16 February 2011

13 Weeks

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

Today was a big day....we got to see our babies (via ultrasound that is)! They look so amazing on that screen. They are growing perfectly on schedule, they are moving like crazy, and hearts are beating beautifully. The ultrasound technician commented that the heartbeats are like a symphony in my uterus. What a beautiful way to describe it. My babies heartbeats are truly music to my ears. That comment was truly from the Lord. This was the first time we had heard the heartbeats and that is something I can listen to all day long. Our doctor, his nurse, and the ultrasound tech are true servants. They have been such a blessing and encouragement to us.

Each time before we see the doctor I tend to get anxious and nervous. It's not a good feeling and something I am working on through prayer and petition to God. The trauma that I experienced with my first pregnancy, combined with lies from the enemy, has stirred up fear inside of me. This is a time when I truly have to hold on to the truth that "Faith is believing without seeing." God continues to remind me that He is in control and He created these babies. He has a plan and I trust Him. My devotional today was about trials and affliction we face in life. The Lord really spoke to me through the following quotes:
"Let us sing God's praises in anticipation of things to come." Charles H. Spurgeon
"Nothing happens that has not been appointed by God with consummate care and foresight."

I will end today with a verse that I have come to love and meditate on regularly. My dear friend gave me this quote one day when she was thinking of my dear babies. What great friends I have!

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 12:7)

Love to you all! Jamie


  1. JOY!JOY!JOY! I thank God every day for these 3 little blessings. You and Erik are an amazing couple and will be fantastic parents to these babies. We love you bunches!!

  2. Again, you make me cry. I hate to say, I'm blog stalking you. I'm just so happy for you and Erik! I've put the 5 of you on our prayer chain at church & we've been praying for you at work too. Everyone I know, now knows you! I pray that Ivy & Joshua are looking down and being with the babies. God Bless!