Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Beginning

Because of all that Daddy and Mommy have been through Mommy is monitored pretty closely. On a Friday in August the nurse called Mommy and told her that her HCG level was 8 (anything above a 5 is considered pregnant). 8 is not a very strong number so the nurse told Mommy that she was pregnant, but it probably wouldn't last because very few women with beginning HCG numbers like that sustain the pregnancy. Mommy got off the phone and pleaded with God to let me live. Mommy and Daddy along with a few dear friends prayed for a miracle that weekend.
On Tuesday Mommy got another blood test. Her HCG level had gone up to 41!!! I was growing just like I should! Mommy ran out to tell Daddy. Daddy told her to stop running. :-)
When I am born Mommy is going to send a picture to the nurse that called that first day so that she can rejoice in God's GOODNESS and POWER!

This is me at 5 weeks and 4 days. You can't really see me yet. The doctor said that I am shy.

I am growing! 6 weeks 4 days. Mommy and Daddy heard my heartbeat for the first time today. It was music to their ears! They nicknamed me Jellybean.

WOW! 11 days later at 8 weeks I grew 4 times bigger! Isn't my Creator AMAZING!

"For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed susbstance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."
Psalm 139:13-16

The fact that my days (and Mommy's and Daddy's) were all ordained before I even came to be is very comforting for Mommy and Daddy. God is a great, kind, and loving God!!

Mommy and I at 12 weeks! Wahoo!!!!!

13 weeks- I am growing just fine! Mommy and Daddy think I am a boy because Mommy craves all the food that Daddy loves (mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, chicken and chocolate). :-)


Donielle said...

Lisa - you look fabulous! SO glad to hear Jellybean is doing so well!

Kelly said...

you look adorable, funny about craving daddy's favorite foods :-) lol!!! Golden Corral here she comes :-)

A Journey To You said...

you look so beautiful in this picture! so, so happy for you!