Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baby Abby will be making her arrival in April

About five months ago we found out that we were pregnant with our second child.  We were shocked since we hadn't been trying at all.  I think God knew we would be so nervous to try for a second that he had to surprise us.  Since Caleb was born with TGA (heart defect)  baby number two has gotten all the special treatment.  I had two ultra sounds in the begining to determine the due date and see the heart beat.  Then at 12 weeks I had an early screen ultra sound which screened for down syndrome and a couple other chromosome syndromes.  At 31 weeks we had a fetal echo at the hospital where our son goes.  This was a long test and my husband and I were lettting our imaginations get the best of us.  But finally the doctor came in and told us that the baby's heart looked great.  Later that day we had a level 2 ultra sound at the hospital where we will deliver.  Every test has come back clear and it looks like Abigail will be a healthy little girl with a healthy heart. 

We are so grateful that this pregnancy has gone well so far and that our baby is healthy.  But I fully believe of both my children that God's hand formed them. As Psalm 139:13-16 says "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them."  Even though we had no idea Caleb would be born with a congenital heart defect God was not caught off gaurd.  Even though we were shocked by this pregnancy, God had Abby's day's planned before any of them would come to be.  I thank God that my children's lives are in his hands and pray he gives me the wisdom to parent both of them in a way that would honor him.

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