I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A New Addition in October
Our first appointment went very well. We had a great connection with the midwife. We felt so comfortable there and enjoyed their layed-back attitudes. They treated us like individuals and made us feel like they really cared about our baby's well-being. They are all about doing things as naturally and non-interventive as possible, which is something we really wanted. After talking for a while with the midwife she checked for the baby's heart beat using a fetal heart rate monitor. We are 9 weeks along, so we are right at the border line of when they can usually hear it (about 10 weeks). She wasn't able to hear it with the monitor. She didn't seem concerned because it was still a little early to tell, but we were. Especially, since this is what happened before we found out about the loss of our last pregnancy. Even though we didn't verbally express our concern she wanted to give us peace of mind, so we went across the hall to do a quick ultrasound. After she turned it on...there it was! Clear as day. I couldn't believe we could actually see the baby. We could clearly see the the head and little body. It was waving it's arms all around and looked like it was doing a little dance for us. The heart beat was like a little flicker on the screen. It was truly one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It really made this whole experience feel so much more real for the both of us. After leaving, we both felt so much peace. Not only with the pregnancy, but with our choice of care. Our next appointment is in 4 weeks, B's birthday! I'm really looking forward to it.
So, all you people out there who thought we fell off the face of the planet, we are alive and well. We were trying to keep this all a secret until we got past this first trimester, but it's not easy when you are so sick all of the time. People start to figure things out! Plus, after our appointment yesterday, we feel good enough about things to start spreading the GOOD NEWS! Due to the fact that the morning-or rather ALL DAY sickness has really been bogging me down, our social life has been non-existent for the most part over the past month or so. Even going to church has been a difficult task. I am hoping it will soon pass after this first trimester.
Our due date is October 12th-I mean 7th (who knows, Deb?!). We are getting more and more excited every day about this baby's arrival. We just ask that you all keep us and our baby's health your prayers.