Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guess Who???

We saw this sweet little baby yesterday. The kids went with us and Isaac just totally talked it up. Asked a million questions and wanted to know what he was looking at. Little Flicker just flicked it's heartbeat away at 129 bmp. Looking as content and snuggly as a 6-7 week old baby can look in it's Mamma's tummy.

Yes, I am praising the Lord for His goodness to me.
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Praise you in the storm...

I have always loved this picture. The beauty of God's power. Also, the vulnerability of mankind. See that man standing in the doorway? Looking like he is getting ready to be swallowed up in the raging waves? I am feeling the same way tonight. Worry is starting to settle in my heart, thinking that tomorrow's ultrasound of our little one might not show a result that I deem favorable.

But, I have to remember that what I deem favorable, is not always God's favorable. His favorable is whatever is going to mold and make me in to the child that He wants me to be. His favorable is whatever is going glorify Him and draw men unto Him. That might very well be a sweet live baby in my arms. But, I must know by now in my life...that might not be as well.

What I do know is that my Lord is the same Lord to He was to David. He gave David the strength to stand in some turbulent times. Just as this lighthouse stands in the midst of the storm. My devotions today were:

Psalm 107: 29-31
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Beautiful promises from a beautiful Lord. He will make the storm calm. And I will praise Him.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bright Grayish Haze on the Meadow...

Each Morning this week, I have awoken to the crazy haze over the corn and around the tree line. The sunrises and sunsets are phenomenal here, but there is something magical about the haze that comes in.

It makes me break out into song: "There's a bright grayish haze on the meadow....there's a bright grayish haze on the meadow. The corn is as high as an elephant's eye...and it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky!"

And while I am sitting here today missing the city (garage sales and chickfila), God is reminding me to be thankful for what He has placed in my life. An opportunity to live out the Oklahoma musical. lol

(P.S.---this picture came from Flickr, but it REALLY looks like it could have been taken in our back yard!!!)
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Well...I had to go in to the ER today to have a few things checked out.

I really don't like our new hospital. It is old and unprofessional. I think I could have ran the tests better myself. lol

That being said, here is what they found:

1. Dr came in and looked at my belly. Asked if I was 5 months pg. I told him not even 5 weeks. lol. He said that was a problem.

2. High blood pressure and high pulse which lead them to do an EKG...came back slightly abnormal but within range. Dr also thought he heard some fluid in/around lungs?

3. I have gained 10 lbs in 2 weeks.

4. My HCG more than doubled! YAY!

5. Did an ultrasound and they would not show me the screen. Do you know how incredibly torturous this is to someone who has had multiple early losses??? When the tech left the room...I was half tempted to grab the wand and look myself. I didn't...but was sooooo tempted. The result of the ultrasound was mild ohss and 1 beautiful sac with forming yolk. The dr thought the tech said there might be a second one, but he could not confirm. Seriously????

So...14 viles of blood later and several hours...I am told that baby seems well. Stay off my feet as much as possible. Drink a lot. And check in with my OBGYN next week or sooner if things worsen. I could have told myself almost all of that. lol.

Good news though: Baby is GREAT so far!
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Monday, June 14, 2010

A sweet one on the way...

On Wednesday of last week (June 9th), we found out that we are expecting baby #3!

We have already had a preliminary blood work, and everything is coming back DOUBLE what it should be! Praise the Lord! Our nurse said that this was a beautiful - better than perfect pregnancy so far. Some of my levels are so high, that she said I should feel like I am almost 4 months pg, even though I am just 4 weeks.

We are loving every day that we have with this Sweet One (Naming it that b/c it is due near Valentines Day!) and praying that God will prepare us for whatever lays ahead. Whether it be rejoicing or grieving.

PS...we should have an ultrasound next week to see the heartbeat. Praying for this milestone.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Our New Kiddos...

They would so not like being called Kiddos. But, we love them. A LOT! We have just fallen for our teens. Brian has spent quite a bit of time hanging with the guys...and I have some great time planned with the girls. We had 18 in our class on Sunday! Sweetness!!!!!!!!!! (We had 6 our first week there. ;) ) Tripled.
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