Saturday, May 29, 2010

Second 3D Ultrasound and an Anniversary

No, it's not our wedding anniversary... yet. That's coming up next weekend and we are so looking forward to getting away for a sweet little weekend trip (more to come on that later)! Earlier this week, on Thursday, I celebrated 2 years of blogging! May 27 was my second "blogoversary" and it was also the day of our second 3D ultrasound.

If you'll remember, at the first 3D ultrasound they offered for us to come back for free so we could try again to get good pictures of the baby's face. Well, we tried for a whole hour and we definitely have a little girl who likes to cover her face with her arms and hands! I wasn't the least bit disappointed, though. I still think she looks precious! We did get a couple of peeks at half of her face. :) It also amazes me just to see her perfectly formed arms, hands, legs, and feet. We did get some pretty neat pictures that I will try to add to the web album soon (check the link in the sidebar to see the ultrasound pics). It may take me a day or two to get them uploaded because it's a busy weekend over here.

I have to say it was truly amazing to go into an ultrasound with little to no nerves. I don't think that has ever happened in my life. After so many years of bad news and devastating results, it was such a relief to be able to relax and simply enjoy being able to see our baby. That, in itself, is a miracle to me!

My family came with us to the appointment again this week. It was great to have my mom, sister, and nephews with us again, and this time my brother joined the party, too. I really like how this elective u/s place encourages you to bring as many family members as you want. It's fun to fill up the room and marvel over this little miracle together!

Mom, sis, and kiddos only stayed for the day and had to get back home. My brother, however, is staying through the weekend to help Chuck out with some home projects. I am so glad! Our garage has been full for about a year with materials to finish changing out the carpet with wood floors and putting up crown molding in the bedrooms. The guys got the crown done yesterday in the guest room and our bedroom (Lily's room was already done). Last night they pulled the carpet out of our room and they're working on laying the floor today. I'm thrilled that our house is now carpet-free! I'll post some pics after it's all done.

So much has changed in two years of blogging. I was just spending time in prayer for all of you last night, thanking God for all of the ways that He is working in your lives. I praised Him for miracles and answered prayers, and I pleaded with Him to continue to open wombs and listen to cries for help. I asked Him to comfort those of you who are grieving losses. I prayed for those who are waiting to adopt and those still trying to conceive and have successful pregnancies.

I'm excited and hopeful to see what great news will come in the next two years. Thanks so much for being friends and supporters to us for the past 24 months. We are so blessed to have you in our lives!

Wishing you all a happy Memorial Day weekend, in honor of those who have served and paid the ultimate price for freedom.


A said...

So glad your u/s went well! I will check for pictures!! Thank you for praying for those of us still waiting- it's a huge encouragement :)

twondra said...

SO glad the ultrasound went well!! I bet it's a lot of fun to bring everyone in there with ya. :)

Happy 2-year blogoversary! I'm sooooo very blessed to have you in my life and have actually met you in person! What an amazing opportunity!

Love ya girl! (((HUGS)))

Life In Mazes said...

I am so happy for you three!! Such a miracle is happening! I am so glad that I have had the chance to get to know you and watch God's miracls unfold in your life!

Birdie said...

Wonderful post, Stacey! Thank you for your prayers. I'm so glad that your appointments are going so well! I'm very happy for you!

Amy said...

Happy anniversary! Your blog has been an encouragement to all of your have poured into us, and I for one do not refer to you as "this blog I read" but as my friend. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Renovation Girl said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm so glad to have found your blog! So happy for you that the u/s went well!!!

DeniFay said...

I just checked out Miss Lily's pictures. It's funny the ones we have similar! I'm so excited to keep walking this journey with you! You look beautiful! You are glowing and Lily is going to be a doll! Happy blogversary!! I know I've been blessed by your blogging, so know that you are making a difference out there!!!

Hope in Virginia said...

Happy blog anniversary! What a great way to celebrate...with a look at the precious little one. And happy real anniversary in advance.

Connie said...

SOOO glad we could be there! Can't wait to hold that sweet baby and kiss those sweet fingers and toes! XOXO

Jenn said...

So very glad to hear the great news of Lily's ultrasound. I know you are thrilled that your family can share with you in this!