Monday, February 16, 2009

First Doctor Visit

Our first appointment with the doctor was supposed to be last Tuesday, and there were no other available appointments since we were going out of town. I really thought that I was going to lose my mind. Going to the doctor, hearing the heartbeat was going to be me some sort of peace of mind with the world spinning around us. There was no appointment available for a FULL week! Then, I tried to call the nurse Monday morning to see if I could just come in that day to hear the heartbeat, but I was told that it wasn't clinic policy to allow that to happen without a doctor's visit. Then, around midday Dr. C called to explain to me that it was too early to hear the heartbeat, and with that information and kind phone call and a deep breath, I finally got it together. I made it through one more long week, and FINALLY it was time to go see the baby! If I had known that this would be a "real" visit and not just a meet the baby visit I might not have been so excited, but ignorance is bliss...I guess. Noah and I got to discuss this pregnancy with the doctor, or as much that can be discussed to help us get ready. We didn't know until our 20 weeks with Magdalena that there was a possibility of a chromosonal defect, so we have a good 13 weeks before evaluating the situation. This is scary-the wait to see if God will lend us this baby for a longer period of time. I don't know if I could handle the pain of losing another child, especially after meeting her/him today. At a little more than 8mm, the sight was beautiful. I wish we could show Magdalena, and I wonder if she looks down with her big blue eyes and looks at that itty bitty baby like she used to look at the fan on the ceiling, with amazement. Our next doctor's visit is in five weeks but until then, please pray for patience and a peace of mind while we wait for God's plan to unfold.
(The little round part is the yolk sac, and the line shows the size of the baby.)
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20 comments:

  1. Julie, you have such a pretty uterus :) Thomas (my son) and I continually pray for you, Noah, Magdalena, and the new sibling everynight for his nightly prayers. Congrats again on the new miracle!

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  2. Okay...I wasn't going to say it but Heather already did so...you do have a cute uterus! How amazing to have another little life inside of you. I'll be praying for you and Noah as well as that precious baby.

    I'm taking an ethics course this month and have thought of y'all often as we discussed different ethical theories and how adamantly y'all would disagree (as I do) about what some of those theories said. Despite her short life, Magdalena was a blessing and joy to you and you wouldn't trade it...how I wish that people like you could talk to some of these philosophers!

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  3. Just wanted you to know that we're praying for you and Noah each day, and your journey has been such an inspiration to me. I'm glad you got to see Baby today, and I'll pray that the next 13 weeks will fly by.

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  4. I am happy for you and Noah. I will pray everyday that you will have a beautiful pregnancy!

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  5. Such a beautiful baby here. What a blessing to be informed so much earlier now and follow closely. I want to believe that Magdalena has somehow already met this baby brother or sister and is full of joy for you. Praying for you both as you miss Magdalena so much and balance the joy this new life holds. I will never forget the blessing your daughter has been in my life.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

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  6. What a gorgeous baby! I'm so, so, so happy for you and Noah, and you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

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  7. Think of your family so often and will continue to pray for this pregnancy.

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  8. I don't feel so weird for saying this after Heather and Claire - you have a beautiful uterus. :) Praying for you and this precious baby.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this beautiful sight with us all! What a blessing God gives us mothers in carrying a life inside of us. There is nothing quite like it. I will pray for the Lord to comfort yours and Noah's fears during the waiting time...

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  10. Anonymous7:58 AM

    What a beautiful sight. I am sure Magdelena is the proud big sis already.

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  11. Beautiful little baby! I will be praying with you and for you during the next weeks that you won't be fearful, that the Lord would give you peace and patience!! Love you.

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  12. It's such a nice sight to be able to see baby! Did you get to hear the heartbeat?

    I hope you have a nice trip and some relaxation and little to no morning sickness!

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  13. CONGRATS! My first time posting, but have been reading about your beautiful daughter for months. I pray for a speedy and safe 5 weeks.

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  14. Kimberly Pinckney10:46 AM

    Wow! This one is definitely looking more like you. Look how cute! Thank you for letting all of us share in this exciting time with you. It is such a joy to see how God continues to shape all of us through Magdalena's life, and now the life of her little brother or sister.

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  15. So happy for you and Noah. I can imagine that you are excited and scared all at the same time, but we will continue to be praying for y'all and that the next 13 weeks will fly by. The baby is beautiful and I'm sure Magdalena is smiling down and being such a proud big sister!

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  16. So great!! God is amazing!! Praying for your family :)

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  17. What a beautiful baby!
    Praying for you all...
    -Erika

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  18. Congratulations and wishes and prayers for many more blessings...


    I think Magdalena is already watching/seeing her new little sibling. Just look at the ultrasound photo in it's entirety.

    Amazing!

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  19. How very exciting! Praying for that peace that passes all understanding and that you will take strength and courage from the Lord and be able to enjoy this wonderful experience.

    Have a good trip. Is it a vacation or mission trip? Either way, take care of yourself, girlfriend!!!

    Love,
    Kathy

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