In case you don't follow Little Lucy Lu on Facebook (and therefore, didn't see the update after my appointment yesterday), I wanted to post a quick update here so that you're not worrying about me! :-)
The ultrasound went perfectly! There is just nothing better than seeing and hearing your baby's heartbeat, is there!? Tears of joy and relief were definitely streaming as soon as that flickering showed up on the screen.
Baby had grown exactly the right amount since the last ultrasound three weeks ago (actually, was measuring one day AHEAD of what the last scan showed! yay!), and everything was in just the right place.
Baby was even wiggling around for us! So cute!
So .... we are looking GOOD!
And I couldn't possibly write this post without thanking all of YOU for your comments, messages, emails, texts, phone calls, and prayers.
I wanted to share one message, in particular, that a reader sent privately. I will not use her name, and I hope she doesn't mind my sharing this, but it is such an awesome testimony of God's presence in this situation and the power of prayer ....
I know you don't know me from Adam, but I've been following your sweet blog for a little less than a year now. (You had me for life at your awesome ladder laundry rack...I'm still searching for "the" ladder!)
I feel compelled to send you this message because, a few months ago I'd been reading your post of the day and started thinking about how cute your family is and the thought of "she should have more kids, I wonder whats up with that?" went across my mind! Low and behold, a week or so later you explained your fertility issues. I started praying for you and your family and at that point was going to send you a message saying so, but life got in the way...sorry. Your announcement the other day about your pregnancy was an answer to so many prayers.
I just want you to know that I believe God placed you on my heart to pray for and you have become a daily blessing and faith builder in my life, even though we probably will never meet in this lifetime. I'm as happy for you and your family as I would be for any of my closest friends! Congratulations and God bless you!!
I wouldn't know where to begin to tell you how blessed I am by the messages like these.
(And there are many!)
I am so fortunate to have not only my real-life friends and family praying for us ... but so many of you, as well. It is just too awesome, and I don't know how to thank you all!
Please know how much I appreciate you taking the time to express your love and concern. And for those of you who may not comment or send messages, but are still holding us in your prayers -- I appreciate you, all the same!
Every prayer counts!
old window chalkboard for 5 1/2 weeks now ... :-)