The Adventures of John, Abby, Valor, Percy & Mystery!



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


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?



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!


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.


everything is awesome

I fear the pictures in this post do not come close to conveying how much fun we had at this theme park. Everything was awesome.


block party

Valor’s fifth birthday was one of my favorites so far! He was able to help me make almost all of the party components ahead of time, which was helpful and fun. And nothing cost very much. It was also an evening party, so just a different vibe than usual.