Friday, September 21, 2007

Snapshot in Time

A viewer sent me an email this week:
"Better have the doctor check you out again. When you turn to the side, looks like you've got twins in that belly!" Signed Peg

Interestingly enough, I had a sonogram done this week. He/she was doing gymnastics, but slowed
down enough for the tech to snap a picture. Double check with me---nope, only one in there (boy, was my husband relieved!).
To be honest, this is the point at which I become anxious. At 11 weeks, I lost a baby in 2004. I find worry creep in until the next appointment and sonogram to be sure the baby is still alive. If you've been there before, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Yes, even though there is only 1 in there, I just look a bit bigger. And remember, the cameras add 10-15 pounds. Let's hope I only cover up Texas and Louisiana and not the whole eastern seaboard...
"I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you." Ephesians 1:16-18


Sara said...

Such a miracle and a blessing to see that baby growing inside of you on a sonogram. I pray that the Lord will remove some of your anxiety and worry. Enjoy every minute of your pregnancy!

Katrice said...

Barbie, my miscarriage was at 7 weeks. I don't know if I ever lost that feeling of the "creeping" worry at EVERY appointment until the boys were born! BUT it did keep me on my toes of constantly giving that over to Him, praying for their health and safety. Know that I will pray with you until that sweet baby gets here and we can celebrate a new birthday!

Nicky Cone said...

Hi Barbie. I'm reading this post after having just met you at our church in Wesson this Saturday. It sure was an honor to meet you and you can truly believe that my son, Joshua, feels the same way. I don't think I've ever seen him speechless! If you only knew him, you'd know how unbelievable that is!! I didn't realize you had a miscarriage. I, too lost a baby at 11 weeks. It was in between my two boys. I know exactly the feelings of anxiousness that you are feeling and the only advice I can give you is to do what I'm sure you already have....turn it over to Jesus. I believe that I will see that baby again when I get to heaven. God gave me that experience for a reason and even though my child didn't live on this earth I know that he/or she still had a purpose in this world. While in the waiting room while I was having my DNC, my dad spent an hour with our preacher and some enormous seeds were planted. See, my dad isn't saved and I know that the conversations that day impacted him. It's been 7 years and I'm still trusting the Lord that he will one day give his life to Christ. Know that you will be in my prayers and by the way.....I and my family think you look great so ignore all those rude people!!!!

Judy M. said...

Barbie, I look forward to watching you blossom with your precious little one. My prayers are going out for you during your pregnancy.

...and I agree with nicky....tune out all those jealous and rude viewers. It is very evident that they don't have happiness and the Lord in their hearts...therefore, they take it out on the vulnerable.

Judy M.

Christy said...

Hi there. I used to work alongside William at AMR for six years as Christy West. We were friends when I was there, so I kinda feel like I know you. You and I lost our second pregnancies at about the same time, although we were 13 weeks. Then I think we were pregnant together again with our sons. Elijah is now two. Our oldes Riley Grace is almost six. Anyway point being...Congrats to you and William and I will keep you and your pregancy in my prayers. And no, this time i am NOT pregant with you. :) Christy West Byrd