Monday, June 13, 2011
Emmie update: 7 Months
Sorry for the long silence on the Emmie front. We have had a roller coaster couple of months. At 6 months they diagnosed Emmie with Inter uterine Growth Restriction, plainly put she was not growing symmetrically or at the proper rate. The doctors proceeded to do additional tests to confirm this diagnosis. We had an appt at the end of May to go in and decide if they would induce labor at 30 weeks or try to wait a bit longer. In the midst of this Austin got some exciting news at work (although not the best timing) that he would be working for long stints in NYC over the summer. While we were thrilled for the opportunity for him, we/I was overwhelmed to the face appointments and news alone. We told a few of our closest friends and family here in Houston who have been immensely helpful and supportive. My best girl friend, Natasha accompanied me to my appt with the specialist.
And something miraculous happened.....the Lord healed our Emmie. At the end of May when they looked at her via sonogram she looked perfect. After the three preceding sonograms of bad reports it was amazing news! She went from under the 20th% to the 50th%! Her abdomen which had been the main source of concern had caught up with the rest of her body.
I am now 32 weeks (8 months). We have a follow up with the specialist June 28th to confirm the good news. We would love your prayers for that appointment.
Despite all the ups and downs of our journey to meet each of our children the Lord has molded them perfectly. We feel so blessed and so excited to meet this precious girl...just as she is. Perfect in her Lord and just the way He made her.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Thank you all for your reading along with our journey. No matter the bumps or scrapes, we know it is for the glory of God.