The Adventures of John, Abby, Valor & Grant Perseverance

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full of it

For the past three Novembers, we’ve started with a bulletin board with only the trunk and limbs of a bare tree fashioned out of brown paper, and we’ve ended the month with a craft which depicts the various things we are thankful for as leaves. This year is the fullest our tree has ever been.

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brick or treat

Life continues at the House of Gjertsen, in every sense, we believe. We are so thankful that the pregnancy seems to be chugging along. Percy has a mild case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, a kid-virus that is very...

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heartbeat

We had yet another beta hCG test with good results (4447 last Wednesday) and the first ultrasound was scheduled for this afternoon.

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living in the unlikely

The chance of being pregnant with triplets was really small, I think like 5%, but as John and I thought back over our reproductive history… we said to each other, “We live in the ‘unlikely!'” Unexplained infertility, never-before-seen genetic problems, reversed infertility, two unexplained second trimester miscarriages, embryo implantation on a c-section scar. What mean statistics to such as we?

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Positive!

Abby’s hCG level on Thursday was 157, indicating at least one successful implantation! Too early to guess if there is more than one, but we’re over the moon! Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!

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faith and the furnace

Meet the newest Gjertsens: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Last Tuesday we adopted them, the last remaining siblings of Nemo, Luke, and Leia. Please pray that they grab hold and grow.