Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15th...

Back in April, on this post, Shane and I had just found out that I had a fibroid tumor and that we had a 50% chance of seeing Bree earlier than planned. That day, Dr. Hannah told us that we need to get to June 15th, 28 weeks, that would be the day that we would have over a 90% chance of survival for Miss Bree. We were also told that if she was born that day, she would have a long road ahead of her, but that was the day. He also said that there would be a good chance of me going on bed rest as late as July, maybe even earlier. We all prayed that Bree would wait until at least June 15th and that we would all be able to deal with an early arrival. As well, we were all concerned and prepared for me going on bed rest very early.

Today is the day!! At our last appt, Dr H said I was doing great and looked perfect. He, as of last week, did not foresee any reason for bed rest! Things are going so much better than we planned and I cannot be more thankful!! I feel better than I have all pregnancy and have more energy than before. I constantly feel this chunky baby inside me, letting me know that she is okay and going to stick it out as long as we need! Her room is almost done, our big Bree Bash is next week, we could not be more happy or excited!! This whole pregnancy is a true testament to us that God has had His hand on me and this sweet baby the entire time! I get so caught up in work, raising two little ones, family, and everything, that sometimes it takes something big to knock me back and truly be thankful for the life I have been given! Bree is a true little miracle and is going to be an angel added to our family! I know every time I look into her eyes, I will see how we were blessed once more to our family of then 5! In no longer than 9 short weeks, we will be holding her!!

So here is to the start of the third trimester, getting bigger, more aches and pains and a hot summer!! I would not trade it for the world!!!!!

24 comments:

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaaaay!!! i am so glad everything is going so well and that you are feeling so great!! You are doing such a great job Mama!! i am so happy for you guys! Praise God!!!

Kristy said...

Yay for a healthy little Bree! SO glad she doesn't want to come out yet!

Tara Gibson said...

time has flown by! I am so glad bree has stayed put and is getting healthier every day! Cant wait till next weekend!!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

What a blessing! How very exciting for you!

alyssa said...

that sure was a scary time for you guys....but God is so good!!!! so glad Bree is hanging in there & can't wait to meet her!!

LyndsAU said...

I am so glad things are so good! :) I can't wait to meet her :)

PS-will you email me so we can chat about JD. i have met with a consultant and am probably going to use them but i want to talk to some people who have ordered from them before. Thanks :)
lynzau@gmail.com

AmyT said...

I am SO SO SO happy for you guys - I have been praying for you and will continue to! She is going to be a beautiful wonderful little girl!!! I can't wait to see pics of her room!!! Take care of yourself!!

My name is Megan... said...

God is good! he answered our prayers :) Glad things are going good and take it easy! (better said than done, I'm sure)

Maggie said...

That is SO awesome, Rachel!! Praise the Lord!!! =)

amywelborn said...

That is so awesome Rachel...God does answer prayers!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

That is so wonderful! =)

Just stumbled on your blog.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I am so happy for you!! What a huge blessing that is! I'm sure you can breathe much easier now :) So glad the doc said you are clear of bed rest too. PTL!!

Suzette said...

What a wonderful blessing! Praise Jesus!!! :)

Ashley said...

Rachel, I just get chills reading your post because I know how much this baby means to the Brown family. She is such a miracle, all babies are such a true blessing from God. After my miscarriage I was scared to death to be pregnant! Well here I am with a 2 week old and healthier than ever, and she is fabulous and beautiful! God wants us to be happy, and he fulfilled that in me with Avery. I know Bree is meant to be her, and afterall, her and Bree are besties so we are just waiting for now! I can hardly wait! Love you and thinking about you! I can't wait to take care of you and cook for you when she gets here, as you have done for me. You are the best! XOXO!

Jessica said...

Don't scare me like that!!! You canceled Bachelorette on me and I didn't know why and then I start to read your blog and I was like OMG what happened on Monday. Then I finish and thank god everything was all right. See ya on Thursday!!!!

morewineplease said...

Praise God!! That is so awesome and so good to read your good news!

YAY!!

Heather said...

YAY for good news!! PTL!! Will keep praying for you and a continued healthy pregnancy!

Blue Night Designs said...

That is great news, good job mommy! :)

Snoodle Family said...

Hi! I "found: your blog from reading Amy's blog. Her and I went to school together. :)
Anyways, I am glad that you are doing well! My little girl came at 35 weeks, and we brought her home with us three days later! She was a miracle from the start! So I will be keeping you and Bree in my prayers!
jenn

Brooke Bertalan said...

Yay Bree! You grow girl! (Ok a little cheesy). I am so happy that you and Bree are still doing great. Yes, God is taking very good care of you. I can't wait to see her. I have a feeling that she is going to be such a doll.

amy (metz) walker said...

That's so great that things are going so well & it's evident God's hand is protecting you! Praying for a long trimester and Miss Bree!

CAMoore said...

I can't believe its already your last trimester!!!!!! WOOO WHOOO!

Becky said...

Rachel, so many people have been praying for you and Bree. Isn't it wonderful that we have a loving God to turn to when things get scary and uncertan. Keith and I have admired your stamina and your faith during this time. Can't wait to hold our little Bree. She has such a huge welcoming crowd waiting for her.

writing4612 said...

Yay! I'm so glad things have turned around for the better.