Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

Thanks to all of you who have inquired about the pregnancy. Things are going well. I sure feel much better than I did the first 13 weeks. I am now 21 weeks and have been feeling the baby move and kick for a few weeks. That is one of the best parts!

The baby is due the beginning of December. And we have our 4-D ultrasound on August 11. I cannot wait! And, yes, we will find out the baby's sex.

When I was pregnant with Robbie, I considered letting it be a total surprise. Do it like they did in the old days, I thought. But as I was lying on the table and Bob and I were seeing this perfect picture of our first child, we just had to know.

These 4-D ultrasounds are pretty awesome. I'm not sure how many of you have ever had one. But we've been fortunate to have one with both Robbie and Eveley. If the baby cooperates, you can see the baby's face perfectly clearly. It's like their first photo shoot. I was amazed. I remember seeing Robbie's face and thinking he looked just like my dad in there -- weird!



Eveley's ultrasound was just as exciting. I took Robbie to get a red truck and a bus to play with while the ultrasound was being performed. He sat with me on the table while we looked at his new baby sister. The room had a large TV screen on the wall so we could all see her. She was sucking her fingers. And, believe it or not, when she was born, she had a few blisters on her fingers from where she had sucked on them. She still sucks her thumb but only in the bed.



We are very excited about this ultrasound as well. People have asked if I have any feelings on whether this one is a boy or girl. I truly don't. I will tell you that I am praying for a perfectly healthy baby. And I have asked for a boy!

I know that we will not be disappointed one way or the other. But I really want a boy. It's hard to explain but Robbie taught me how to be a mother. And I know that having a son first shaped me into the mother that I am now. To be viewed by others as the mother of two little girls just doesn't feel right. But, one thing I do know --

Psalm 139:13-18

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that very well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.


Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. I'm always amazed at the people I've never met who take the time to encourage me [Shout out to the Canadian Girls!].

I'm starting a baby poll on the sidebar. Boy or Girl???

4 comments:

3 Peanuts said...

Lauren,

I am so excited for you! I love the 4D images...we did not have that with the boys. I love the scripture you quote here. When I was having problems with a learning disability one of the boys had...I used to say that one a lot. It reminded me that God made him exactly how he was supposed to be:)

I will call you tomorrow:)

Kim

Anonymous said...

Regardless of who God has created for you, we will love him/her with our whole hearts. I would be excited, however, to have a little boy. Robbie was our first and only grandson, and we look forward to another one. There are so many things that I do around here that I'd love to share with a grandson - like feeding the chickens, picking the garden, playing in the woods, etc. I miss Robbie, especially, when I'm ouside doing those things. I was thinking on my birthday, July 26th, that he would have been 38 months old that day. Since he went to heaven when he was 19 mths, he has now lived there longer than he lived here. I guess he's right at home now, and will be waiting for us at the gate to show us around! Because of Jesus's sacrifice on the cross, the just paying for the unjust, we will see him again! Thank God for his unspeakable gift! Marme

Clare said...

Oh Lauren, I love this post:) I can't wait to find out either! We didn't find out for Bradley, I don't know what we will do the next time. I love this scripture...just wrote it down, going in the journal tonight! Much love, see you Sunday! Clare

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

So happy for you!