Sunday, January 30, 2011

the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

It has been a while since my last post. I waited for a reason.  A little over 2 weeks ago we found out we are expecting! Praise God, the giver of life.  At my initial blood test my level was 186 ("level" meaning the pregnancy hormone AKA beta HCG). I was instructed to go back weekly for bloodwork until my level got to 2000 at which time I would begin having ultrasounds weekly until I was released to my OB/GYN.  It is normal for these levels to double every 2-3 days. One week never went by so s-l-o-w.  But finally, the day arrived.  When the nurse called with my results I was quite surprised to hear her say that my level was now 5,613.  WHAT?? That seemed kind of crazy, but I just took it as meaning I had a good, strong pregnancy...which is all I had prayed for.  She said that since my level was over 2000 they would like for me to come and have an ultrasound at the end of the week (this past Friday).

We were so excited to be able to see the proof in a "picture".  We made it to the appointment, and our ultrasound tech. called us back and began the ultrasound.  My hubby was so excited..standing up, craning his neck to see the monitor.  Then the tech said, "sir, you may want to sit down".  Oh gosh, I knew. I knew those THREE black dots I was seeing on the screen were three separate babies.  And the technician confirmed my suspicion.  My reaction:  "Oh my face is hot...somebody FAN my FACE!".....My husband's reaction: laughter. 

I won't even go into detail about once we left the and complete chaos. But our question repeatedly all the way home, "What are we going to do?"..  We are completely thrilled, but at the same time very anxious when we start thinking details.  We serve an amazing God and we take comfort knowing that HE will provide our every need.  We have a wonderful network of family and friends who will support us. 

We go back Thursday for another ultrasound.  Please pray for all of us this week. The pregnancy is still early. I will update on Thursday!! We're having TRIPLETS!!


  1. Oh my goodness!!! Mahala!!! I'm so incredibly happy for you AND Norman :) This is the best news I've heard in a very very very loooooong time. Congratulations!!!

  2. Mahala,
    I'm so happy for the both of you (or should I say ALL of you!)!!! God WILL provide! Love you and so thankful for your blessings.


  3. “They say a person needs just THREE things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

    I am EXCITED and will keep all 5 of you in our prayers:)


  4. AHHHH!!!


    I am so very happy for you guys!!! Praising God for His blessings (all 3 of them) and will be praying for all of you!

  5. Congratulations Mahala! Amazing grace!!