Friday, October 9, 2009

Our Little Blessing!

Today as we were driving home from our CHOP appointment, we were driving on a road that we haven't driven on since we were on our way home from when we went away for our anniversay in February. I remember being on the phone with my OB while traveling on that road. They had done bloodwork to find out the possible cause of why I wasn't getting pregnant. They were calling me with the results from the bloodwork. She had told me that I had MTHFR (a blood clotting disorder), but she didn't know much about it. I remember hanging up with her and being very discouraged and thinking to myself that we (Ian & I) will possibly never have the blessing of children. Little did I know that 2 weeks later I would find out that I was pregnant with our little peanut! Today as we drove down that road I thanked GOD for the sweet little baby that is growing inside of me! Our little Blessing!!

The baby put on a whopping 1lb 4oz since our last growth ultrasound 2 weeks ago! Bringing the baby up to 5lb 4oz! Grow baby grow!! The doctors were thrilled with the growth as were we!! They told me today they won't let me go past 39 weeks. So, we will be meeting our little peanut in 2 1/2 weeks or less!! I have been having ALOT of cramping lately. Everyone I talk to acts like it is nothing. Well, apparently it isn't just anything! My OB told me that if it continues for an hour straight to call them!

Everyone tells me how at the end of their pregnancy they are just ready to be done! I can not relate with that!!! I absolutely love being pregnant! I will certainly be sad when this little one isn't squirming inside of me anymore!

All in all our appointment at CHOP today went very well! Every Friday when I go I pretty much have to be ready to have this baby because at any point they might want to induce me. They acted like if anytime I go and I am at all dialated they are just going to go ahead and induce me! Our next appointment is next Friday if we make it that far!

Tonight we went to my parents for dinner. On our way home I was thinking to myself that the next time we go to my parents we will most likely have our little one with us!!!

Thanks everyone for your prayers! It means alot to Ian & I knowing that so many are praying for us and our little one! Continue to pray that if it is the Lord's will that our sweet baby will be healed!



  1. Ian and Ashley,
    We were just told about your blog and I wanted to let you know that we and our children were praying for you as well.
    May Jehovah Rapha (The God who Heals) perform his wonders and may your baby be born completely healthy.
    The "L" family.

  2. Thanks for sharing the wonderful update!! I'm so thankful that your little baby is growing so well and that you've enjoyed being pregnant. I look forward to reading your updates.
    I'm praying for your family as you wait to meet your sweet baby!

  3. Wonderful news Ashley!! We will continue to pray. Praise God for all He has already done!!

  4. I just realized that you have a blog now, too... and I have been so excited - since finding out you were expecting. So, I am glad I get to finally Post something on your blog ;)...

    Just know that we are praying for you & Ian and our thoughts are often of you. Big Changes ahead...can't wait to meet this little peanut either.