Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I got an intervention


I had a not so great doctor's appointment where they strongly suggested I have a third ultrasound by a perinatologist because baby's femurs measured small. Mind you, I have zero medical history and only had a second ultrasound because I'm measuring small. The first ultrasound was perfect, nothing wrong. In my heart, I believe he's fine and his little legs will play catch up in the womb, just as things grow at different rates. When doctor's tell you things like this, your mind goes into a fog, your heart beats faster and the fear can be overwhelming; enter the Lord.
Following the appointment I randomly went to Taco Bell and ran into my babysitter's mom, who is amazing. I quickly had a meltdown and she immediately put her hand on my belly and spoke with total authority saying, "In Jesus name I pray nothing is wrong!" Can I tell you the instant freedom I felt? So liberating. However, since I'm being so transparent here I'm tempted to take back those anxious thoughts and fears everyday; so taking my thoughts captive and trusting the Lord is my plan of action! 
I welcome any of your prayers and thoughts if you've been down a similar road.


Ascotfriday said...

Praying for you and the little one. God is in control!

katie gray said...

As hard as it is, try not to worry!  When I was pregnant with Adam, a test showed he had down syndrome markers, so then we proceeded with an amnio, etc.  When I had an u/s with Miles, he showed cysts on his brain, so we were concerned about that as well.  As you know, I have two healthy, happy babies.  Praying for you!

gaby said...

you may not know me but I'll keep you in my prayers. Nothing is wrong! everything is perfectly fine!! Everything is how God want it to be, and your baby is just perfect! Leave everything in God's hands and everything is going to be perfect, don't doubt! don't be scared! God is with you! Leave your fears! God is with you, God is with you, everything is going to be perfect! just trust! and I know is difficult, talk to your babe and assure him that everything is going to be fine. God is with you :) 

Aja said...

That baby boy is just fine in Jesus' name!! My OB saw that my little girl's kidneys were dilated and sent me to a high risk OB for monitoring.. and she was just fine! I knew she would be and hated that they alarmed us like that. But they're just doctors. Our God is bigger and in control! Praying for health and wholeness for Bo and comfort and calm for you!

Fran said...

We serve a mighty God!  He's got this under control!  Much love and prayers for you and Bo!

Luz R. said...

You and Bo are in my thoughts and prayers!!! He'll be healthy as can be!!! Trust

Hilary Martin said...

Hi Maria, I have been in your shoes. In fact the two months leading up to my daughter's birth were filled with twice weekly appointments, ultrasounds, and biophysical profiles. She was measuring small all over femurs, arms, head, and abdomen. My doctors were worries about down syndrome, heart defects, kidney problems, and an over all slow growing fetus. We prayed, our friends prayed, our parents prayed and on May 12th I gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl. Yes, she is on the small side measuring in the 10th percentile, but she is perfect just as God intended her to be. 

Anna said...

Our #3 was born with a small hole in her heart. Fast forward through pediatric cardiologist appointments, 2 years of check-ups and encouragement to pray because sometimes these things can "spontaneously close" ... God healed her. No hole. God is good.

I know the story doesn't always end up like ours, but we certainly learned about trusting and rejoicing in the PERFECT life he created.

Your baby is God's perfect creation and a beloved treasure.

Psalm 121:1-2
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Hugs to you, sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

I know you are worried but you have to have FAITH.

Passing on my favorite bible verse..

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

We are due about the same time (I am 35 weeks) and we had a health scare back in February that shook us to the core. I chose to have a targeted ultrasound due to my advanced maternal age and when we went the doctor couldn't find all the necessary vessels in the umbilical cord. She started talking about possible chromosome issues and asked us to return in month to re-check the baby. That was the longest month of our lives. We prayed and prayed.. asking God to give us the peace of knowing HE is in control and that all babies are God's children and perfect in HIS eyes.

We returned a month later to have the ultrasound re-done and all the vessels were present and got a clean bill of health for the baby.

I know you are worried but just know that you are loved and you LOVE that baby. God is in control.. lean on him.


Teresa said...

I am so happy that you were blessed by running into your babysitter's mom. That she was able to pray over your belly and open you to peace is such a gift.

I am praying for your littlest one and that you will continue to remember to trust in the Lord, he is always with us.

Michelle said...

just found your blog.. beautiful family w/ another baby coming (or here?)... PRAYER WORKS! Thank God!!

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