Expecting Baby Roo



Stephen and I are delighted to announce, one little miracle will be joining our family this upcoming May!

We got to hear the heart beat again today, my second time and my husband’s first, and I have to say that is the most incredible experience I have ever had.  

Little baby Roo, nicknamed after the spunky kangaroo in Winnie the Poo, is totally a miracle in every sense and we are so thankful to already have been touched by this sweet, unborn life!  

This past month has been one of the most difficult months of my life.  I have been unable to do much—completely unable to work, do laundry, or walk my dog and struggled to eat or even get out of bed most days.  It also has been a month where I have experienced God’s presence in my life more than ever before, so it has been a beautiful disaster in every sense.

To my friends all over the world, and my sweet mom, thank you for checking in on me everyday telling me to stay strong and praying for baby Roo.  To all of you who have prayed and will pray in the future, that means more to me than you will ever know and has been the one thing getting me through this very emotionally and physically difficult time.

With having type 1 diabetes, a very high risk situation for pregnancy, as well as a miscarriage this past spring, my heart has been filled with so much fear and I have actively had to trust in God and work through that fear every hour of the day.  I plan on talking much more on these two topics in the future when I am feeling better!

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement as well as being patient with me during this past very difficult month!  I am so excited to share more of this journey with you all!


Stephen, Caroline, Libby & baby Roo

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  1. Lacey says:

    Congratulations Caroline!!! I am so happy for you and you husband! God works in wonderful ways. What a blessing.

  2. Amy Grace Duncan says:

    Caroline, I’m so happy for you! Phoebe is a rainbow baby too, and miscarriage forever changes the way you see and experience future pregnancies. I pray for God’s peace and joy to fill your heart during this season of anticipation. Much love to you from Philly!!!

    • Caroline Potter says:

      Aw thank you for sharing Amy Grace! Worship music and a whole lot of prayer have been my saving grace, as I am sure you know! I hope your family is doing well!

  3. Linda says:

    dear caroline,

    just wanted to say thank you for sharing your news! it’s so amazing. wishing you a very healthy pregnancy. i had a miscarriage last september and then found out i was type 2 diabetic a couple months later. we are trying to conceive again and the fear and anxiety has been challenging to deal with. i was comforted when i read your news today. it makes me hopeful and i can’t wait to hear more about this new chapter in your life. congratulations!

    best wishes,

    • Caroline Potter says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words Linda! Miscarriage changes everything, but I have just had to trust that this little life will be exactly as it should be. I wish you the best for the future! Keep strong and have hope 🙂

  4. Erica Easley says:

    Sending more prayers your way. You just take care of you and Baby Roo, the rest of us will be here!

  5. Jessica says:

    Congratulations!!!! As a fellow Type 1 (due in January) I know how overwhelming it can be. There are a few resources out now that seem to make it a little easier, especially hearing other mom’s stories. My prayers are with you.

    • Caroline Potter says:

      Thank you so much! It has been so encouraging hearing stories from fellow type 1s! I hope your last few months go well 🙂

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