Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Praising God and Learning Patience

I can tell from the blog stats that many of you have been refreshing waiting to hear how things went. I can't tell you how much it means to us that so many of you were praying. We really did feel it. The appointment went well. We were kind of nervous because we had to take the boys with us but it turned out just fine.

The funny part was that the technician kindly did the brain and head measurements first so I could then breathe and get through the rest. She said that everything looked perfectly normal! Then she went on to measure the other things and get a few pictures and peek at the gender. It is a good thing she did he important stuff first because cooperation is not a strong suit for this little one!

This child is proving to have a personality all his/her own. We were not able to get ONE picture of a profile or face. We got one picture and it was of a foot! We also were not able to confirm the gender...you will have to keep guessing! :-) We got the important info though. The baby looks to be about 12 ounces and is doing just fine.

The doctor we met with after the scan said that this was all very good news and very reassuring. He then asked what he could do to make me rest easier. I asked why with Isaac the issues were not found until 37 weeks and he said that one reason is probably that they were not looking for anything and the bigger reason probably was that they have updated technology since then. The scans they do now are more detailed and able to catch things much earlier. He said that we should feel very reassured.

We go back in four weeks for another scan. SO today we are rejoicing and praising our God for the good news we have received. We never know what tomorrow holds, but we are sure that God is good and he is doing a new thing!

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

59 comments:

Mrs B said...

How wonderful! :)

Hilary said...

Yes, I've been refreshing your blog a lot and now I am REFRESHED to hear this great news!!!
You have been in my prayers and I am praising God for the health of your baby!

I'm still thinking a girl :)

Carrie said...

I admit I have been one of those who have been hitting refresh....waiting on a post!! I am so glad to hear things are looking perfectly normal. What an answer to prayer! So happy for you!

Rob and Amy said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

Yes, I have been checking on you:) I am so happy that all looks good, you just have a modest little wiggler! I have a wonderful peace that you will be bringing home this precious little one and will have years to stare at every little feature and watch them grow and change and take THOUSANDS of pictures that you have to share with us!

Sheryl said...

woohoo, praising God with you today!!!!! and isn't that just like a girl to keep secrets.

Kathaleen said...

Oh, I am so thankful and happy for a good report on your little one! Praising and praying for you and your baby! :)

Kathaleen

Christa @ Quintooples said...

I am SO excited!!!!! I am so glad that you get to relax a little. Many prayers from our home to yours that things will continue to sail smoothly this time. :)

Hmmmmm, if they can't see anything down there...maybe there is nothing to see! I still think PINK! :)

Robyn said...

That is WONDERFUL news!!!! I'm delighted for you, and will continue to pray for health and PEACE during this pregnancy.

kimie said...

i'm so happy! :) i prayed for you (& your family), the ultrasound tech, doctor and for that sweet baby (that he/she would cooperate and show you what you needed to see). praise God, indeed!!!

Laura said...

so thankful..i just took a deep breath!

sleep well tonight

Jodi said...

Let the name of the Lord be praised!

KingsLittleBlessings said...

Praise God! I'm so happy for you!

Trish said...

Such good news!!

Been praying and now I'm praising God for the wonderful report. It gives me such joy and hope!!

I still will continue to pray for the coming baby, my bet is on a girl!!

with love,
Trish
Max's mommy

Charity said...

Yay!!! Bless you all!!

bri said...

Thank you JESUS!!!

I am so elated to hear such wonderful news about this little girl... I mean baby...

Hope you can relax a little more easy tonight (minus the feet in all places of your body!)..

blessings!

zanesmommy said...

So happy and relieved. But I am sure not as relieved as you guys.

I hoping for a girl to give you some pink in the all blue:)

our family said...

So glad to hear that your sweet baby looked good. HAHA that he or she would not show his/her face or gender. What a little stinker!

We had our 20 week appointment today also so I was thinking of you and praying for you the whole time. We found out we are having our third girl and she looks healthy.

Will continue to pray for your little one to be healthy! Glad you get to back in four weeks for more peace of mind and maybe a sneak peek at the gender.

Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

asplashofsunshine said...

YAYYYYYYY!

Michelle said...

Oh I am so thankful to God!!! You have been thought of all evening! YEAH!

Emily said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO thrilled for you. :)

Susie (So Blessed) said...

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful news...your goodness
knows no measure. We rest in your loving care...knowing that
you will work out all the details for our good and for Your glory. Amen.

Liz said...

So happy to hear this news! I hope that you sleep well tonight and that Ben is feeling better!

Liz in Michigan

Catherine said...

YEAH!!!!!! I am so HAPPY for you:) What wonderful, awesome news!!!!

Devon said...

rejoicing with you!!

now, we just need to know if this little one will be wearing pink or blue!?!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praising God and rejoicing with you...

Debbie said...

Glad to read that everything looks so good. Will continue praying for you and your family.

Christy said...

Oh Kristi I'm so happy!!!! Emily told me to be praying so I was!!!!!! Praising GOD for such a good report. I'm praying for a calm heart for you and your dh and just holding you so tightly in my prayers.

Devin said...

I've been waiting for this all DAY!!

Praising God with you tonight Kristy! Woot Woot!!

unzen said...

Been checking in since 6pm as i remember you saying you will be going out to supper. I am glad you got good news. i wanted for you to get good news. I pray that you will have some peace and can enjoy growing this baby inside of you. No matter the sex just a healthy baby. God Bless

SJ Family Bloggers said...

Kristy,

Relieved! Amen!

Thinking of you,

J. in OH

Corie said...

Praise God! I have been thinking of you all day. So glad to hear such awesome news.

Dawn said...

Answered prayers ~ Fantastic!!!

Elisha said...

I dont comment too often so your probably wondering who this strange lady is but...phewwwwwwww. Now I can breath again.Id been checking all day just in case you updated early and I just realized I was holding my breath while reading! What wonderful news and lets pray that God has only more good news in store for you with this pregnancy. And this one HAS to be a girl ...right? 5th time is the charm? lol.

Rachel said...

So glad to hear your ultrasound went well!

John, Jessica and Emma said...

Thats awesome so glad things are looking good!! I am completely thinking girl!! We will keep praying for you all!!

Jessica

Susie said...

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME TO HEAR! :)

Isn't it a breath of fresh air? Getting through that 20 week scan was such a hurdle. Since then I've felt like it was a normal pregnancy that I could enjoy fully without getting wrapped up in problems and worries.

Now I have to work at not worrying about all the other things I can worry about. But that's the nature of having faith I guess. God grows us by showing us more we need to walk through right? I don't know that I like learning faith. Or patience for that matter.

Sorry to hear this little one isn't being cooperative - but then again, more to be surprised by later on. I'd say your odds for pink are pretty high though after four boys. But what do I know??? :)

Hugs and more hugs!

Netta said...

Thank you Heavenly Father for this answer to prayer!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

That is wonderful news, Kristy. I'm so pleased that everything is looking so perfectly normal - and also that you were able to feel (reasonably!) peaceful as you waited to find out! Take care now -we're still praying across the pond. XXX

the*4*of*us said...

Thank you God! That is wonderful!!!!!!

Stacy D said...

What great news! :)

Hilary said...

Yeah!!!!!!!

Gail said...

Praise God! That is such good news! I've been praying, and will continue!

Nicole said...

Praise the Lord! What wonderful news!
Hope Ben's feeling better and that no one else got sick.
Take good care and get some rest (if you can.)

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Kristy, Praising God right along with you. The news sounds so good. I was so relieved to come here and find an update this morning. I love you friend and will continue praying for the peace you need to enjoy enjoy enjoy!!
Kim

Auntie Em said...

Dear Kristy:

You don't know me, but I found your blog through stringofpearls. I just have to tell you how blessed I have been to read your journey. I must have spent two hours yesterday reading. I must not have gotten far enough, however, because I didn't realize that you were pregnant now until this morning. Please know that I will be praying for you.

My husband, daughter and I are walking the path that you walked with a little different circumstances. I found out in November at 17 1/2 weeks that we are expecting conjoined twins, Anna and Emma. They aren't expected to live if they make it to birth. I have only recently (like in the last week) been able to read the stories of other mothers who have lost babies. I must tell you that one of my struggles has been whether or not I could watch them die. Would it just be easier if the Lord took them to be with Him from me? I can now say after reading your journey and some others, that I am prepared--even longing to have a little time with my girls before they go home. Thank you for your ministry.

In Christ,
Paige Wright
http://www.carepages.com/carepages/AnnaandEmma

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord! I am so thrilled to hear good news! I think about your family everyday and continue to pray for you all as well. Praise the Lord.

~Rachel

Kelly said...

That is wonderful news Kristy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.

PS...for the record, my guess is that the baby will be a girl. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

AmandaC said...

Praise God!!!! What wonderful news! I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.
I am so happy for you!

Tony and Myra said...

Congratulations, I just read about the great news! I haven't been reading a whole lot lately---Joshua keeps me really busy, especially lately (not doing well). God Bless you and your little miracle. You are such a wonderful family.

Just Me said...

I had to smile at your comment about the site meter. I'm slightly obsessed with checking mine, but wonder what's going on when I get more than five "hits" in a day. I know...I'm crazy, but SO happy you got good news (and, I wasn't "refreshing" your blog because I can "secretly" watch for updates on "google reader"...)

Take care,
Amanda

Just Me said...

I know I already commented, but I was just laughing to myself about how uncooperative this little one was about getting his/her picture. My sister is DYING to know what she is having and I would NEVER wish for her to have an uncooperative baby, but I'm sitting here laughing about what she would do...I'm not sure she can be that patient and probably would stay at the doctor's office all day until they could find out the gender :o)

sumi said...

Great news! I love the scripture you ended your post with. God has told me the same thing many times after Jenna went to be with Jesus.

Mashel said...

Oh Kristy, that is such great news. I am always praying for your family. Maybe not seeing anything means it is a girl:) How fun would that be?! I am excited for the next ultrasound to see the gender!

thepipers said...

Oh this is wonderful. Such sweet news. I pray that you will rest well tonight and keep trusting in God's strength for the entirety of this pregnancy.

Lynnette Kraft said...

Praising God with you today.
Lynnette :)

Kristin said...

That is wonderful news. I am glad everything is going well.

Elena said...

Good new is great! What a relief. And I hope your little boy is feeling better now.

Erika said...

Praise the Lord! I am so glad it went well! Your little one sounds like my little guy - we haven't been able to get any good shots of his face/profile either. It's so neat how they already are showing such a personality at such a young age. I'll keep praying for you all!