Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We Have A Heartbeat

This morning was our first ultrasound with Baby # 4.  Thank goodness it was first thing this morning, because I had a nervous stomach, along with morning sickness and it made for a long wait.

Rob went with me to this appointment, and I’m so thankful for him.  This baby has brought a lot of excitement to our house, and today couldn’t have come soon enough.

I was so glad to see Dr. Duff again, as you know how special he is to us.  The floodgate of emotions was thrown wide open this morning, as I cried the entire time I was in his office.  I had feelings of nervousness, fear, sadness, and happiness.  I was just all over the place.  But it was hard to put away the emotions of what took place last time at this point in the pregnancy. 

As he started the ultrasound, he leaned over and said to me, “SaraBeth.  Take a deep breath.  This is going to be good.  I already see a baby and a heartbeat.”  Those words were music to my ears! 

April 10

(I know you can’t tell a whole lot by this picture, but Christina made me promise I would post it:)

He adjusted my due date to 11/24.  Since I’ll have a scheduled c-section, it will be a week sooner.  But HELLO!  Thanksgiving is the 22nd.  And I know those deer woods are gonna be calling our boys, so me and Dr. Duff are going to have to work that out.

I don’t know why I was so fearful this morning.  My faith was certainly not at its strongest.  God is always so faithful to me, even when I am not to Him.

Rob and I know we have to trust Jesus to take care of this baby, just as He did Faith, SaraGrace and Cade.  Even though Faith’s journey was different, it was the one our Heavenly Father chose for her.  He knows best.  We trusted Him completely with her, so we are going to do the same with this one.  If we can trust Him in the hard times, we can certainly trust Him in the happy ones.

Thank you to all of you for your prayers, your messages and your phone calls.  We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.


Tettelestai said...

Oh, I can understand the nervousness about the ultrasound, and I have never had to walk the desert you have walked.

I am so thankful that you know our faithful and constant God. I will be praying for you as you anticipate a new blessing in your lives.

Ashley said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and your family, and god bless you all, I love reading your blog you are such a strong and wonderful person.