Thursday, December 20, 2007

What an active baby!

I had been worried about this baby in the beginning because he did not seem quite as active as the other boys had been, but he is making up for that now! My placenta is on the front of my uterus so it kind of acts as a pillow cushioning his kicks and man I can't imagine those kicks without that pillow! On the 15th Howard was finally able to feel him moving and that was a great milestone! I had been praying that Howard would have the opportunity to feel him. Yesterday Luke got to feel him! It was so funny! I had showed him the pictures from the last ultrasound and told him that it was his baby brother's face. Luke informed me that this is not a brother but a sister. Couldn't I tell from the picture? He then proceeded to hug and kiss my belly and talk to his "sister". I guess anything is possible!

I am such an impatient person and I have to say that this whole thing is teaching me a lot already. I typically would already have the nursery ready and be ready to bring him home tomorrow and I am learning to just take it day by day! I hope and pray that we do need to get his room ready for him and since we have had all boys, we have all of the stuff here we need. One of the most painful things we had to do after losing Isaac was come home and pack the nursery away. I am blessed that it is already set up because Ben is still in there and when Happy comes home he will be in the bassinet in our room for a while so I just pray we have to go downstairs and get the bassinet and the newborn clothes. I am learning that there is NOTHING I can do on my own. I have no choice but to lean on God and trust in Him through all of this.

It is also so amazing to know how many amazing people are praying for us! When we went to Pittsburgh on Tuesday we could actually feel it! It is so amazing!

Tomorrow is Howard's birthday! So if you see him tomorrow wish him a happy day!


Anonymous said...

feeling the baby move is one of the best things EVER, isn't it! It's like Happy is making sure that everyone knows that he is loved and being taken care of.

Happy Birthday Howard! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Praying for the Bolte family.
Everytime I think of Luke and Mary Christmas I chuckle. Wishing you a "Mary Christmas" and much peace and joy in the coming year.
Love to all!

Anonymous said...

We love you guys so much! We dont always know why we face these challenges, but we know God is always with us working out His plan in and through us. It is wonderful when you can feel that when you are being lifted closer to Him through the prayers of others.
Love ya!
Heather, David & Andrew