Thursday, June 05, 2008
new addition to our family
You may or you may not have been wondering why I have been a little absent from blogging in the last couple of months. Well, that is because I have been busy growing a little one inside of me. Let me tell you - it's been hard work but a joy. Especially when today we got to have our second scan and got our first picture for the family album. They didn't scan in great so I will try and post them up again tonight but my hubby currently has the pictures at work ;) If you click on them you can see them a bit better.
We are just over 12 weeks and are very excited/a little bit nervous. I had an 8 week scan but all you could really see was a little peanut with a heartbeat. This time we got to see so much more - well when the little wriggly stopped moving which it bearly did so it wasn't easy getting those shots let me tell ya. We saw a head. a body, eyes (a little bit alien like but hey he/she is only 12 weeks old - they will start to move closer together anytime now), a spine, 2 legs, 2 feet with correct number of toes, 2 arms, 2 hands, 10 fingers and a brain. It was great!
In the second picture you can see a little wave or high five to the camera - for all it's fans (Mummy and Daddy to be anyway) and the other pic is a side profile - that was NOT easy to get.
Anyhoo, so far so good. Plus the awful nausea that I have been feeling seems to slowly be easing - Praise the Lord.
We feel very blessed by God to have conceived so quickly after last time, please pray with us that this baby might be healthy and grow to know our Lord and Saviour. Our next scan in 7 weeks will be the one where we get to check all the bits and bobs to make sure everything really is OK. We chose not to have all the tests they do at 12 weeks to tell you whether you are high or low risk of a down syndrome baby. God has already written in his book what will become of this little life so we are trusting him and whatever he has planned - but prayers would be appreciated.