We are pregnant! Yep, that’s right! We are pregnant. If your recall, this past February, I felt the Lord prompt me to not just look at Savannah as a miracle, but to also believe for my own miracle of healing. The next month we got pregnant, but we lost the baby. I took that as a sign of healing, just not the right timing. I kept waiting for my body to get back into the swing of things hormonally, but found myself battling migraines one right after another. I’ve always had migraines, but I tend to get them worse and more frequent when pregnant. I decided to take a pregnancy test, and sure enough it was positive! You would be proud though, because this time I only took one test (last time I took 5)! I had no idea how far along I was, so I called my doctor and we had an ultrasound. We found out that we were 5 weeks 6 days pregnant, and we got to see the heartbeat. It was still early, but I really had faith that this pregnancy would make it. The past few weeks have been full of ups and downs. There are moments that I’m planning on another baby and dreaming up names and nurseries, then there are other moments that I wonder if it will really happen. Today, I’m dreaming of names though!
We went today and had our first official OB appointment! The baby looks great, with a heartbeat of 170 bpm, and measuring 9 weeks. This puts us with a due date January 16th! It was such a relief to see that little body–at only an inch long, Peanut already has a head, a body, a heartbeat, and little arm and leg buds. It was even moving around. It makes it so much more real to see it!
Please believe with us for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Given my last pregnancy’s complications of placenta previa, the chances of another previa are higher. We would really like to avoid that if at all possible. So be praying that the placenta is high in the uterus. We won’t know for a couple more months though.
Well that’s what has been going on in the Chowning household! Savannah isn’t real happy about the news right now, because it means that she has to start eating on her own. She has become quite attached to mommy, but she is slowly learning to enjoy food. My goal is to have her weaned completely by her first birthday (which is a little over a month away!) My how time flies!
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