With all the complications of the pregnancy my mind has been filled with doing everything I can to keep her healthy. I have barely thought about all the fun stuff that comes with having a baby. When I was pregnant with Elijah I loved looking at little boy clothes, setting up his crib, and imagining every moment with him. Now, I find myself just making "to do" lists, in case we have to go to the hospital at a moments notice.
But my mother in law recently finished making sweet Vanessa's baby blanket and it got me so excited to have a little girl! She makes beautiful baby blankets for all the grand babies and I was so excited when we picked out her fabric. It turned out better than I imagined. She is an incredible seamstress and I love how she put the blanket together. She made a big and small one and I know like all the other kids before this will soon become her favorite blanket. Elijah loves cuddling up in his at night and I can't wait to cuddle her up in hers.
The big one...the pictures do not do it justice.
In other pregnancy news...I went to the doctor today. Vanessa's grow has slowed. This of course is not what we wanted to hear, but are trusting the Lord through it all. I'm going to have to go to the doctor once a week, a specialist once a week, and go to the hospital twice a week for a non-stress test. We are really learning to take things one day at a time. We appreciate your prayers so much. It's a huge encouragement knowing that fellow believers are praying and we've really seen God's hand in all of this. I love knowing that even though we don't know what to expect there are no surprises to God. He has known about all this since before the beginning of time.