I haven’t been able to write much lately but I wanted to post a brief update since I know many of you have prayed for us as we waited for a baby and I am so thankful for all your continued prayers as we await our miracle baby’s arrival!
I am just about 22 weeks along. Our mid-pregnancy ultrasound went great and was amazing to see! My ultrasound was just shy of 19 weeks into my pregnancy and I stared at the screen in awe as the ultrasound technician pointed out the baby’s features. I saw little baby moving around and even yawning! They were able to look at the brain, inside the heart, see all the internal organs, and see each little bone in baby’s spine. It was truly incredible. It made me sad to realize that even with some of the pro-life “successes” that limit abortions after 20 weeks, my little one was there moving around and everything and could still be seen as some to be “not a life.”
My husband and I decided we wanted to learn if we were having a boy or girl and now we know we are having a baby boy! (There was no mistaking the ultrasound! It’s amazing how far technology has come!) I know everyone is different and some like the surprise of waiting until the baby is born. For me personally, there has been something special about knowing that it is a little boy. We already decided on a name and being able to call my baby by name and talk to him using his name is so special! It reminds me of the verse “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5). I may not have known my baby before he was even formed in my womb in the same way our Father knows us. But I certainly knew him in my heart. I knew he was missing from our lives before I know he would even exist. And now that I know baby is a boy and know his name, I feel like I know him even more!
Aside from finding out we are having a boy, the doctor said everything looked great and the ultrasound was as perfect as they come. The technician printed out several ultrasound images for us. I keep them in my nightstand so that every morning when I reach in to get my glasses for the day, I see little baby. I feel so blessed and still can hardly believe it sometimes! The doctor also let me record our baby’s heartbeat. I have it on my phone and play it for myself sometimes just to remind myself this isn’t all a dream!
I have been feeling little baby boy moving more and more over the past few weeks. The movements are a little too light for my husband to feel yet but his kicks are getting stronger by the day so I know he will be able to feel his son moving around very soon!
I want to thank you all again for your prayers. I know this was not a typical post for me but I know the power of prayer and am so thankful for all of yours and wanted you to know that everything is going smoothly and just how awesome our God is.