Thursday, August 18, 2011

our BIG little miracle!


It's totally true! We are expecting our miracle baby this January! When I say miracle baby, it's definitely not an understatement. Most of you know that we were going to do In-Vitro after trying for three and a half years. Well, when we decided to do IVF, my fertility specialist said that IVF success rates are increased when paired with acupuncture. We decided that since we were going spend tons of money on IVF, I might as well prep my body with acupuncture and increase the odds.

I did 9 treatments with Nina Isaacson in Spanish Fork (she's wonderful!) and was just waiting for my cycle to start so I could start my first round of IVF meds. Of course I was late... like always. So I finally told myself- you're going to have to take a pregnancy test before you get on the IVF meds- you might as well take it now.

Well I took the test and was absolutely stunned to discover the little screen flash "pregnant". I looked at it and stared... in shock... speechless! It was Cinco de Mayo when we found out and it is officially my new favorite holiday. Someone bring out a piñata!!!

So now I'm just about 20 weeks along and next Tuesday we find out if we're having a boy or a girl. I can already feel little kicking- like last Sunday I was singing a hymn (no. 195- How Great the Wisdom and the Love) and baby went bonkers. Yes, I do have a little pooch- but nothing quite picture worthy yet, people- I've got a long torso!

I also want to thank you guys for all of your support and love through our whole fertility ordeal. It's also important for us to tell those of you who supported the blog fundraiser we were a part of that those funds will now be going to other families who are facing the same struggle we did. We know your combined faith and support was a huge part of our miracle!



Is baby Roberts a boy or girl?

21 comments:

Sarah and James Wagner said...

We couldnt be happier for you guys!!! It is such a great miracle!!! And you guys deserve it!!!!! You two will be amazing parents!! I can't wait to see pictures of you and your baby bump, and hear your pregnancy journey!! And of course see/meet your little bundle of joy!!!

The Fennell's said...

We are so happy for you guys!! How are you already halfway done?! This little baby will be here before we know it! Can't wait to hear what you are having. We love you guys!!

R said...

Oh, Devanie! You deserve such a wonderful miracle! I guess you got your own version of IVF needles with the acupuncture. What a great mom you will be! The long awaited babies are so special.

janet said...

Devanie--you will be the best mom, I know cuz you were always so wonderful and caring with my kids when they were little. Congratulation!!

the van den Eikhof family said...

I am so happy for you! Your baby is so lucky to be so wanted. I'm glad that you tried acupunture. As you know that is how our little girl was finally conceived after three years. January babies are the best!!! When is your due date? Can't wait to see belly picks and find out what you are having! Congratulations!

Fleming Family said...

What an absolute miracle! I am so excited for you guys! Thank you for sharing your journey with us...I hope everything continues just fabulously!! What a blessing! Happy day!!!

Barbaloot said...

I'm SO happy for you and your husband, Devanie!! What a wonderful miracle. And what a lucky baby to come to your home when they are already so loved!!

Jayna said...

Devanie!!! This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing such happy news!!

The Studes said...

I started crying I was so excited for you guys!!! you are going to be such a wonderful mother!! CONGRATS ten million times over. =)

Team Hansen said...

Hooray! That is great news and you will be a fabulous mother! Plus, you will now have SO much too blog about... Congrats to the both of you.

Dan and Laura said...

Best news ever!! We're SO happy for you guys! Congratulations! I think it's going to be a girl. :) Hope you're feeling well and enjoying feeling the baby. You guys will be wonderful parents! I had Ben in January and really loved being big and pregnant for the holidays. Christmas especailly took on a whole new meaning.

Amber said...

Yay Dev! I am so happy for you guys! We need to get together so I can see your cute little pouch!

BeckyMc said...

congratulations, Dev! I am SO thrilled for you!!!

cbleeflang said...

Congrats! That is wonderful and I am so happy for you both.

Lena said...

Dev I don't remember if I told you but I surely was thinking about it. I am SO EXCITED for you guys, SO EXCITED!

Jolene Huff said...

Congratulations! BTW, this is Stacey's sister in law! That is soooo exciting! Maybe I should try acupuncture!

Unknown said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy! Acupuncture, eh? I'm inspired! Can it get me a little girl?;)

Unknown said...

Above post is from me--Laiele! Yay again!

John and Misty said...

Hooray for you guys, and for tender mercies! I'm so happy for you! What a cute Mom you will be! Congrats!

Sterzers said...

We are soooo happy for you guys!!! :)
Can't wait to find out what you are having!

Karla, A Cali Girl in Idaho! said...

OLE! Yay! So happy for you guys. Take care of yourself, eat right, exercise and all that stuff. From one mom to another... :) Love ya!