Monday, December 1, 2008

So Far So Good...

Well we had our ultrasound this afternoon, I did pretty well all day and just kept giving it to God, but when we got in that elevator and I hit the button for the third floor my heart sank. Every worst case scenario ran through my head. Then I again gave it to God.

It is still early. I am only about 13 weeks so we knew it was likely things would look good. They always have at this point. I am so thankful that the ultrasound technician took the time to read our WHOLE chart before coming out to get us. She was aware of what our prior problems have been and was great at reassuring us. She measured the baby from crown to rump, measured the nasal bone, the nuchal fold, the arms the legs, the belly and the head. Everything looked perfect. The heart was beating at 178 bpm (you can all make your own assumptions based on that).

So for now everything looks fine and for that I am so grateful. Our next scan will be December 30 and this one and the one following will be better indicators of head and brain growth, we now have a measurement to compare the next ones to. Asher was 19 weeks when a problem was suspected.

I am finding myself so excited and hopeful and yet I feel like I am guarding myself still. I want to fully believe that I will get to bring this baby home and know what it is like to be a mommy to a newborn again, but I know there are no guarantees. I am just continuing to pray for this baby and the development. We obviously do not know the gender yet, and that doesn't matter to me one single bit. I know God is knitting this baby together perfectly. My mommy heart though really wants to be able to watch this one grow outside of my belly.

We covet your continued prayers, we know that all things are possible with God! We are expecting great things from this little one!


29 comments:

Rachel said...

I am so happy to hear that everything is going well with your newest blessing. I will continue to be in prayer for your family and especially your precious baby.

A Look Into Our Lives said...

Praise God for the good ultrasound today!
Continuing to pray!!

Hilary

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating. I've been praying for you all day. Enjoy this Christmas knowing God is giving you a healthy baby!
Nicole

Emily said...

PRAISE GOD.

A-W-E-S-O-M-E. :)

I told you it was your turn...


LOVE you!

Michelle said...

Oh Kristy! I have been waiting for this update to hear how your day went. Praise God for a compassionate one to do the ultrasound! Praying with you in anticipation of all that God is going to bless you with!!

Taylor said...

I'm praying for you. We are trying to conceive again as well and I can only imagine the fear that will try to take over for the next pregnancy.

Nicole O'Dell said...

Great news! Keep looking up and hang in there...the holidays will help the time to go quicker.

Just Me said...

Yay for "So far so good"...Continued prayers to you.
Have a good night,
Amanda

P.S. I've been reading your posts from "Google Reader" and don't think I've noticed the signature at the end of your posts before...that's really cool :o)

Dawn said...

That is wonderful!! I will say a prayer for you tonight. When I had my 6wk pp appt for Ethan, we told the OB that we would leave it in God's Hands, but that someone would definitely have to hold mine throughout another pregnancy.

http://wehavebeenblessed.blogspot.com

Devin said...

I've been anxious to hear...thank you for letting us know how it went today! I am continuing to pray for this sweet little one, and I am so thankful to the Lord that the day was good and that everything seems alright so far!

Cheryl F. said...

I have checked you blog several times today. I am glad everything was good. Continue to rely on your faith. Watching you, you are a wonderful witness about faith. I can´t wait for Dec 30, I will continue to pray for you. Keep the faith and bask in Gods glory
Cheryl F
www.whattonameher.blogspot.com

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

I'm so glad everything's looking good so far, Kristy. I was thinking about you all day yesterday. I remember all too well that horrible sinking feeling walking into the ultrasound office every week - wondering what we'd hear this time! It goes without saying that we're thinking of you so much and praying that all is well with your new little one. With love, Alison. x

connie said...

And I will continue praying. Love you.

Mrs. P said...

ALL of my babies had the exact same heartrate at that gestation...160. I don't buy the gender/heartrate thing at all. I still call girl....what are the chances of having FIVE boys!!! Of course, Jacob had 12 sons..... :)

Boys are great though....nothing like a mama's boy. ;)

My prayers are with you and the little bean. I will pray that your next ultrasounds are just as uneventful as this one was. Sounds like it was a good ultrasound! All I got to see on my last one was a big fibroid. Much less fun than a baby. LOL.

Wendy said...

Kristy,
We are praying for you! Glad to hear things are going well so far!
Love ya,
Mike and Wendy

Melissa Dovel said...

Kristy,

You just have to take it one day at a time. I praise the LORD with you that this ultrasound came back perfect. We will continue to pray for your December 30th ultrasound.

Blessings
Melissa

our family said...

Kristy-
I am so glad to hear that so far the ultrasound was reassuring. I am praying for peace hope and confidence for you and Howard. Praying that you can trust God and that He will allow this little one to come home and grow up in a house full of love and snuggles. Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in Pa
PS I go in this afternoon for my 12+ week appointment. Hoping and praying all is still well with my little one.

twinsRus said...

Girl, Girl, Girl!!!! That is my assumption!!!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Continuing to pray for you, your family, and especially for the little one being knit together in your womb...

Anonymous said...

Kristy,
God is so good!!!! That's awesome i've been praying for you and the baby. Yay!!! I pray for continued good news. Continue to trust God above all else. Also keep me in your prayers as this pregnancy is high risk i'm almost 22wks now halfway there, my prayer too is to bring my baby home with me and to have that feeling of a newborn in the house again. Love ya girl:))

Tiffany

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

Oh momma - Remember 'He will keep in perfect peace those who's mind is stayed on him'
I can imagine how difficult it must be... PLEASE KNOW WE ARE PRAYING!!
much, much love - Steve & Marie Douglas :~)

Erika said...

I'm praying for you. I'm glad things are looking good so far & I pray that your next scans will continue to go well.
-Erika

Kirsten said...

Praise God!! What wonderful news. What a blessing to hear that God is revealing his beautiful future for your family. We will continue to pray.

Thanks for your comment on our blog. I'm going to sit down and make myself post tonight. Thanks for checking in on me. You are so awesome!

God bless you. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the Bolte's.

Blessings to you,
Kirsten

Debbie said...

Glad to read that it went well. You all will be in our prayers. I know God will get us through it all.

So Blessed said...

So thankful to hear about this good progress...

bri said...

I am praying that you will see this one continue to grow on the outside as well!

Blessings

Shannon said...

Praying for your heart and your mind. You're doing great! You can do this! Just keep singing 'and the peace of God which transcends all understanging WILL guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.' I will continue to pray for you and your family and for a healthy baby.

Christy said...

Sorry this is late, but I am already praying for this sweet baby and will continue to. I know God's got all kinds of amazing plans for this one. Praying and taking deep breaths for you, as you hold your own a bit.

So glad this u/s was so good and you got to see that beauty growing wonderfully inside of you!

Carla Burlando said...

I will be praying that your newest little blessing will be perfectly whole and that you will once again be able to enjoy bringing a baby home. I can relate to pregnancy after loss since I have had two losses (one Trisomy 18 and one miscarrage) and have three healthy kids too. Its tough because you know that there are no guarantees...but yet the blessing is that you take nothing for granted and cherish every good ultrasound. For some reason I was really nervous about my last baby (he is now almost 2) because of my track record of loosing one, keeping one, loosing one, keepig one....the next one was ??? I was once again on an odd number. I hated the fact that the stupid fear kept creeping into my head throughout the pregnancy. Then there were some problems with him measuring too small for a while. Turns out he was perfectly healthy...but it was hard to trust. I just came across your blog through some other Trisomy mama's blogs. I will look back further on your posts and get to know your little guys.