We Chose Option B

January 30, 2017

This post is meant to be one of hope and to show God’s goodness through His plan! With the political heat on this very topic think what you want but this is our personal story. Our choice!

Chantry and I were sitting in the waiting room holding each other and crying, praying out to God. We had learned that our pregnancy had some issues. Our dilemma? Twins, and one wasn’t growing, instead the other was taking all the nutrients. The doctor we were meeting with worried for “Baby A” and told us our options. A). Abort the baby not growing with minimal risk of the other twin getting into the aborting process or B). Continue to allow “Baby A” to stay in and possibly be deprived of nutrients, have further complications in the womb, outside the womb or pass away.

My husband and I had lost a baby naturally before due to a miscarriage and that was painful enough so we were distraught at the options and didn’t want to hurt our Baby A or Baby B but the latter option of A). Abort seemed to harsh to even think on. We called family members and church family and we asked God to intervene in such a difficult choice.

Slowly as we met with teams of doctors weekly we began to see some progress and then one day the same doctor that told us our original options looked at us and with surprise stated that there was hope for our Baby A and that she was growing. With further doctors appointments it was deduced that both twins were doing great and a date was set for a C-section at 37 weeks gestation. On that date both babies were delivered by C-section and were perfectly healthy, with little jaundice and no NICU.

Dear readers, I have been thinking on this story for a week now and can’t hold it back anymore. My husband and I made a choice and while we may have worried or doubted the life of our Baby A twin, God had a bigger plan and worked all things out. Today our twin babies are healthy, active, within normal height, weight, and are developmentally right where they need to be.

Meet our Elizabeth, our “Baby A” our choice to save and God’s plan to have work out.

If you are faced with this dilemma of choosing life please reach out, we are happy to pray with you about your pregnancy or circumstances surrounding your pregnancy. We are willing to offer resources that helped us when we didn’t have money for diapers, clothes or formula. God loves you and your unborn child(ren) and at the same time God loves you when you did choose option A in some point in your life. This is not a post to condemn or to say you need to choose pro-life or pro-choice but this is instead a post that offers hope in those circumstances that seem “out of our control.” Let God handle you in your situation. He is THE only ONE that is our true comforter, healer, protector and strength.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand– when I awake, I am still with you.” Psalm 139: 14-18 NIV (New International Version)

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  • jodie filogomo January 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    What a fabulous story, Rachel. It’s so nice to hear that everything worked out so wonderfully! And you are so incredibly blessed to have such a great support system. Doctors are wonderful but they are human and don’t know everything!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Katarina January 31, 2017 at 9:24 am

    God bless you! Amazing story! Looks like you have a strong community there!

  • amy January 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful story, and so true! When I was pregnant with my second child my doctor told me he would be born with Downs because something was wrong with my blood and they wanted to do a amniocentesis to determine that. I didn’t see the point of that because I knew I wouldn’t abort my baby no matter what. So I called my pastor and we prayed and he said “Don’t worry. I’ve heard so many stories similar to yours and the babies are born perfectly healthy”. And guess what, mine was! And not only that, but a very intelligent and gifted musician.

  • Callie January 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I love these kinds of stories, Rachel, thank you for sharing!

  • Casey Capra February 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, what an amazing story!!! Thank you for sharing. Pregnancy is such a scary season!