Update: Baby A or Baby B?!

29 July 2014

Our appointment yesterday did not go as we'd hoped. But we are still feeling great about the growth and overall health of the babies.

After some minor confusion at the doctors office we discovered that the baby that the doctor originally thought was baby A is actually my sweet baby B. Baby A would be the baby that's closest to the cervix and baby B is the one that's furthest away. At my last appointment I thought to mention it to the technician but I figured she was just getting baby A's picture from different angles because she had the wand high on my belly.

Other than not being able to clearly identify if the piece is missing on the brain, baby B is perfectly healthy. S/he is growing has a perfect four chamber heart and all other working organs. This baby is also the most active and can constantly be felt.

My doctor was rushing me to have all these test done. One of them failed due to insufficient fetal DNA in my blood so I have to retake it. She also wants me to do an MRI to take a better look at the baby. After talking it over my husband and I decided that we won't do further testing until our babies have grown larger and when we are comfortable. Our doctor has been trying to let all the results come in before my twenty weeks so we could have an option to terminate the pregnancy if something is seriously wrong.

Because of your prayers and my faith in God I had peace even after the appointment. Our babies mean the world to us and are God's promise to us. The fact that the option is even hanging over our heads seriously offends us. Especially as I have been open with my doctors about how we got here. I'm not trying to make anyone else feel bad about choices they have made or would make in a worst case scenario. I'm usually never one to post about controversial topics but abortion goes against my foundation of beliefs. I could never harm my baby intentionally when I know God created his or her life for a reason. The very fact that I am pregnant today was because God lead me into a fast to end abortion. Also with out clear diagnosis even if my mind were open to the possibility it's not a choice I could make without being sure. In which case there is never any surety until the baby is born.

We've made it clear that we won't be doing anything invasive to disturb the home of the babies. We will continue our pregnancy with confident hope that God in his infinite power and might will heal our baby should anything really need to be healed.

Today I am pregnant. Our babies are alive and growing. They have promise over their lives and we are giving them every benefit to fulfill it. I ask that you continue to pray for us and our babies. That God would continue his workmanship and that they would be whole. Thank you for your prayers so far they mean so much to us!

22 comments:

  1. Wow Charity, I am in awe of you and your husband's strength and faith...God continue to be with all 4 of you!!! xoxoxo :)

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  2. Praise God babies are doing well so far! Keeping your little family in my prayers!

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  3. When I was pregnant my daughter had a risk of spina bifida. My doctors had suggested tests to screen for both spina bifida and downs syndrome. I didn't want to take them. I asked our genetic counselor if the tests were necessary and she said, "Let me ask you this. If you found out your child had either of these issues, what would you do?" I said, "What do you mean?" She asked if we would abort. I said absolutely not. She said. "Then you don't need these tests." So I never got them. And my daughter was 100% healthy. But even if she had either of those conditions, I would have loved her just the same. Like you said, I am not in any way judging people who make different decisions, but for me, I wanted her no matter what. You and your hubby do what you feel is right for your babies. God will take care of the rest. I am praying for you sweet friend. (And those precious babies!) ♥

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  4. God can do mighty things.... step back doc. Let the Might Physician work here :)
    Still praying for you all!!

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  5. Praying!! Dismissing all negative words spoken of your womb and babies and believing for a healthy, full term pregnancy with healthy babies!! praying!

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  6. We are praying for you all and your sweet babies! Our Father is with you and your sweet babies and His will is always best! I love your attitude and strength in your faith, let word of God be the only ones that enter your heart!!!

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  7. Man. Tough stuff friend! I can't imagine the heaviness of everything the doctors are saying to you! And having to even hear a person speak about willingly ending these babies lives. I'm so sorry this is not easy... and I do NOT even attempt to understand your heart at the moment. But I will continue to pray for health for all of you, peace for you and your hubs, and understanding, whatever comes to pass.

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  8. Hi. I'm a new follower. I found you through Waiting for Baby Bird and was instantly drawn to your story and led to pray for you and your sweet babies. I'm believing with you that God is going to allow both of those precious little lives to born healthy and whole.

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  9. I will continue to pray for you and your babies. I admire the strength and courage you and your husband have by holding on to your faith.

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  10. So happy to read this update and can feel your peace coming through in it. Although our situation wasn't the same exactly, we also opted to do no invasive testing, because at the end of the day if they found something our decision would have been the same...not to terminate. I think you are being smart by being conservative with your approach. If they aren't even certain what they're looking at, additional testing can something snowball and cause undue anxiety that's not even needed and which won't change your own course of direction anyway. Keep believing for the health of those babies Charity!

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  11. There so much to say (sort of). But I want to say that I'm smiling grinning over here amazed at our God! Thank You Jesus! I had a dream a week or so that you were smiling and trusting God, speaking with faith that He is going to continue His work in your babies lives. It was such a good dream. We love you!

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  12. I am continuing to pray and speaking LIFE and WHOLENESS over both babies. God works suddenly and what we see today doesn't have to be what we see tomorrow. Love ya girlie! xo
    waitingforbabybird.com

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  13. God's will will definitely be done. Thanking God for your convictions and your trust in Him throughout. xoxo

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  14. Your babies are going to be the toughest strongest little things out there with what they've been through already! They, and you both, are in our prayers Charity! Your a tough woman who knows the grace and power of an almighty God! Love your strength xx

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  15. Definitely feeling the peace coming through in this post. I've been feeling this type of peace from God in my own pregnancy lately. What else is there to do when all else is out of our control? All we can do is pray and leave it in God's hands. God has "“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Stay strong Charity. You are an inspiration. xx

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  16. I have so much respect for your beliefs and your bravery in sharing them. Those babies are very lucky... They are so loved. And you're all in my prayers.

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  17. Love you and those babies!!

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  19. Love your faith, Charity. Praying with you that your babies will be healthy and strong. Hugs.

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  20. I hear of doctors recommending abortion all the time and it breaks my heart, but to even consider offering abortion to someone who went through fertility treatments to get pregnant in the first place... That's even worse. Praying your babies are beautifully healthy whether one is extra special or not.

    By the way there is a lady at my church that her grandson was born with only half of his brain, but after many prayers God miraculously gave him the other half. So even if your child is confirmed to only have part of his/her brain, God can still change that. God does miraculous things every day and I have no doubt that He can do it for your children too.

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