Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Reflections....

One year ago, I was here. I can't believe that 365 days later, I am now on the down-hill spiral to finally welcoming my son home. A son I was told that would never be. A son I was told to give up on. A son I prayed for in excess of five years. I am so humbled that God takes over control where science says it is impossible. I've always believed with God all things are possible, but now my circumstances are reassurance to anyone who doubts. I hope this somehow gives all of you who are still waiting on your prayers to be answered hope. Keep praying--even when you feel all prayed out.

My latest dr. appt went well. I was told that my son's heartrate sounded good. I asked Dr. R for one last ultrasound since we hadn't had one since finding out the sex at 17 weeks. We are having our final ultrasound next Monday. Dr. R did tell me that my son is measuring "small." These words terrified me at first. Dr. R told me the only reason he was telling me this is because the ultrasound tech would probably mention to me that he is a small baby. So, how small is "small?" Dr. R estimates that my baby isn't quite 4 lbs yet. Overall, I expect to have a little baby. Both K and I were under 7lbs and I am relatively little compared to many expectant mothers. I feel a little better about Baby K being little now than I did a week ago. I know I still have 6 weeks to go, so I hope he picks up some lbs in my final days. (And FYI for any of you still interested in our nursery. I am patiently waiting on K to STILL put up our baby border so I can post pictures.)

Christmas was very busy. My dad's side of the family gathered for Christmas this year, first time in years. We all really miss my Aunt Cathy, and even though the mood was kind of somber, we enjoyed spending time together. We also celebrated with K's immediate family, K's extended family, my grandparents, my immediate family...It was as if I blinked my eyes and it was over. Busy, busy...

I can't believe 2009 is only 2 days away. I pray that the upcoming New Year brings us all good health, happiness, and hope.

9 comments:

Bryant Family said...

I can't believe how quickly time flies! It won't be long before you're holding your little man. Happy New Year!

Mel said...

God is SO GOOD! I am so glad he answered your prayers this year and the promise will be fulfilled in the new year.
Glad the baby is still doing great and hopefully small = less pain for you later? ;-)
*hugs*

Lisa said...

Don't worry about your little boy... I am sure he will be just fine. I can't believe that the arrival of that precious little miracle is just around the corner. I am sure you are getting quite excited. Hope you are feeling well.

Hugs,
Lisa

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

glad you are back and all is well! to think our baby boys will be within months of each other! i always credit you for bringing me to this blogging site! :) happy new year...i know it will be!

alison said...

Yes, I'm very excited to see nursery pictures! :) What a wonderful year, like Mel said, God is so good! My OB said that although my belly is measuring right on target, the bean is probably a bit on the small side too. Which kind of shocked me, j and I were both around 7-8 lbs. and we are by no means petite people now. Whatever works though, so long as he's healthy!

Mandy said...

I am glad to hear everything is going well. Isn't it amazing how much your life can change in 1 year. Happy new year!!

Joannah said...

Thank you for encouraging me with this post!

I Believe in Miracles said...

I love reading the previous years post and then todays. It's amazing how God is good and answers prayers. I'm praying for your little one. It's amazing that you are almost at the end of pregnancy and soon to have your little babe in hand.
~~HUGS~~

Kate&CodyWhite said...

Hi Elaine! I picked you up on Jen and Carters blog and just wanted you to know I had been praying for you this whole time. I hope your final u/s went well and I can't wait to read all about it. Small babies are just fine :) I am sure he will be perfect and good luck in the next 6 weeks ahead my dh and I only have about 7 1/2 left. We are being induced on February 25th. We struggle with infertility for 2 1/2 years with one mc... SO thankfully this day has come. But God bless and good luck.