As many of you know, the Hoekstra clan moved into a new home. We did not move to another city or state, but rather across town. You would have thought we were moving from another state, but that’s only because we made nearly five years of memories in our first home as a family.
2018 has had its share of ups and downs for us as a family. Many of you read our story of heartbreak and loss in February. Many of you shared your personal stories of loss with us, prayed for us, and kept us in your warm thoughts during that difficult time.
As we moved toward healing we hoped that maybe one day we could possibly have another child, and if that could not happen, then possibly we could look at fostering or adopting.
We are certainly blessed, beyond measure, that’s for sure. We’ve had a lot of love and support coming from all over for us, our kids, our furry kids, and we are so incredibly happy to announce that in 2019 another addition will be in our home.
We are expecting Baby H in 2019!!!!!!
Our first time at the doctor to confirm this was not a great experience. At first, we were told the pregnancy would not be viable. We were told to prepare for another miscarriage and we were also told: “it will be okay, you have two kids already.”
That doctor was out of her mind. She had no idea that those words hurt and she soon learned we would never set foot in her office ever again.
After the trauma of dealing with those words and some that were a little worse, we found a new provider, better doctors who are loving, gennuine, and caring. We found a team who understood our fears, knew about our miscarriage and how worried we were.
Baby H is coming.
That is so wild to see on a screen, let alone type. As I sit here, smile on my face, tears streaming, I am so thrilled. I am excited, nervous, worried, happy, and so incredibly thankful. Sam is more than thrilled. He is so excited, as are the kids. We are going to have two amazing older siblings to help. They are already in love.
Please still keep those prayers coming for a healthy and safe pregnancy. I am a little worried about my age (and so annoyed that a doctor kept saying “its okay, its geriatric”). So far, things are going well. We are happy as can be.
Coming soon…a new addition. <3
Michele Jones says
Congrats!!! I am so happy for you all.
?? YaY!!! What a little miracle. I’m as happy as the cow who jumped over the moon. Y’all will be in my prayers. Congratulations
Mike O’Neal says
This news makes me smile!
I’m happy for you both beyond words.
2019 is going to be such a Blessing to the Hoekstra family.
I wish I could hold your baby already!
Congrats and Best wishes to you all.
What wonderful news! This makes my heart incredibly happy! ❤️
Shirley Bell says
Oh Cathrine, I am THRILLED to See This and will be keeping you in my thoughts and Prayers. How Exciting! I hope you are feeling well. Merry Christmas to YOU! (Hugs)!