Wednesday, February 1, 2012

a little giddy....

We had our 36 week appointment today. It was a big one. It was the appointment where we would see if our little girl had stopped growing or if we were in the clear for a healthy delivery. 


Praise the Lord....we got the all clear! She is looking good. Her growth hasn't slowed at all and we're expecting a normal delivery.  I can't tell you how excited I am. I've felt a little black cloud has followed me around since we found out there were complications with the pregnancy. It was a constant state of waiting and praying. Praying for mercy over our little girl. Waiting to see how the Lord was going to work. 


I didn't want to get too excited. I kept myself guarded with such an uncertain future. I didn't take for granted a day that I wasn't on bedrest or a moment with Elijah and Vanessa knowing that we could be facing tough months ahead. I planned for the hardest, but hoped for the best. It was a hard hard balance to keep. 


I'm amazed at God's graciousness to bring us this far. The cloud is gone and I'm feeling a little giddy at the thought of meeting our little girl. I have her clothes washed and put away. I've bought her coming home outfit and I'm writing in her baby book. I can't wait to feel her in my arms for the first time and I'm excited that (it seems) it will be without any wires or monitors. I'm seriously happy.


But, I have to say, that if things had turned out differently (and I know they still can) God would have been just as kind and faithful. He drew me to himself these last months. Many times He was the only one I could talk to about my fears and He was the one to carry me. I read many verses about waiting on the Lord and staying steadfast. He's taught me to quietly waiting on him and he will hold me. My quiet times with the Lord have been so precious to me. I'm thankful that he took us through this unknown so that I could draw close to him and know his character more.


I know many of you have prayed for us and I'm so grateful. Please continue to pray and hopefully we'll be meeting our little girl in just a few short weeks.

16 comments:

Kelly said...

What wonderful news. Praying for you all.
God is gracious.

katygirl said...

yay! praises!

Purposely at Home said...

im so excited for y'all!! can't wait to see the new little one. ;) i hope you have an amazing and safe delivery. :) have a great week!

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Bekki said...

That's great news Jess! Praying for you and the little one :) I can't wait to meet her. You've been a real example as you trust in the Lord through this

bandofbrothers said...

you have such an amazing eternal perspective and i am constantly in awe that such a young mom as yourself has such depth of soul and character for the Lord. You truly inspire me every day. i love you so much and cannot wait to see the bright shining new face of your daughter! continuing the prayers for a healthy delivery!!!

Marjorie said...

Didn't know you were having another! Congrats and best wishes. Any names picked out? :)

Emily said...

i am so happy to read this tonight! praise the LORD!! He is so so good!

Rebekah said...

SOO EXCITING! God is good.

Jess said...

Thank God everything is going so well. I can't believe it's almost time.

Carly Jean Brannon said...

wonderful news!

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

I got goosebumps when I read this. Our God is a GOOD and wonderful God!

chelsea.joy said...

such great news friend!!! still praying for you and your sweet baby girl! God is good :) so glad to hear of His blessings in your life. xoxo!

Kirra Sue said...

best news eva!!!!!!

kaylee@life chasers said...

That is SO amazing!!!! Almost!!!!!

jennifer blair said...

Ya! I'm so exicted to see your new little one! I pray everything goes super well these last few weeks!

the Momma Bird said...

oh praise God!!!! i can't wait to see the little one!!!! so exciting :)

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