Lucie's going to be a BIG SISTER in the Spring!
We've known for a couple of months now, but we chose not to tell our scrumptious secret until we felt led to.
I finally couldn't keep it quiet any more!
We're three months pregnant today.
We're due around March 1st, 2011.
Sofia will get a Baby for her 5th birthday!
We saw a heartbeat on July 14th, via in-office ultrasound, when I was 7 weeks and one day.
I got to hear the faint, beautiful music of a heartbeat again on August 12th. It was a healthy 172-175!
Next appointment: September 16th.
We ask that you would hold us up in prayer. I'm trying not to let my medical history with pregnancies and stuff like that cloud my joy or take away from this pregnancy in any way......but.....for me, it's an uphill battle all the way. I am having major issues that I cannot see the end of, with my finite, seen-through-a-glass-darkly vision. I may blog about these issues soon, just so you gals out there who also struggle with the same things know that I'm not perfect and I struggle too.
I used to pray for a healthy, whole baby. But I think that God has spoken to my heart about my views of what's "acceptable" and "not too hard" being totally different than His. I'm NOT saying that it's not okay to pray for a healthy baby!!! Please don't read that here. After all, that's my deepest heart's desire! But I have had a change of heart and I just want to be open to what He has for us, no matter what it is, and in the past, I haven't been open to that. I'm not saying that we are at higher risk for problems, or that I sense problems with this pregnancy. But, what are HIS interpretations of healthy and whole? He views babies that are physically or mentally challenged just as He views babies who are not challenged. They are all perfect, precious and wanted in His sight. We just want this baby so so bad that I have just been praying for His will, with some prayers thrown in about my will too, because I think He wants to hear all of the desires and wishes and thoughts of my heart. He loves it when we share those things with Him, even though He already knows them.
So, please, I'm begging you out there who still read my blog, PLEASE pray for me. Pray that something would break and that I would see light and joy and laughter again. Please pray for me however you feel lead.....
And if you want to leave a comment on my post, please do.....I desperately need the encouragement!
More posts coming soon.