I'm not sure that you can see it from this picture, but there's my first BFP of this pregnancy! I'll take another one on Wednesday just to get a darker confirmation.
I haven't had any spotting at all so far, which is such a blessing from God. I had so much spotting during my last pregnancy that I think even a drop is going to make me a nervous wreck this time around. Of course, spotting can be normal for some women, but they will have a much more difficult time convincing me of that this time!
My due date is December 7, which happens to be right before the first anniversary of when we found out Max had died. I'm praying that ends up being a blessing, and not an addition to reasons I have to mourn then. Please, God, may I keep this baby!
Maxie, you are my first sweet baby and I miss you so much, sweetie. I wish that I still had you, but I am so happy to have a little brother or sister for you, since you can't live with me here.
Little Baby, I love you so much already! I cannot wait to hold you, and I really hope that that happens in this lifetime. Grow big and strong for mommy.
This is what the LORD says:
"Sing with joy for Jacob;
shout for the foremost of the nations.
Make your praises heard, and say,
'O LORD, save your people,
the remnant of Israel.'
See, I will bring them from the land of the north
and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame,
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel's father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:
'He who scattered Israel will gather them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'
For the LORD will ransom Jacob
and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD—
the grain, the new wine and the oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.
Then maidens will dance and be glad,
young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
I will satisfy the priests with abundance,
and my people will be filled with my bounty,"
declares the LORD.