Thursday, November 11, 2010
25 weeks today!
We're 25 weeks along today! I visited the clinic today, and my blood pressure was down to 112/78 so I didn't have to visit the hospital like I thought I might have to. The first time they took it, it was higher, but it went down just a few minutes later, so they counted the best one of the two on my chart. I think we're going to make it just fine through this pregnancy...I just need to have faith. This morning Kris and I prayed together and I prayed and read one of my favorite verses, Zephaniah 3:17. I tried to just really focus on the meaning of all of the words in this verse. It says that The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will quiet you with his love, and he rejoices over you with singing. I know that I've talked about this before, but can you just imagine our Heavenly father "quieting" us with his love...you know...when your child is crying, you just try and quiet them by holding them in your arms and talking quietly to them...ahh...I love the thought of letting Jesus do that for me! I also just can imagine him singing a song...about me...to me...sounds pretty selfish, but that's how much our Savior loves us...really He does! Can you even imagine it...it's hard for me to believe sometimes, but I know it's true! Anyhoo, we've made it to 25 weeks! Yay! If we were having a normal delivery, we would have 15 weeks to wait, but since we're having a scheduled c-section, we only have 13 whole weeks left, and possibly a few days of the next one! If she delivers us 10 days before the due date, our sweet Valentine will be here on February 14th! So excited! I think we have decided on the name, Claire Elise Alexander...Kris and I both just really like it...and if she comes out a boy, he will be Palmer James Alexander...either way, we are so incredibly blessed!