Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Introducing.....


Baby #3! Surprise!!! I know, you all are thinking wow. And wow is right! I am 12 weeks pregnant today. I'll save you the math calculation and tell you that this baby and Olivia will be 16 1/2 months apart. Phew. I know. I found out May 20th that I was pregnant. I know this may be TMI (so dad, I'm sorry!) but I only had one period and then BAM, got pregnant! I can't say it was a total shock because I decided since we knew for sure that we wanted another one that I would not get back on birth control. I was five days late when I took the test. I had really been wanting some wine and I thought, hmmmmm, I think I should have started by now so I better take a test just to be sure. Sure enough, it was a big, fat:



For those of you I recently saw in Louisiana or those of you I have talked to, I am sorry I didn't tell you! There are some other things going on which I will blog about later but I wanted to make sure everything was okay before I made the big announcement!

I am due February 1st (at least according to ultrasound). Long story short, there may be something wrong with the baby. I have already had 4 ultrasounds (more than I had my entire pregnancies with Carter and Olivia), a high risk OB appointment, a first trimester down syndrome screen (which praise the Lord, came back normal), a slew of lab work, and will be scheduled for a fetal echo (ultrasound of the baby's heart) when I am 18-20 weeks pregnant. The baby has an abnormal nuchal fold measurement, which can mean a chromosomal problem like Down Syndrome, or a congenital heart defect. Based on the fact that Carter also has a heart defect (a very mild one), the doctors are more concerned about this.

The past week has been quite the emotional rollercoaster. Theo and I have walked down a dark road but we now see some light. With the call yesterday saying the baby's Down Syndrome screen was normal, I felt like I could breathe again. I felt as if had been holding my breath for 5 days and could finally exhale. I have been praying the hardest prayers of my life...begging and pleading with God. I was very eager to trade my health for the health of this baby. I struggled with praying for a healthy baby versus praying God's will be to done. We are not completely out of the woods yet. We won't know more about the baby's heart until a couple of months from now. But I am standing firm on God's word and know he will give us exactly the baby we are meant to have.

7 comments:

The Shoemakers said...

Aww I know everything will turn out just fine. I'm sorry that you have to go through all of this. I am excited to have another niece or nephew :)

Carol said...

Looks like a perfect baby Panton! So precious! I'm in love already.

Brandi and Adam Hart said...

You are right. God will give you the baby you are supposed to have. I pray that everything will be OK. But, even if it's not OK, God will give you the strength to get through it. I know you know that, but it's good to be reminded sometimes. I know I need the reminder often.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you guys!

-Amanda

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I was talking to a pregnant Jaime a few weeks ago! I totally understand the wait. Your in our prayers. Congrats! A baby is a blessing. We wanted baby #3, but for some reason God said two was enough, and we are OK with that. We are so happy for you guys! - Kim

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations! We will pray for your family. I am glad things are moving forward on a brighter note for you. I know things might look scary, but as you have mentioned, God will work things out for you. This is such a joyous time and we are so happy for you guys! Miss ya! ~Kaliina

Caraline Domb said...

Absolutely awesome you guys! I have so much faith that this little one will be perfect in every way. You all are fortunate to be blessed three times. What a beautiful family! Congratulations. We love you guys!