Psalm 139:13-14

"For you created my inmost knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ultrasound Update (and a special announcement)!

We had our monthly ultrasound today... nothing new to report regarding Baby's health issues. Every issue has remained the same. That is good news to us since it seemed every ultrasound and test has resulted in yet another negative issue going on with Baby. It was nice to hear for once that nothing has changed or worsened. So far we have really liked all the doctors that are involved in our case. However, there is ONE that we really aren't fond of, and apparently Baby isn't either : ) Each time he sees us, Baby doesn't "cooperate" very well, and he gets flustered. This time he wanted to check Baby's fingers, and all he kept getting were "fists" flailing at him : ) I loved every minute of it...seems my baby has my stubbornness and low-tolerance for impatient doctors... here's a picture of "The Fist".
In OTHER news, we WERE able to get a good shot of the "gender region"... and we are very happy to announce........................

Her name is Hannah Joy meaning "having favor; grace" and "happiness; the Lord is God". The name we have chosen for her is the one we had chosen for Micah if he had been a girl... little did we know how much that name would come to mean to us when we gave it to this sweet baby girl. God is good.

Joe and I have been struggling a bit (emotionally) these past few weeks... however, God knew what we needed today - an appointment with no new negative issues to report and ALSO letting us know the gender of this sweet baby inside of me. We are truly grateful for these rare moments (at our doctor appointments) of true JOY amongst these often difficult and heart-wrenching appointments.

Please continue to pray that the hydrocephalus will not worsen... and please continue to pray that I will get through these last 2.5 months in peace. It's been a long road thus far....


  1. Continuing to lift you in prayer -- and lifting your Hannah!

    God's blessings to you.


  2. Woo HOO! A girl! We are praying for that precious beauty and for each of you! Asking the Lord to give you each a little more encouragement this week!

  3. How exciting to get to find out you are having a girl and what a beautiful name (Olivia's middle name is Joy too). We are praying for you and your precious Hannah!!!

  4. Reading how you have found strength in the Lord and have come closer to him the last couple of months through this is such a testimony to me! Your excitement and "joy" for the little things with little Hannah Joy is so proving of your relationship with our Heavenly Father, and I can't tell you what a beautiful women of God you are...I awe and praise God! You are in my prayers, and when you said that you have never questioned God, I tell ya girlie, that takes faith and trust and a strong relationship with God, because I cannot say that..but I pray I can start! :) Your blog reminds me of this very simple verse: "I will turn your sadness to gladness. I will give you comfort and joy! Jeremiah 31:13" Love you, give your boys a hug from me...and make em' give a ya a big hug back from The McGuffin's!

  5. Congratulations on your little girl!