Nathan and I had our appointment yesterday, and it went great! They just checked the baby's heartbeat and my vitals etc. The baby's heart is beating a strong 147 beats per minute. And, I have actually gained weight now — 5 pounds! So, we were told we would be scheduling our next ultrasound at this appointment for a few days following the appointment, but the nurse came into our room and said, "Ok, great, your ultrasound is scheduled for April 7th, and this is when you will find out the baby's gender and also they will thoroughly check the baby's heart and other vital parts." I said to her, "You're kidding right . . . April 7th??!! We can't wait that long to find out if this baby is a boy or girl!! Is there anyway to bump that up much closer to now?" Well, to make a long story short, they couldn't move the appointment. SO . . . Nathan and I got in the car and immediately called this place called, Stork Vision, a retail ultrasound location where we can pay to get a gender determination ultrasound! For a mere $125, we get to know on Saturday if it's a boy or girl, and it comes with 8 photos, a DVD, and a CD of all the images! That is well worth our money to save us the anxiety over the gender of this baby!!! We are thrilled.
I really think it's a boy, but we will find out for sure tomorrow!!! I have dreamt we had a boy 3 times since I was pregnant, and also about 2 years ago, I had a very vivid dream about having a baby boy and I actually saw his sweet little face! He had Nathan's eyes.
My really good friend Magen and her husband Keith prayed for their son when she was pregnant that he would have his blue eyes with brown hair, and that he would be the most happy baby . . . and many other things that God granted them!!! We are praying that this baby will have Nathan's eyes, but with my perfect vision! We pray that God would bless us with the most healthy baby, with a heart that desires God fervently, that they will be so intelligent with God's wisdom and peace, that they would be a happy baby and more importantly, a happy person, and also that they would be so radiantly beautiful or handsome.
God has shown me these scriptures to pray Colossians 1:3-14 over this baby:
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints— 5the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth. 7You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our[c] behalf, 8and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[d] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption,[e] the forgiveness of sins.
Oh God is SOOOOOO amazing. These are our specific prayers over this baby.