Only took just short of two hours but we came out healthy and whole!!! Mason was a wee bit nervous about THE shots. So nervous that his blood pressure was 130/90 when we first arrived. Eek!!! Mason weighed in at 37 pounds and 2 ounces (50th%). And measured 40.75 inches tall (60th%). He checked out healthy. Molly did NOT have to have her blood pressure taken. She weighed in at 23 pounds 8 ounces (25th%). And measured 33.5 inches tall (50th%). She too checked out healthy with the exception of her first ear infection. She was a little leary of Dr. Mantia. But since she wanted to do everything that her big brother did she cooperated nicely. (Mason at his 2 year check was extremely uncooperative). After the Bigs got checked out I had the doc take a look at Crew's ears too since last Friday he started to refuse his bottles. (I worked Friday 8 hours, Saturday 12 hours, and Monday 12 hours...he took maybe 8 ounces (Saturday and Monday) from 6am to 8pm. Which meant he was a hungry hot fussy bucket for daddy). Praise the Lord he got diagnosed with an ear infection too...thankful for a reason for his bottle refusal. Thankfully as I finish typing this (three days later) both kiddos are already acting, sleeping, and in Crew's case eating from the bottle better!!!
"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Our 1st IVF Miracle... Mason Dale
Our 2nd IVF Miracle...Molly Elayne
Our "One in a Million" Miracle...Crew Bryer
Love begins before a baby is born...and that love will live forever in our hearts. When you lose a baby, you lose not only the promise of a very special human being, but you lose many beautiful hopes and dreams as well.
Saying Good-Bye For Now...
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
Seven Years Later...
We simply do not see the bigger picture, but we choose to believe that there is a bigger picture and that our loss is a part of some wonderful story authored by God himself.