Friday, March 18

Our Baby @ 19 Weeks:

We got to see the baby today!!! 

My friend Sarah & her baby came along to help wrangle our rug rat & share in this amazing memory with us.  She took a little family shot of the 3 of us as we watched our precious baby floating around in my belly on the TV screen. AND she helped feed Conrad Gushers to keep him quiet! 

When I was pregnant with Conrad, he was always so active, and this baby just sort of sits there like a little tiny blob. Maybe that's why feeling him/her kick gets me so excited. It happens so seldom. 
I've got a really lazy little baby, but that's OK with me.

I hope the baby's nose isn't so flat in real life. 
(I'm sure it was just the angle or something but dang, what's going on with that nose?!)
Seeing our baby's tiny toes, fingers and spine really made me grow so much closer to this little person. I am in total awe that my body can sustain life. Everything I put in my body goes towards forming this precious person's organs, head, lips....It leaves me in awe that a person is growing within me. Even though I've experienced it once before, it seems so new and miraculous to me again.

We were all taking predictions during the ultrasound whether the baby was a boy or a girl. 
I really didn't get a girl vibe or a boy vibe, so we'll have to just wait and see.
The Doctor wouldn't budge and spill the beans.

*I go back in 6 weeks for another ultrasound since they found a cyst in the baby's brain. They want to see if it's going to dissolve on it's own or if they need to do further testing. The doctor said they usually go away in the latter part of the 2nd trimester, but we're going to keep praying for our baby's growth and development and stay confident in our God, knowing that he works out everything for our good and for his glory, no matter what happens. We know he has a beautiful plan for this little life. 

The excitement & joy is growing by the minute!

24 comments:

  1. Praying for your Baby Bird, Chels!
    You keep on trusting, you are giving the Lord so much joy :]

    AND THERE IS NO WAY YOU'RE ALMOST HALFWAY THERE!!! HOLY COW!

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  2. If I were to get preg again. (Please God no) I would want to wait. We didnt for any of the boys, and I wouldnt care either way anyways, so It would be fun. I really hope I never do that tho! haha

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  3. It must be a girl, I just know it! :)

    And praying that baby's cyst goes away ASAP! I'm sure s/he will be fine/ :)

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  4. I'm not really worried about the cyst. The doctor said they usually go away. He said that sometimes when they see these cysts, it could mean the baby has down syndrome, but he checked everything else and it didn't line up with he/she having down syndrome, so we're just going to make sure there's nothing wrong when we go back.

    Thanks for the prayers! <3 You guys rock.

    **I feel like it's probably a boy, but this pregnancy and this baby is acting so much different than conrad did, so maybe it's a girl! That would be awesome too.

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  5. Ohhhhh my eyes filled with tears! How exciting for you! I remember those moments. You look great!!

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  6. Aw, i always loved the ultrasounds. it's so amazing to see just how fast the develop. at 13 weeks, seeing their full profile and it only gets better each week!

    Hmmm, my gut told me boy when i saw the pictures, we'll know soon enough! And i hope/ assume/ am sure that everything is fine with little ones noodle.. it's just going to make them even more intelligent :)

    renee xo

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  7. Yay! So marvelous! We just had our 20 week scan last week and we are waiting to find out too! Praying for your dear little one! This is our first baby and I was crying like crazy during the ultrasound. It was so overwhelmingly beautiful!

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  8. what beautiful pictures, of both your family and baby. i'll definitely be keeping you in my prayers, i'm sure everything with the cyst will be fine, i saw it plenty when i worked for a midwife. happy weekend!! :)

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  9. Beautiful! Congrats. And I will be praying a believing along side you!

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  10. that is so fun! such a special memory. both of my boys noses looked really weird in the ultrasound pics. happy to say that looked beautiful in real life! :)

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  11. I love this! So excited for you!

    xoxo

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  12. i'm saying girl....:) i'm praying for that precious little bun in the oven!

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  13. Aw, so exciting to see the baby! I love ultrasound appointments. What did Conrad think?

    Also, I really admire your patience in finding out the sex. My 20 week ultrasound is on April 21st and even that feels like a long time to wait for me.

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  14. Definite prayers to you, this is so exciting!

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  15. OH! so exciting! what a beautiful moment for you guys. happy weekend! xoxo

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  16. What a sweet day you had as a family!
    Praying for your baby bird...Colton had a cyst on his brain as well. super scary--but like you--leaning into God was my strength & refuge. The positive is seeing the babe in 6 weeks! (that part I loved!)
    Hugs to you!

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  17. Seeing ultrasounds always makes me emotional. Don't fret about the nose... look how cute your son's is! :)

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  18. Congratulations! Will be praying for you and your growing baby!

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  19. Aww, yay baby! It truly is miraculous every time.

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  20. Yay!!!

    Glad you didn't find out. :]

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  21. Hi! I just love your blog! I'm not sure how I even found it, but it has been a blessing to read it and follow along with your sweet family!

    I have a two year old little boy (and a 4 month old baby boy :) ...but wanted you to know our Doctor told us the same EXACT thing with our two year old Case. Scared me to death, we had several other ultrasounds and it did go away on it's own! Just vanished!

    Praying the same thing happens for your sweet baby! :) Can't wait to find out what that baby is!

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  22. oh, this just melts my heart. im sooo happy for you chelsea<3 im praying for your tiny baby bird my love <3

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  23. Oh ultrasounds were like Christmas for me!! How wonderful to have a good friend come along and get some of those sweet shots of your little fam of 3 1/2! I love that your eyes are glued to the ultra sound screen :) Such sweet sonograms (sp?) of your little one.

    And I'm with Jamie above, praying for you & your baby bird, number two! :)

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