Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas!

   Our Christmas cards this year..... they were extra special......

                                  And the back of them.....

We hope you read carefully :). We are 16 weeks pregnant as of this Saturday! We have been under the care of a specialist and our fabulous Doctor. We have had several appointments, scans and tests with the specialist and so far so good. The specialist told us at one appoitment he couldn't give us more reassuring numbers. We recevied our poor diagnosis with sweet Reese at 12weeks, so we've been anxious to attend all these appointments the past few months. 

We found out earlier this fall and we were actually almost 2 months pregnant at the Heart Walk! 
It's been hard keeping it under 'wraps' (especially since I'm showing more this time and we're so far along) but we were excited to announce it on our Christmas cards, graciously created and made by my sister!

The pictures on the top are from this late summer and fall. Top left is our anniversary trip to St Maarten in July, Top right is TEAM REESE on October 22nd on the square. Bottom left is Dublin, Ireland which we visited over Thanksgiving ( a post in itself) and bottom right is Central Park in NYC when we were lucky enough to go over Labor day and go to the US Open!

I knew when the mail delivered this week because our phones and emails went crazy. Thank you sweet sweet friends for all your kind words, wishes and prayers. Each message overflowed our hearts. Thank you all for saying how much you'd be in prayer for us, we can't thank you enough for that.

We will absolutely keep you all posted on our progress. Our anatomy/heart scan is Jan 17 and Jan 19th. At this point their are not indicators of any issues (as we had last time) but we are of course still very anxious to have those appointments. Thank you for your prayers and love and support on this journey we continue to walk. 

No sweet face or sweet child could ever take the place of our angel Reese, we think of her daily and a small family memorial is taking place next weekend (New Years weekend)at her graveside, which will be a first for all of us. As sad as our hearts still hurt that we don't have her here, we are beyond excited, joyful and ever grateful to God for allowing us to be parents to this sweet little baby we will meet in early June. We have cried tears of joy at each appointment we've had thus far at the good news!

We cried especially at the one this past Monday.........  when we were told this baby was a sweet little girl! Blessed beyond all measure.

With love, hope and faith,
Jennifer & Jimmy


HappyascanB said...

Absolute Joy!!!! Praising our Father for His unfailing love and faithfulness. Please know the Slocum 3 are faithfully praying for baby girl and you two. Love Love!!!

Monica said...

Congratulations Jennifer! I'm so happy for you guys!

Abby said...

Tears of joy for you today!

Lots of Love!

Mrs. W said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all and your newest blessing.

The Windhams said...

soooooo incredibly happy for you guys and will be prayiing!

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Anne Tully said...

Ahhhhhhh.... so wonderful! I’m tearfully reading through your blog and am so overwhelmed. What a roller coaster! What a testimony!