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Saturday, September 05, 2009

baby update

Well, I went to my ObGyn for my first appointment on Thursday. It was completely uneventful, as I only met with a nurse and really only did paperwork. No bloodwork. No exam. It was very hard to leave the fertility clinic. I KNOW them. They KNOW me. I have relationships there. But my nurse Thursday was great. She was stunned to hear Joe and I are both twins. She said she couldn't believe we're only having a singleton.

It has been a fun last couple of week, seeing people and sharing the news. Lots of hugs and more tears than I ever expected! People I never thought would care so much are really WEEPING when they find out. I love feeling the prayers that have built up for the last 2 years being outpoured in emotion for us. We are blessed beyond measure and constantly hear of more and more people who have prayed without ceasing for our little one.

My favorite prayer story yet though, comes from the Dill family. If you are not a WW pal, you may recall a post from last year with Joe asleep on the floor with 2 little blonde boys. Those are our boys...Connor and Mac. Now they have a new little sister added to the mix. While their momma was pregnant, Mac (who is 4) started asking me all the time if I had a baby in my tummy. One night back in May he asked his Mom, "where is Joe and Rachel's baby?" She told him we don't have one. To which he replied, "They are married! They are supposed to have a baby!" Lauren told him God doesn't give babies to everyone. "He should give one to them. We need to pray for their baby." So every night for the whole summer, when Mac said his prayers, he finished with "please give Joe and Rachel a baby." And God answered. And while I know hundreds of people have been praying, part of me thinks this is thanks to the earnest heart of a child. Thanks Mac.

4 comments:

Chad, Jennifer, and Hudson said...

Wow! What an awesome story! I got chills! Someone is raising a really sweet kiddo!

Lauren said...

We love you guys and can't wait to meet your precious baby.

Adam & Carrie Tungate said...

Get used to the uneventful doctor's appts. They are pretty much ALL like that, but take it as a sign that things are going well. You'll only need more attention if there is a problem or something in particular going on outside the "norm." Are you going to dr appts monthly now or will it be more often? Anyway, that was a sweet story...kids are the best!

Amy said...

OH MY WORD RACHEL! That is the sweetest story! It made me cry! :) Congratulations again! I wish I was there in person to jump up and down, scream and hug you! You know I would...you know I did when I read your post on facebook. ;)

Love and miss y'all!