Heart-ening news.

thAfter four miscarriages, my daughter and her husband have been almost afraid to hope. Recently they found out she was pregnant again, and for the past couple of weeks they’ve been holding their breaths.

Well, she’s also been throwing up. But holding her breath in between.

Earlier today she had another ultrasound. I’ll let her tell it — go read, “Houston, we have a heartbeat!

Right now they’re still trying to take it in, since all the other pregnancies stopped developing before the seven-week mark. And as Abby notes in the above post, she’s still not out of the woods. It’ll take another five and a half weeks to finish out the riskiest trimester.

Thus I’m only cautiously optimistic. That is to say, I’m afraid to open myself up to the pain of yet another loss.

Oh, what the hell: Woooooooo hoooooooo! Babybabybabybaby!

Thanks to all who’ve sent prayers skyward or positive thoughts into the universe. And please keep ’em coming, because: not a done deal.

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  1. I am hoping all of the very best for your family!!

  2. Sending your entire family prayers & positive thoughts! 🙂 Tell “Mama” to take it easy, & to take at least one nap every day.

    • Donna Freedman

      Funny — that’s how I ended my note to her a little while ago: “Get some sleep, mama.”
      Thanks for your good wishes.
      P.S. I promise not to turn this into a grandma blog.

      • Carolina Cooper

        Oh, go ahead and turn it into a grandma blog! You have earned it and those of us who are grandmothers will understand!

      • Yes, but how would you becoming a grandma affect your chances of a presidential bid?

        So pleased for you and Abby! I’ll be sending good thoughts her way as she makes her way through the rest of that first trimester!

  3. Prayers for all of you. It would be nice to be a grandma…You will always be a parent of something whether you give birth or not, but I think it still calls to you. That is just the way we are built.

  4. Mirabella

    Prayers and good thoughts to Abby, Tim, you, and the baby. I don’t want to jinx anything with a congratulations yet, but waves of hope are always good.

  5. Well, congratulations to everyone!

  6. lostAnnfound

    Good hopeful thoughts to everyone!

  7. Elizabeth

    Thoughts and prayers coming your way! Best wishes for you and your daughter.

  8. Best wishes to the young family!!!!! I always pray for healthy babies and happy families!!!!

  9. Nothing but the best Donna….This is wonderful news….

  10. hmbalison

    How wonderful to have hope! Here’s sending prayers for health and happiness to you and Abby and the baby!

  11. Haha yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Sandy

    Hoping for a very happy outcome. The ultrasound is so cute! Grandchildren are great!

  13. Karen


    I recently told a friend that you can never truly understand the magic of a grandchild until you’re holding yours!

    Fingers and toes crossed with mad wishes for an uneventful pregnancy! Prayers going up for special protection and blessings upon each of you, but most especially ABBY!

  14. Crossing fingers and sending prayers for your family!

  15. mrs. short

    The news warms my heart. Abby and Tim are in my thoughts every day!

  16. Positive thoughts beaming toward AZ and AK.

  17. I’ll keep everything crossed and send the best karma that I can possibly muster!!!

  18. Cathy in NJ

    Prayers ascending for the new baby. Enjoy this happy moment:)

  19. Please God and fingers crossed!

  20. Donna — keeping you, Abby, her DH and Baby in my prayers! God bless you all.

  21. Sarah L

    I’m so happy all is going well so far!!! That’s great news. I hope it continues until she’s holding your grandbaby out for you to have a cuddle!

  22. Melissa F

    Awesome news! Sending along prayers and best wishes! Take care.

  23. Jackie

    I am so happy! I follow her blog and am keeping her in my prayers!

  24. Lisa O

    May all her dreams come true with this pregnancy 🙂 Sending positive thoughts & prayers to all of you!

  25. Gosh, it’s so scary after all those kids have been through. Here’s hoping for the best!!

  26. Aww … I’m so please for you and your family. I hope all continues to go well and Abby has an easy pregnancy.

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