Well, it's official... our baby girl (Alexis) has made the honor roll. She passed her Biophysical Profile Sonogram again with flying colors!! Her heartbeat was 145bpm and her breathing was absolutely perfect. She is still breech but we're told not to worry that she has plenty of time to turn around. Her little legs are still up in front of her and her feet are in front of her face, and it's so adorable to see her try to grab her toes.
Our beautiful baby Bridgette was resting peacefully. She is moving up and over and just looks so crowded. Today was a little more difficult because we had to try and get measurements (the best we could) as we need to order her little casket, which is so tough to think about but we owe it to her to be prepared to give her the farewell she deserves.
Most have said they don't know how we can maintain our composure and cheerfulness during a time like this. Trust me, we are sad, but we also are so grateful that we had her as long as we did and that we still have Baby Alexis. Will it be tough at delivery, absolutely, but we also realize it could also be so much worse. I read something recently that really brought it all into perspective for me. "If you ever doubt God is there, remember this: He knew the pain we'd be assaulted with before it happened and He supplied His hands, His body, His love and His compassion in the way He knew He could minister to us and sustain us." That's so true, and I know that God will help us get through this because it's all part of His big plan and His will and He will never give us more than we can handle.
Overall everything is going very well and we are still scheduled to deliver on March 26th; which means we're just 5 Monday's away (5-weeks).....so hard to believe we are wrapping up this part of the journey and yet so excited to start the next phase. We included another little video at the bottom of this blog for your viewing pleasure... hope you enjoy our baby girl as much as we do!
As always, we will continue to keep you updated as we know more, and all we ask is that you please continue to keep us in your prayers.
"We prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him" (1 Samuel 1:27)
Ryan, Candye, Alexis & Bridgette (RIP 1/4/2012)