Its never been a secret that Jesse & I have always wanted a big family. We weren't sure if this was going to be in the cards for us after our rocky start to parenthood. But our Lord has entrusted Jesse & I with a life, once again. This is something we have prayed and thoroughly considered the past several years as we sifted through the "what just happened" phase of 2009/2010 era. But we are at peace at this point in announcing our McGinley #4 will hopefully make a scheduled appearance at the end of April 2015.
We have had a few ultrasounds with high risk already thus far into our pregnancy and so far, this pregnancy has come with extremely minor complications (nothing like with the twins or with Ellie). Some may call this pretty flawless actually. We don't really know what that is....but certainly hope it keeps it up!
We'd love easy...
But most importantly, there has not been one appearance of a hemorrhage yet. THAT, my friends, we owe to the Glory of God. I had hemorrhages with each pregnancy. I blame the large one we had with the twins on Eli's ending condition. For some reason, my blood fights my pregnancies and tries to take them from me. A hemotologist in Dallas diagnosed me with a 4g/5g gene mutation. There's not much research on this condition other than they know its a blood clotting condition. And given that my father died at 36 years old of a massive heart attack, it makes sense that I inherited this gene mutation. But due to the lack of research on what this does to a woman during pregnancy, it cannot be confirmed that this is what caused my miscarriages and also contributed to Eli's complications.
I have also been hesitant in putting this pregnancy out there because we have several friends who have been trying to become pregnant for quite some time. This makes my heart ache, as we've been there and its such a tough issue to weed through when you wake up each morning. Please know, my heart has been and is with each of you every single day, as I know our Lord and Savior has his precious hand on your heart and situations.
If you are a praying friend, I ask you to please lift up our situation and pray that this baby arrives safely.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. -Jeremiah 1:5