Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pregnancy update: 20 weeks

"He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young." Is 40:11 (ESV)

What a lovely reminder! Not only does God lead, but He leads gently. Even when I begin to fear or succumb to pregnancy emotions, how wonderful to know that our loving heavenly Father is in control.

On Friday, Joshua and I went in for a check-up and ultrasound. (last update here) On the way, I was fearful of what they might find, but the sweet technician didn't know to check for possible placental attachment. As the doctor later pointed out, there's nothing they can do about it now anyway. They will wait and check next time. Much as I would have liked to know now, the shots of the baby were so encouraging.

It's amazing how well formed a baby is at 20 weeks! The vessels and organs, tiny limbs and even the lenses of the eye have formed and were clearly visible. This ultrasound also confirmed that it is "most definitely" a boy.
Waiving hello to the world

Not only does William look healthy, but he is growing really fast. He measured in at 20 weeks--which would make his due date the 3rd of September, rather than the 10th like the last ultrasound indicated. What a blessing--especially after our concerns that he might not be getting enough nutrients. He's growing just fine! (Maybe he's trying to beat his uncle's 11 lb 3 oz!)

Thank you for all your prayers! I am so grateful that William is doing so well and will keep you updated.


Anonymous said...

It looks just like he's praying to me. How precious!


A'yi said...

How sweet, Anna! I'll keep praying for all four of you!:) Tell Rosalie and William :) that A'yi says tah I neeman.:) Thanks for keeping us updated.

Jia Le said...

I'm glad it was a good check up! I assume you will have to have check-ups fairly often to monitor your situation? I'm excited that you are having a boy and I will keep praying for you through all of this.

A. Victoria said...

Did you get your blood tests back yet? I did not see anything about that.

The picture is adorable and thank you for the updates.

Anna said...

We haven't heard anything back yet on the blood work, so I'm hoping that no news is good news. :)