Monday, July 15, 2013

Hat trick

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. (Psalm 139:13-15 NIV)

On Friday, July 12 I had my 22 week anatomy scan.  The baby looks great.  We were also able to determine the sex of Baby Krost #3:
Another baby girl will be joining us in November!  It's a pink hat trick! 

I have to say I was very surprised when the ultrasound tech announced the sex, as I was convinced I was having a baby boy.  I am carrying this baby lower, my symptoms have been different from my first two pregnancies, and the baby's heart rate was in the 140s.  All old wives' tales, I know.  But still.

But as I allowed the news to settle in, I realized how fortunate we truly are.  We are having a healthy baby, and my pregnancy is progressing very normally and uneventfully. We have lots of girl "stuff" already, which certainly cuts down on the costs of raising a child. But most importantly, Baby Girl Krost is joining an established family who knows how to love and raise up strong, intelligent, God-loving girls.

So now I'm in full-out baby preparation mode.  It's a good thing Pinterest wasn't around during my first two pregnancies.  Baby names, nursery paint colors, and cloth diaper stashes are in the front of my  mind.  But a few times a day I am able to stop and pray over the ever-strengthening movements in my belly. I am trying to still and center myself and enjoy the last half of what will likely be my last pregnancy.  I am blessed to be part of a miracle.  

Thank you for your prayers.  Keep them coming.  I've done the math, and there will be at least one teenage girl in my house for over a decade.  

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