya and have an awesome holidays!!!

Jennifer said...

That was a very heart wrenching post, and I am sorry for your loss. You and Spencer are amazing parents, and baby #5 would have been blessed to be a part of your family. Like you said, though, God hasn't let your family down yet, and has blessed you over and over (and over and over) again. Craig and I will continue to keep you in our prayers during this challenging time.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes trying to figure out what to say. I'm truly sad for you and Spencer. I will be praying for you. May God be with you and comfort you.

Michelle

Katie said...

So sorry to hear and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

msmichelel said...

Oh, Kelly, I am so sorry to hear this. I'm so sorry that things turned out like this, I truly thought it was going to be a great thing seeing you with another little one. I'll be praying for you and thinking about you.

The Wright Trips said...

You are an amazing woman! I will pray for all of you. Much love, Kelly.

Shannon

Scott and Jaclyn said...

I'm sorry for your loss.... that is a beautiful family photo.

Karen Geringer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You do have an incredible family. You are all in my prayers.