Anomaly & Gender Scan Today

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Today we go in for an ultra sound and it’s the big, exciting and greatly anticipated appointment where we find out the gender of our precious baby! We are so pumped and excited to know that we FINALLY get to know if we are having a little boy or a little girl. Eeeek!!!

Though today is exciting, there’s a small part of me that’s trying not to worry. See, not only do they do a gender scan but it’s at this ultra sound that they do what they call an anomaly scan. From what I understand, the ultra sound is not short and quick like our previous ultra sounds, but more lengthy because they will be looking closely at Baby Gray, taking pictures and measurements and making sure there are no indications of anything abnormal.

Ever since we went “public” with what we have gone through, there has been this little fear in the back of my mind asking if the sorrow of our baby journey is not over yet. What if now we have our biggest hurdle we’ve gone through yet, and bad something is going to happen so God can once again continue to use us for his glory and draw people unto. And through our struggles I felt really close to God so what if he causes something bad to happen so he can continue to show me his love.

I was sharing this fear with a close friend these fears and she first reminded me 1) that’s it’s not us that lead people to Christ. God does that. There are other ways that God can use us to lead people to him other than sorry, loss and devastation.

2) God does not show his love by hurting his people. How bad of an example would that be if the only way parents showed their children love was by hurting them?

3) Instead of expecting the bad, I need to expect the good. I am God’s child and his word says that “surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:60). Now of course, that doesn’t mean I’m saying, “I’m Christ’s daughter so therefore my life is going to be perfect and nothing will ever go wrong.” We all know that not to be true. However, I will expect and anticipate God’s best for me and rest in His plans that he has for me – plans to prosper and not to harm me (or my child) and plans to give us all a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Whatever happens, we will NOT be walking through this alone.

Here’s to not being perfect all the time and still working through our struggles and questions. Thanks for reading 🙂

We’ll be publically announcing the gender tomorrow! Ahhhhhhhh!

6 thoughts on “Anomaly & Gender Scan Today

  1. Cannot wait to hear the news! Your little one is a wonderful gift from Above and will be showered with the love and joy of your family every single day! Love you guys!

  2. Woop Woop! Will be praying for you and for a healthy baby! So happy for you guys. Boy or Girl, that baby will be such a blessed child to have you guys as his/her parents.

  3. Hey! It’s been super busy lately, and I JUST got the opportunity to read through your entire blog. A HUGE Congrats to both of you. While I have been blessed with babies, I have several close to my heart who have struggled. When I was at your In Camera workshop in Atlanta, I remember someone asking about babies for y’all, and I immediately recognized the look on your face when you responded. I’ve seen it many times as people would ask my sister and other friends about when they would start have kids. I’m so excited for you & baby Gray!!! Praying for peace for you today and great news to share with everyone!

  4. God bless you! These are amazing truths and I am praying hard for you today! I have the same fears, and I’m not even pregnant yet. Reading through this blog has been a blessing.

  5. I can definitely relate to your worries and anxieties, this whole last pregnancy of mine, I always had in the back of my mind “what if?” And God kept pushing those thoughts away and showing me how much He loved me and our family and how it was a such a gift that He was allowing our family to grow again. Casting my cares and worries on HIM is what I needed to do, lot’s and lot’s 🙂 and that moment that you hold your precious baby in your arms one day, will be the most joyful moment of your life. God bless you as you continue in this journey!

  6. I just read this post and had to say that I think your fears are completely normal! As the parent of a three year old toddler and now a 12 week old newborn, I can honestly say that I’ve felt many of those same worries and concerns. But your friend is right – Heavenly Father blesses us with children and yes, it’s not a guarantee that everything will be perfect, but He wants to bless us and give us the opportunities to grow that having children will bring.

    Happy news that your baby is doing great and I’m sure there will be many more happy days ahead!

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