Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baby Update


We are still trying to get pregnant over here!
Last week I was supposed to start on the 4th
but instead starting spotting and then nothing at all.
I got excited...like I do every month. Could this month be it!
I decided to test. I tested twice. Both negative.

Aunt Flo came to visit Saturday and my hope felt exhausted.
Looks like she is going to stay around for a few days.
 We will try again for next month!

I am holding onto God's promises and
continuing to put my hope, faith and trust in Him.
I can find peace, hope and rest that with His perfect 
timing and His perfect plan for my life that it will come to pass.

I can't wait for the day when I can confess:

For this child I prayed; and the Lord 
hath given me my petition which I asked of him.
-1 Samuel 1:27



My prayer is that we can all find it in ourselves to choose joy daily. I say this knowing how incredibly difficult it can be at times. That we may find the strength to smile, laugh and dance despite the dark clouds that sometimes hang over us and keep us in the dark. I don't know what you are going through, but I promise you that if you turn to the Lord and pour out
your heart and soul to Him, He will strengthen and guide you. He loves you.


How long did it take you to get pregnant?
Any words of encouragement or advice for me?






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20 Comments:

At March 12, 2013 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Glorieta said...

No pierdas las esperanzas todo llega te deseo lo mejor amor un besazo enorme y ánimo

 
At March 12, 2013 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Jamey Meteer said...

Two of my older sisters both struggle with infertility and it is heart wrenching to see their daily battle...especially since I got pregnant just a few months after I went off the pill and now have a big, healthy 6 month old.
This kind of thing always makes me ponder God's purposes: why is it that wonderful, obedient women, who's hearts are full of the righteous desire to bring children of into the world, are barren?
I think there is comfort to be found in Hannah's story (1 Samuel, like you quoted) and Sarah, Abraham's wife. These women are top notch in my books. We never find out why they had to cope with the burden of infertility. What we do know is they endured it well. Even if they were never able to bear children in this life, we know God will not withhold His promised blessing to ANY of his children.
I'm so glad you are choosing joy and turning to God in this difficult time. I think other women can learn a lot from your attitude. I know I am.
Thanks for sharing this Kimberly. Keep the faith and stay strong!

Much love,
Jamey

wearesimplyanimated.com

 
At March 12, 2013 at 9:35 AM , Blogger 2busy said...

I was super fertile, or my husband had a lot of swimmers...It took no time at all. Hang in there...Maybe you are in need of learning patience. Either way, God knows you and loves you and your desire is a worthy one.

 
At March 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM , Blogger eryka {from abcde} said...

Girl, im right there with you. I hope it happens for you guys soon. I keep telling myself it will happen when its suppose to!

XO
E

 
At March 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

Amazing advice!!! Praying this journey ends quickly and with ease for you!! Sorry it didn't happen this month!! Stay optimistic!!

 
At March 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM , Blogger The Life of Poole said...

I know exactly how you feel and its an awful feeling. It took us 11 months to get pregnant. I was on birth control for 6 years before since I have endometriosis because it slows the production of growths so when I went off it I was completely screwed up. So screwed up that I vowed to never go back on it again - I will live with bed ridden cramps instead. I remember month after month thinking it was "the month" and still getting a negative but since I was off in cycles it was hard to tell. Its such an emotional roller coaster though. I hated when people told me to just relax and not think about it but you can't not think about it, its all you think about - every time I saw a pregnant woman or baby I wanted to cry. But everything does happen for a reason and if I had gotten pregnant one month earlier I wouldn't have been able to be in, let alone go to two of my best friends weddings which I would have been sooo sad to miss. My only advice is to not try some of the crazy things people say to do - just live life as you normally would so if you drink coffee then drink coffee, if you want a glass of wine have a glass, enjoy the time with your husband as hard as it can be! Wow that was long but its emotional and still is looking back on it. I will keep you in my prayers!
Shannon [ lifeofpoole.blogspot.com ]

 
At March 12, 2013 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Kaolee said...

I'll keep you in my prayers! Good luck!

 
At March 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM , Blogger his little lady said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Just know that everything happens for a reason and when. So when it does happen it will just be the perfect time!!
xo TJ

 
At March 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Sara SHOEmaker said...

i'm trying to get to that place you're at where you're hoping and hoping to get preggers! my husband is totally baby crazy and I'm still trying to get there haha. I admire how excited you are to start a family. I hope it happens for you soon, dear!


The House of Shoes

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Jamey,
Thank you so much for your sweet words and encouragement to keep going and stay strong. It means so much!
Yay! Congrats! You are a Mommy :)
I feel for your older sisters. Everyone's body is different and God has a different plan for everyone's life. Some people struggle with some things that others dont, but it's all in His perfect plan. There are a lot of things we wont know the answer too while we are here on earth and that's okay.
It's funny that you mention those stories, I just read something similar on Natalie's blog..Nat The Fat Rat.

http://www.natthefatrat.com/2010/04/so-you-say-youre-reading-old-testament.html

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Hahaha!
I am hanging in there and staying strong!
I think you are right on the learning of patience.

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Hey Eryka!
It WILL happen when its the perfect time..I know that without a doubt.
We can get through it girl!

God's grace is amazing and He always keeps His promises.
I came across this on Natalie's blog (Nat The Fat Rat) and it opened up my eyes a lot!

http://www.natthefatrat.com/2010/04/so-you-say-youre-reading-old-testament.html

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Aww thanks Ashley!
I'm staying strong through this!!

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Hey Shannon!
I am so sorry Shannon that it took that long and you have endometriosis.
I have a dear friend who has that and I don't think alot of people are really aware of just how bad it is.
That is how I am! I am very irregular so every month is completley different so I never know when I'm ovulating or not!
Yes...everything does happen for a reason!
Right now I am just spending time with Josh and doing the many things that we want to do together.

Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Aww thanks Kaolee!!

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers TJ.
I keep telling myself that everyday. I know God has a perfect timing and plan for this and I am going to hold onto that!

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks Sara!
You will get there eventually and the desire will be so strong.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Sara ;)

 
At March 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Marsa said...

i had no idea you were trying to get pregnant! that's awesome girl :)
it will happen in His time just like you said. and it'll be the best thing ever. ah can't wait to see your cute pregnant self :)

oh and to answer your question on my blog, i went to platos closet in provo!

-marsa
The DayLee Journal

 
At March 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

I don't think a lot of people knew. I just decided it would be fun to take my readers with me on my little adventure and give a lot of them a little hope and faith to endure through it all together!

Hahaha! You are so sweet!

I love Platos Closet! My go to place is SAVERS!
I find so many things every time I got there. Thrifting is awesome!

 
At March 13, 2013 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Kate said...

I know it's discouraging when you see just one line but it will happen! Keeping you in my thoughts!

 

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