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15 Scriptures for Your Two Week Wait

The two week wait (TWW) can be the hardest 14 days a woman wanting to conceive can endure.  And it’s because in the waiting, in the wondering, and in the hoping, our emotions go up and down…and up and then back down.  We can turn into a one woman circus show as we believe with 100 percent certainty we are pregnant with every twitch, soreness, and feelings of nausea.  But then return to doubt and fear the next as we wonder if we will ever carry life in our womb.

Therefore, to keep your emotions in check and your mind from going completely crazy (because let’s face it, it might), I have listed 15 scriptures that I use while waiting for that moment when I will hopefully see those two glorious pink lines to appear. I encourage you to print them out, hang them throughout your home, memorize them, and think of them often when you feel your hope is depleting and your faith is dwindling. In addition, I encourage you to read His word during this time. His words alone will bring peace to your restless mind and strength to your weary soul.

15 scriptures for your two week wait

We wait in hope for the Lord, He is our help and our shield.  ~Psalm 33:20

I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him.  I have put my hope in his word. ~Psalm 130:5

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.  ~Psalm 62:1

The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.  ~Exodus 14:14

He places the barren woman in her home as the happy mother of children. ~Psalm 113:9

He will fear no bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  ~Psalm 112:7

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.  ~Psalm 62:2

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?  My only hope is in you.  ~Psalm 39:7

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my savior, my God will hear me.  ~Micah 7:7

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.  ~Psalm 119:147

“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.  ~Jeremiah 29:11

“For nothing is impossible with God.”  ~Luke 1:37

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. ~Jeremiah 32:17

I am not anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, I present my requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guards my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.  ~Philippians 4:6-7

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  ~Hebrews 11:1

My prayer for you as you wait–

Lord, I lift to you my sweet sister and I ask that You do the impossible in her situation. I pray that NOW be her time to have life formed in her womb…NOW would be the time for her family to grow…NOW would be the time for her waiting to end and a new beginning to take place…NOW would be her time for You to show Yourself strong in this area of her life…and NOW would be her time for the pain to end and the joy begin. Please wrap her mind in peace as she waits for her NOW moment. Give her comfort to know that You are always there and working no matter the outcome. And grant her the peace she needs to replace the fears and worries weighing her down. I thank you Lord for loving us, being merciful to us, and giving us hope to believe that through you and with you, all things are possible. It’s in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

With Love


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One Cycle Closer

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I am cramping, bloated, nauseous, fatigued and having a serious–you better get me one now— craving for hot dogs. I am also making frequent trips to the ladies room, my breasts are beyond tender (which rarely happens) and I haven’t been able to stop crying ever since I saw the Snuggle commercial this morning (that bear is so cute). Regardless of what it appears to be (a possible pregnancy), I am on calendar day one of my menstrual cycle and while I didn’t see the miracle of a positive pregnancy test this month, I did see a few other miracles…

68 days, 70+ days, 39 days, and 32 days

(Those are the approximate lengths of my last four cycles)

No Ovulation.  No ovulation.  Day 25.  Day 18.

(Those are the approximate days in which I ovulated during those cycles)

Do you see them?! No? Yes? Did you examine the numbers closely? Did you do a double take when you saw the sudden decline in cycle lengths? What about the fact that ovulation not only happened again this month, but it also occurred earlier? Basically did you take notice the healing that is happening inside my body?! If not, go back up and take another look. I’ll wait…

Last month I wrote about how God is doing a new thing and I’ll admit, I have had my moments of doubt in the last thirty days as to whether or not my cycles would continue on this trend of ‘normalizing’, but it’s undeniable to me now and I am just overwhelmed by His grace and faithfulness. I can’t help but sit here today more hopeful than ever for what will happen in next cycle. I can’t help but smile as I give Him all the honor and glory because I have done nothing to cause this sudden change in my body except persevere in my faith.

I can’t tell you how many days I wanted to throw in the towel as I went from having 34 day cycles to 42 and then 56 before slowly climbing as high as a 70+ day cycle.  I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to quit taking my prescriptures and gospills because it seemed as though the more I put my hope and faith in God, wrote about my belief that He would undeniably fulfill His promise of a baby bird to me, the more everything would become worse. But I didn’t.

Instead I pushed through the thoughts of hopelessness when it seemed too difficult to remain hopeful. I pushed through the doubts of God’s promises after each negative pregnancy test. I pushed through the desire to give up when everything around me appeared to be worsening and more obstacles stood in my way. I pushed through the desire to stop praying when it seemed like my prayers were never going past the ceiling.  I pushed through and didn’t back down when others mocked me, ridiculed me and called me a an enormous (not pregnant) fool for my faith. I pushed through with persistence and perseverance and I am so thankful I did.

Many times we believe miracles will happen almost instantaneously and when it doesn’t, we start to lose hope and eventually give up. However, I believe that just like a seed takes time to sprout and grow, it may take some time for one to see the manifestation of their healing. Just look at the story found in Mark Chapter 8 when Jesus healed the blind man.  At first when Jesus spit on His hands and touched the blind man’s eyes, the blind man discovered he could see, but not clearly. In fact he said that people looked like trees walking around. It wasn’t until Jesus touched his eyes again that he was completely healed and made whole.  Just like the blind man, it make time before you see 100 percent wholeness but do not give up. Do not lose hope. Do not become discouraged. Do not think that healing is not available to you.  Instead keep persevering and believing in faith until it is complete.

Am I at 100 percent wholeness? Am I where I want to be? No and according to some, I may never reach 100 percent and I might always remain an enormous (not pregnant) fool. However, I have the evidence and faith to believe that God is still doing a new thing and I am one cycle closer…

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But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Romans 8:25

Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. Psalm 30:2

For the word of the Lord is right and true, he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4


I would love to connect with you on a personal level, so if you liked this post, pass it on. Then come find Waiting for Baby Bird on the public Facebook page or join me on Instagram @waitingforbabybird. I can’t wait to “meet” you!If you are looking for a faith-based infertility community of other women who just “get it”, then head over to the *PRIVATE* Waiting for Baby Bird Support group for hope + encouragement. There you will find opportunities to ask for prayer, watch *LIVE* encouragement videos from me, author of “Waiting for Baby Bird,” as well as be able to share your heart with others on the same path, enter into exclusive giveaways, and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Find us here!

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The Two Week Wait is Over

The two-week wait has come to an end and it was far less exciting than I had hoped for. There were no cramps or nausea. No food or smell aversions. No extra trips to the ladies room or tender breasts. But most importantly, there were no double lines or a missed period. Unfortunately, my first smile and Daniel’s attempt to pollinate my flower did not result in a pregnancy this cycle. However, as I sit here this afternoon writing “feminine products” on my shopping list, I am not crushed.

This cycle has brought me so much hope for the next, as it was the first time I saw a smile on an ovulation prediction test and it was also the first cycle in nine months in which it lasted less than 40 days. All morning long I have been dwelling on these positives and believing that because of the significant changes in my body, God is doing a new thing. In fact, He has affirmed it to me twice. The first affirmation came this morning when I read the following verse in my devotional and then again this afternoon when a friend sent it to me in an email (she was unaware my cycle had begun). The verse reads,

former things are gone

I know many of you might think the ovulation test and shorter cycle could have been a fluke or the scripture was just a coincidence, and honestly it is easy for me to travel down that same thought pattern as well. My logical reasoning says that due to my past cycles, I should be skeptical and doubt that anything has changed or will be different next month, but I’m not going with my logical reasoning. I am choosing faith and as hard as it is, I am looking at verse 18 and forgetting about my former past of long, anovulatory cycles and instead looking forward with hope that my cycle lengths are becoming more regular and ovulation will forever be a natural occurrence as God is doing new things! I believe that He is bringing complete healing to my body and making a way in my dry and barren land for conception to take place and soon. You may not perceive it, but I do! This is why when I go to the grocery store in five minutes, I am buying the smallest box of “feminine products” I can find because I am trusting that He will continue to do new things so that I am able to add another “first” to my list next month…my first missed period.


I would love to connect with you on a personal level, so if you liked this post, pass it on. Then come find Waiting for Baby Bird on the public Facebook page or join me on Instagram @waitingforbabybird. I can’t wait to “meet” you!If you are looking for a faith-based infertility community of other women who just “get it”, then head over to the *PRIVATE* Waiting for Baby Bird Support group for hope + encouragement. There you will find opportunities to ask for prayer, watch *LIVE* encouragement videos from me, author of “Waiting for Baby Bird,” as well as be able to share your heart with others on the same path, enter into exclusive giveaways, and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Find us here!

 

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My Two Week Wait

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It has been almost two weeks since I posted about seeing  my first smile (ever) on an ovulation prediction test stick and as embarrassing as it was, many of you then became aware of the exact night of when the magical and romantic moment of timed intercourse occurred and Daniel attempted to pollinate my flower. sigh.  Therefore, since everyone is anxiously sitting on pins and needles, waiting for me to hopefully make an announcement in the upcoming days as I end my two-week wait, I thought it would be fun to share with you the early pregnancy signs and symptoms that I have been experiencing during this highly anticipated wait.

So, without further anticipation, are you ready to see my detailed list of all the signs, symptoms, and clues that point to this cycle being the one in which my promised baby bird hopefully flies into this Mama bird’s empty nest?  Drum roll please…

da, da, da, da, da (or however you would spell it)

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Sorry to disappoint you Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends, and nosy neighbors, but you have read correctly.  I have nada, nothing, zilch to report.  I am just as bummed as you are because I would like to point out that I haven’t had a “known” two-week wait in over two years due to long, sporadic cycles; therefore, one can only imagine how excited I have been in the last several days to finally have the opportunity to anxiously wait, stress out and over analyze every single back pain, cramp, twinge, food aversion, dizzy spell, trip to the bathroom, upset stomach, and sore breast.  However, I am feeling completely normal and there has been nothing to stress out about or over analyze.

I am not peeing any more or less than before and I have zero food aversions to report.  I still love fried chicken, pizza, bologna sandwiches, and boneless wings, while continuing to always hate green peppers, celery, peas and lobster.  I do have this weird craving for tons and tons of mayonnaise smothered in between two slices of whole wheat bread, with a tiny squirt of mustard and Pringles potato chips smashed inside (meat isn’t required), but I always have this craving, so it doesn’t count.

The smell of Daniel’s poop, the trash can outside, and the breath from my cat do make me gag, but it would for anyone.  The only cramping I am experiencing is right before my morning…well, you know…poo.  And my breasts?  You know the REAL indicator as to if I am pregnant?  Well, they are exactly the same as before, if not smaller.  There isn’t even the slightest bit of tenderness or pain when I test them out by jogging down the sidewalk, running down the stairs, or poking and prodding them while cooking dinner, standing in the shower, or waiting at a red light.

I am also not bloated and if you must know, not constipated.  Perhaps you might be wondering if I am more fatigued.  Nope!  Still waking up at 6am and drifting off to la la land around midnight (or later).  Moodier than normal? Once again, nope!  Before ovulation or after ovulation it doesn’t matter, WWIII will still erupt over my husband’s failure to put his socks in the dirty clothes hamper, dishes in the dishwasher, or shoes by the back door.  I know, I sound like an obsessive compulsive clean freak who likes everything in its place.  No shame because I am and I do.

So there you have it folks. Within my two-week wait I have not been able to see nor feel anything that physically points to or affirms that this cycle is the one.  However, despite the lack of early pregnancy signs, I am still hopeful.  I can’t help but be anything but hopeful because I believe the day before a person’s whole life changes forever, could feel like any ordinary day.

I am sure the day before God fulfilled His promise of a flood to Noah felt like any other day, maybe even filled with lots of sunshine and very few clouds.  I would even bet to say that the day before Zachariah was told by an angel he would finally be a first time father in his old age also probably felt like any other day.  I can’t help but think about the leper, the woman with the issue of blood, the blind man, and the paralytic who were all healed instantly by Jesus.  Wouldn’t you assume the day before their miracle took place it felt like just more of the same as they were experiencing sickness, disease and feelings of hopelessness and defeat?  What about Paul and Silas who one day were shackled by chains in prison with no hope of ever being released, yet the next day were miraculously freed by an earthquake?  How about the testimonies that I have posted here?  Do you think it’s safe to say the day before they learned of their miracle it might have also looked like a typical day?

You see, the day before a person’s life changes forever, could feel just like any ordinary day because God performs miracles and fulfills His promises suddenly and when we least expect it.  That being the case, I am going to walk by faith and not by sight as I hold tightly, with white knuckles to the hope that tomorrow, God will take my ordinary day filled with my impossible circumstances and change it into something extraordinary filled with miracles.  Will you hope and believe with me? 

The day before your life changes

For those of you who are like me and are experiencing or have experienced one or multiple miscarriages, failed cycles, a failed IUI or IVF, I encourage you to never give up, lose hope, or stop believing.  Let’s make the choice together to always press forward and have faith to believe that what has happened in our past, will not necessarily happen again in our future.

“For nothing is impossible with God.”  ~Luke 1:37