Ok...Moving on! I don't know why, but I was nervous about this appointment. I think I was afraid that they would find something wrong that they had missed before... And we had to wait for a good hour and a half before going back to see the doc. Once back there though, God immediately relieved this fear as the doctor did the ultrasound, measuring head circumference, skin thickness, length of bones in arms and legs, length of feet, etc. Everything was PERFECT! The baby is right on track. He showed us the little face. What a sweet little face!! And what an active little thing!! The baby was moving non-stop, just like Collins was at EVERY appointment!! I just smiled contently watching the screen as I saw this little life moving away inside me. What a surreal moment. It is every time, but this time, even more so given the circumstances. He then moved on to tell us whether Collins and Grayson were going to have a little sister or brother. I had my suspicions, but I had pretty much kept those to myself!! :) At first, the umbilical cord was in the way, so he went to looking at the other things and came back. Then he came back to look again, and the cord was still in the way. I said "come on Jesus, please let us see!" And the next time he went to look... We got a really good look!! And we found out!!! Watch the video below as we announced to my family the news!
DON'T CHEAT... WATCH THE VIDEO!!!
So, the candy that fell was all different colors, but the suckers were all one color!! :)
Now, let me just share with you, we felt that no matter what we heard, it was a little bittersweet. We really wanted a boy because that is what we lost, but we really wanted a girl because we didn't want to feel like he would "replace" Grayson. But we have trusted that God knows our hearts and our emotions and would give us EXACTLY what we needed, so we couldn't be more excited that He choose to bless us with a beautiful baby girl! And last, but not least, her name.
Kinley Pearl Woodward
Her middle name is after my grandma, one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet and someone who has demonstrated Christ to me and our family for many, many years!! We pray that she grows up to be much like my grandma!
Well, that's it for tonight! Sorry to keep you waiting!! :) Again, we covet your prayers for my joy, our hearts and the continued process of healing and for the on-going health of me and sweet Kinley!