Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 288: The Ultrasound

Just look at our little miracle!!!!! My heart is pounding out of my chest and I can't stop crying. Have you ever seen something so beautiful???? I have been a ball of nervous energy ALL DAY waiting to hear the news! I knew Rebekah's appointment was in the afternoon, but silly me didn't even think about the time zone difference...I had to wait even longer than originally planned! The wait was excruciating, but WELL WORTH IT! Let me introduce you to my precious, precious son....

Baby boy is strong and healthy and big! Rebekah's due date was moved up by two weeks, his new birthday is June 25th! Doctor said he has a minor issue called Renal Pelvic Dilatation. Apparently it's fairly common in boys and in most cases corrects itself by the third trimester. The doctor didn't seem concerned, but will do another ultrasound in a month to keep an eye on it. We will trust God for perfect health.

Smiles for his Mama

A little wave to his Daddy

I cannot stop the steady stream of tears because I've never seen anything so sweet in all my life. I have seen a dozen ultrasound pictures before, but never before were they my son...my love.

My sweet, sweet little boy...if you only knew the love my heart bleeds....If you only knew how quick years of pain were erased with one glance of your very small black and white face. If you only knew the path God has marked for you life...

I'm laughing, I'm crying, I'm soaking in God's goodness to me. I have never known such joy.

52 comments:

  1. A BOY, Congratulations!!!! I am speechless and I have so many things to say all at once. I cannot believe this is really happening, at long last! :) I can only begin to imagine the huge range of emotions you must be feeling when you look at those pictures, YOUR BABY BOY...WOW!!!

    Love,

    Melba

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  2. A son, a firstborn son! how perfect! i love him already!

    i am so excited to hear the news i've been blog stalking all day!

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  3. I'm crying tears of happiness with you because I know all too well this feeling of complete and utter love. :)
    Just SO happy for you and your husband. What a blessing ~ this is YOUR story Rebekah....now you know why you have waited. :)
    Jamie

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  4. I've been DYING for an update!!!

    My relationship with my son (Ben!) is so very special, and I know yours will be too.

    All my loving thoughts and warm blessings to you and baby boy!!!

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  5. I screamed when I got the text message. Now I am crying. It is so absolutely exceedingly abundantly MORE! I am simply overjoyed for you and Ben! You have a son! Boys ROCK!

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  6. A boy! A boy! A boy! It's so wonderful!

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  7. so so wonderful, rebekah......so happy for you. i am jamie's mom...and having watched and joined in their journey to their sweet, beautiful little boy.....i can so feel your emotion....God is so good and we have been so blessed!
    keeping you in my heart and prayers and loving your story.
    kimberly

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  8. Rebekah...I am just now catching up on your news after a few weeks without internet. I am just SO, SO, SO excited for you!!! A son!!! He will melt your heart--take it from a mommy who is absolutely in love with her son. I remember our first meeting with Isaiah's birthmom and her handing me that precious ultrasound. I can well understand your tears--it's a feeling like no other! What a wonderful, wonderful blessing. I will keep you and your husband, the baby, and the birthmother in my prayers.
    Can't wait to keep reading your posts as this goes on!

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  9. I am sure that this is no surprise to you, but did you notice somthing Baby Boy Pinchback's due date? I have a feeling that Babyheart is going to be two days late and that the 27th is an important date to you for a reason you would have never even imagined. GOD is SOOOO good!!!

    I hope Baby Boy Pinchback likes older women when he grows up. We got lots of them over here in Riddle/Dunfee/Rayner world.

    I just thought of this too. Baby Boy Pinchback and Baby Boy Rayner are going to be best buds!!!!!! I can't wait for soccer and football games!!!!

    Congrats, Momma!!!!!

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  10. a boy!! Congrats! Isn't it amazing to look at those ultrasounds and see your baby?! What a miracle he is!

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  11. yeah....I agree with the 27 comment...awesome..!

    m :)

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  12. This made me cry, Your love for him is so strong it pours out of the PC screen. Congrats, prayin all is normal by the next U.S.

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  13. It's a BOY! He is going to be precious in his rockstar nursery! And of course in your arms as well!

    Your story gives me hope. Thank you! :)

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  14. And just four months away from meeting your gift from God? That's amazing!

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  15. YAY I just knew it would be a boy! I am so happpppy for you, tears on my cheek as well. That does have to be one of the most beautiful us pics ever! I love prayers answered, I love how faithful He is to us. It won't be long until that nursery is filled with laughter, crying, burping, peeing and pooping :) Thank you for sharing this blessing with us, for letting us feel the warmth of the Son of God as it pours out on you. ((((HUGS)))

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  16. there is NOTHING like a Mama and her boy, congrats! I shared your story with an adoption agency in Cincy today, I'm going to forward your blog to them they want to follow your story! God is good!

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  17. I am So, So, So, So, happy for the both of you!!!!

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  18. He is SO cute :)!! What a sweet little baby boy. Meeg, you, and I are going to have to look at all of our ultrasound pics together...they are so close in age! LOVE HIM!

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  19. Congratulations Rebekah! A little boy, how absolutely perfect!

    I have always dreamed of a little boy for our first born and just knew he was a boy before the birth mother even told us. Little boys rock! They are cute and boisterous and very very snuggly.... and they LOVE their mommies!

    Reuben's favourite place is in my arms and I just love having a little man (as well as a wonderful "big" man too!)

    Congratulations again xxx

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  20. Congratulations! Very beautiful pictures!!

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  21. I love the wave, congrats to you all.

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  22. Declan has a little friend!! I thought it'd be a boy! Boys are GREAT....wait... wait... FABULOUS!!! Congrats!!!

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  23. He's PERFECT!!!!! He's handsome...He's amazing!!! I know how you feel. After going through infertility, the one thing you never think of seeing are ultrasound pictures of your baby! It's amazing isn;t it!?! :) God is sooo good! You are so blessed...enjoy it!

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  24. Rebekah!!!! So so so happy for you! Wow! What wonder! Your baby boy is beautiful and precious! Do you have a name yet??? Until you do, I will continue to refer to him as your babyheart... that is who he truly is! Can't wait to hear more... I will continue to pray for you, Ben, and your baby, and that God protect and nourish your little one with His awesomeness. Development is so incredible and to think that God's hand is doing all of this! A true miracle right in front of your eyes! Know that you are Blessed! It is your time... love every second of it... I am loving it with you! My heart is with you during this season of pure joy!!!
    Many Hugs for you... Julie G :)

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  25. Love that little face...love that you are having a boy...love that three friends can share in this new experience together...love you and ben

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  26. I can tell from the pictures he is going to LOVE his moo la la nursery!

    A boy, I can relate to that, it is wonderful to have him born during the summer too, it makes dressing them easier and you can take them outside when they are a little crabby and let them look around and they quite right down.
    i can still see my little Kobe's 2 mo. old face looking around at the trees and sky as we rocked in the out door swing. he was so quite, taking it all in, and you are going to get to do that with YOUR BABY!!!
    i am so excited, so excited it is a boy, so excited his due date got moved up *smile*, so excited that all the things you have ready and waiting at home are going to be used-SOON!!!

    What a great day, what a great great day!

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  27. Oh I am so excited for you! What a blessing! Congrats.

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  28. YAH! A BOY! I AM SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU! YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS...I BET YOUR FACE HURTS FROM SMILING! ENJOY THE NEXT FEW MONTHS OF PEACE AND QUIET! IF THERE ARE ANY PROJECTS YOU NEED TO GET DONE DO THEM NOW! ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING DO IT NOW! GOD BLESS!

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  29. Yay for another member of Team Blue! A million congratulations! You'll have so much fun getting ready for this sweetpea's arrival. God is so good!

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  30. How wonderful! Congratulations on the baby BOY! Now you just have to come up with names. :)

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  31. I KNEW it would be a boy!!! You are just a boy mama (all the true girlie girls get boys!!! Which explains why I have two girls!!). I am so happy for you!!!!! And June is not so very far away!

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  32. Yay, a BOY! Congratulations! I just love how everything seems so perfect :) A million congratulations to you and Ben :)

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  33. It's a BOY!!!!

    We are so happy for you guys!!! THe pictures are wonderful and you will cherish them for ever!! =)

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  34. I'm so happy for you! So excited you're having a boy! Congratulations!!

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  35. Congratulations on the boy. They are absolutely the BEST.

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  36. He is absolutely beautiful and perfect. A son! Oh my gosh, I am just still so amazed. Is June 25th a "set in stone" date? I mean, you realize that could kinda run in to June 27th, right? ;-) (sorry, I am a #27 addict and I love that you love that date, too)
    Oh, and is there a boy's name you guys already decided on or is this the time where you frantically throw open all the name books and begin the search?!
    *hugs*

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  37. He's so beautiful!! Yeah. This made my day.
    ~~HUGS~~

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  38. I knew you'd have a SON!! I just knew it. That feels very right! It feels like perfect timing, doesn't it? I couldn't be happier for you guys! I am just FILLED with happiness for you guys! I can't wait. I just cant wait!

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  39. I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I have chills from seeing those pictures, that is YOUR son. Congratulations!

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  40. Oh he is so precious!!! congrats!!!

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  41. Congrats again, Rebekah. Oh boy!!!

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  42. I'm so thrilled for you!!! This couldn't be happening to a better person! :)

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  43. Heartfelt congratulations to you!

    I think it's amazing that adoption allows people to fall in love with people we have yet to meet.

    I'm so thrilled that I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago - and that you're sharing your inspiring story.

    Infertility has given me the opportunity to grow in my faith - and your writing has helped to guide me along this journey.

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  44. CONGRATS! What a beautiful baby boy. Are you just head over hills in love and ecstatic and beyond words? I am so happy for you :)

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  45. Oh, my gosh, I have tears in my eyes! What an adorable little baby boy! Congratulations!

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  46. Congratulations to you and your expecting little family. :) I'm just so happy for you.....my heart just pounds everytime little Milo looks into my eyes. :) What a perfect little blessing headed your way. :)
    Jme

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  47. I am so, so thrilled and excited for you!! Wow!!

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  48. Wow at the following on here! Look at all the people who are seeing God's glory through this!
    Sons are amazing and love their mommies! Congrats! Watching and waiting......

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  49. A BOY- congratulations again! I'm just so happy for you! I love you blog and being able to share this amazing journey with you and Ben.
    Hugs!!

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