Friday, August 24, 2007
Catching up with good news
There’s a lot to catch up on, so today will probably be a multiple posting day.
Let’s start with the good news, something I’ve been meaning to share for a while. Following fertility treatment, we’re pregnant again (well, I say “we”…). It’s 14 weeks ago today we had a third course of treatment in Northampton – the first course resulted in our son, the second, last summer, was unsuccessful – and that makes my wife 16 weeks pregnant, baby (who is currently referred to as Hope) is due the 2nd week of February, about a month after our son’s 3rd birthday.
We’ve had a couple of scans, the first, at 8 weeks, allowed us to see the heart, and even hear it, and then we had another a few weeks ago that enabled us to see all was well again. It’s the strangest thing, catching a glimpse of this person who we’ll not meet for so long. “Surely you knit me together in my mother’s womb”. We’re blown away by the grace that has been extended us, and consider ourselves hugely blessed. We know, after having 12 years of childless marriage, how fortunate we are to have this treatment be successful.
We’re also blown away by the generosity shown us by our previous church, by friends, and by members of our family that have meant treatment was a possibility.
The picture is from the last scan, from sideways on you can see Hope is lying on her back, her head to the right of the pic, one of her arms extended up.