Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Baby update and prayer request
Well, I know this update is WELL over due. I found out last Monday that I am about 6 weeks pregnant. The doctor said my uterus was a bit bigger than it should be, so I had to get an ultrasound and an internal exam. As far as I could tell, everything seemed normal. They were saying they think I'm farther along because my uterus was bigger than normal. I had some blood work done then and the nurse called me back today and said that my hormones were pretty low and I need to go back and get more blood drawn so they can retest my hormones now. It'll be 9 days since I was last tested. It's hard because I'm not sure if all of this is normal or not. I have lots of books I can read, but so far, a lot of what I've read is not similar to what I'm experiencing. This week I've started getting a bit more tired, which is expected. But I haven't really had an appetite, I don't get sick to my stomach after I eat, but a bit uneasy feeling. My lower back has been hurting since last week, sometimes more pain than other times. I don't really know if the doctor's office is not telling me some things or if they are being completely honest with me. My prayer request is this: that God would really draw me close and give me strength and comfort in this time. My pain and discomfort has really been minimal compared to what it could be. I'm very unclear about this whole process, I am just trying to trust the Lord in this challenging time. I know God is full of grace and He has blessed us with a little tiny baby. We are so thankful! I pray that the Lord would take away my worries and help to put my complete trust in Him! Also, that we would be ok in whatever happens, on know this is all part of God's plan, no matter what the outcome is. I'll give you all an update whenever I have one, I would assume sometime next week, since the blood test takes awhile to get back. I have another appointment and ultrasound scheduled for September 10th. Thank you for your prayers in advance! We really appreciate all the love and support from our dear friends and family.