I have a few posts planned for this week, but they were pretty much eclipsed by the happenings of this morning. Most importantly, please keep a dear friend and her baby in prayer. Baby D is expected about a week or so after Baby CL, and we couldn't be more excited about the timing. Our friend is experiencing some bleeding, so please pray for the safety and healing of her and Baby D. Baby D is growing and heart is beating, all excellent signs! But of course, we're worried, so many prayers and offering up is very, very appreciated.
Dear Lord, please hold Baby D in the palm of your hand. We pray for his/her continued health and thriving to full term, when he or she will meet their family with much anticipated joy. We ask this in Jesus' precious name. Amen.
I'm feeling even more emotional than usual today, which is really saying a lot :-\ Somehow, we'll get through this. God uses everything for good.
And now for Baby CL's World...
I went in for my viability/dating ultrasound this morning, and happily, Baby CL was in there comfortably wiggling around. Given that multiples run in my family (my first cousin had fraternal twins, and my grandmother had triplets :0) I was a bit relieved to discover that there is just one baby in there :) Not that multiples aren't a blessing, because of course, they are. That would just be a blessing that may result in the Catholic Librarian having an emotional breakdown. So, one healthy baby, with a strongly beating heart, measuring right at 9 weeks. My due date is officially May 23rd 2011. We couldn't be happier. I see the doctor a week from today.
Early prediction: I know, I know, these are fairly worthless. But I chart (pretty anally so), and so I am basing it on some factual data. It's just that there is so much about the body going into labor that we will never understand, so you have to take it with a grain of salt. I had Hank at 39 weeks 1 day, and in retrospect I shouldn't have been surprised. I figured first baby means it takes longer. But I conceived him early in my cycle, so 6 days early make perfect sense. With this baby, it won't be quite that early. But I also don't think I'll go tremendously late (ha! famous last words for uncomfortable pregnant women). I think I'll have this baby right near my due date, possibly a day or so afterward. SO. My prediction is approximately May 24th or 25th for us to glimpse Baby CL's cute face for the first time. We'll see if I'm right :)