Friday, July 24, 2009

Hard Week

Shawn and I were blessed to find out a few weeks ago that we were having another baby! Due 2/24/10 almost exactly 2 years after Emolyn. Emolyn went to our first Dr's appointment with us and we saw Baby's heartbeat. We have his little picture up on the fridge.
Earlier this week I started bleeding and cramping which I knew was bad news. I called the Dr Tuesday and they scheduled me for an ultrasound on Wednesday. Our suspicions were confirmed, I had lost the baby. I should have been 9 weeks and he only measured 7 weeks 4 days. I know enough about ultrasounds to know what to look for and I knew immediately he was gone.
Shawn and I have our moments of sadness but mostly we have peace. Its weird how all those one liners "It wasn't meant to be" and "its not the right time" and "everything happens for a reason" are strangely comforting. Because the miscarriage was so early it is highly likely the baby had a chromosomal abnormality.
We are just holding our little girl and being so thankful for the gift that she has been to us and continues to be, even when she throws her books at me to read them to her!
Thank you all for your kind words and thoughtful prayers. We are laying low for a little while. But otherwise I am feeling pretty good. Up for cleaning the house anyway! The laundry waits for no one!


Nick, Noelle, and Elayna said...

Oh, Nicole, I am so sad. :-( Thank you for sharing that story. It could not have been easy to write. My thoughts are with you, Shawn, and Emolyn.
See at work when you return.

NanAZ said...

So sorry to hear your news. We'll be praying for all of you. I can't even imagine how hard it must be to lose a new life, but it's comforting to know that God is in control of it all.

Angie in AZ said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I can only imagine how you both hurt. I hope you find comfort in knowing that while you never saw your child this side of heaven, you WILL see that child on the other side! But our wait on this side seems forever, doesn't it? You are in my prayers.

brandi76 said...

I am very sorry to hear about this. Before I got pregnant with Zac, I had a miscarriage and should have been almost 10wks and found out the baby stopped growing @6wks. It was really hard for a few weeks, but I know that it was for the best. I just didn't expect to feel so emotional about it.

1 month later I became pregnant with Zac and he is such a joy!

I will be praying for you guys. Let me know if you need to chat anytime.


Amy T Schubert said...

love you, Thompsons.

linda t said...

I am so sorry Nicole.
I too miscarried at 8 wks. and it was a mere hours after our first OB appointment. I remember the DR saying that if it happens, there is nothing that can be done but to just let it happen.
But what a comfort to be reminded a year later that there is a Shawn Michael Thompson because we lost our first baby.
God truly knows all things.

AmyKristen said...

So sorry Shawn and Nicole! :( I love hearing your peace and sweet appreciation of sweet little Emy during this time! You have a precious family!

bette said...

Your in my prayers and know that God does have a plan for you and Shawn. Rest and take care of yourself. 2 Corin. 1: 3-4 HUGS, Bette

Joshua said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Nicole. You and your family are absolute amazing, wonderful people, and I will be praying for the three of you.

Suzy said...

Nicole, we are so, so sorry to hear what you and Shawn are going through. We will be praying for peace and restoration for your family during this time. Sending our love your way.

waddell crew said...

Nicole, I just read this and I saw you yesterday. I am so sorry. No matter how early it is, it is still so hard. I pray that you both continue to have peace, and also that Jesus blesses you with another one soon. Know that James and I are praying for you both. Thanks to for thinking of us and making us dinner during this time for you. You are an incredible woman.

kristen said...

Wow everyone else said pretty much what I am going to say but I still want to say it...we love you guys and you are in our prayers. We are truly sorry but just remember God is in control and he is amazing!