Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Full term

Most of these don't tell me much...
The report with the ultrasound
Abraham and I went for our baby's second ultrasound last night.  The doctor showed us several different views of our little one, and said that as far as he can tell, Baby is doing well.  The only problem is that the umbilical cord is still wrapped once around Baby's neck, just as it was when we went for the ultrasound two months ago.  The doctor told us that when the cord has been wrapped around the baby's neck since early on, chances are that there is less problem - the cord is longer - than if the baby manages to wrap the cord late in the pregnancy.

Since we hope that Baby can be born at home with Abraham's grandmother as midwife, it is encouraging to see the continued health and growth.  We will be visiting a doctor in Cholula for a check-up tomorrow.
A basket of baby goodies

A small sampling of the clothing
The church Dios es Amor arranged a baby shower a few weeks ago, and we received a supply of diapers, wipes, creams, and other useful items from the church ladies.  A few weeks later, the mothers and teachers of Puebla Christian School organized a second shower.  They provided more of the consumable items, along with some toys, clothes, a highchair, and other such baby paraphernalia.  

We found this rocking chair cheaply at a flea market
People ask us, "Are you ready for the baby to be born?"  How to respond?  Yes and no.  Can anyone really be ready for a tiny, completely dependent child to come into their lives?  Who can predict how many sleepless nights, how many scrapes and bruises, how many temper tantrums, how much change will come into their lives?  Yet, of course, we are looking forward to seeing our baby's face, to cuddling, hugging, and kissing, to loving and training and learning how to be the parents God wants us to be.

Please pray for us that the remaining time with Baby inside will go well, and that he or she can be born without complications.  Pray also that we will be the parents God plans for us to be.  This is a life-long prayer.

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