Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Yesterday we had quite the eventful day!
We had our scheduled 21-week ultrasound and Promise, Toby, and Tim were all able to make it for the gender-revealing partay!
They "technically" are not allowed to reveal the gender in office, but rather, we are to call or visit our midwife 24-48 hours after the ultrasound for the reveal. How DUMB! SO! Being the annoying trained midwife I am, I proceeded to persuade the tech to "show" me the gender bits already assuming this baby was a girl. I referred to the baby as "she" and kept leaning over to see the screen....
When the baby wouldn't open her legs, the lovely tech asked me to drain my bladder and return to the room with my family so that they could join in the fun. I did so and then took a look at the measurements of the baby....smaller chest size, smaller features in general....yeah, I am pretty certain this one is a girl....
Tim and the kids came in and were fascinated with each part of the baby shown....and then we all leaned in to see between the legs....I smiled....three lines..."the hamburger", as we call it....
The tech said, "Well, three lines...." So I said to Promise, "You're having a baby sister!" And she cheered!
Yup, it's a girl...we 'knew' all along and to have it confirmed it such a blessing.
Tim had to go back to work after the partay, but returned home in the evening with "It's a Baby Girl" balloons for the kids and a pink miniature rose for me. He is such a great man. We cried.
While I am not sure I can handle any more estrogen and drama in the household, God thinks otherwise and I am thankful this precious baby is growing normally without any issues. Our THIRD miracle.
So the count is now 6 grandgirls to 2 grandboys on the Stewart side and 3 grandgirls and 3 grandboys on the McClellan (my family) side. We're starting to take over! Look out, WORLD!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
It required a LOT of prayer from friends and family, too....we were really concerned about having to take Toby into emergency because he just couldn't catch his breath and couldn't keep his meds down.
BUT GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS!
Meanwhile, today I am 19 weeks pregnant and doing pretty well. The bladder infection was as a result of my pubic bone out of alignment causing stress on my ureter and bladder. The chiropractor is working on this area now even more. As this baby grows, I am feeling the weight on the pubic bone like never before. OUCH! So thankful for this little one, though. We find out the gender on the 21st of this month.
Feeling grateful for His grace these days....amidst a lot of chaos, He is our glue....our peace.