I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

Friday, September 2, 2011

20 Weeks!

According to ultrasound measurements I was 20 weeks along yesterday. Wow! Halfway already!!! Where has all of that time gone?!! At 17 weeks I started to feel baby kick. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world! I just pause what I am doing now when I begin to feel him or her. Nathan has even felt the kicks in the last week. We are just so excited!
I can't even begin to tell you all how much your prayers have meant to us! We have felt them for so long and know that this is not a journey that we are taking on our own. All of you are sharing it with us!
Today was my big ultrasound. The one where the tech and doctor look over the baby's complete anatomy to determine whether or not there are any developmental problems. We had it done in Winnipeg at Fetal Assessment (Health Science Centre). The tech was Marie; the same person who has done our other ultrasounds. I'm sure that she has many women that she encounters daily, but she remembers us and asks questions about personal things to make us feel important to her. We love that because the building just seems so impersonal. Anyway, Our ultrasound went extremely well! Everything on baby is developing perfectly. There is no omphalocele or diaphragmatic hernia. The lungs are developing well and the stomach is where it should be. Baby is moving a lot and Marie keeps saying that he/she definitely has momma's long legs! He/she also has lots to say so Nathan is convinced that it must be a girl and that he will have even more to listen to in the future! :) Once Marie was done with all of the measurements she had Dr. Reed come take a look just to make sure that she didn't miss anything. He was the doctor that did all of Mason's ultrasounds so we got to see another familiar face. He also didn't find anything wrong. After the ultrasound Marie said that there is no need for another ultrasound because of baby's development but offered to give us another one at 30 weeks just to continue reassurance. So we will be seeing baby again in 10 weeks!
God is so good and we are being so blessed! He is obviously listening to all of you!!! I guess we will be expecting a healthy bundle around January 19th!