Hubba, Hubba.

Well folks, I went to the doctor's yesterday and had an ultrasound. Baby A is weighing 4 pounds, 11 oz! baby b is 4 pounds, 15 oz! Hubba, hubba. The boys are measuring 75% in comparison with a singleton pregnancy! Can you believe it? The doctor was so excited and encouraging. She's amazed I've come this far. She wants to take me off the contraction medicine in a couple of weeks. Wow. I'm praying to make it through Mike's finals. I have a feeling he's going to finish the last one and my water is going to break or something :) Right now baby a is breach and baby b is vertex- c-section. I know the positions could change. I've been praying that if I need a c-section that it would be that I just have to have one... no option... like the way they're positioned now. I'd really only like to deliver vaginally if they're both vertex (head down)... otherwise you can have a vaginal birth and caesarean... yikes. Not fun.

Samuel broke Mike's laptop yesterday. Not good. Thankfully Mike was able to retrieve files so he didn't lose all his work for the semester but still... he has nothing to work on! We have no money to buy a new one right now.

We're praying for a job for him. We desperately need the money from a job but I also know I'm going to need him after I give birth. How to make this all work right now. Our solution is to try to make the money we have right now STRETCH as much as possible.

There's been a lot of stress and tension lately that Mike and I have had to work through. Lots of difficulties seem to face us. We're praying and looking to God for help. It's not easy though. We're dealing with Samuel's tantrums, trying to figure out job/money/bills, and much, much more. And YET, God has been so good to us. He has been so faithful. We live in a beautiful home. We have family and friends close by. I have had so much help, love, support, and encouragement. And God is present and near. He is my everpresent help in times of trouble. He knows our needs and cares. I get tempted to worry and fret but I know it's silly- He will Provide! He will take care of us!

Mike's professor was talking about something that he takes comfort in. He said that he is not comforted so much by God's Sovereignty as he is by God's covenant of faithfulness with His people. It's true. God has sworn to Himself to be faithful to us. How beautiful. I have no control over His will or what He decides... but I know that He will be faithful.

God has given us so much. and more than we imagined. I'm a week and a half past the point when I had delivered Samuel. God has given us children. We have TWO working vehicles. Kelsey is in town helping me out. Samuel has recovered from his pink eye. I'm not in the hospital :) Mike was able to retrieve his files. Such good gifts.

And right now I'm content to rejoice. Rejoice that the babies have come this far. Rejoice that God has given us our daily bread. Rejoice that I have the blessing of being a mom. Rejoice that I have hot water, clean water and food. Rejoice that these babies look healthy and are growing well! Rejoice that God has given me precious friends. Rejoice that God has given me His Son, that I am no longer an enemy of God's but His friend, and His child.

Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine.
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Comments

Michelle said…
All great news Jennifer! Whoo Hooo! :)
Ashleigh said…
So glad to hear the boys are weighing in at good amounts!!

Also, this was a very encouraging post. Thank you! We've been going through some stress over the last week and too often I find myself getting caught up in it, rather than determining to trust God through it. I feel like God is really trying to teach me several things right now. I was encouraged by your attitude and perspective.
Anonymous said…
Excellent post, Jen. I applaud your maturity in realizing how good that God is and how He is working miracles in each of your lives.
I am sure that Samuel is dealing with frustrations but he can still be as sweet as as can be and Libby is really growing up. So many blessings, how can we count them all???? He is working in you and through you, and Mike and Libby and Samuel and the "boys" And the kindness of Kelsey to come these weeks to help...what a special blessing she is. We are so thankful for what He is preparing each of you for the works He planned before the foundation was laid. Isn't that amazing.!!!!!
We love you all so much and are eager to meet the "boys"

faf
love you all
faf
Anonymous said…
Excellent post, Jen. I applaud your maturity in realizing how good that God is and how He is working miracles in each of your lives.
I am sure that Samuel is dealing with frustrations but he can still be as sweet as as can be and Libby is really growing up. So many blessings, how can we count them all???? He is working in you and through you, and Mike and Libby and Samuel and the "boys" And the kindness of Kelsey to come these weeks to help...what a special blessing she is. We are so thankful for what He is preparing each of you for the works He planned before the foundation was laid. Isn't that amazing.!!!!!
We love you all so much and are eager to meet the "boys"

faf
love you all
faf
Lizzy said…
thank you so much, Jen for this post!! It was very encouraging to me, personally. I love how you always point to the Savior with a heart of thankfulness and joy and list all of the "little" blessings He daily gives you and your family. Your blog has time and again provoked me to "give thanks in all things"...love ya!
Judy said…
Glad to hear the good news!
anne said…
woohoo! Glad you are doing so well, and growing in Christ!
Sorry about the laptop, if it makes you feel better...Evan (ouryoungest) ripped about 15 keys off our laptop. Nice. Luckily we got all but the g back on...it still works, but it ain't pretty.
Continually praying for you and the rest of your pregnancy.
AmyB said…
Yay Yay Yay! Love you, miss you friend...been praying for you guys!

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