Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Colty!

Happy First Birthday to our Sweet Colty Bear!

Obviously all mother's say this... but I can't believe it's been a whole year since he was born!

I am so in love with this little guy!  We prayed so hard for him and his life.  For those of you who haven't ever heard Colty's story read on...

Emma was eight months old and we found out we were pregnant again!  We were SO incredibly excited to have them so close together!  The day after I read the positive pregnancy test I called my ob and scheduled an appointment just to double check that we were indeed pregnant.  That following week I went to my appointment.  At the appointment my dr. (the same one I had with Emma) declared me pregnant and scheduled me for a sonogram to see how far along I was.  I told the dr. several times that I had no idea how far along I might be. 

The sonogram was scheduled three days after the appointment.  Travis was unable to go with me because of work so it was just Emma and I at the appointment. 
The sonographer began the sonogram and didn't say anything.  She kept looking around and finally told me to get dressed and she would take me to another room to meet with the doctor.  I was terrified and had no idea what was going on.  I wheeled Emma in her stroller across the hall and sat down to wait for the doctor to come in. 

The doctor came in and told me that she was sorry but there was no baby.  Instead it was what is called a molar pregnancy.  Basically it is almost like a tumor.  Just a mass of vesicles that continue to grow and take over the uterus.  In some cases it can be cancerous.  She also told me I would need to come in regularly to check on my HCG levels.  In molar pregnancy's the numbers skyrocket. The doctor kept rattling off all sorts of information.  I was in such shock that I hardly remembered any of it.  The date of this appointment was a Friday and she told me she wanted me to come back on Tuesday for a DNC.  Then she abruptly left. 

I wheeled Emma out to the car and finally wept.  For some reason I had felt like I should hold it together in the office?  I called Travis and tried to explain to him what was happening.
I can say without a doubt it was the worst weekend of my life.  Not only was I mourning the loss of my baby but I was so scared for what was to come.  I prayed and prayed that the dr. and sonographer had made a mistake.  Not only was Travis and I praying this prayer but a whole group of prayer warriors. 

Monday morning came and we spent the day calling the doctor to find out more information on my blood work.  They had taken it at my appointment on Friday but wouldn't receive it until Monday.  Over the weekend I had researched the correct HCG levels for a healthy pregnancy and HCG levels for a molar pregnancy.  I wanted to know where my fell into place.  The doctor's office returned NONE of my calls.

Tuesday morning we headed to the dr.'s office for one more sonogram.  They had scheduled me for a dnc that day.  On the way to the hospital we prayed for what was about to come.  I told Travis I didn't have a peace about having a dnc.  It just didn't feel right to me.  The one thing that I do remember the dr. saying was that I needed to have one immediately to prevent the growth from continuing to grow.  I was torn.

I lay on the table for the final sonogram with Travis by my side.  The sonographer began to look around...and this is what we heard....

"Well... oh my.... ohhhh myyy... OH MY! It's a baby!!!!"


And that baby was our sweet Colty!  The doctor and the sonographer had made a mistake.  They thought the tiny cluster they had seen was a molar pregancy.  Instead it was our sweet Colt.  They had thought I was farther along and had been looking for something more developed.  At the time of the sonogram Colt was only 4 1/2 wks along.  Right before we left the appointment they told me that my HCG levels were that of a normal healthy pregnancy.

It makes me teary eyed every time I think of this story.  God had His hands protecting my sweet baby boy.  I am so thankful for the power of prayer and for a God who hears and answers my prayers.  I am so thankful for the gift of life.  Thankyou Lord Jesus for my baby boy!

Psalm 130:13-14
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful I know that full well!"

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

*and just in case you were wondering...we never went back to that dr!*

Happy Birthday sweet Colty Bear.  We love you more than you'll ever know!


  1. Happy birthday Colt! I remember the story very clearly, and the outcome couldn't have been sweeter! Colt, you are such a cuddle bug, and Macey adores you!

  2. Happy Birthday Colt! Hudson is just right behind him. I can't believe they are already a year old!

  3. aww, what a sweet story! i was teary eyed reading it! I can't imagine living it! happy birthday colt! :)

  4. Oh geeze, im in the baby blues range and i am CRYIN! I had completely forgotten about all of this. I just love sweet Colt and Emma!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  5. Thank you for sharing Colt's story. Truly amazing! So thankful God protected Him and he is just too sweet!

  6. Wow! I hadn't heard that story before. Yes ... a GIFT from the LORD, that He protected your little guy from a D&C. Yikes!


    Laurel :)

  7. So yes I am reading way back, but this had me in tears! What an awesome God we serve. So glad they were wrong and you have your sweet boy. Seriously I had chills the entire time i was reading!

  8. I love this story - it is stories like this that make God so real to me... when he shows up in such real ways in our lives. Happy Birthday to your baby!