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Ultrasound
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:54:36 PM »
Please pray for my ultrasound tomorrow. I have a lot of anxiety associated with ultrasounds and going without my husband. My kids and godmother will be there. But it isn't the same as having my husband there. Back when he was deployed the first time and I was pregnant with twins I had to go into have an ultrasound alone at 11 weeks. At that appointment I found out our babies had died.  While I know that this baby is alive (I have seen them alive before at the 15 week ultrasound and feel the kicks right now). I persist in worrying that "something" is wrong. This isn't healthy, I need to enjoy every aspect of this pregnancy but I mostly end up looking back at the miscarriages and loses we have had and worrying. I want to find more joy in my pregnancy and focus less on what I don't have (my husband) and how uncomfortable I am and focus more on the gift of this child. Anxiety is something I always fight. But in pregnancy (especially with my husband deployed) it is worse. And this is the ultrasound that could tell us boy or girl! I am halfway there!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 09:04:18 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 09:04:35 PM »
Please pray for my ultrasound tomorrow. I have a lot of anxiety associated with ultrasounds and going without my husband. My kids and godmother will be there. But it isn't the same as having my husband there. Back when he was deployed the first time and I was pregnant with twins I had to go into have an ultrasound alone at 11 weeks. At that appointment I found out our babies had died.  While I know that this baby is alive (I have seen them alive before and feel the kicks). I persist in worrying that "something" is wrong. This isn't healthy, I need to enjoy every aspect of this pregnancy but I mostly end up looking back at the miscarriages and loses we have had and worrying. I want to find more joy in my pregnancy and focus less on what I don't have (my husband) and how uncomfortable I am and focus more on the gift of this child. Anxiety is something I always fight. But in pregnancy (especially with my husband deployed) it is worse.

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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 09:05:08 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 09:07:26 PM »
Prayers for you....

I too have received bad news at a first ultrasound, going from happy and excited to grief. I will pray for your appt tomorrow and that your anxiety is lifted.

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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 09:07:43 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 09:09:39 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 09:30:28 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 10:33:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 11:11:31 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 11:21:55 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 11:39:41 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 10:12:48 AM »
Lord have mercy on Your handmaiden and her unborn child.

(Hugs, Quinault... I know the feeling.)
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 10:26:13 AM »

Lord, have mercy on thy Handmaiden!

May her child be healthy, and grow good and strong in body and spirit, for the Glory of Christ!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 10:34:30 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009, 12:23:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy! Jarhad Barham!


May her child be healthy, and grow good and strong in body and spirit, for the Glory of Christ!


Amen!

Very best wishes!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2009, 04:30:43 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 04:34:02 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 06:15:16 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy handmaiden and her unborn child.
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2009, 06:26:25 PM »
Thank you for the prayers. Ultrasound went extremely well and we have a very healthy baby girl growing inside of me. :) Her two big sisters and big brother are looking forward to meeting her in 4 months. Everyone was sure this was a boy, but this is definitely a girl. Biggest sis is a little disappointed not to have a little brother coming. But she is getting more and more excited as time goes by.
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2009, 06:28:58 PM »
Congratulations, Quinalt! So happy to hear that things are going as they should.   ;D
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2009, 06:49:15 PM »
wow! many years to not-born-yet girl and her Mother!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2009, 11:46:27 PM »
Glory be to God!

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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2009, 03:40:38 AM »
Congratulations, Quinault! Glory be to God!
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2009, 07:35:51 AM »
Glory to God! Many Years!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2009, 10:17:52 AM »

Thanks and Glory be to God!

Congratulations!

That's wonderful news!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2009, 02:41:48 PM »
Excellent news! Glory to God! Congratulations!

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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2009, 02:50:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your handmaids!

(Congratulations!  My 20 week ultrasound is Monday, when we find out boy or girl, too!)

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2009, 02:53:01 PM »
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2009, 04:29:44 PM »
Glory to God!

Congratulations, Quinault!  :) 
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2009, 12:36:19 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Quinault and her unborn baby girl!
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Re: Ultrasound
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2009, 10:18:53 PM »
Congratulations Quinault on your ultrasound revealing a healthy baby girl!   May God grant many blessings on her and your family.