Pregnancy is a curious thing. Its amazing the impact someone so small can have over your entire body & mind. At times, the physical effects of this little one growing inside me can be quite unpleasant, the future blessing it will bring far outweighs all the discomforts & inconveniences. To have this experience is to receive a gift, one that I value with humble gratitude.
As of tomorrow, I will be 11 weeks along. Its hard to believe that six weeks have already gone by since we learned of this new “occupant”. My, how time does fly! We had another OB appointment today. Everything had gone smoothly until our doctor tried to audibly find the heartbeat. After trying for a little while, we went next door for an ultrasound…just to make sure nothing was wrong.
No wonder she couldn’t find the beat at first – our little one was bouncing all over the place! As soon as she put the machine on, Baby Leino’s image popped onto the screen, bouncing & waving as though it had not a care in the world. Seeing the life in our child, now looking more like a baby rather than a peanut, hit me in a way I did not expect as it all became much more real to me. At one point, it looked as though it could be smiling!
Since this pregnancy is considered high risk (because of our history with Isaac), there will be some testing & detailed ultrasounds in the weeks to come. A perk of being high risk – you get to see your growing child so much more! This child is already a blessing. We are praying for continued growth, health, & protection as he/she matures each day. At least we know this: our little one is full of energy!