Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fingerprint of God

I've been silent about our secret for a few months now but I am ready to tell you since we just told our families. We're pregnant again. I'm fifteen weeks today and the due date is January 15th, 2012.

This time around, I didn't call my OB for the initial bloodwork. He had prescribed me the two drugs I took during Camille's pregnancy and if these didn't work again, there was really nothing else he could do for me. I started taking the drugs in April and will continue the Lovenox for the duration of the pregnancy- my OB said it was up to me if I wanted to do so or not.

My first appointment was in early June. For those that have seen their child's heartbeat on an ultrasound machine, you might understand how I felt, but perhaps only those that have experience loss will understand the amazement of it. So often, I've only seen an empty sac or just nothing. On that day, I saw the fingerprint of God in that little heartbeat. Life. So fragile. So fleeting. So precious. I don't understand the miracle of cells forming to create a heart... and then start beating to create sustained life but God does- and for Him to be in control of that is greater than anything man could ever create or invent.

I know that pregnancy is a possibility and not a promise of things to come but each day is one day closer to having Baby #3 join our family.

And yes... we will be finding out the gender:-)

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God's hand and perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living, breathing
Priceless work of art

-Steven Curtis Chapman


E said...

Aww, CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear the gender.

Tracy said...

how exciting!!!! Congratulatioins!

Elizabeth said...

Praise God!! I'm so happy for you :)

C. Beth said...

I am so thankful! God is so good!

April said...

Yee haw!!

Anne Sharman said...

I'm thrilled for you! Much Love!

AFM said...

Congratulations!!! fingers are crossed for a smooth pregnancy.
takce care

Melissa said...

WOW! Great news! Can't wait to hear about the gender too!

Polly Gamwich said...

Thank you Lord!

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

So happy for you! I can't wait to meet your new little kiddo. I'm sure you're already getting gender predictions, but my instinct is that it's going to be a boy. Hey, I've got a 50/50 shot at being right!

Either way, the new little addition will be such a blessing to you and your family. Congratulations and many good thoughts your way!

Amanda said...

Congratulations to both of you - I'll keep your health and that of the new little one in my prayers!

LuckyOnce said...

SO happy for you. Congratulations!

Photogrl said...


Wonderful news!