Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Taking a peek...
We went in for a sonogram yesterday, hoping to see a normal, healthy baby in a normal, healthy "nest". How the Lord has blessed us, and allowed us to see all that and more!
Of course, everybody wanted to be a part of the experience, so all six children filed into the examining room with their dad and me. They were very well-behaved, and most of them were able to make out the image of a baby from the blurbs on the screen. Science class! (You fellow homeschoolers will understand, ha ha!)
We took a look at all the vital parts, and she is beautiful, inside AND out. Yes, I said SHE! The doctor examined the images of her heart, her abdominal organs, her brain and facial structure, etc.. He explained that earlier that day he did a sono of a baby that was missing the front part of her skull. The room grew silent, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one pondering the fact that not everybody gets a perfectly-formed baby. We have always known that, should the Lord ever give us a child with birth defects, that we would take and love that child, and raise him/her for God, just like the others.
I get to carry this little miracle for just two more months. We continue to plan for a water birth at home. What a joy it will be to hold her in our arms!
"Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things..."