Monday, July 20, 2009

Third Trimester

We are now into the 3rd trimester of this pregnancy. It has been a long road to get here, but in some ways it seems like it hasn't been too long at all. It seems like only a couple of months ago that we announced that we were pregnant again. There have been some scary times during these past few months, but also some really joyful moments too. This baby definitely is different than Caden. I am glad for that in so many ways. There was a huge part of me that didn't want having another baby to replace Caden and the feelings I had for him, but those thoughts come and go so very often as I get closer to the time when we lost him.

We have really prayed for protection of this child as God has been walking with us every step of the way and His presence has been so noticable through so many of the changes that my body is making. Not only that, but God's presence has been shown throughout the many changes that Tom and I are making too. We have both had to do things differently than we thought our lives would be, but there are so many things to be thankful for in spite of the hard times we have faced. For both of us, there were times when we felt so completely alone even from each other & God, but every time, God was watching over us and so was Caden. We never were really alone and had a lot of support as we ventured into unknown territory of figuring out who we were again and having peace with life despite the circumstances we found ourselves in. That was a tough thing to do and we still sometimes feel the sting of those moments when our world completely crashed in around us.

Today we had another appt. and God let us know He was there. The baby was measuring a little big, but nothing that is out of the ordinary. My Dr. is so great and reassured me again that I can come in any time to check out the baby that is what they are there for. He also wanted to let me get another look at the baby with a sonogram to reassure my feelings too. We will do that next time. I know that is wasn't by accident that this Dr. was recommended to me by some friends. God sure does know what he is doing, even if I don't know what He's doing. I am so happy that He is in control and not me.

So I feel like I am heading for the home stretch of this pregnancy. Only 12 more weeks to go!!! Maybe sooner!!! I have felt pretty good this whole time, and I feel like that is a gift from God too. In a way I can see that He is saving me from some of the hardships that I faced last time I was pregnant and is just letting me rest in Him. With this being the last trimester of my pregnancy, I let some of my Monday night Bible study girls come look at the baby's room to see if they could tell what we were having. I have been pretty secretive about this for fear that I won't get to bring this baby home with me, but some how God is going to take care of us, so I don't have to be too fearful. Although, I will still carry some scary feelings and moments, that is when I ask everyone to just pray that all will be well, and leave the rest up to God.

Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers as they are definitely felt and have helped us tremendously these past couple of years. We will always be greatful for the strength that God gave us and the family and friends who have stood by our sides and still do to this day.

Here are some 3rd trimester pictures. See if you know what we're having!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having a girl! I love the cute outfits! So happy for you guys.
Emily Dalke

Amy said...

Yay for little girls! So happy for both of you! :)

Tobie said...

I am really excited for you! I can't wait to meet her!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you! Girls are wonderful - lots of fun to dress up!!
Melissa Sullivan

Anonymous said...

It looks like a girl!! Whoo-hoo!! I guessed a girl. I'm so happy for you guys. I love having girls!

Christina Sumler

Joel Smith said...

Girl??? How fun!!! And you look so cute, too!


Beth said...

Mira! You look so cute!! And how fun that you're having a girl (I'm partial to girls :)

Anonymous said...

I just wept when I scrolled down and saw the dresses and cute girl outfits. You will LOVE having a girl! I'm so happy for you and that everything seems to be going really well with this pregnancy. 12 more weeks! See you in a few weeks!


PamperingBeki said...

Ohhh, I'm just getting more and more excited for you! That beautiful baby girl is growing by the day and will be here before you know it.

God bless you guys!!