Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Way cool!

The other day, as Mason and I were riding in the car, we began talking about the baby. We talked about the usual.... what we think it is and what we will name it. We talked for a while and then Mason said, "You know what I think is so cool!? That God gets to pick out exactly what this baby is and what it will look like." While my first thought was to make this a teachable moment about genetics, I am glad the big lump in my throat stopped me. As tears began to well up in my eyes, the only thing I could say was, "Yeah that is neat." As nothing else was said, I sat with Mason's words and thought..."There it is again, that childlike faith!" You see, Mason at age 11 knows about the birds and the bees but hasn't yet studied biology. I thought, how easily my knowledge of X and Y , recessive and dominant had clouded the wonder of what God was doing in my womb. Remembering how God is soooo into details, I began to smile as I thought of Him selecting the details of this little one. Knitting them all together in a beautiful way. I know this baby will be His perfect selection and creation.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

Being 21 weeks along we have gotten several peaks with the help of the sonogram at what God has been up to:

The latest was last week. The baby was very active and moved around a lot. We got to see it move it's mouth and hands and arms. One neat thing was to see the blood flow from the umbilical cord to the baby. It was an overwhelming feeling of life....flesh and blood; one God is so carefully creating for us in this perfect time of His. Drew and I both talked later at how the moment the blood flow flashed on the screen, something came over us. To think that we are just beginning to get to know this little life that God already knows completely.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;...Jeremiah 1:5

We are so grateful to get a sneak peek at this wonderful gift God is creating for us. And by the way, for those of you wondering, we still purposely don't know what the baby is :)


Henley on the Horn said...

What a sweet post! I love the peak at baby Meadows! What a beautiful little baby! We continue to pray for all of you!

MrsL said...

God is so good! I love those moments when our children reveal the depth of their faith without even realizing it.

Anonymous said...

I am just now learning of your pregnancy. I am so excited for you, Nita! For your entire family. God is so good!


Kristen Shepard said...

Nita, thank you so much for posting these God moments in your daily lives! You continue to be such an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for sharing so openly! May God continue to bless your pregnancy, and your precious family!
In Him,

Paige Stanfield said...

Mason is a wise little guy. :0) Hope you're feeling well!

Victoria said...

I am so happy for you and the newest Meadow ... he/she is such a wonderful part of your family already.

lindsey said...

I'm so happy for you I'll pray for you as you go threw your pregnancie it's amazing what god can do all you got to do is believe in him and he will do you good and I'm alway's here whenever you need a babysitter i LOVE kids I'm sure you've heard that around(:
May God Bless you,