hi all – thank you for all the comments and emails! I cannot tell you how much we appreciate all your thoughts and prayers!

I haven’t gotten to one day at a time. I’ve figured out I’m still on “one moment at a time”.

Last night I went to a networking event for work. I do marketing. So, I went to a wine & cheese where there were a bunch of marketers gathering to do what marketers do, talk. Some I had not seen in quite some time. Some know I am expecting and some did not know until they saw me. You can’t imagine those first few questions and my thoughts of “how do I answer that?”..”what do I say?” Well, I played as though things were peachy. I just couldn’t think of another way in that very moment. I was there for work and I couldn’t lose it and I didn’t want people throwing me a pitty party. This is a great pregnancy and I have a great baby in my belly. I’ve had a healthy and pleasant pregnancy thus far. True, two weeks ago our world was turned upside down. That does not change the fact how super duper happy I am to be pregnant with baby Cohen! So, I let the non-stop talkers talk and ask non-stop questions and just took a bunch of deep breaths.

Once I left, I may have asked myself if I was doing the right thing by not telling them our situation. I thought it was the right thing for the time.

You all can read the comments. If it were okay etiquette, I would probably post all the emails. I’ve been sent so many stories. I have hope. There have been babies and situations that ended up being MUCH better than doctors expected. There have been cases where things have turned out worse. But the women that email, WOW! I know their emails are after the fact, but they simply want me to keep my faith and know God is in control.

I came across this earlier today.

For you formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious are Your thoughts on me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. ~Psalm 139:13-18

I’m super duper happy to be spending the weekend with this group of girls….
Allison, Amy, Whitney, Me & Katie :)

Hubs is driving and he and Elton will spend the weekend with my parents helping them pack.

I posted a yummy treat you all should definitely try on Sugar & Spice!

Hope you all have a good weekend!



  1. says

    Megan, you're so inspirational & I am so happy that you continue to have hope. I am hopeful too & am continuing to pray for you & your family each time I think of you.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. says

    Always praying for you guys! I don't blame you for not wanting to tell everyone what was going on. I'm sure it's hard to talk about and no one wants to cry at a work party.

    Have a wonderful weekend with your friends! You deserve it!

    Also, kind of a silly request, but, can you follow me on Twitter? I follow you and have sent tweets, but since I'm private, I had no idea until recently that people who don't follow me don't see them! I'm MelissaKaz on there! :)

  3. says

    I just found your blog and I have added Cohen's button to my blog and I'm keeping up with you twitter.

    I am going to be praying for you and Cohen and I will be asking my Church group this Sunday to include you in our prayers.

  4. says

    i would have handled it the same way, friend. love that you got through it with such grace. LOVE the verses!!! hope your weekend is a fabulous one – you need it!

  5. says

    I think not telling them was a good choice! All you need is HOPE! You never know what they might say–you do not need any negative comments :)
    I am still praying for you and Cohen and your family! Keep your head high! God is wonderful and like that wonderful Psalm says, give thanks for you, your baby, and your husband are wonderfully made :)


  6. says

    Are you familiar with the 80's-90's Christian singer, Sandi Patty? I think you really need to listen to her song "Masterpiece." It's based off of that same Psalm passage, and I just think you need to hear it right now…

    Praying for your family.

  7. says

    I obviously don't know you, but I have been praying for you. I want you to know that God does work miracles, and sometimes you don't know it until after the fact. At 35weeks pregnant – after a perfect pregnancy – I had a placental abruption. Without going into a lot of detail about placental abruption itself, it is the leading cause of death among full term infants and is also life threatening for the mother. More often than not those babies that do survive are severely brain damaged. Because it is so uncommon (less than a 1% chance it will happen in a healthy pregnancy) I knew nothing about it. My son who was five weeks early and weighed only 4 lbs 13 oz. was perfectly healthy. He spent less than 48 hours in the NICU, and his pediatrician says he is a miracle baby because he should have brain damage at the very least. Yet, he has no developmental delays. I in no means want to minimize what is happening to you, nor do I wish you to think that it is in any way similiar, but I just want to encourage you. Throughout my pregnancy I felt the need to pray in particular for my baby to be very strong and healthy, and he was and is. Continue to pray for Cohen strength and health with all your might. Sorry for such a long post but know there are many people out there praying for you and thinking of you.

  8. says

    Hi Megan —
    I am just getting caught up on what's been going on with you. I wanted to let you know that you guys are going to be in my prayers.

    I also wanted to let you know about my sister and my nephew. She had a baby with hypoplastic left heart syndrom which is a huge heart birth defect — many defects — one side of the heart basically doesn't develop at all and other vein and artery issues

    . She didn't know about it until she had her baby and he started turning blue a few hours after birth. The news they gave her was very grim and he wasn't given much hope. My sister and her husband prayed about it and decided to go ahead with open heart surgery when he was 3 days old. To make a long story short, he is now almost 12 and doing GREAT. He had to have 3 open heart surgeries to help correct some of the abnormalities, but they thought he would have brain damage and all sorts of other problems as a result of the surgeries and he is the smartest boy I have ever met. He plays, he bikes, swims, does everything a normal boy could do. I hope this helps you.

    Just wanted to let you know that often doctors give you the worst case scenario. That's what they did with my sister. I will keep you in my prayers.


  9. says

    God wants me to spread the word that He is still in the miracle buisness. We were told when my son was born that he had a "lousy heart" and there was nothing that could be done and he was given an expiration date od 6 months. He lived as a hospice patient for 15 months and God granted us a miracle that his heart had drastically improved. I am happy to say he will be 2 (!) in April!!! We just found out the cause of his heart condition is from a rare disease called Barth syndrome, and he has other issues, being that this isn't just affecting the heart, but is a multi sensory disease affecting every cell in his body. However, i am counting my blessings that he isn't even supposed to be alive and one thing I have learned is not to take my children or any loved ones for granted, for we do not know when God will call us home. I just thought you could use some encouraging words and know you are not alone.
    Lauren from the MLH of MS group posted your blog. We want you to know we are here to offer you support and prayer.
    Here is a link to my son's caringbridge site if you would like to read the journal entries and story…

  10. says

    Still keeping y'all in our thoughts & prayers. I can imagine your work event was extremely difficult & as far as talking to people .. you can only do what you're comfortable with, so I think you did the right thing. For me, when I was pregnant with Sadie, talking about her helped. I got lots of encouragement from anyone that I told her story too.

  11. says

    Hi – just saw your button on another blog and did a double take. My second son, also named Cohen :), was given a fatal diagnosis at our 20 week ultrasound and told there was no chance he would ever live after birth. We will celebrate his 2 year birthday this coming Friday!! Our God can do BIG things!! I am praying for your sweet boy…for complete healing and for wisdom for the doctors to help him when he is born if needed. Praying for your heart as you continue this journey! Thank you for sharing with us and allowing us to come along side you in prayer.

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