well folks, last week i had a great time at j-creek with the living hope middle schoolers. i had the best room of 8th grade girls and enjoyed worship multiple times a day. it was a very refreshing week if i do say so myself.
before we left for camp though, i was having some pain in my abdomen and called the doctor to see if they could get me in. they had no openings until this week. so i went to camp in pain. on thursday, the pain became so intense that i couldn't function. so i called the doctor only to discover that the three docs in the practice were out for the afternoon. luckily one of those doctors is a member at our church so my boss/the high school pastor called him. he said that i needed to get back to bg and head on over to the medical center to see what was wrong. when i arrived they did some tests and we waited for the doctor to call with the results. (you see, he wasn't at the hospital, he was on the lake.) after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, he finally called.
dr: "well emily, we've discovered what is causing all of your pain."
dr: "it looks like you've had some cysts that have ruptured."
dr: "usually i would give you some pain medicine, but i can't because you are pregnant"
me: "SERIOUSLY!? LIKE ARE YOU SURE?!?! I MEAN REALLY?!?!?"
dr: "yes, you are. you hcg number has to be 50 for pregnancy and yours is reading 156."
so there you have it. the jochims will soon become 3! it is very early in the pregnancy (probably about 5 weeks) and they have checked my hcg levels 2 more times this week (the latest was 3575, less than a week after the first! :)) i have an appointment on monday and we will hopefully get a due date there. we are very excited, very surprised, and were very much not trying. but God knows best and we are so thankful for that! so please join us and many others in praying for baby j(ochim). pray that he or she will grow to full term. pray that God would be glorifed throughout the pregnancy and in the birth of this sweet one. and GET EXCITED!!!!!
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