April 26, 2012

it's official

well, folks.  I've been trying to figure out how to return from the blog-world hiatus with this news, so I guess I'll just come out and say it.

I'm pregnant.

The baby has bumped.  There's no hiding this belly. 17 weeks along, the baby is currently the size of...wait for it...an onion.

You read it right. An onion. Kind of weird. Not as cute as a raspberry or a peach, but that's how life goes.

Yesterday we heard the heartbeat, and it was very reassuring to hear it beating fast and strong. There's a real human in there, growing very, very quickly.

I will be sharing more details of this journey in the future, since last I shared on this blog was talk about adoption/not having babies biologically. It has been quite the process, and I am looking forward to sharing the ups and downs and ins and outs. But for now, I will sum up with the following truths:

God is extremely faithful, we are so thankful for this baby, and while these past four months have been very different than what I would have asked for in an ideal situation, God has stayed true to the promises that we clung to when my mom was dying of cancer:

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2)

Stay tuned.