Our Miracle Blessing: Baby Kate

After adopting seven wonderful blessings, we were thrilled to find ourselves 15 weeks pregnant on our 15th Wedding Anniversary with "Our Miracle Blessing"!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

32 Weeks and Counting!!!

On Monday I had an ultrasound.... Baby K is actually measuring a bit big... which is too funny because Pat is 5 foot 11 with shoes on and I'm 5 foot 2 with shoes... Since the kids were off school, Lizzy, Jack, and Mary C. went with me to see their baby sister... they were so cute and excited to be there...

The ultrasound girl kindly took a few shots in 3D... Pat had to be in court and was unable to go this visit... I emailed him one of the 3D photos and he replied, "those aren't McLaughlin lips"... after almost 15 years of wondering if our original dream and plan of having a genetic child would come true, we are still stunned and amazed at God's Blessing of answering that prayer from so long ago... after 7 adopted blessings we don't think about genetics except in medical situations... now we will be giving birth to our genetic child... for better AND for worse...

What A Long Strange Trip This Has Been... Certainly not the path I would have chosen, but one I am so grateful and thankful that I had the honor and privilege to be on... I have been blessed with meeting so many wonderful people... and truly my faith in God and relationship with my husband is so much stronger... I have been pushed to the point of literally screaming out to God to help me as I felt like I was about to jump off a cliff... clinging to the quotes: "That if God leads you to it, He will lead you through it..." and "That with which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger..." 

I am so glad that God did not answer my prayers from 15 years ago...

Thank you, Lord for knowing what was truly best for my family and me!!!


  1. Thank you Jen for sharing ~ I have some of those same struggles with wondering why God isn't answering our prayers ~ I found this so encouraging to trust that His plan is indeed best!
    Have a wonderful day

  2. WOW! I haven't read everything, but am JUST catching up with your miracle baby - wow! God just blows me away!

  3. 32 weeks!! I am getting so excited for you... it's so close for the newest baby girl to enter your family!!