I haven't blogged in a while. I do want to keep everyone updated in our journey with sweet Andrew. I am 38 weeks pregnant and we will probably go in to be induced on March 7th. (Unless Andrew decides to come early.) We will confirm this date with my doctor on Monday. The last sonogram I had was at 32 weeks. Andrew's organs look good, and his face doesn't seem to have any kind of deformities, but his limbs and abdominal measurements were reported too small/short. Basically, everyone is saying that the first step will be breath. He needs to be able to breath on his own, and his measurements don''t predict that will be likely.
God causes growth. We are asking Him to stretch out Andrew's arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, neck, and abdominal region. We are also believing that his spine be straightened to have a natural curve. We are contending for his full and complete healing!
I am going to start a 10 day count down on the 27th of February. It's getting a bit harder to not give into worry and fear as his actual birthday approaches. It's easy to think about all the what if's. We are not living in denial, we just desire to fully live each day. Walking in worry, anxiety and fear of the unknown doesn't allow us to fully live. We have to daily choose to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith. We also continually remind ourselves that NOTHING is impossible with God. NOTHING. He has given us His Spirit, and instructed us in His word to put on His full armor. We can use His word to battle with! He has also given us a wonderful community to help hold our arms up in this battle! We are blessed!