Brown Party of 5- Our pregnancy announcement

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I really don’t know where to start with this post. And I apologize in advance for it being all over the place. This also won’t be a bubbly pregnancy announcement post…

Last few weeks have been hard. I have been slightly MIA, and haven’t talked much about the pregnancy because, well we don’t know if we are going to end up having a baby.

For the past three weeks, we have done multiple ultrasounds and blood work to figure out what’s going on, and we still don’t have any answers.

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At our first ultrasound appointment, we didn’t see anything. Just an amniotic sac, no yolk, no baby. I ended up getting blood work done, and all my levels came back great. Next ultrasound, still no baby, but this time we did see a yolk. The doctor is now ruling this an abnormal pregnancy, and we are still waiting for test results and have to wait one more week for a third ultrasound, but she isn’t 100% sure on much.

My heart hurts, Jordan’s heart hurts. The last few weeks have been really hard; it’s been a lot of praying, believing and seeking Gods face.

The worst part has been having to wait for every test result, and not knowing all the answers. A part of me just wants this to be done.

I heard Hillary Scott’s Thy Will on the radio and immediately knew this would be the song to get me through this season of life. Her lyrics go on to say, “That my broken heart is a part of Your plan, when I try to pray, all I’ve got is hurt and these four words… Thy will be done”… Such simple words, but what a song!

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I’m trying to make sense of everything going on. All I can say is God, have your way.  I’m all over the place, but oddly enough, there’s peace in my heart. And, it’s just crazy… I thought that I would be more angry, or upset at God, but I’m not.

I feel him now more than ever, and I know that when I hurt, he hurts. The scripture that comes to my mind is when Jesus is praying (right before he gets arrested) to God and he says … “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Not as I will, but as you will.”

This pregnancy is not sure, and I don’t know what’s going to happen.

Do I have faith that God works in the supernatural? YES! Do I believe God can heal? Do I believe that my God is bigger than any medical report? YES and YES! As much as my heart cries out for a baby to be in there, I also want God’s will to be done- whatever that may be.

This isn’t a surprise to him, He didn’t promise sunshine and roses, but he promised us during the trials and setbacks, that he will be with us… and I know that without a doubt in my mind, that he IS near.

I also know that the battle has already been won!

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I have so much to be thankful for. I pray that God will get the glory, no matter what the outcome is. My heart hurts, but I will still keep praising no matter what. God is GOOD.

I want to sign off with encouragement, that if you’re in a season of hardship and trials, keep praising, keep leaning into God. What you are going through is not a surprise to him. Tests are not easy, it’s not comfortable, but his word says he “works all things together for good” (Romans 8:28) and in Romans 5:3-5 … “because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Take heart, for he has already overcome this world.

Have a good weekend!!

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  • Thanks for your honesty and I am so sorry for what you are going through. Because I am so involved in the infertility + loss world I walk with girls going through stuff like this ALL the time, but our God IS greater and absolutely nothing is impossible with Him. I love that He has the final say and just like I have seen over and over, I am believing that he will carry this baby to full term. Lord, in the name of Jesus, we just speak life over this baby and to Elly’s womb. We thank you that you are the author and finisher of life and we just believe that the next appt would have a good report. Thank you that you are always good and we praise you in advance for the testimony you are writing. Amen

      • Elly,

        Please don’t lose faith, I had almost the exact same thing happen to me on my second pregnancy. Multiple ultrasounds, no baby but my bloodwork showed my levels going up. Went in for one last ultrasound before the doc was going to call it and schedule a D&C and there she was! Now I have a perfect happy healthy 7 month old girl. I hope this makes you feel better, we went through hell not knowing what was going to happen. Hang in there!

      • Thank you so much for the encouragement! We unfortunetly had to have the D&C. But we are staying hopeful and know that Gods plan is the best for us and that no matter what he has got us in the palm of his hand!

  • Thank you for sharing and for encouraging us to trust the Lord at all times. Praying for you and your family.

  • Praying for your family, Elly! You are so strong to share this struggle with all of us. A true inspiration!!

  • Praying, Elly. You are so brave to share the reality of what is happening as well as your immense faith in Christ. I am beyond proud of you and will be on my knees with you. He is able!


  • Elly this is beautifully written and the way you describe your faith you have a beautiful heart. Such a good reminder to know that when we hurt He hurts. I will be praying for you and for answers.
    xo, Nicole

  • I’m so sorry you are going through this but it exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be praying for you and your family as you walk through this.

  • It’s tough talking about an uncertain pregnancy, a few months back I miscarried which would have been our third baby. The hardest part was in the excitement of finding out we were pregnant we told our daughter 5&3 and they were just as happy and excited so having to tell them there was no more baby in my tummy was hard to say and for them to understand. Know that you are not alone. I pray for the best outcome for you and yours.

    • Oh man mama, I am so so sorry you had to go through that! I will be praying for your family and that God will bless y’all with baby #3! Thank you so much!

  • Thank you for sharing!

    I love that verse..because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

    I am praying for you and your family during this uncertain time.

  • Praying for you and your family, sweet girl. Thanks for sharing this. You are so strong and your spirit is inspiring.?? Thy will be done.❤️??

  • Elly, praying for you. God will indeed bring you out better and stronger through this. You will have the final laugh.

  • Elly, it takes a lot of courage to share something personal as this. For this, Thank you. I love your encouragement and faith you have with God and I am glad that you are sharing this. People should know that God is good and God’s will has and will be done. I pray that God continues to heal you and blesses you through out the course of your pregnancy. Be blessed my sister!
    – Robin

  • Elly – Thank you for being so transparent during your trial. I am praying for you and your entire family. – Cheryl

  • This post was perfect- thank you for sharing your trials and your faith! Life is never perfect, but you’re right, God really does hurt when we hurt and knows us so intimately. He is aware of us and all our ups and downs! I pray that you find peace soon, no matter what God’s will. Thank you for sharing!! XOXO

  • Oh my goodness! You look phenomenal, and it seems like your family is thrilled about gaining a new member to the family. Congratulations on the new addition! Thanks so much for keeping us updated!

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