Thursday, October 11, 2012


"In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God"
-Philippians 4:6

So today we had our first ultrasound.
Our prayers, and all the prayers from our family and friends, have been answered so far.

We got to see a healthy baby today.
We got to see (not quite hear yet) the heartbeat.

I know this would not have been possible without the prayers of all our loved ones.
We will be forever indebted to you all for all the prayers that have gone up on our behalf.

We have a long road ahead of us.
We will be continuing to pray for a healthy baby and for a healthy pregnancy.

I was sick to my stomach this morning with worry before we had our ultrasound.
I'm feeling a little better, but I'm afraid I might have a touch of a stomach virus. Boo!

We truly appreciate everyone that has prayed for us and with us.
You all mean the world to us.

Thanks for everything.

For now I'll leave you with a picture of a tiny baby we got to see today!
Due May 29th, 2013

"For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him"
-1 Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Tomorrow is the big day.

We have our first ultrasound at the doctor's office.
I don't think I've ever been more nervous in my life.

I told myself that hopefully the date means that it will be good luck.
It's on 10-11-12 at 11:00.

If it doesn't mean good luck, then it will be a date I will never forget.
Having been through ultrasounds 2 times already to find out something is wrong, I think I can hopefully handle this one better.

Although, if I were to be honest with myself, I've allowed myself to get more excited about this baby than I probably should right now.

So we've been praying hard.
And we REALLY appreciate all the prayers coming our way.

We know that if it doesn't turn out as we have hoped, it is still in God's hands.
He knows a whole lot more than we ever will.

I've been thinking recently about what it's been like to lose a child/children.
I've been reminded of the painful memories of how it feels to make it half way through a pregnancy and never get a chance to hold your precious baby in your arms.
I remember the jealousy at those mothers with healthy babies.
I remember the anger when they would complain about how long their baby didn't sleep.
I remember thinking life just wasn't fair.
But I know...
Every day is a gift.
Every day as a mother is a blessing from God that so many don't get the chance to enjoy.
I want to always cherish every single day with my child.
I love all my children God has given me, even if they aren't here today.
I want to remember to be respectful and encourage those who haven't been able to hold their children, or to have children.

Words are very powerful.
I want to remember to choose my words wisely.
Especially to those that I can't relate to how they feel.

On a brighter note, Robert has literally been walking EVERYWHERE.
I'm pretty sure he's finally figured out now that it's easier to get around walking than it is crawling.

He's so cute I can't stand it.
He's finally figured out how to get what he wants.
He points at everything he wants till you give it to him.

He's also figured out how to open all the drawers in our house and pull everything out.
Now I've just got to teach him to put it all back! :)

Well, I wanted to write down my thoughts for today (since typing is faster than writing for me).
I hope everyone who reads will have a blessed day!
We're still going to be praying hard for tomorrow and hope that you will too.

I'm off to go play with my sweet boy!