And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Praise the LORD!!

We have all been repeating this over and over this evening.

I needed to run a few errands today and Mom was able to take me.  Since I seem to have "popped," I needed a new pair of black shorts.  B took me to Target this weekend and the maternity shorts looked like they doubled as a turtle neck (the belly band was so long).  So, I have a gift card to Motherhood Maternity that my sweet mother-in-law gave me five years ago, when we were pregnant the first time.  I've not been able to use it and so I was excited for the chance.  Mom took me to the closest Motherhood Maternity we could find...I was able to get some cute basics.

Then, Mom took me to Herb Mart to get more of the supplements that I have to take.  As we were leaving, I started to have an aura and made it to the car.  It passed quickly.  I leaned over to get my snack and (TMI Alert!!!!!) felt a rush of something in my pants.  I decided to use the bathroom at Herb Mart to make sure all was okay.  There was blood all the way through to my shorts. 

So, we called my OB.  He was off today.  However, he happened to be in the office doing paperwork and so he was willing to see me!  I pray that God multiplies the blessings upon this man for his precious heart and we're trying to decide what a good gift would be that we could give to him this week.  Mom got me there in a flash.  B was in an appt., but I reached him as we were walking in the building.  He turned his truck around and rushed to meet us.

Doc did an ultrasound and baby was just fine.  Good heartbeat and moving all over the place!!  Mom got to hear the heartbeat for the first time.

Baby has already grown so much since last week at Mayo.  We could see arms & legs today.  You can see the legs in the picture below, but what appears to be arms he said was the umbilical cord...

B made it in time to hear the heartbeat and see the baby dancing around, as well.  On his way, he had his Mom, our pastor, and many others praying...he even reached the high risk OB at Mayo.

It was beautiful to see the baby moving and see that heart beating.  The doc said that he could not explain it and he thinks that is best b/c the things he is able to explain aren't any good.

Here is our sweet baby:
See that cute little leg & foot?

So, doc has said that he wants me to spend the next few days on bed rest.  We already had an appt. scheduled with him on Friday.  Thus, we will be able to check again to make sure baby is still doing well.

We couldn't stop saying, "Praise the Lord," over and over again after we saw that everything was okay...

Thank you all in advance for praying for our sweet little one that he/she will grow to be a precious healthy young thing, that there will be no complications, and that I will be able to rest so that this little one can grow.


  1. Meredith!! I am so excited for you and Ben!! Praise the Lord is right. I am praying for you and your precious baby!! So excited for you guys! You will be the best parents.

  2. Definitely praying for you and that sweet baby! He/she just wanted a little attention. :o)
    Love the sono pictures, keep them coming!

  3. It sounds like to me that God was testing your faith, and you PASSED! I don't know what is normal and not in a pregnancy, but it sure sounds scary and like you handled it very well. That is great news, congratulations!

  4. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord< I will still continue to pray for Baby Fox For I have prayed before he/she was in the womb! Our God is so Great!

  5. Praise the Lord God Almighty in His provision, protection, and GOODNESS!!

    I pray that God would surround both you and your precious baby with His angels -- continuing to keep you both completely safe. We are excitedly in anticipation of the arrival of your precious child in just a few short months, and just praising God for His provision of goodness amidst this long season of difficulty.

    Very scarey and emotional post to read, but praising and glorifying God in His protection!

    And yes, that has to be the second :) most beautiful leg & foot I have ever seen!