The Unexpected

February 25, 2015

I thought I was coming down with the flu all of last week.

I’d been so busy that it never occurred to me not actually getting the flu wasn’t normal. Until Thursday night when I thought, “Just to be sure this is the flu…”

Turns out it wasn’t. Oh Baby

We are very unexpectedly expecting a baby.

And I’m terrified.

We’re freaked out, scared, shocked, nervous, and even excited. Yeah, there’s no way not to be excited. This is a little life we created, and we plan on loving it just as much as Bella, Preston, Julian and Kaden – no matter what God has ordained for it from here.

But oh – my heart. I don’t know if I can take another loss again.

I’m not going to get in to how it happened, or why didn’t we do/not do – it doesn’t matter. We were certainly not trying and yet there is a baby – so we move forward from here.

I’m around 6 weeks, I saw my OB today who actually transferred me to the high risk OB at a larger hospital. There are a lot of risks with this, but not one of them is a definite risk. My last three pregnancies have been so different that there’s no pinpointing factor – not even ciHHV-6 is a certainty in Kaden’s death. We simply don’t know. I actually tapered off my Zoloft a few weeks ago, and am no longer able to take Zofran due to both the safety concerns of it and the fact that it could trigger an HHV-6 activation.

Which is slightly terrifying when you’ve had Hyperemesis Gravidarum all three past pregnancies.

I’ll meet with my new doctor in a week or so, and I’ve contacted the ones in Dallas that helped us with Kaden, as well as the HHV-6 foundation. We’re going to give this little one the best shot we can, and leave the rest in God’s hands. While I’d love to think of this as something unplanned and therefore bound to end happily – I’ve known from my own experience and others that isn’t always the case.

If you’d like to pray for something specifically (and I would love that), please pray:

  • For minimal sickness and hip pain
  • For wisdom and compassion for our medical team
  • For our anxiety as this pregnancy progresses
  • For Bella’s excited and nervous little heart
  • And for our ability to place this baby in God’s hands – knowing that He has already planned the days of its life

I don’t know what else to pray for, because the feelings of desperation are so heavy in me right now. I just really want a different ending this time. And there are no guarantees – except that God walks with us through whatever is planned.

Walk with us to a different ending this time Lord – please. Hear our prayers for this little one that you’ve given us.

163 Comments

  • Lisa Hoffman

    April 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    JOY! so happy to see this (albeit very late seeing it) news! You are in my prayers 🙂

  • Rusti

    April 10, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I don’t know how it is that I JUST NOW saw this (yeah, I’ve been busy and distracted apparently) but I am just SO EXCITED for you – and will be praying for you, Sam & Bella throughout your pregnancy – wishing you so much love and happiness, Diana!! *hugs*

  • Misty

    March 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I have been reading your blog since back when Bella was a baby…my heart jumped in my throat when I saw this post. I will be thinking of you all the way up here in Canada, and praying for what you have asked. Sending light and love.

  • Elise N Hoffman

    March 2, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I missed this one somehow. Read your last blog entry and went, "Wait, WHAT??!"
    I will be crying out to God for you and for this little one.
    In the meantime, some advice from a fellow pregnancy-hip-pain-sufferer: With all three of my girls, I had awful hip pain, especially toward the ends of my pregnancies. And I was a young mom with all of them (25 and under). When I got pregnant with my son just shy of my 30th birthday, I thought, great. Now I'm older… this time it's really going to suck. But I was very active throughout most of my pregnancy and a trainer at my gym recommended hip abduction (pushing outward) exercises, which I did frequently. It made a huge difference. My last pregnancy was my most comfortable. Hope it helps you!

  • Amanda Manby

    March 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, Diana!! I am just now seeing this. Congratulations!! I am so excited for you – and terrified for you, too!! I feel like I know you from all of your posts, I have grieved with you through the losses of Preston & Julian, rejoiced with you in your pregnancy with Kaden and then wept and screamed and gnashed my teeth at God with you when you lost that beautiful boy, too. I will be praying for you and this sweet baby as well as Sam and Bella. I can't even imagine how difficult this will be for all of you, and at the same time, what an unexpected blessing, too! Your heart must be splitting in two. I'm wishing you nothing but joy and love and healing and praying that God hears our cries. This may sound a little creepy/stalker-y, but hey, you write a blog, you must be used to that, right 😉 : I'll be here every step of the way to pray with you, laugh with you, cry with you and rejoice with you. Sending so much love and light to you, my friend!!! <3

  • lifelessonsbyliz

    February 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

    “For I know well the plans I have for you; plans for welfare, not woe; plans to bring you a future full of hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
    Diana, you don’t know me, but I have an army of people praying for you and the health of your baby!

  • Mary Aldrich

    February 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Ditto on all you said!
    Prayers forthwith.

  • Erin Hagemeister Garcia

    February 27, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Oh my heart!! Praise God and my prayers are with you all in this journey. God is Good all the time. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Sarah Adams Hawkins

    February 27, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Praying hard for you all! May God be with you and bless your family and sweet little baby.

  • Emily Hansen

    February 27, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I've been following you for some time on IG and just read this blog post. Thank you so much for sharing. You are most definitely going in my prayer journal. Your bravery and strength are courageous and I completely admire your ability to trust Jesus.

  • Debi Heim-bouffard

    February 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Of course.
    You'll have my prayers.

  • Marina Lambert Farook

    February 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    All the prayers! I've followed along for several years and have such high hopes for you to have an easier pregnancy experience, and a living healthy baby. And praise God for this unexpected blessing. ❤

  • Katie Riemersma Sluiter

    February 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    My friend. I have kept quiet for a long time, praying for your family. I know pregnancies are painful, so I have tried to stay away. Reading this however, makes my heart leap in a cautious but joyous way. Thank you for sharing and for giving us specific things to pray for. <3

  • Julie Kersting

    February 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    What a glorious surprise! Praying for you all —

  • Laura @ The Everyday Joys

    February 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Keeping you in prayer, Diana. <3 Congratulations on this new little life!

  • Abigail Gavlinski Miller

    February 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Pergesterone cream. It will help build up the placenta and give your baby a better chance at hanging on. You have nothing to lose by trying it.

  • Noemi Maitland

    February 26, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I will pray that discoveries are made that will help all involved.

  • Emmy Cotton

    February 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations! What joyous news! Prayers will surround you and this baby.

  • Kathy Kuehne

    February 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    You will be in my prayers.

  • Liz Morrow

    February 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my friend! So excited for you and certainly praying all the way through this!!!

  • Sherice Colvin

    February 26, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Praying

  • Sarah C

    February 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Praying, oh so very hard, for this baby, for you, Sam and Bella. I have been reading your blog for years… We lost our son Theodore at full term last June, and reading your story and your honest grief journey has helped me immensely. Thank you…

  • Barbara Williams

    February 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Oh my I know the feeling I lost 2 children a boy and a girl, 2 months later unexpectedly I found out I was pregnant with my now 5 yr old! I was so scared, I didn't buy anything until before she was almost due and was just terrified and praying for the best, but expecting the worse! Praying for your family and blessing!

  • vitalityphotocreations

    February 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I have followed your story for quite some time and my heart is happy for you! Sending you many good thoughts for a healthy pregnancy and healthy delivery and may your heart again be full again with love. Congratulations!

  • Jenprays

    February 25, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Praying those for you!

  • Jessica Burnside Karns

    February 26, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Praying for you and baby and family!!

  • In Between the Piles

    February 26, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I have goosebumps all over. Diana, oh my gosh. Please know that I will be praying for you, Bella, Sam, and this baby. This baby! I really could jump up and down and dance for you!!! God, please, please be with this little life. Be with Diana and help this pregnancy to be so different than any she has had before. Please, God…help her to not experience hyperemesis gravidarum. Please prevent overwhelming hip pain. Give everyone on her medical team wisdom, compassion, and guide each and every decision. Lift the anxiety and worry from Diana, and encompass her entire family with your love. God lift up this little life and hear these prayers.

  • Amber Fraser

    February 26, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Sending my prayers ♡

  • Sherri Kuhn

    February 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Oh, my friend…sending the best wishes for all of the above. And a sprinkle of hugs for the weeks and months ahead. xoxo

  • Jen @ Go Green

    February 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Sending prayers and hugs friend. But also sending you peace and hope.

  • Chelsey

    February 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Wow wow wow. My heart is in my mouth right now thinking about all of the emotions you must be feeling right now. Isn’t it funny when we think we have our ducks all in a row and God completely changes out plans? Sweet girl, I pray for you and for an anxiety free pregnancy as well as the health of this little one.

  • Lisa Potoczak Gonzalez

    February 26, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Praying.

  • Casey Bahr

    February 26, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Congratulations! I was thinking of you and thought that this might be relevant: Hebrews 6:14-15; have a good day and good luck!!!

  • Amanda Magee

    February 26, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Holding you all in my heart, though in all these months and years I've never stopped. xo

  • Nicole

    February 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Congrats and Lots and Lots of Prayers!!

  • Ebony Simone McMillan

    February 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Diana, I feel like you are a kindred soul. I originally found out that I was pregnant last June and lost my child for unknown reasons in July. I was heartbroken and devastated. I already have 3 healthy boys and have endured just as many miscarriages in the past. I wasn't sure if I wanted to try again for another child. Well, I guess life had other plans for me. I just recently found out that I am pregnant again. I am so scared for this little life, but my doctors have already told me that this pregnancy looks 100x more viable then my last one (at this early stage.) I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you a very healthy and happy pregnancy <3 <3 <3

  • Liz

    February 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Goosebumps, tears and oh do much HOPE. Prayers for all of it and even more besides

  • Shari

    February 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Sending so many well wishes your way!

  • Tracee

    February 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’m praying for you. And I highly suggest this book on blessing your baby in the womb. (not an affiliate link) http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Joy-Crystal-Wade/dp/1931640033/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424904602&sr=1-2

    (Pure Joy by Crystal Wade and Arthur Burk, if the link doesn’t work)

  • jan debney

    February 25, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I have followed your touching story for some time now. I don’t know you other than on Facebook and we don’t even live in the same country. But, .. I have prayed for you and thought of you often. Today I read your post with a great deal of emotion. As a mother of twins I have no idea how you have death with all that you have been dealt. But I know this, ….. God is watching over you, and he will protect you and He will be there with you. I will pray for you and your family and think of you often until the day this precious gift is born into our world. From Canada with love. Jan

  • Nicole Sutherland

    February 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I have been following your blog for along time now and along with u feel excited and fear just know that this jellybean has three angels looking out for it will be praying that you get the outcome u and ur family deserve xo

  • chgdiapersMaria

    February 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Praying so hard for you Diana!

  • chgdiapersMaria

    February 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Clicked hoping this is what I thought it was, saw the pic…IT IS!!!! SQUUUEEEE!!!!! YAY! OK now that is out of my system and I will read the post!

  • Anna Rendell

    February 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Thinking of and praying for you so, dear Diana (and all your family).

  • Sarah Halstead

    February 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Yay for a good appointment. I have been praying for you often. Love you. I will continue to pray.

  • Karen Dean Roberts

    February 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Please believe that Christ wants your baby to be strong and healthy

  • Jackie Roberts Shipps

    February 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I don't know you, but please know I am on my knees for you and your family. I commend you for praising God in such a storm! I pray you feel his comfort and continue to trust Him and leave it at his feet.

  • Susan Eaton Sisk

    February 25, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    You are in my prayers. Having experienced 2 miscarriages and a still-born baby boy, my heart is with you. Praying you will have joy (peace) in your heart knowing you are held in God's hands.

  • Melinda N Jason Clark

    February 25, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Praying

  • Vanessa Hutchison Moseley

    February 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Wishing you all the best Diana xxx

  • jhajer

    February 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Sending you and your family love and light. Lots of it.

  • Caitilin Curran Summerhays

    February 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I too suffered from hypermesis with my four pregnancies. But life got SO much better this last pregnancy (my baby is 6 months) when my doctor recommended taking DICLEGIS! Zofran didn't do anything for me besides giving me the awful side effects- Diclegis is seriously a miracle drug. Talk to your doctor! No side effects and it's time-released so you're not taking it several times a day. Good luck!

  • Suz

    February 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Wow! What big news! I’m crying happy tears & will be praying all along this pregnancy journey.

  • Stephanie Bertiaux

    February 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!! I pray this time is different. Easier, less sickness and pain, and a healthy baby at the end.

  • Preeti Amolik

    February 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Diana, praying for you. Praying for protection against anxiety as you start his journey. May you and your family feel God's protection, peace and Joy and that this child will be in your arms before you know it. Love and hugs!!

  • Rachel Bishop Baxter

    February 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Praying friend, so thankful for this life and begging God for a healthy baby and birth.

  • Journey Elder

    February 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I am praying so hard for you and your little family. I too suffer from HG and know how much I depended on Zofran to survive but have been so scared with the reports of birth defects due to the medication. Hoping you have a beautiful and fluffy pregnancy!

  • Tricia Miller

    February 25, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I love you so much and I'm here for anything you need. I'm praying fervently and will through this journey.

  • Sarah O.

    February 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Diana,
    I will be praying for you. I have never experienced loss like you have, but I can only imagine how challenging this might be for all of you. I will pray for your little girl, too. I found your blog right after Kaden was born, and wept and prayed for you. I don’t know if I ever commented, but I thought I would now. I hope and pray that this pregnancy goes well for you.
    I wanted to say that I have just read two things about magnesium helping with morning sickness and that drinking kombucha can also help. Who knows if that is really true, but maybe it will help you!
    Blessings

  • Ruth D Capocci

    February 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Oh Diana I will pray with all my heart for all of what you have asked us to pray for and so much more besides, congratulations to You, Sam and Bella and my your three boys mind and care for you all and their new baby brother/sister xx

  • Liat Kalwerisky Shyken

    February 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING. Really excited for you though.

  • Melanie A.

    February 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Crying for joy for you right now. Many prayers for you, your family, and your sweet baby as he/she grows.

  • juliane

    February 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Your family will always be in my thoughts! Praying for you all and that this baby is truly a miracle from God! I hope it brings some light to the long tunnel you all have gone through! Thinking of you and can’t wait to see your journey unfold!!

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As…the Wife

    February 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations! I have such high hopes for you and this little baby. I’ll keep all of you in my thoughts.

    And as soon as I saw the ultrasound picture the idea that this baby is a girl popped into my head. 🙂

  • Erin N.

    February 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I’m crying, too, at my desk at work. I will pray for you every single day. I will pray so hard! Congratulations and I so hope you are able to enjoy, at least a little bit, the excitement that comes with this news. Sending you so much love and so many prayers!!

  • Kate

    February 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I got the “NO WAYs” as I read the first sentence or so in the email notification of your new post… and then happy sighs – praying for you and little one…

  • Nellie

    February 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Sending much love and prayers for this precious little life growing inside you. I will most certainly place your prayers in line with my St. Jude novena, every Wednesday. Let there be joy, let there be light, let there be love to surround, guide and protect you!

  • Molly

    February 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Oh my God. I’m crying. I’m happy, scared, excited – everything for you! I will pray hard every night for this little one and for you. I can’t imagine the emotions you must be feeling. Hugs, mama.

  • Carrie

    February 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Diana. CONGRATULATIONS! Thinking all the positive and happy thoughts I possibly can for you guys.

  • Elizabeth Clements

    February 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Oh Diana!!!!!! This brought me to my knees in prayer and thanksgiving. Already this little one is about the Lord’s work!!! This news is living water to the soul.

  • Andrea Harless

    February 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    You have been in my thoughts! I believe it was last night that I thought "hmm, Diana hasn't posted anything lately. I wonder if she's ok." I'm glad to know that you are and the Lord is with you all!

  • vpruett

    February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Chills as I’m reading this! I actually gasped out loud… Praying for your family and this little life!

  • Julie

    February 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Such exciting news! Prayers for you and your family with this amazing blessing from God.

  • Jessi Wallace

    February 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I will be praying very intently and specifically over the items you listed. <3

  • Kristin Wood

    February 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Sobbing … holding you all in thought and prayer.

  • Cristina Murray Ruiz

    February 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    praying for mercy on your family.

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  • Amy Boehm

    February 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Warmest congratulations to you Diana! This news brought me to tears!! Your family and this sweet baby will constantly in my prayers! Thank you for sharing this news with all of us! Best wishes to you!!

  • Amy Boehm

    February 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Warmest congratulations to you Diana! This news brought me to tears!! Your family and this sweet baby will constantly in my prayers! Thank you for sharing this news with all of us! Best wishes to you!!

  • Sara Simeral

    February 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Oh you will be so covered in love and prayer during this pregnancy Diana. Covered. <3

  • Mandy Sheridan

    February 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I've been there too… Hoping for peace and an easy pregnancy as I know every moment of this pregnancy will be filled with stress…. Please oh please let this little one be ok…

  • Jessica M

    February 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Oh, Diana! My heart skipped a beat when I saw the title of this pop up in my Twitter feed and I instantly thought, “Pregnant?” I’m SO happy for you. I just took a moment and prayed all of your specific prayers and will continue to pray. Know that you have SO many people keeping your family in their prayers!

  • bessieviola

    February 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I will absolutely keep you in my prayers… for all the reasons you mentioned, and for even more. May there be beauty and joy in this journey – Congratulations!!

  • Lexi Haas

    February 25, 2015 at 10:36 am

    been reading for awhile and will definitely pray for those specific things. praying for your heart too, that you’ll have strength everyday no matter the outcome.

  • Lisa B

    February 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Wow!! My heart skipped a beat as soon as I saw the title of this post so I can’t even imagine the emotions you are going through. Thank you for sharing this exciting news with us. Tons of thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

  • Katrina Mottram

    February 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Congratulations and your family are in my prayers..Ashley Anne mom

  • Kelli Brindley Hepner

    February 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I am def going to be praying for you in every way possible!! When I came crossed this I was shocked but so excited for you!! Shocked in a good way obviously!!!

  • Kelli Brindley Hepner

    February 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I am def going to be praying for you in every way possible!! When I came crossed this I was shocked but so excited for you!! Shocked in a good way obviously!!!

  • Kelly

    February 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Yes! Praying for you all! I can’t help but think this was meant to be.

  • Brenda Murray

    February 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I thought that I was sick, and I was pregnant also, but I had a tubal ligation seven years before! Imagine our surprise!!!

  • Hannah Fleming Edgren

    February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Praying earnestly for this precious soul and for you during this extremely bittersweet time. Please, Lord!

  • Yvonne Thumma

    February 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I pray you will have a healthy baby and god will walk beside you and your famy every step of the way.god bless you and yours.

  • Linda Storm

    February 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Dear one, am praying as I write this for not only you, but others who have known joy followed by loss in conceiving a child. There are no answers except with Him who knows all of the questions and answers beforehand. I am convinced of His love and of His wisdom in all things, and I have taken to heart Romans 8:28. I, too, lost a child who I loved for 40 years…death is still the enemy, no matter what the age. God bless you dear one, and that precious life within you. In Jesus' name, I ask protection and blessings on you both, on your other children, and on the medical staff that will help you during this journey. Amen

  • Jenny Ingram

    February 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Oh Diana…. so many wonderful emotions. I WILL pray. For all those things. So much love and hope for you and your sweet family. xoxo

  • laurenex

    February 25, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I am nothing but happy for you and your family! All the prayers going your way!

  • Nicole Chapadeau Reuter

    February 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Please, please, please God. Let it be all good news, all the time, every step, every day, every month, every test – good news!! Blessings on you and your sweet, sweet baby!

  • Mary Lichlyter

    February 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I am going to congratulate you! Then I will be praying for this little gift of God. God is in charge, as He always is, and I’ll be asking Him to make you all more than ever aware of that fact.

  • Ashley Quarles

    February 25, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Oh my heart! Congratulations first of all. Second of all, I will be praying day in and day out for you guys. I can’t even begin to imagine the anxiety you have over this little tiny being you’ve created.

  • Leslie

    February 25, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I’ll be sending excited, hopeful prayers your way every day 🙂

  • Beth Hosch

    February 25, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! I was reliving all those emotions too as I read this. I lost 2 babies both late term and when I found out I was pregnant with my now 14 month old baby I was anxious the entire pregnancy. I knew there was no garauntee and the unthinkable does happen BUT I couldn't help but hope. I will be agreeing in prayer with you and all the others that I know are praying for you as well! If there is power in numbers, than these prayers should be VERY strong! And though I know no one person is the same, I world like to share the ONLY thing that helped me even if just a little to not constantly worry. I had to physically write my prayer request for the pregnancy/baby on a piece of paper. Then I folded it up and tucked it behind one of the decorative crosses I have hanging in my house. Every time I would get anxious about the "what if's" I would remind myself that I left my prayers for the baby at the cross. The rest is out of my hands. That gave me peace.

    Anyway, I will be praying! 🙂

  • Kasia

    February 25, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Sending so many prayers your way!

  • Jeniffer Sheriff Smith

    February 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Oh Diana…my heart just aches for you right now. Even after 3 healthy pregnancies, I still get such bad anxiety just thinking about another one. Praying for you and your sweet family (and praying for a sweet end to your story).

  • Jessica W

    February 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Praying for you, your family and this precious miracle baby!

  • Kelly Tiblier

    February 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Oooh Diana, prayers sent up for y'all. Congratulations on this surprise !

  • Kristin

    February 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Praying for everything. Love and hugs <3

  • sarah

    February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

    You have my prayers! Like the others, excited for you and understand your terror. I hope you are able to feel peace knowing this wasn’t your will, but God’s will that this precious child exists. No doubt this child will be loved everyday of his/her life.

  • Jeremy N Deb Bullock

    February 25, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I am praying for you and your husband and daughter and this new little life!

  • melissa

    February 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Praying for you and your family. Firstly congratulations on your surprise pregnancy.
    May God hold you close through these very scsry times.

  • ksawrites

    February 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Diana! I am so very happy for you. You will be in my prayers. Lots of love!!

  • Lisa O’Kane

    February 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    May God bless you and keep you safe.

  • Lisa O’Kane

    February 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    May God bless you and keep you safe.

  • Leanndra Johnson Foster

    February 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I've been waiting for this! Praying for the ultimate outcome of a healthy baby in your arms in 34 weeks!

  • Tessica Trudell

    February 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Oh Diana, praying for you!!

  • Maggie Pascarelli

    February 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Congratulations! May God send His angels to surround you on this journey!!! I will be praying for you Diana!!

  • Suz (@souphead)

    February 25, 2015 at 9:54 am

    as soon as I saw the word “flu” i knew what this would be about. i am very very cautiously happy for all of you. i am not the praying kind, but i will be sending tons of love and healthy feelings to this little babe. wishing you a safe, healthy, happy pregnancy. we’re all pulling for you!
    <3

  • Aimee Orduz Lukas

    February 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    wow…I don't know you, but I've read your stories of loss. you will be in my daily prayers. god bless and good luck….and congrats!!

  • Aimee Orduz Lukas

    February 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    wow…I don't know you, but I've read your stories of loss. you will be in my daily prayers. god bless and good luck….and congrats!!

  • Alanna

    February 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

    This was the first thing I saw Facebook and I immediately said “oh sh*t, no way!” You don’t know me at all, but this is so awesome. I can’t even imagine all of the feelings you three are having but I’m glad you’re excited too. Tons of prayers and good vibes to you, Sam and Bella as you navigate this exciting (and terrifying, I’m sure) surprise.

  • Chelsea Spencer

    February 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my heart! What a beautiful little sight on that ultrasound screen! We'll be praying!!!!

  • Delia

    February 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Oh my! Thank you for sharing what to pray for. Because I want to pray every day for all of you. For a miracle. And for what you need most.

  • Leigh

    February 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I know this is unexpected but I am so, so happy for you.

    (Have you asked about Reglan for the HG? It’s very similar to Zofran but may not have the risk that Zofran does.)

  • Jennifer Billey Crum

    February 25, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    We've lost 3 babies, each one is so hard and each new pregnancy bring so much hope and excitement. Praying for you right now that God protects your whole family during this pregnancy May you be blessed.

  • Julie Pate

    February 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    What a wonderful blessing ! Praying for you and the little one to come 🙂

  • Larissa Andersen-Connolly

    February 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my goodness…. This post just made my heart jump into my throat and made me smile through tears all at the same time ❤️ I am beyond excited for you, but feel your fear, nervousness and anxiety as well. I will pray for all of the specific things you asked and also just pray that this is a happy ending for all of you… Sending love and prayers through this happy, exciting, high anxiety time in your life❤️

  • Karen Perry Habiger

    February 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Praying for you & your family. God bless you with His peace in the midst of this unexpected season of waiting.

  • Jennifer

    February 25, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The minute I saw the title of your blog post I knew what it was about..I just knew ( the mother, grandmother and ob nurse in me) and I was at once estatic and terrified for you but I know God has a plan and you and your enitre family wlll be in my prayers Congratulations….so VERY HAPPY for you. Blessings, prayers and love to you my friend

  • Erin Crouch

    February 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Tears are flowing for you with congratulations and happiness and fearfullness. I will pray for good health and minimal anxiety on this great journey ahead. All the best to your family!!

  • Becky Iannaccone

    February 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I always believe in hope . . is there any herb out there that can help?

  • Kim

    February 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You know I love you 🙂

  • ckolva

    February 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Oh my goodness! Tears and goosebumps. Praying for all of you fiercely!

  • Gina Maria

    February 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Congratulations..so excited for you! Thinking of you now just like i did all those years ago! xoxo

  • Danielle Brigance

    February 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Oh Diana! I couldn't be more happy for you. Praying praying praying.

  • Crystal S.

    February 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Congratulations and prayers to you, sweet friend. That little one has a whole lot of love coming their way already.

  • Hellen Mitchell

    February 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations

  • Sarah Cannon Watson

    February 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I'll continue praying. As I rock my toddler, I'll pray that you get to rock this one too.

  • Kim C.

    February 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

    prayers prayer prayers. and joy. love to all of you.

  • Kristy

    February 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Wow. I have not been reading your blog for very long. But i have read a lot of it. I found it BEFORE I miscarried afe months ago and it has helped me tremendously. After seeing the positive test and now hearing your great news, I will be praying for you and your family. For your health, for your hearts, and for your tiny little one!

  • Becky @ bybmg

    February 25, 2015 at 9:20 am

    This news took my breath away. Praying for you so much!

  • Toni Ross Bloomfield

    February 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I literally started tearing up when I read this post. There is a baby on the way 🙂 I pray for your hearts, for peace and this little one. I look forward to going on this journey with you and your family – and will pray for each of you – every step of the way.

  • Heather Dunstan

    February 25, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    All the prayers are going out to you, the baby and the family. Hopefully the new found love of oils can help with the pain and sickness.

  • Polly Hensley

    February 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I am ecstatically excited for you! But I also know how terrified you must be. I've followed you since the twins were born, and you've never been far from my thoughts and heart. Please know I will be praying for you!

  • Lindsay Askins

    February 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    oh Diana! I am so happy, joyful, frightened, anxious, excited, breathless and a whole bunch of other stuff for you <3 <3 <3 I pray that this pregnancy is peaceful, not wrapped in sickness, you feel strong and energetic and that you are holding that little babe before you know it. so much love, light and support to you!!!!!!!

  • Lindsay Askins

    February 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    oh Diana! I am so happy, joyful, frightened, anxious, excited, breathless and a whole bunch of other stuff for you <3 <3 <3 I pray that this pregnancy is peaceful, not wrapped in sickness, you feel strong and energetic and that you are holding that little babe before you know it. so much love, light and support to you!!!!!!!

  • Kristin Anne Smith

    February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Yes prayers are yours. Hoping and believing and praying that God will give you peace throughout this pregnancy!!

  • brooke

    February 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    tears running down my face. praying for all those things.

  • zchamu

    February 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I cannot even come up with words. If there is any family that deserves a happy ending right now, it is yours. Wishing for very, very good things for you.

  • Amy VanKleeck

    February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Praying for peace and a healthy baby.

  • Lynn Nuber

    February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    My prayers and good thoughts are with you!

  • Bridget White

    February 25, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I'm praying for you! Congratulations

  • Jenn

    February 25, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I saw your post and my heart skipped a beat- I thought for reals??? – sending big prayers to our big, wise God!!!!

  • juliammills

    February 25, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Praying, praying, praying, praying, praying. And then? Praying some more. <3

  • Helen

    February 25, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Wow! What a wonderful and scary surprise! I will be praying for you, Sam, and Bella.

  • Amanda

    February 25, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I am praying so hard for you right now! Congratulations on this newest little blessing.

  • Meli

    February 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Praying for you so much!!

  • tami

    February 25, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Sending love and prayers your way.

  • Leah@Embracingrace.com

    February 25, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum with both of my pregnancies. I nearly died. So I totally understand your fear and uncertainty. I begged God for a normal pregnancy but it seems to be outside of what He wants for us. I do hope that you are blessed with a healthy pregnancy and baby!! If you want to read a story of HG hope, skip over to Amazon and look for “Expecting Grace: The Miraculous Survival Story of a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy.” It’s our story, in book form, written to raise HG awareness and to document God’s goodness to us during a traumatic time. I’ve prayed for you this morning! ((hug))

  • Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom

    February 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Sending healthy and healing vibes to you.

  • Kelli Gase (I’m Flying South)

    February 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Saying so many prayers for all of you <3

  • Kaloni Erickson

    February 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Oh Diana. My heart soars for you and your family! And yet breaks for you at the same time. I will be praying every day for whatever it is God has planned for this new little one and for all of you!

  • Vanessa Lambert Fawley

    February 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I'm going to pray that you get to enjoy this pregnancy as much as you can:)

  • Cindy Luminoso

    February 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Good wishes and many prayers…..May God watch over you!

  • Lori Bennett

    February 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations. Prayers for you and your family!

  • Michele

    February 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Prayers for you on this journey.

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