Cathy & Mathieu Lemay

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Surgery Date 11/05/04
Ligation 1998
Hulca clips
lengths L 5.5 R 5.5
Preg 1 It's a Girl!  10/2005
Preg 2 It's a Girl!  6/2007
Preg 3

It's a boy!

Preg 4 mc 2010
Preg 5 It's a boy!



Welcome Riley Langevin

God is the giver of good gifts and children are most certainly the most blessed gift, next to salvation through His Son Jesus! Oct 2011, almost a year from our miscarriage, we welcomed Riley Langevin. (Riley: "Valiant and Brave" Langevin is a family name) He was 7lbs, 6 oz. He arrived at home about 30 seconds before the midwife arrived. He is healthy and a joy!

Apr 2012

In 2010 we endured our first miscarriage, at 16 weeks gestation. We were shocked and devastated. We clung to our conviction that the Lord is the One who opens and closes the womb. We felt led to name our baby Jeremiah David. (Name meanings: "God has set free"/ "My Beloved") We are blessed to have had the privilege to be chosen as his parents. We rejoice that Jeremiah will only know the Love of our Heavenly Father!

Liana is now 6 1/2 and accepted the gift of salvation from Jesus just yesterday! (04/16/2012) We celebrate that she is now a child of God! Lydia is now 4 1/2 and loves pink! Jaden just turned 3 and loves anything with wheels. Riley is such a sweet and content baby. I'm getting older now, so not sure if the Lord will bless us with others. But one thing I do know, is how humbled we feel to have been given a second chance and to have been entrusted with these little lives!
To God be the glory...~Cathy

Welcome Jaden Reuben

born March 2009 at home, unassisted! He was three weeks early and expertly caught by Daddy. He is our second son. Jaden means "God has Heard" and Reuben means "Behold A Son!" We felt that was very appropriate. We did ask God to bless us with another son. (Our first child is our only other son. He is 19. We had 5 girls before Jaden.) He weighed 8 lbs (!!) and 21 1/4" long. My labor was only about 3.5 hours long.  We are so grateful for this precious baby! I hope God will give him a little brother next!

Oct 2008

We are so excited to announce reversal baby # THREE! I am not exactly sure on my due date, but I believe it to be around the end of April, 2009. We give GOD all the glory! Thank you Dr. Perez for allowing the Lord to use you to build our family and His army!

Welcome Lydia Grace 

Glory to God in the Highest! He has blessed our home with another girl!  This gives us 1 boy, our oldest, and the other 5 girls! Lydia Grace was born on June 2007. She was 7 lbs. 4 oz. She is such a JOY! Liana, our first reversal baby loves being a big sister!

Thank you, Jesus! We are so humbled and grateful to the LORD for His mercies and goodness to us. Our lives are now forever changed...for the better. Get those reversals, my is WORTH it!

Oct 2006

Well, this am, I took a home pregnancy test and to our shock and excitement, we received a positive result! This will be reversal baby number 2 for us.. number 6 child in all! WOW!  Six children! I can't believe this! Looks like around June 12th, 2007 for the due date!

Blessings, Cathy

Welcome Liana Desiree

Born Oct 2005

Feb 2005

We are already expecting our first reversal baby, due early October!  Thank you Lord...and thank you Dr's Perez and Levi.  God certainly has blessed you...and us.

-The Lemays   Catherine, Mathieu, Aaron, Megan, Emily, Caley, and reversal Baby #1

Nov 2004

"I beseech you therefore, bretheren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12: 1-2

Our story is not that different from many others. I recall crying and relating to so many of the postings before us. We were young, naive, and counseled from well meaning family to do something to stop getting pregnant, after our fourth child. I remember all the "logical" reasons we came up with, not really even taking into consideration what God says about it. We had the belief at the time that God was that we have truly sought the Scriptures, we now know better...GOD is very clear. Advice I was given as a teen was "when in doubt, don't"...I wished for so many years I had heeded that advice. I hope our reversal journey can be used to encourage you as you read our story and witness God's faithfulness to those who seek HIM and desire to obey HIM. He has been so very kind to us, and His love is never failing.

On June 6, 1998 I had a tubal ligation. I remember clearly the nurse asking me as I prepared for surgery, "Are you sure you want to do this?" "Yes.", I lied. I thought about backing out, but thought it was too late...I wondered how I would explain that to everyone, so I consented and our lives took a turn onto a path we never should have chosen. We choose "death" rather than life"...."cursing" rather than "blessing". Harsh terminology, yet the very words GOD uses, therefore they are appropriate.

During the next two years, I found myself in a deep, dark depression. It was the scariest and loneliest place I have ever been. Many days, I wanted to die, because my soul was so afflicted, but I never could figure out WHY! I just wanted to feel happiness again! I still had not determined why my soul was aching, but we soon discovered, through the mercy of GOD and the illumination of the Holy Spirit, that it was my empty womb that my spirit was crying out for and I was grieving the loss of our fertility. These years of grief not only made havoc on me emotionally, but our whole family was afflicted with financial loss. That very year, 1998, we lost our home, our cars, and Mat's job. We were financially destitute. We were at the end God's hand of blessing was lifted. We want to convey that God's love IS unconditional, but HIS blessings ARE conditional, for He says in His word; IF you obey...THEN I will bless you...".

Once we linked my depression and our financial "death" to my having the tubal ligation, we confessed and repented. We knew and accepted God's forgiveness, but chose to seek restitution as well. We robbed God of the control of the blessings He intended to give us. It is like when our children steal, we not only expect them to confess and repent, but to pay restitution for whatever it is they stole, to the one they stole from. We feel the same way in regards to our fertility to God. We immediately began seeking restitution. Year after year passed, and I continued to cry out to God, seeking HIS will and confessing my trust in HIM and in HIS timing and HIS ways. We felt very alone in our convictions and learned very early on that we would often be misunderstood by others on the outside of our situation. We clung to GOD and to HIS promises. We never gave up hope and we never stopped believing that one day, whether through surgery or other means, God would fulfill that desire in our hearts to have more children and honor HIM with our family and allow us restitution in some way. All we wanted was HIS perfect will. We were ready and willing to accept that I may not have the reversal...we got to the point where we were OK with that too.

Gradually, year by year, God restored us financially. In October 2004, God blessed us with some unexpected funds. Oh, we had all kinds of places we could spend that money, but knew in our hearts that reversal surgery was where it needed to go. It was time to put feet to our faith and walk in obedience and in alignment with our convictions God gave us. We must pay restitution. We knew that God would honor this act of worship to Him, as we in faith took this step. It was a day we anticipated and hoped for for so long, but many days wondered if we would ever be granted the opportunity to do. What a JOY to have a hope fulfilled!

November 5, 2004, Mathieu and I flew to McAllen, TX. and then took a shuttle to the hospital in Rio Bravo, Mexico. We arrived early, so Dr. Perez and Dr Levi decided to take me into surgery early, at 3pm that afternoon. I was so peaceful. I had absolutely NO fear going into the surgery. I was so very ready, because I had prayed for this very day for so long!

Dr. Moreno, the anesthesiologist, did my epidural. As he rolled me onto my back, I saw Dr. Perez for the first time. I said, "Are you Dr. Perez?" He said, "Yes, I am." "I'm Cathy," I swooned, "and you're my hero!" I don't remember much after that. I remember opening my eyes asking if it was over. Dr. Perez had just begun the actual tube repair at that moment. I was crying with JOY bursting in my soul and thanked them all so much and said, You will be blessed for this! God will bless you!" Mathieu was able to attend my surgery and he told me that Dr. Perez said he was blessed. I guess I was not still enough so, Dr. Perez then said, "Someone turn her off!" LOL! I guess I slipped back into La La Land for awhile. The whole surgery seemed to me to only take 10 minutes, but it was 1 hour and 40 minutes.

As they wheeled me out, Joe and Shelly Fender from Missouri who had their surgery the night before, were standing in the hall waiting for us. It was such a blessing having friends like them cheering us on and faithfully praying for my surgery and recovery. I saw them and gave them thumbs up!

The next 24 hours were very difficult for me. Not feeling my legs and the itchy feeling of coming out of an epidural was torturous to me. I was also at the end of a cold and could not cough, so at one point I felt that I could not catch my breath. I was put on oxygen and prayed for by Mathieu and the dear Fenders, and soon was able to relax and sleep. We felt that the enemy was trying to instill fear into my heart and rob me of my joy. We won't allow that to happen.

As I type, I am 6 days post op. and I really feel great! I still walk around like an 80 year old, but I am whole and looking forward to completely walking out my convictions and trusting GOD for a baby and for HIS timing and will. God is faithful. God answers prayer. Get your hopes up and wait expectantly!

"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3: 25-26

In Christ's love always,
Mathieu and Cathy Lemay
ages 37 and 34; AZ.
TL: 06/98; Had the Hulca clips method used.
TR: 11/05/04 by Dr. Perez
Tube lengths: 5-6 cm each side, given 90+% chance to conceive


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