Wednesday, December 15, 2010

18 weeks today!

This morning Arthur and I had the privilege to see our newest blessing, via ultrasound what a miracle life is! I truly don't believe I have ever had an ultrasound that I didn't walk away in awe and wonder. I stand amazed at how God the creator of all things crafted the human life and that I have been blessed to carry His creation in my womb...for I'm not worthy of such a tremendous blessing. Today we looked at our precious baby on the screen as all the measurements were taken, and the over all health was checked out. We saw a tiny silhouette of a face, a heart strongly beating, legs kicking, the spine that was well formed, arms waving, and 2 tiny hands with fingers moving around. This was such wonderful news, then came the BIG question "are you sure you don't want to know the gender of the baby"? We again said "NO"! Even though our children were so hoping we would change our minds after we saw baby on the ultrasound. As, we have explained to them before, years ago an ultrasound to us was all about seeing what gender the baby was. But things changed when I was pregnant with Jonathan and the ultrasound told us of all his medical problems. Now we go in for an ultrasound to see the health of the baby, and wait until delivery to see if the Lord wanted to place a GIRL or BOY in our family....either way we will be thrilled!!!

The baby measured exactly 18 weeks today, so that puts me right on time for May 18...not going to hold my breath that I will hit the actual day, the 18th! We long ago figured out baby will arrive in God's timing, which is the perfect time. Even though our children didn't get to find out today if they will be having another brother or sister, we all had the joy of knowing that baby is healthy nothing better than that! We will all get a BIG surprise in May when baby arrives, a precious gift from our Lord.


Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...
Jeremiah 1:5

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, congratulations!!! How wonderful that you are expecting! And good for you not finding out! We never found out with our pregnancies because I had heard of too many that were told the wrong gender. I would always be fearful that I would be grieving the "little boy" that I thought I was going to have or vice versa. The only child we knew the gender of was our little girlie from China! :)
Blessings,
Lisa

Laura said...

That is wonderful! I can't believe you're 18 weeks already! Esther's birthday is on May 18th, and Joseph's is on the 10th. Maybe your newest baby and one of mine will share a birthday!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you got a good report on your ultrasound. We never found out the gender of our children either. We loved being surprised on delivery day!


Victoria

Delilah said...

Oh how exciting!!! I am 5 weeks behind you. Our baby is due June 23rd. You are stronger than me, I just can't wait, we will find out what we are having in 3 weeks:) I had an ultrasound last week and it was so amazing to see a tiny baby wiggling around in there with a strong heartbeat(we have lost 4 in the past 4 years)!!!!

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

Sounds so exciting! We are happy to hear that the baby is doing well!!

misslynda said...

Forget your children - - - your girlfriends want to know!!!! Seriously, I praise God for the healthy report.
LOVE YOU ALL!

Beth said...

YAY!! Glad everything looks good. I love not knowing gender - it is one of the best surprises you can have! And really - boy or girl- who cares!!!! So excited for you. Hope you are feeling well!

Michelle said...

wow I can't believe 18 wks already! seems it was just last week you announced your newest blessing! I didn't find out with either of my pregnancies (although based on an u/s pic they gave us it was highly suspected that Lucas was a he!) but I enjoyed being surprised at birth. Can't wait to find out in May what God blessed you with!

mommyx12 said...

Hey, nearly the halfway mark. How wonderful.

blessings,
Tricia

Ruby's Mom said...

Oh,I'm so happy for you!!

Amy said...

Congratulatons!!!! Loved reading your good news and that things are going smoothly. Sad that we didn't get an ultrasound picture ;) Can't wait to see if you're having a boy or a girl.

BTW,looks like Rob's moving in with us at Christmas time so we'll have this big change then a new baby just a little bit later.

The Mayo Family said...

Dear Arthur & Laura~
Our hearts over flow with joy at the news you've seen this sweet new lil-one God has blessed your family with!
We are so very happy for yall!
can't wait...
Blessings to all~
~Mayo's

The Mayo Family said...

P.S. Laura I had meant to say that I am so thankful that the "quiet" weeks are soon gone!
I have so remembered you in prayer during this time!
Blessings & a big hug~
~Lori xo

Theresa said...

Wow. I can't believe you are that far already. It seems like yesterday that you were announcing the news.

The Coopers said...

So thrilled for yall! I can't wait to see what your new bundle is in June! Our anniversary is the 4th so I am actually praying you go farther than that! ~blessings~

Kelly said...

can't wait !!!!!!!! love you guys