Friday, April 16, 2010

It's About Time!

It's a miracle! I am finally starting to feel better! I had a really rough day last week-it's the worst I have ever felt in my life! Luckily, I have great friends and family who offered to do anything and everything for me. My neighbor Amy even dropped a few things off for me on her lunch break.

I am hoping to get my energy back too considering Hunter wants to be outside 24/7! He can't just play in our yard either, we have to tour our whole neighborhood. It has been soooo HOT- 80's and 90's, but luckily this weekend it's suppose to be in the low 70's!

Today marks the last day in my first trimester! Can you believe I will be three months tomorrow?!?! It seems like this pregnancy is flying by, however, it seems like it is taking forever to get to my next doctor's appointment. I go on Monday and Brett is taking off of work to go with me!

This doctor's appointment is for my first trimester screening, which has to be done between 11 weeks 3 days and 13 weeks 6 days of your pregnancy. You may be asking why I am having this done. We didn't do this with Hunter, but my doctor with this baby likes for all of her patients to do this regardless of their age, family history, etc. This is where they tell you the odds/increased risk of your baby having Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18. We didn't do this with Hunter because they do get a lot of false positives. I didn't want to go through my pregnancy worrying all the time. Then I started to worry, what if I didn't do this? I felt like I was in a lose/lose situation. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed! And I got my answer!

I've never been the one to be at church and feel like what was being said was being said DIRECTLY to me. However, on March 28 the sermon was for me. We have a great pastor and the sermon was titled "A Biblical Worldview of Trials." The sermon eventually got to a point where a lady in the church had once said to him, "I don't think God would do this." She was speaking about her child with Down Syndrome. His response were scriptures in the sermon notes: Psalms 139:13-14 "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Exodus 4:11 " So the Lord said to him, " Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?" Romans 8:28 " And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose." God has a reason for everything, he doesn't' have to tell us the reason, but there is a reason. I got my answer- I'm going to see my baby and to be honest that's all I really want out of this appointment!

Let me clarify, I do not feel like I am having a child with Down Syndrome or Trisomy 18. My heart was just heavy on this issue and I didn't know what to do. I didn't know if I wanted to know if I was at an increased risk because I tend to worry a lot. One thing I do know is that no matter what this baby is we will love him/her and he/she was made by God!

I spoke with a lot of friends and family about this and whether you agree/disagree with our decision, I just ask that you continue to pray for our growing family.

I will post ultrasound pictures on Monday and I hope everyone has a great weekend! Did I mention this is our last free weekend until the second weekend in June?! Yes, we have a crazy summer and something to do every weekend until then! It will make this pregnancy go by fast though!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are feeling better! Good luck at your next doctor's appointment!! I had mixed feelings about the screening too, but we just have to keep the faith!! Love you!