Heartbeat

Yesterday was my first appointment. I wasn’t quite prepared to handle so much information and tasks to accomplish in such a short period of time. If you are unaware of the routine, here is how my appointment went…they give you a ton of paperwork to fill out, the nurse then asks you tons of questions as well as weighing you, writing down your blood pressure and asking for a urine sample. After the nurse leaves, the nurse practitioner/midwife comes in and asked more questions before she has me get undressed for the sonogram and annual exam. The sonogram was the best part because my husband and I were able to see the heartbeat and the little blog/baby/miracle that is growing inside my womb. The midwife also measured the baby and said it looks as though I’m 7 weeks along which means my due date is December 19th, 2007. After both exams the midwife asked us more questions as well as giving us a binder of pregnancy info, our sonogram picture, paperwork to give to the front desk and then sending me off to the lab for some blood work. There was one one other couple in the lab, so I was able to get my blood work done within 10 minutes (Thank God!). Overall the experience was overwhelming, but amazing. I have to say I was a little skeptical about the care I may get at Kaiser, but the receptionist, nurses and midwife at Kaiser were great and really made me feel welcome. I think that makes all the difference in the whole world. Praise Jesus!

A Miracle

Many of you know that my husband and I have been married for about 2 1/2 years now. About 6 months after getting married we decided it was silly to take the pill if we truly trusted Gods sovereignty and timing. Well, here is where the miracle begins. On Wednesday, April 11th, 2007, I felt the need to pick up a pregnancy test. After taking the test, to my utter amazement, the test said “pregnant.” I was shocked, overwhelmed and then overcome with thankfulness and pure joy. I had no idea…this is truly a miracle from God.

See, I figured I was infertile and that the Lord closed my womb for a reason. I felt good about it most days, but there were always moments when I wanted a child of my own. Even though there were frustrating times, we never ceased to pray and trusting in God. We knew that if our desire for a child was honorable and true and if God willed it, it would be done.

My first appointment is May 2nd. Until then, all I know is that I’m pregnant. I don’t know when I’m due or how far along I am. I have to admit, that scares me a little. I am anxiously awaiting my first appointment and sometimes it feels farther away the closer the date approaches. I am so excited though to find out how my baby is developing. So much happens in the first trimester…brain starts developing, skin forms, hair, eyes, organs, hands and heartbeat….so much. I am so thankful that I can rest in knowing that the Lord is taking care of my baby. It is truly amazing. One day I’m a wife and today I’m a wife and mother. There are not enough words to explain the joy and appreciation we have. God is so faithful!

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