Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Becoming a Mom Means Worrying Like One

I became a real mom last week.  I know my baby GIRL (score!  I love baby girls!!) isn't here yet, but...she is here.  She's inside of me.  She's poking me, kicking and turning all over the place.  She is real.  I never realized I'd love her this much before she was born.  She's made me a mom.

We learned at our big ultrasound that Baby Girl Pumm (BGP) has a cyst on her neck.  Her lymphatic system isn't draining properly and it's collecting in the form of a cyst.  We were told she had a 50% chance of having chromosomal abnormalities, namely Turner's Syndrome.  We were told the cyst could get worse and "leak" to other areas of her body ultimately costing her her life.  We were told it might not leak and she would have to have it surgically removed two days after birth.  We were told that surgery isn't a guarantee the cyst is gone and she might have multiple surgeries.  We were told it might just go away "on it's own".  We are scared.

We prayed.  We saw a specialist who did an amniocentesis to check for chromosomal abnormalities.  While waiting for the results we turned to a God who never turns away from us.  He is everything to us, and without Him we would be nothing.

The results came in.  NO chromosomal abnormalities!

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.  Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

We know the Lord heard our prayers and the prayers of our family and friends.  I can't explain the immense gratitude I feel towards Him.  What a big God we serve.  He is mighty to save.  What a blessing!  We ask that you continue to diligently pray for BGP.  Pray for ultimate healing on her tiny body.  Pray that the cyst does just go away "on it's own".  If it does, we know it was God's will for her.  Please pray it does not leak at all!  Pray. Pray. Pray.

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
       for in you my soul takes refuge.
       I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
       until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1

Check out the YouTube video below.  Great song by Hillsong called Mighty to Save.  I believe it!


  1. Love you Lis and that sweet baby girl! Praying for you three daily. xo

  2. I'm so sorry you have to worry about your little one! I know what its like and it is so scary not knowing whats going to happen, yet knowing your precious little girl is going to have so many trials in her first few days of life. If it helps, i found that being educated and finding as much information as i could made me feel prepared. We will be praying for you!

  3. I just happened to take a peek at your blog today to see how things are going. I am so sorry that you have to face such a scary situation. We will definitely be praying for you and your sweet baby girl!