Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hope In Action

Ever wondered what $2,000 worth of fertility meds looks like? When the relatively large box arrived at work (there was no way I was going to have such precious cargo sit on my front porch until I got home!) I was a little surprised to see how little was actually in the box.

Now in the spirit of full disclosure I should confess that there is one item missing from this picture. In addition to all the meds there was a small bag full of Hershey Kisses...they didn't last very long!

$2,000 really doesn't buy you as much as you might think, but when you look at those small vials it's hard not to imagine what might be. Even after all of these years, I can't help but wonder if this is IT, is this finally what makes our dreams come true? You hate to set yourself up for disappointment but when you see these vials it's hard not to. I mean you hear about so many people that get pregnant after using injectible meds how can your hopes not be raised?

But a little over a week after receiving our box of hope, we found out that we can't use the meds. After waiting to start the meds for several days I began to realize that something just wasn't right.

That's right! Your eyes are NOT playing tricks on you, you are looking at one very positive pregnancy test! We couldn't start the fertility meds because God had already performed His miracle! Since taking that initial test we have now had 2 blood tests and all of my hormone levels look great, nausea has begun and I can no longer brush my teeth without gagging. While I am obviously not enjoying these side affects I am overjoyed that they are happening. I have been taking great comfort in my discomfort, because it is a reminder that my body is being prepared to care for this growing child. God is so good! After all of these years of waiting, and failed medical interventions I don't think either of us ever imagined that we would get pregnant without medical intervention. We are still in shock and still overwhelmed by God's goodness!

In addition to blessing us with this precious gift, He lavished us with His love by timing everything so perfectly that the very day we found out we were pregnant was the very same day that we had, weeks before, planned to go to dinner with the Hunters (our dear friends and my Dr from Maine) We were able to tell them in person, something we never imagined being able to do since we now live so far apart! What a blessing to share that moment with such dear friends! I'll say it once again - God is good!!

Next week we get to go in for our very first ultrasound. I can't believe that in just over a week we should be able to hear our child's heartbeat! That is something we have always dreamed of but, if I am completely honest, doubted we would ever actually experience. Thank you so very much to all of you that held on to hope when we could not. Thank you for praying when we could not. Please continue to pray for us (all three of us) as we continue through this process. I wish we could tell each one of you face to face or on the phone, but since that is not possible I am very thankful for this technology which has allowed me to share my joy with so many of you at one time!


Elizabeth said...



I am so excited for you, my friends, and so overjoyed at this wonderful news!!!!! Hugs and dance parties and tears and much MUCH happiness!!!!!!!!!!

juliebear822 said...

Oh my wonderful brother and sister in law (in reality you the same as my sister) I love you both so much, and couldn't be happier for you!!! Iam so excited to meet my new niece or nephew!!! God is so amazing, and gives us the desires of our heart if we are patient and wait for his perfuect timing. Easier said than done, but you guys have been extremely patient, and waited on the Lord through this whole process. I have watched you go through exhileration with the first pregnancy and then unbeleivable pain, and now joy unspeakable. And through it all, you have remained faithful and are an example of what that faith in action is. I am so proud of you guys for remaining so strong in your love for Him, and your hope in Him.
I love you guys and can't wait to see you in Sept. And then see this beautiful baby God has given you!!!!

Love, Julie

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am in awe of how our God works everything out in His perfect timing and in His perfect way! We are so excited and happy for you guys! Enjoy every moment! :) :)

Christa and Mike Waugh :)

Karen Parrish said...

SOOOO excited for you guys! Words can't express! We'll be praying for the smooth pregnancy... God's timing is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

OH Heather!!!!!! You made me cry- what an amazing miracle! I am happy for you beyond description!!!!!

Wendy said...

Rob and Heather, Tim and I are so happy for you!! God is so good!! I am overjoyed that you two will be parents!! Rob, you are so good with children, it is so great to see that you will finally have one of your own. Tim and I (and our whole church) will be praying for a healthy pregnanc and safe delivery of the next Kavanaugh child!! Yeah!! Congrats to you both. Love you so much!


Unknown said...

Praise the Lord!


I don't even know if you remember who I am, but I have been following your blog for a while and praying that you would see this day. My heart is bursting with celebration for you!


Shelly Marie Condon said...

I can't tell you how over-joyed Darren and I are for you guys... We are rejoicing with you and praying for you!! Much love to you my friend

Bethany Taylor said...

Heather, How incredible for God to bring you to this place! After pursuing every avenue, you end up pregnant naturally! HA HA, isn't God wonderful like that! It brings a smile to my face, joy to my heart, and tears to my eyes to think of His good pleasure in this all! All 3 of you are in my prayers!

take care,

Angie @ Flibbertigibberish said...

Ohhhh myyyy GOSHHHHHHHHH!!! That is great, great news! I'm so behind in my blog reading and thankful I didn't just clear out my Google Reader - I'd have missed this news! Praise God. He certainly has always been there and known all along. I'm so happy for you, Heather.

(But I want to know - can you get a refund for that useless box?!) :)