Monday, February 27, 2012

Feel Down? Give Away!!!!

I really feel pretty ashamed of myself for feeling so "bleh" these last few days.  There is nothing to be that way about AT ALL.  It was early.  I got the ultrasound report back—it was a beautiful little 1.14cm x .043cm x .075 gestational sac with a 4mm yolk.  As much as I love Dr. P down here, his equipment is NOT the same as Shady Grove's so, it stands to reason that not much more could be seen as early as 5w6d.  Like I already said, nothing was seen for either of the boys that early, and when it WAS seen, it was slow cardiac activity, so odds are it had just started.

We are already just so attached to this little one.  Truly.  So I just hate not knowing definitively that everything is fine.

Then again, do we ever?
Sigh. I've been blah.  But that is just not ok with me, especially in light of so many I know of who are hurting and suffering.  So, one of the things that I know doesn't seem natural, but is SO true, is that when one is feeling blah, the best way to fix that is to serve or to give.  So, I'm going to do a giveaway.

I've said it before.  Luke LOVES the PraiseBaby videos.  So do I.  Heck, even John walks around the house humming!

So, I'm going to give one away on Friday.  To enter, just tell me what you think the baby's heart rate is going to be. (Because I WILL see a heartbeat.)  I'll help give some idea...typically at this point, the heartbeat is 90-110.  Matthew at 6w1d was 102 and Luke at 6w2d was 88 (yeah, remember me freaking out about how that was a bit slow???!!!).  I'll be 6w6d on Friday.

Whoever gets it, or closest, wins.  In the event that there are multiple correct guesses, I'll go with the first one...maybe.  Maybe I'll just give more!

In the meantime, friends...thank you for praying for us and sending us love and encouragement.  We are so, so grateful.  Our cups runneth over.


  1. 123 :)
    I've been following you for a long time. Want you to know that I'm praying for you and your little one

  2. 101! I am praying desperately hard for you and your little one.

  3. I'm going with 103 - but really just hoping you get the little heartbeat - whatever the rate might be ;)

  4. For some reason I'm thinking this little baby will surprise us all ... I'm gonna guess 111. And ... I love you.

  5. I'm thinking 105!!! Love the optimism!

  6. 106 just popped into my head! :)

  7. 112

    And, now, I begin another countdown to Friday :)

  8. 90. I appreciate your honesty about the good and the bleh. Praying for you.

  9. I'm thinking 102!

    Thinking of your family, praying for you all.

  10. 91!

    (fingers crossed and loads of love coming your way!)

  11. 119

    We have been and will keep praying for your family! Can't wait to hear the good news (and praise God) Friday!!

  12. I am guessing 109. And I am praying very hard for you and your family!

  13. Hi,

    I'm finding you for the first time through ICLW. I'm just writing to say I hope everything goes well for you and your little one.

    Best wishes,



  14. Praying for you (sometimes hourly)and I will go with 113 as the heart rate for this little one.

  15. I'm going with 106. Prayers for you all!