Friday, October 15, 2010

She's a Growin'

Baby Andrey is definitely growing!  We missed a few weeks of pictures due to the stress of everything.  But Nate quickly reminded me we still need to be recording my/her rapid growth. 

Here's a few weeks ago at 23 weeks.  We didn't know what a papaya was, or what it looked like.  So I drew what I thought it should look like.  How did I do?

This picture was taken last night, at 25 weeks and 3 days.  I usually take the bump picture on Thursday's.  This, my friends, is an eggplant.  It feels really weird and it creeps me out.  Turns out I don't know much about fruits and veggies unless they are VERY common.  Like, I definitely know what an apple is! 

We are so in love with this baby!  Please keep her in your prayers.  We see the specialist next Thursday. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010


We're still praying.  We're still scared.  We're still hopeful, still excited to have a baby.  But with all that's been going on, we haven't taken much time to be still.

"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10

I find a lot of comfort in that verse.  There is nothing I can do to help this situation.  I can't eat something different, or go on bed rest, or stand on my head.  If I could do something, I would!  But I can't.  My daughter is in the hands of God.  And that is honestly terrifying and incredibly comforting at the same time.  It's terrifying because I struggle to let go of my desire to control, to do something.  More than it being terrifying though, it's comforting and peace giving to know who is in control.  I'm trusting God probably for the first time in my life.  In a real and bumpy way.  It's not consistent, but it's real trust.  I find that when I remind myself to "be still" I remember He is God.  Nothing is impossible for Him.  Nothing!

I'm super excited to share that we have chosen a name for our little jumping bean (she's quite the mover and shaker in my belly)!  Her name is:

Andrey Grace

Isn't it cute?  We love it!

Our next appointment with the specialist is two weeks from today.  As we approach that date, please continue to pray for our girl.  Pray that it's God's will for complete healing.  We know He can remove this cyst from Andrey.  Pray that Nate and I will take time to be still.  We appreciate the love and support you have all given us.  It's amazing to see people come together to help us "bear our burdens".