February 7, 2014

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Well, today was a very special day for us! Today was Baby Graef’s anatomy ultrasound where the nurse would be able to tell us whether we are having a son or a daughter! It felt like Christmas (or as David put it, it felt like we were going to pick up the baby from the hospital already haha)! I woke up several times throughout the night, feeling both excitement and anxiety (I’m always worrying that something will be wrong with Baby Graef), and then after we both woke up, the day seemed to take forever until it was time to go to the ultrasound appointment!
Finally we were at the hospital and God blessed us with a wonderful, informative nurse who performed the ultrasound. Baby Graef was adorable as ever and pretty squirmy in there, but also very cooperative as the nurse took tons of different photos of Baby Graef’s developing body parts. Everything that she said was positive! At last, after about a half an hour, she asked if we were ready for the gender! She was able to get a great shot of baby Graef’s little tushy and …

It's a Girl!
It’s a GIRL! We are going to have a daughter! It’s crazy how much MORE real it becomes when you actually find out if it is one or another! David and I are so excited about having this little girl and are so thankful that everything looked so wonderful on the ultrasound :) After the nurse finished, she sent the doctor in and he gave us an even more thorough review of baby Graef’s development. He even showed us her full tummy! Everything looks normal and beautiful and just perfect.
Thank you so much for everyone who prayed for us and this appointment and are still praying for baby Graef! We really appreciate it and feel so supported and loved even by the very farthest of you!
For those of you who are thoughtfully remembering how David wanted a boy, please know that David has quite gotten over his previous hopes for a boy and is so excited to be a daddy to this little girl :) I cannot wait to see him be a dad.
Much love!
The Graefs

"For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."
Psalm 139:13-16

Baby Graef
20 weeks
Size of a Coconut 

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