Our Testimony


[Photo credit - Eric, my supportive husband]

All my life I have wanted to be a wife and mother. My dream of becoming a mother was shaken when the gynecologist told me that I had PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) about 5 years ago. Although PCOS is rather common, I had not much knowledge of what the condition really means. Did some research on my own and found out that I might have problems conceiving. The doctor recommended fertility treatment. We went through fertility treatment, even IUI (Intrauterine insemination) but to no success. We also tried alternative medications (traditional chinese herbs), but they don't seem to help either. During that period of my life, I was really frustrated, to the point of giving up hope on God. Despite the little faith in me, I kept reassuring myself that God can bring healing and turn things around. 

Days, months & years flew by, life was all good (new home, holidays, scrapbooking achievements, dream job, etc), but my heart yearns for more - the little one who could complete my life. It was tough to see friends having children of their own. We could only pray and earnestly ask for His blessings. We have learned to claim His promises as He has given in the Bible - 'Ask of me and you will receive, and your joy will be complete' John 16:24.

One fine day in the month of June, after countless of prayers (and people praying for us), I had the strangest feeling that I might be pregnant, and decided that I need to test it out to be sure. Outcame the pregnancy test kit, and guess what?... It indicated a big fat POSITIVE result! As much as I wanted to believe the test, I was kinda in doubt. I had to do 4 more tests to convince myself that I am actually pregnant!! We burst into tears of joy that God finally answered our many years of prayers! As if 5 tests aren't enough, Eric asked me to visit our GP for yet another confirmation. And as expected, the 6th test also had a positive result. 

Overjoyed, overwhelmed, & overly excited!... But I had a little complication along the way in the first few weeks of the pregnancy, bleeding occurred. Was instructed by the doctor to have bed-rest due to risk of miscarriage. During this period, our family, church members, & friends all around the world prayed for us. We are extremely thankful & grateful. Lots of prayers & 2.5 months of resting at home not only restored my health, it also allowed my womb to strengthen. 

At my recent visit to the gynecologist, ultrasound scan reveals that my baby is growing well and is very active! There is no greater joy to be able to hear the baby's solid heartbeat & see the tiny limbs moving about. We thank God that the first trimester has gone by and we are looking forward to a safe second & third trimester. 

If you are still trying & praying, be rest assured that He is always listening...

Xoxo Jessy 

50 comments

Evelin said...

Congratulations, dearie!!! :) When is your EDD?

Michelle Lanning said...

Congrats to you both! Your life will be shaken up in the best way possible!! Hugs!

teacher jessy said...

Tq Evelin. It'll be early March 2013.

Nicole Nowosad said...

Congrats to both of you Jessy!! You will be wonderful parents !! I am so happy for you !! ❤❤

Wati Basri said...

U know right CWA was super super excited for EJ!!!
We can't wait to see the Lil one... And to have another addition to our troop!!!
Xoxo...CWA

Ann Gee Lee-Khoo said...

Congratulations to you and Eric again :)) God is so amazing! So happy for both of you xox

Lilith Eeckels said...

I will say it again my dear friend, CONGRATS! God does great things and you were meant to be a mother. Thinking of you!

Lisa Spiegel said...

So so happy for you Jessy! Take good care of yourself and enjoy the pregnancy!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

happy said...

I am overjoyed for you, Jessy!

May the Lord continue to bless you and make you a blessing!

Gloria

Cindy Lee said...

Yay..finally I show my excitement in public!!! Congratulations my dear!!! I am so happy for both you and Eric! Ohhh, I can't wait to see your baby!!!

Laurence said...

Wow Jessy, these are such great news, congrats!
Hugs!

Antoinette said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a heartwarming story, with such a wonderful outcome.

Maria said...

I am so so happy for you!! :D

Umenorskan said...

Congrats !!

Emma said...

wow....this is big news....congratulation jessy and eric! God is soooo god! Praise the Lord!

Emma said...

wow....this is big news....congratulation jessy and eric! God is soooo god! Praise the Lord

Mat Salleh said...

Congratulations Eric & Jessy, amazing news!!! I join the long list of people excitedly waiting to meet your mini-me!

:D

Lots of love
xx

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Congratulations dear Jessy and Eric! I can't think of a more deserving couple than the two of you! Looking fwd to seeing lil missy or lil mr... :) he or she will be as beautiful as the two of you and you two will make excellent parents! I'm still squealing in deliight lol!! - hugs: Reuben,Sharm,Aneeka and Anannya :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Daniela Dobson said...

Congratulations. How exciting!!! I have been thinking about you.

~amy~ said...

super ginormous congrats!!!!!

Choo Mee lin said...

Hi Jessy, so happy for you! Our Sovereign God is awesome, He gives us lots of surprises as we walk close to Him.

Mee Lin

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! CONGRATS!!!! This is AMAZING news!!!!!

Danielle said...

I'm so happy and excited for you, sweet Jessy!! Congrats on the big news !

Claire T said...

Congratulations Jessy! I hope the next two trimesters are uneventful!

Kim said...

PTL! I'm so happy for y'all!!! So incredibly happy! And more happy that we'll get to see this baby grow up through SB pages and instagram! Take care of yourself....I wish we were closer, I'd pamper you silly!

Love ya girl!!!!

Alyssa said...

Congrats! So happy for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both - I am so happy for you! ❤

Diane Payne said...

This is wonderful news! Congratulations!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I had a feeling when you were sick not too long ago. Hoping! God is good and knows what He is doing. So hard to always follow and accept. Cannot tell you how excited I am for you guys! You will be amazing parents! Blessings and more blessings!

Erica said...

Congratulations! As a fellow PCOSer patience is the hardest thing. We waited 4 long years. He was worth every minute of waiting too! So happy for you and I can't wait to see you document this.

Monique Liedtke said...

Yay Jessy!!! I'm so very very happy for you and Eric!! I know you will be a fabulous mother!!!! <3

Lynnda said...

Blessed Jessy!!!... I am so happy for you and Eric.... Congratulations... take care...thinking of you with a big smile... hugs...xoxo

Amy Heller said...

So very excited for you, Jessy!! Congratulations!!!

Lindsey said...

Oh how I am so thrilled to hear this news and your story to get here! You are so strong and I am so grateful to you for sharing your story. You are going to be an amazing mother. Keep your faith strong. God is always with you. :)

Deanna said...

HUGE congratulations Jessy! I couldn't be happier for you and Eric! The Lord has blessed you indeed! Thank you for sharing your story with us, the blog world. And thank you for giving all the glory to Him! Praying right along side of you for a happy healthy pregnancy that ends in the most wonderful way. :)

Naddy said...

Congratulations to both of u... Enjoy the new journey.. Take care... Xx

Deborah Bong said...

Congratulations on your conception. Happy for you & your family.

All praise, thanks & glory be to God for the wonderful things He has done in both of you & Eric's life.

Your testimony is an example of the power of faith & prayer. In moments of testing & waiting for his answer, prayer support & encouragement of people around us really mean a lot. Thank you for sharing =)

Tiffany Hood said...

Congratulations Jessy!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congratulation. I am so happy for you. And thanks for stopping by my blog, it is good to "see" you again.

Sending hugs from NYC!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Oh Jessy I am so happy for you! Take care and wishing you an easy and healthy second and third term. hugs

Virginia said...

I have big fat tears running down my cheeks. He is so good to His children. So happy for you! :)

beckyjune said...

Jessy, that is such wonderful news and I am so excited for you and your husband! You will be the cutest little mama!

BabyBokChoy said...

How absolutely exciting!!, praise God indeed!!!!!

Blossom inch said...

huge congrats babe and take care of yourself. So happy for you.

Els said...

That's amazing news, Jessy!! Congratulations to you both!! I'm so thrilled for you :))Hoping for a more relaxed rest of your pregnancy.
Els

Sherri said...

so, so, so very thrilled for you! God is a good God. His timing is perfect. We struggle to believe, and He is patient with us. Praying His hand will continue to be with each of you, protecting that little miracle until the you meet face to face! xoxo

Kim C said...

Congratulations Jessy. I totally understand how you must be feeling. I ahead gone through the same and God has blessed us with a beautiful healthy daughter. I pray that you will have a healthy and safe pregnancy and a safe delivery. God Bless!

Sandy Ang said...

Congrats ! so happy for you Jessy. It's such wonderful news