Today started off a bit chaotic. Our ultrasound was scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and after much shuffling and hustling, we were finally able to get out the door to downtown in the big city with nary a minute to spare. I was seriously worried that we would hit traffic, or that I’d miss my turn, or any myriad of things that can happen when you are pressed for time, but I actually made it at 10:30 on the dot. YAY, right? Haha… no.
As soon as I walked in and gave my name, the sweet little receptionist sheepishly looked at me and said “ummm… ma’am, we have you scheduled for your appointment at the north office“. I stared blankly for many minutes before I finally uttered “The what? I didn’t even know that there was such a thing…” Then she proceeded to tell me that there is an office FIVE minutes from my house and that I was supposed to be there five minutes ago. Awesome. She quickly followed that the mistake happens a lot and that someone probably neglected to communicate that little tidbit of info when they scheduled and confirmed me. I could tell that there was probably a story there, but honestly, at that point I didn’t really care who was to blame, I was just worried that my ultrasound wasn’t going to happen and that we’d have to reschedule. I quickly whispered a prayer that they would give us favor so that we could somehow still have it done. Thankfully, she called the north office and they had plenty of time (wow!!), so back up the road we drove.
We skated right in and within minutes we were looking at our precious BABY BOY!!!
I know these 4D pictures can look a little crazy, because the fluid distorts them, etc., but I can see past all of that, to my little guy -who looks exactly like his brothers and sisters- and my heart skips a beat. This NEVER gets old. Ever! It is the most precious thing in the world to see another of God’s creations growing as our little gift. And what perfect timing, because today, his Daddy and I celebrate 20 years of marriage! You probably would have had to pick both of us up off of the altar if you’d have mentioned that on this day, 20 years later, we’d be happily looking at our seventh child’s ultrasound. It makes us laugh our heads off, and give many, many thanks at the same time.
Everything else looks fantastic! He is measuring perfectly with all things exactly as they are supposed to be. AND…get ready… the placenta previa is COMPLETELY GONE!!! The placenta is not even low-lying!! It is in a totally normal and healthy position for a normal birth. Praise be to God!! Thank you SOOO much if you were one of our precious prayer warriors in this. We know that this is of the Lord and we are beyond grateful for His obvious movement in this (literally… ha!).
Thank you for rejoicing with us!