Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What A Week

This is turning out to be such an emotion filled week. Yesterday was a sad day, my Grandmother (my dad's mother) passed away following many years of illness. She is in a much better place and we are all so grateful for that. Her service will be on Friday and I will be off work Thursday and Friday to help prepare for that. I am going over to my parents in a few minutes to help select some pictures for the slide show video. I LOVE looking at old pics and I can't wait to look at basically every year since my parents married in 1974! Please pray for my family this week. It will be a long, difficult week.

Today brought the best news since I heard Baby's heartbeat for the first time, my quad screen came back completely NORMAL! WOOHOO! Of course, we would have been ok either way, but I was nervous about a risk of spina bifida. What a HUGE answer to prayer!!!! My OB told me to just sit back and enjoy tomorrow...our BIG ULTRASOUND!!!!!

Tomorrow will be a HUGE day for us. I cannot believe after two years of IF, two miscarriages, and lots of tears and prayers, tomorrow is the day we find out if we will have a son or a daughter. It makes me cry just typing that out!!!! I CANNOT believe the day is here. I can honestly tell you I don't know how many days I cried thinking about the possibility it may never come. Well, here it is!

Not only do we have the wonderful news of a normal quad screen, but we will get to see the baby in 3D/4D and have a VERY detailed US at the high risk doctor. That was because of the high risk for spina bifida, but my OB told me he feels confident that all will be normal and that I just need to have fun! I doubt I sleep much tonight. Everyone keeps asking me if I think it will be a boy or a girl and I can honestly tell you, not only do I absolutely not care, I have NO idea! I'm always wrong, so I wouldn't want to guess, even if I had a feeling! Ha! Don't forget to vote at the top of the page on our poll. It closes at midnight. Come back tomorrow night (it might be late, we are going out to celebrate my Dad's birthday!) to see if we have...

a sweet, girly girl...

or

a fun, busy little boy?????

12 comments:

Shanna said...

I WILL BE CHECKING YOUR BLOG FREQUENTLY BECAUSE I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR THE BIG NEWS! I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother...your family is in my thoughts & prayers! I am so happy to hear the Quad Screen results...and I know you're so relieved! Happy birthday to your daddy!!!

Michelle said...

Amanda,
I can not even imagine how happy you are tonight and how happy you will be tomorrow. Since you waited so long just as I did years ago this will be so special to you. Your Dr. is right, sit back and enjoy your day. Take it all in!
Can not wait to hear!
Congrats on the other test that it was normal!
God is sure blessing you!!!!!

Lauren said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Your family will be in my prayers. I can't wait to find out if you are having a boy or girl! Congrats on the awesome quad screen results today! God is SO good!

Lianna Knight said...

I am so excited for you Amanda! I can't imagine the emotions that you are feeling today! Can't wait to hear the big news!

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

I'm so excited for you, Amanda! It's been sooooo long since we started this journey on GP and I can't think of anyone who deserves this more. Can't wait to hear the big news!!

Michelle said...

I can not wait to find out what you're having! I will probably be checking your blog and/or twitter constantly today! So exciting!!!!! EEEEEKKKKK! :)

The Ormons said...

What an exciting day it will be to finally find out. Take it all in because it is so great. I am sorry to hear about your loss. We can't wait to find out what your sweet baby will be.

Lauren Kelly said...

Thinking of you today and can't wait to hear the exciting news!!!! :)

Courtney said...

I will say a little prayer for you and your family. At least you have something exciting to look forward to the next few days.

Sonya said...

So glad your scan came back good! Can't wait to see if it's a boy or a girl!

D said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog but just wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers. I'm sorry for the loss of your grandmother. And, so excited that you get to see the baby tomorrow through the 3D ultrasound...so cool!

By the way, you live near the area where I grew up. It's neat to read some of your posts because it makes me feel close to home again!

Amanda said...

Amanda-
I'm so excited for you...today is the big day. I can't wait to find out what you are having. I'm headed off in a few minutes to find out what kind of baby we will be getting. I know you are so excited. I'll be thinking about you.
Amanda Barham