Monday, December 13, 2010

On the 16th day of December ...

Baby Smith at 13 weeks

I passed the 17 week mark last Friday and this Thursday we will get a good look at baby's heart. Am I hopeful? Yes. Am I scared? YES! But you know that daily bread thing? God's giving it to us. Just this week, in my study of Isaiah, we read this verse in chapter 25:

"LORD, you are my God;
   I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
   you have done wonderful things,
   things planned long ago."
And in the very next chapter:

"You will keep in perfect peace
   those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you."
We will head to Luke's cardiologist's on December 16 for a fetal echo. We decided to do the fetal echo before my regular 18-20 week OB ultrasound. We didn't want to experience that "Well, we're not sure, but we think something's wrong with your baby's heart" moment again. So we'll get a good look at the baby's heart first, and then do our regular ultrasound on December 27. And we'll pray that God keeps our minds "steadfast" on His "perfect faithfulness" while we await these appointments.

Just to make the 16th a bit more exciting, we're also scheduled for Luke's 6-month checkup on that day. Yes, we would love your prayers!

And what gender does our analytical boy predict for our family? "A sister ... because I'M the brother!"


  1. I am already in love with Baby Smith! How great God is to bless us with another beautiful child. I love you and am praying for you as the 16th approaches.

  2. I am excited for you as well and PRAYING for a healthy heart! Best of luck on both of your appointments that day. Hopefully it will be only good news!

  3. Praying for wonderful news for BOTH of you babies!

    We're crazy like that and scheduled Derrick's checkup on the same day as my fetal echo too...I think we've all lost our minds! :)

    Lots of prayers for great news and continued peace!

  4. Oh Jesse, I sooo get these fears/worries/hopes. Whatever God has in mind for you and your baby will be just perfect. And chances are, Luke's little brother or sister will have a healthy heart. Praying for you! I love the ultrasound pic. xo

  5. Congratulations!!! I am so excited & happy for you guys! A brother or sister will be a beautiful addition & blessing for your family! Good luck with all your upcoming appointments but I think everything will go great! ;)

  6. Congratulations!!!
    We will be praying for baby Smith, and for Luke, at his EKG appt. And of course, for you both, as the parents =)
    the Nelsons