"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Melt My Heart

Out of necessity, my husband spent the last few days at home helping with the children. This morning, he returned to work. When Elizabeth woke up, she asked me, "Is Daddy home?" I replied, "No, sweetie, he went to work." Her response melted my heart, "But I need him."

9 Weeks

I intended to share the photo below last week, but we have been busy. Last week, my doctor did another ultrasound and I was amazed to see how much this baby had grown in one week. This little one was moving all over the place and the head, arms, and little legs were very obvious. When I arrived home and showed the children the picture, there was no need for me to point out the baby's head and arm. We are all very excited and praying for the youngest member of our family.

Heart Rate: 169 beats per minute

Monday, October 03, 2011

8 Weeks

On Wednesday, I went to my first doctor's appointment. At the recommendation of a friend and her doctor's office, I went to see a perinatologist. Seeing the perinatologist included having an ultrasound. This isn't the first ultrasound that I have had with a tiny little baby (I saw Theresa on ultrasound at 6 weeks); however, it is the first time that I was told so much. I heard this baby's heartbeating at 174 beats per minute and was told that the baby is 1.67 cm from head to bottom. I also saw the baby's little legs and arms when the doctor came in and ran the ultrasound again. The picture on the screen was clearer and easier to see than the photo below.

The yolk sac is underneath the baby's bottom on the left
and the baby's head is on the right.
Please keep this litttle one in your prayers.

Prayer for St. Catherine of Siena's Intercession
Humble virgin and Doctor of the Church, in thirty-three years you achieved great perfection and became the counselor of Popes. You know the temptations of mothers today as well as the dangers that await unborn infants. Intercede for me that I may avoid miscarriage and bring forth a healthy baby who will become a true child of God. Also pray for all mothers, that they may not resort to abortion but help bring a new life into the world. Amen.
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