Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waiting On A Child

It's the week before Christmas and while I'm thinking about that infant child, the King, I've got my mind on another baby too.

Our baby.

Yesterday I had the chance to catch another glimpse at Baby Gem. At my regular OB check up last week I was measuring a few weeks smaller than what I should've been, so my doctor ordered an ultrasound.

This morning I heard back from my doctor and he said Baby Gem is roughly 4 lbs. 12 oz. and ultrasound and growth were both normal. While waiting on little one it's always comforting to see their growth and changes. How can we not fall in love all over again when we get to watch him/her move and wiggle, swallow and move their hand up by their face? Precious. The tech even pointed out some hair too. So cute. It also confirmed that I again am currently carrying a 'low rider' and this baby is low in my pelvis and in position for delivery. This would explain the pressure I've been feeling over the last two weeks.

These new shots of baby will hopefully inspire us and move us in a direction of decision to get baby names narrowed down. We talked about it over the weekend, but then when we tried the names out on the kids they were less than enthused with them. Not that we decide on baby name solely based on the kids' likes or dislikes, but let's say that we're currently 'in negotiations.' It will come, I'm sure. Until then, don't ask us the names because we won't be sharing any more during the remainder of the pregnancy. We'll fall in love with the names on our own and then fall in love all over again when we put it with the face of our lovely little one.

Waiting and watching, are tough to do. We know arrivals, big and small, come all in good time. As we wait, we prepare and make ready...our bodies, our minds, our hearts. These last days of Advent our precious days, even though they are filled to overflowing with things to do, school to wrap up, piano recital and daily duties that call. Hopefully we can still capture in our home the wonder and awe of waiting, preparing and making ready.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!


  1. Right there with you (well, all except the name part - we do know those, except I am now waffling on the middle name for a girl, but I am 99% certain it is a boy, so I guess it might be a mute point!) Anyway, great post and I look forward to seeing what you name baby Gem and more importantly will pray for a safe and healthy delivery! Much love to you and your family and Merry Christmas!!!

  2. O Come O Come Emmanuel...that's a great name!! Praying for you and baby each day :)

  3. The entire Advent/Christmas season take on a whole new perspective when you are expecting/awaiting the arrival of a baby in your family! So glad to hear that baby is doing well and growing as she should. Try your best to only do the absolute necessities and leave the rest until later. There will always be time for the other stuff, but preparing our hearts for the Savior is priority number 1!

    God bless and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!


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