6 Months – Foundations of Parenting

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20 Weeks – the Verse for our Child

Do you have verses that you pray over your life, your friends, or your family?  Are their certain verses that really remind you of a certain person or vice versa do certain people bring certain verses to mind?

Here’s a funny story –

Will and I are reading through the Bible this year.  We typically listen to the chapters for the day from our Bible app in the evenings.  One night as we were listening, I heard this verse that just hit me.  I knew that was the verse for the Little Pom Pom.  I knew it was supposed to be my prayer for this child. The next morning, I looked the verse up in my Bible so that I could underline it and write a note next to it.  Wouldn’t you know, there was already a note there from sometime in the past about how I wanted this verse to by my prayer and people’s reaction to Will and I’s future child.  Isn’t God funny like that!

Luke 1:66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.

This verse sort of concludes the story of the birth of John the Baptist.  It is talking about how the events leading up to John’s birth and his birth impacted people, causing them to give glory God, and recognize that God was clearly at work and with this new baby.

some pictures of the Little Pom Pom at 16 weeks. The elephant plays a recording of the Little Pom Pom's heartbeat and the book is our awesome pregnancy journal from our brother and sister-in-law.

some pictures of the Little Pom Pom at 16 weeks. The elephant plays a recording of the Little Pom Pom’s heartbeat and the book is our awesome pregnancy journal from our brother and sister-in-law.

I want nothing more and nothing less than that for the Little Pom Pom.  I want our friends, family, anyone else who hears about our child, and I especially want the Little Pom Pom to go through life with the confidence of this verse propelling and comforting him/her.

This verse (along with the prayers, words of encouragement, and verses spoken over us) was a source of peace and reassurance as we awaited our 20 ultrasound today.  There are so many ways that Satan can trip you up and lead you into a place of worry and anxiety during pregnancy.  Over the last month of this pregnancy Will and I found ourselves wandering down the path to anxiety and fear.  But you know what – God was so faithful to gently lead us out of that place and back to security and trust in His character and the knowledge that this child is HIS plan.

Little Pom Pom's precious hand that it likes to scratch its head with and punch me with!

Little Pom Pom’s precious hand that it likes to scratch its head with and punch me with!

Today, April 5, 2016, we had our 20 week anatomy scan ultrasound.  Everything checked out! The Little Pom Pom is an A++ baby.  An active, ornery, stubborn A++ baby.   He/she was squirming so much the ultrasound tech could hardly get the need measurements.  It took 10 minutes to get him/her to reveal the gender, and the whole time he/she kept sticking its tongue out!

Our precious, ornery little miracle =) This is the Little Pom Pom earlier today at 20 weeks.

Our precious, ornery little miracle =)
This is the Little Pom Pom earlier today at 20 weeks.

We feel so blessed and relieved to know that our child is developing correctly according to the medical world’s standards, but no matter what happens, we can rest assured that this baby is developing according to God’s plan.  And we, along with everyone else, can watch and say “What then shall this child be?” because the hand of the Lord is with him/her.

Terminator

One last picture for kicks and giggles – this is what the ultrasound tech likes to refer to as “Terminator Baby” lol.