It is still a surprise and a wonderful delight to be carrying a new baby inside my womb yet again. God is very generous with His blessings with our family and I am so grateful!
A little update about the pregnancy, as I have not written too much this time:
We are now 26 weeks along- which is flying by so quickly! Baby is moving lots and has been since week 15 or so. I never had any doubts as to whether baby was growing or moving as there was lots of movement.
With much prayer and some research, we have opted to not use ultrasounds or the doppler (which are basically hand-held ultra-sound machines) for this pregnancy, unless an emergency calls for it. Our midwife has used the old fashioned wooden doppler which is completely safe. Why this decision, you may ask?
Well, you can read all about it here, but for us, as well, we know the womb is a scared place where the Lord is knitting together a baby! Amazing!!! We would like to interfere less and allow Him to do His precious handiwork. We are trusting God. It has been a great relief to allow nature take its course in this pregnancy and not worry too much. We have never had major medical problems (other than my first birth, which ended up in a c-section)- and if one did arise, we would certainly accept medical help but for now, God is taking great care of our little unborn baby. 💕
Of course, we are going with a midwife again – the best midwife – 🙂 – one who has been with me since Leia, who is 5, was born. Our midwife has been the biggest blessing in so many ways. Lord willing, we will also have a home birth. We know things happen and we cannot control our circumstances – we are okay with that. If God decides we need to be at the hospital for a reason, we will go. But altogether a healthy pregnancy may indicate a great chance for another lovely home birth.
Someone commented that everything must be fine with this pregnancy as I “breeze through” each pregnancy. Well, that may have been true when I was in my 20s but I am no longer a spring chicken. 🙂 I will spare you details of complaining, but there is always a cost in personal comfort when it comes to carrying a child. This cost is far outweighed by the blessing of welcoming a new little one into our family.
Now, will it be a little brother for Lazarus or another girl to add to our long line of lovely ladies? Either way, we will be delighted!