So, here's what my lovely belly looks like now:
Sorry, not the best shot, because I had to turn the flash off so it wouldn't glare against the mirror, but you get the idea!! That's baby girl in there! She's been moving around like CRAZY! In fact, I asked Mark the other night, "Can a baby ever move tooooo much?!" I already knew the answer to that was 'no', but she was keeping me awake!! :-)
If some of you don't know, baby has a few kidney issues that we're keeping an eye on, and I'll get another ultrasound in a couple weeks to check up on her again. She has two cysts growing--one IN her kidney, and one on the outside that is partially blocking the flow of urine coming out. Therefore, it is very enlarged, but still functioning! Her other kidney is perfectly fine. We all know, and I am living proof, that we can survive with one kidney, so at least we know one of them is functioning normally! Thank the Lord! My two-year-old, Luke, also had a kidney issue that they found in utero and his cleared up completely on his own and he's totally healthy! So, the moral of the story is to *NOT* worry, (which I feel like I'm doing a pretty good job of), because there is nothing that I can do.....I have to remember that God is in control. And, to just trust that all will be just fine! Which, I'm positive it will be!!
We are SUPER excited for this little one to arrive!! I will post pictures soon on the progress of her room, and I'll also fill you in on another "arrival" that came on Friday!! (A non-human arrival!!) But, something we *NEED* before baby girl is born!
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, a REWARD from Him."