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

Monday, November 14, 2011

30 Weeks!!!

Hello everyone!
It seems like it's been a long time since I have posted. This is because my pregnancy has been going wonderfully! I have been gaining weight consistantly and my doctor has been very happy with the way things have been going. I have been having appointments every two weeks and hearing the baby's heartbeat so regularly has really put my mind and heart at ease. Baby has also been moving a lot and has been having the hiccups multiple times a day. I am so thankful for this reassurance that there is life inside of me! I am still at work and see no reason thus far to not continue my teaching until the day that this baby comes. People think that I am joking when I say this, but I want to be able to spend as much of my year off with baby as possible.
Today I had my 30 week ultrasound in Winnipeg. I always get excited to see baby but nervous at the same time. There are always those thoughts that something will be wrong. Marie was my technician again and she is just so wonderful! She immediately pointed out everything on the baby and reassured us that there is nothing wrong with this child that she is aware of. the brain is developing perfectly as well as the body. Baby enjoys having its feet in its face and has the longest fingers. It is already developing chubby cheeks just like its father! He says that every baby has these but I think this is genetic for this baby :). Baby is already weighing about 3 pounds which is about the size that Mason was when he was born. Marie kept saying that baby was smiling at her and that she needs a picture when he/she is born since I will probably be delivering in Winkler. I assured her that she would be receiving one since we will be proudly showing baby off to anyone and everyone!
I asked Marie what the chances were for this baby if it happened to be born today. She told me that there is over 90% chance of survival and a normal life. I think that us having living children has now become a reality! Nathan and I thank you all so much for your prayers. God is awesome and this is definitely proof! I hope that my next post will be with a child in our arms!