Back To The Future Made Me Want More Kids

Who remembers the scene in Back to the Future when Marty McFly’s siblings started disappearing out of a photo? (I couldn’t find the actual scene but I did find someone showing the photo) I didn’t realize when I first watched it as a kid what impact that scene would have on me as a grown adult/mommy.

After three very difficult, sick pregnancies Scott and I decided (mostly after me nagging him to death) that it would be best for us to stop having children and look into adoption instead. So a few short months after our third baby was born Scott had a vasectomy. 

A few months after the surgery this scene from Back to the Future popped into my mind… oh how I tried to forget it… but I couldn’t… I just kept thinking of the children that were being erased out of our family photo because of our decision. 

Here’s the good news: By God’s grace this decision was ‘reversible’ for us. Sadly for others, that hasn’t been the case. So after much prayer and support from our wonderful churchScott went ahead and had a reversal! 

About 5 months later I found out we were pregnant again!!! We were both so joy-filled and yet I was also so scared. My pregnancies were terrible, even landing me in the hospital because of dehydration from constant puking. I was resolved though to trust God and research more on how to combat hyperemesis.

I have had much success improving my pregnancies!!! We are now in the middle of my third reversal pregnancy. I can’t believe we almost missed out on having our sweet Carebear (Charis), Chloebug (Chloe) and now little Noah. We almost missed out on three wonderful gifts and hopefully more to come!

Last night we received some wonderful family photos that we had taken about a week ago and I couldn’t help but think back to that scene again in Back to the Future. Praise God Scott and I have our arms full (and my womb full) in this picture.

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Katie LaPierre

My husband, Scott LaPierre, is the pastor of Woodland Christian Church and the author of Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships. We have six wonderful children.

3 thoughts on “Back To The Future Made Me Want More Kids”

  1. Congratulations! My husband and I are expecting our sixth lil blessing and couldn’t be more excited. I love the comparison of the clip from back to the future and the Lord guiding you in reversing your decision💗Like you, I have had hard pregnancies and sickness that last almost the whole pregnancy with each of them. Would you be willing to share some tips that have helped you overcome this?

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    1. unfortunately, I take zofran… maybe a quarter of a pill a day for 10 weeks… but mostly I just eat AROUND THE CLOCK. I have fruit next to my bed at night and I reach over without even opening my eyes or moving my head and the food chewed and down as quick as possible. If I do that as soon as I feel a hint of nausea I can usually not puke. 🙂 I didn’t throw up once this last pregnancy! That’s pretty amazing considering I was hospitalized with the other ones.

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