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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Third Ultrasound

Today we had our much anticipated third ultrasound. It went very well, thank the Lord!

Before I give you the details, I want to thank everyone who left comments and sent texts and e-mails to tell us you were thinking of us or praying for us. I always feel so overwhelmed by the love and support we've been receiving, and it means so much to us to get those messages when we are feeling nervous about an appointment. We truly have felt covered by your prayers. Thank you!

The ultrasound today gave us a good look at our growing baby. We were thrilled to see that the baby is measuring normally (21 mm) for 8w5d. Again we saw and heard the heartbeat (179 bpm), which is always comforting. I still think that our doctor is optimistic with the way the pregnancy is progressing. He doesn't seem to have any big concerns so far. We will have another ultrasound in 2 more weeks, on March 4. By then I will be almost 11 weeks. I already consider this baby a miracle, but I know we will be absolutely elated if our next appointment continues to show more progress and if we actually make it to the second trimester.

Today I also got my H1N1 flu shot. The office was out of the regular flu shots, so I'll have to try to track one down around here. I was glad that I've been seeing lots of commercials and reminders about flu shots, and that I remembered to tell the doctor that I hadn't had any. (In fact, I've never had a flu shot in my life before today.) He said I definitely should get them, so I obeyed.

I also began to notice something new over the weekend. It seems that lately every day I wake up and find that my stomach is getting larger and larger. I never remember experiencing that to this extent with any of our previous pregnancies. I certainly did gain weight each time (that I'm still carrying around all these years later), but I've really been seeing changes specifically in my waistline over the past few days. Of course, as I said before, I welcome any sign that our baby is still with us and still growing!

Today we feel as though we've jumped another hurdle. The next one is in our sights, but with each one we become a little bit more hopeful.

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Now for an update on the weekend, in case you were wondering. We got my mom and family all moved in! It took working full days from Friday to Tuesday, but almost everything is unpacked and put away. They have been sleeping in the new house since Saturday and they are loving it! It makes my heart so happy to think of my sweet mom settled into her beautiful new home. I love it!

34 comments:

Jason said...

So glad to hear that everything is well. I pray for you and Chuck each day that you are blessed by God's Grace!

A said...

Excellent! I am so happy for you :)

Alicia said...

SO hopeful!!! This is great news. Praise the Lord :)

Michelle said...

YAy That is great news! I am so excited for you!

Sharon said...

Tears, of course. I am so, so happy!

Erin said...

Stacey I am so very happy for you and so glad this ultrasound was perfect. I've been quietly following along, just hoping and praying for you. So, so wonderful!

Katie said...

SO glad to hear that everything still is going well! I know you still have some scary times ahead and am still praying that this miracle continues!

Hugs!

Andrea said...

Stacey,

So happy that your scan went well :) I believe this baby is a true miracle, your Rainbow Baby, and I will be following you to the finish line. You seem to be progressing well and "tightness of clothing" is a wonderful positive sign. I'm sending you many prayers and wish you much JOY :)

HUGS
ps Glad your mom is enjoying her new home :)

Ella said...

Hi Stacey, I found your blog through Dawn at 'can you imagine?'.

I just wanted to say congrats on getting to this point with such great news today, and I will be thinking of you and your little bean! Although I can't imagine the depth of the heartache you have suffered after six losses, I can relate to it somewhat as I had three m/c's before my daughter was born... I will be following your blog and hoping and praying that this is IT for you!

-Ella

DeniFay said...

YEAAAAAA Stacey! So good to hear your good news! That's really so awesome and I'm so happy for you. Hopeful that it will happen to many others of us soon!! And I hear you about carrying around extra weight from previous pregnancies, that I don't love! But your pants being too tight with this rainbow baby is goooood news!

Jennifer said...

I am so glad to hear that everything is good. yea! What great news. Praise God!

twondra said...

Stacey, I'm soooo glad everything went well!! Every time something comes up, I hold my breath and pray.

This is it girl! I can feel God working so much! I'm so happy for you!!

Noelle said...

I'm so happy that it went so well! Yay for a growing baby and a growing tummy!

Connie said...

YIPPPPPEEEEEEE!!!!! Don't forget our deal!

Melody said...

I am so excited to hear this awesome update. YAAAY for getting a larger waistline! I'm just so happy for you guys and am still praying for ya'll.

Amy said...

BEAUTIFUL NEWS! I've been thinking about you guys all day, and looking for an update. In fact, just yesterday one of my friends was asking me about my "blogging friend's pregnancy", so you are being thought about by many! So glad to hear this good update. 179 BPM....I know it's too early to tell, and that you just want to get through these next couple of weeks into the second trimester, but both of my GIRLS had this high of bpm in the beginning. They say all babies are that high in the beginning, but I don't know...I'm leaning girl. :)

Jenn said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO, AWESOME & PRAISE THE GOOD LORD! Okay now I'm curious...what deal, Connie????

Joy said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Wonderful news, sweetie!

Charisa said...

Wonderful news! Can't wait for the next US report! God is so good :)

Life In Mazes said...

Praise God!!! I have been praying since yesterday afternoon when I realized that your appt was the next day!

You are right, your baby is a miracle and I am so happy there is such a strong heartbeat!

xoxo - Let's hope that belly keeps growing :)

Connie said...

@Jenn - She has to send me pics of each and every ultrasound. :)

@Amy - I think it's a girl too! :)

Lexi said...

I am so elated fir you Stacey! God has truly been prompting me to pray for y'all often and I will be honest, I am nit usually a prayer warrior. I am honored to be a part of so many people petitioning the Lord on behalf of your family.

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

This is wonderful news and I am praising the Lord. Continuing to pray over you and this sweet miracle baby.

Love you!

andreajennine said...

Praise God for another good ultrasound!

Jenn said...

@Connie - okay, thanks! Little nosey there! And I too have thought it was a girl from the beginning! In fact, last night I was thinking about your boys, Connie, saying they wanted a baby sister :)

Ro-bear said...

Awesome!

Kate said...

Joy! Such sweet news! Praise God! Congratulations!

beth ewing said...

Praise the Lord! just praying that baby continues to grow and thrive!

Renovation Girl said...

Yay!!!! Been thinking of you and praying for you!

Indy said...

So glad everything is going well...I think about you all the time and pray for you.

Rebekah said...

How wonderful!! I've been praying for you and this little miracle!!! March 4th will be here soon- I know it sometimes feels like forever between appointments!

Erin said...

Prayed for you at Bible Study Thursday night! Be at peace and rest in God's strength! Love ya!

Birdie said...

I just read the time line of your journey. When I got to 1/2010 BFP I started crying and praying for you. I'm so very happy for you and will continue to remember you in prayer. I'm sure that this pregnancy is so joyful but also brings with it a lot of concerns and fears. I have had 3 miscarriages and just recently saw a specialist for the first time. I'm also a Christian and leaning on God! I love reading your story. I also recently started a blog if you'd like to check it out. God bless you!

Sharon said...

Yay!!!! So happy to hear all is well!!!!!