Sunday, June 15, 2008

update - 16 weeks

Dear family and friends and prayer warriors we don't even know...

Conor and I are writing to ask for your prayers on two specific dates. In lieu of making this long and drawn-out, I will simply tell you that all is going well with the pregnancy and that the Lord has done TREMENDOUS things through your prayers and words of encouragement... I have felt such deep peace, such overwhelming joy in the anticipation of what is to come, and am believing He has big things in store for us. I know this is due to His faithfulness and to your commitment to pray our
family through this season. Thank you. Having said that...

We are going in Wednesday (6/18) for our 16-week appointment and will find out the sex of the baby! We cannot believe so much time has passed. Though most pregnant patients are required to wait until 20 weeks to find out what they're having, our OB has been very compassionate with us and is allowing us a "sneak peek" a few weeks early. We are truly thrilled. No matter what we find out, our hearts are full in thinking we will finally know a little more about this child. (For the record, Conor thinks it's a girl - I'm convinced it's a boy. So we shall see!)

Our prayer request for Wednesday is simple: that we will see, as much as is possible at this juncture, a thriving,
healthy child with absolutely no signs of deformity, defect or disease.

In another month or so - July 16 - we are headed to the OB's again for the "big" sonogram at 20 weeks. This will be a HUGE day for our family, as I'm sure you can imagine. This is the day the sonographer will check to see that every organ is
functioning correctly, that there are no "markers" for possible chromosomal abnormalities, and that the baby is measuring on schedule. While my heart is truly at peace that we are going to deliver a healthy child, in the last year I have had about five friends go to their 20-week appointments only to find that there were "red flags" that may have indicated possible problems. All five have delivered perfectly healthy babies. We live in an era where medicine has become such a finite science, and yet sometimes, it leads us to places of fear and uncertainty for no reason. My prayer request for our 20-week appointment
is that we would have a totally uneventful, "hitchless" ultrasound, free of any markers or signs of problems - a joyful time, smooth and easy. I know that if there were any indicators of problems - even false indicators - we would probably have to go ahead and have an amnio. I also know Conor and I, despite how well we are doing, are still fragile. So please pray for God's great mercy and tender compassion to fall upon us... pray we will have total victory that day and will beable to walk forward in that victory until this baby is here, in our arms.

Thank you for enduring what i promised wouldn't be a long! We love you all and we are so grateful to call you our brothers and sisters in Christ. We will be posting here again promptly on Wednesday to let you know who the newest addition to our family will be.


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137 comments:

Pam said...

Boothe~

Thank you so much for the update. Please be assured of my prayers, both for this week's appt. and for the one in July. May our Lord be glorified in all the details of this pregnancy.

I'll be back Wed. for your news!

Praying as I turn in for the night, dear sister.

Sandy said...

My prayers are with you and your family , God has great things in store for you. God is watching over this pregnancy and so is your precious angel Copeland.
Can't wait to hear the news on Wednesday, btw I think it's a boy this time.
Much love to you and your wonderful family!

Angie Smith said...

oh, i'm so glad you updated....i have been praying for your pregnancy. i will definitely check back in on wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update. I check frequently to see how you are doing so it was great to see your latest requests. Rest in His peace and we will check on you Wed.

Anonymous said...

I also thank you for your update, I check frequently in on you praying that God will give you what you long for so much! I know a worry-free pregnancy is nearly out of the question for you given the circumstances, but I pray fervently for a textbook, classic, uneventful and totally boring pregnancy. BTW, I think it's a boy too! My prayers are with you constantly, I hope and pray that you are surrounded by love, and a complete sense of peace, and that you surrender and enjoy this pregnancy as much as you are able. Hugs and blessings!

Nilia

julie beth said...

I will certainly be in prayer Boothe, that both of these ultrasounds will be a time of joy, celebration, and excitement! And that God's peace will be above and around y'all the whole time. Can't wait to hear about the new little one (and what about a little belly shot 8)? )!

Jenny said...

Praying for you guys...I hope everything goes beautifully on Wed., that you are filled with peace and that your good news will renew your hope. Can't wait to hear from you on Wed.!!!!

Elizabeth S said...

I will be praying!

erika said...

Sweet Boothe,
We will be praying for you on Wednesday and for your 20 week appointment!
can't wait to see what Wednesday news is... so excited!
love,
Erika

Candy said...

Prayers go with you now and always! I can't wait to hear the news on Wednesday...

Melody said...

Boothe, I'm so thankful the Lord has given you peace and JOY during your pregnancy so far. I will continue to pray for a healthy, "hitchless," and super happy pregnancy.

Looking forward to hearing whether Baby Farley is a boy or girl!! =)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Great to read an update!
I will be praying on Wednesday.....

Laurie said...

Hi Boothe,

It is so good to hear from you and know specifically what to be praying for here. You know that I am praying for peace and joy for you and for your sweet baby to be perfectly healthy. Praying for both appointments to go well and bring the answers your fragile hearts need so much right now. We will trust the Lord together for this precious gift you carry. I love you guys Boothe and pray Gods best for you. Praying for Sellers too.

Love and Blessings, Laurie in Ca.

Wrights said...

we are praying!
nathaniel, rebekah, anna walton and olivia

Marie Lanathoua said...

Conor and Boothe,

Prayers, Prayers, Prayers... Boothe your an inspiration, I share your story to others and everyone is touched by your wisdom.
Much love from California

Marie
Lake Arrowhead, Ca

Jill Garcia (Smith) said...

Oh Boothe, we are praying HARD for you, Conor and the rest of your family! I know the Lord is faithful and will supply EVERYTHING you need, emotionally, physically and spiritually, for your appointment on Wednesday as well as your 20 week appointment. I am blessed to call you my friend and sister in Christ and am so excited for you to find out what you are having! Only 10 more weeks until we find out! Love you girl!!

Jill

michelle t said...

I'm praying for you both. You don't know me but my husband Ronn works with Conor. Your faith and honesty has been such an inspiration to me.

May the Lord bless you!

Terry said...

Dear Boothe,
I will pray so much for you on Wednesday you and Connor and your family are on our prayer list at chuch. I have had a contineous change going.

Thank-You and we look forward to seeing what God has given you and Connor.

Jessica Kenney said...

Thanks for the update. I check here often to see how you are doing. We are still praying for you and will definately be lifting you up on Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Praying hard for a victory!

sumi said...

I'm looking forward to hear the good report on Wednesday. :-)

Many blessings to you all,
Sumi

Janera said...

Lifting you and your family in prayer for Wednesday and the days to come, that your pregnancy will be filled with joyous news and heavenly protection.

Thank you so very much for the update!

Janera said...

oh, yea, and I think it's a boy, too. Being all clairvoyant and stuff. (just kidding about the clairvoyant part, k?)

Baby Leino said...

Thanks for the update, Boothe. We'll be keeping you & your precious little one in our prayers.

Sheryl said...

Boothe-

Thank you for the update. Will definitely be praying. God is already glorified through your family!!

-Sheryl

Darby said...

I'll be praying for both appointments!! I can't wait to hear the news!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you!
Jennifer in FL

Jen said...

Oh how exciting! I can't wait to hear, and you can bet I will be praying for you all. I've decided, that like the woman in the bible who kept at the judge (king?) until he finally gave in just to shut her up, I'm going to hound the Lord for these things you have asked.

Oh! and I'm with Julie Beth... can we have some pictures, please?

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you and praying for you from Dallas... Praying all goes well at your appointments.

Mandy said...

Boothe,
So glad to hear that you are doing well. I am thinking of you and I know you will continue to be blessed. Can't wait to hear what the sex of your little one is. I know Copeland already knows and is watching over her little brother or sister.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracefoundation.com

Rachel said...

we'll be praying!

KrazyMom said...

Many, many prayers for you! Thank you for the update.

Nikki said...

You are not far behind me and I check in often to see how y'all are. I am 18 wks and just found out last week what we are having. I knew you would be soon to follow. I am praying in every way for you and Conor. I cannot wait for word on Wed and will check back throughout the day!! You are loved by so many and are being lifted up on a daily basis.

momof4dragons said...

Hello sweet family. Thanks for the update. We're still praying, and trusting for, a precious, healthy, happy baby. For the record, I think it's a boy, too...but what do I know. Claudia

texasknights said...

Good to read another post from you. You are such an encourager and I am inspired by your faith. I am praying for you (as well as my entire home group).

christi28 said...

i will be praying tom.
blessings to you ~

Sarah said...

Boothe, yes although we have never met, I have kept you in my prayers since I read through your blog and story months ago. You are an inspiration to me, that through it all, you continue to be a lover of God. It's awesome to see. You have such a beautiful family and I know that God is going to bless you with another beautiful and healthy addition! Can't wait to find out what you are having...my guess, a boy! I have yet to be wrong in any of my guesses!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations!! We wish the the best Wednesday. McCall & Kaye Parmley

Sun said...

I am SO excited for you! I will be praying and will check back here tomorrow for updates! I will also be praying for the 20 week ultrasound. I will be praying first and foremost for peace and strength for Connor and you! May you feel all of the prayers going up on your behalf! Thanks for updating and sharing your days with us! Sunshine

Sun said...

I forgot to add that we will also be praying that you get to see (him or her :) )and that all is healthy - Sunshine

walkingbyfaith said...

Boothe:

I'm praying for you, Conor, and this precious child you're carrying. I pray over you that there will be no abnormalities, defects, or negative findings. I can't wait to find out what you're having.

With Love,
Jenny
Arlington,TX

june said...

sweet boothe and conor...

reading your post brought tears (of joy) to my eyes. just wanted to let you know that...

and not that this matters at all but i think it's a boy :)

love to you both!!!

Katrina said...

I am praying for you guys :-)

grey like snuffie said...

Will be praying that no matter what words man speaks that God's peace and joy reign in your hearts, minds and spirits. Asking for His most perfect creation!

Kenzie said...

Boothe-

Praying for you guys and all of your requests. I know the peace and I also know the caution... we will be going for our 17 week ultrasound in 2 weeks for "the big one" too. I know the Lord will be covering our minds in that time, just as I ask He will do the same for you.

Email me sometime so we can chat. I'd love to talk more about all that is going on!

Love lots,
Kenzie

Rebecca said...

I will be praying for you on Wednesday and for the "big" ultrasound in July.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it and trust that the news will be good.

Suzanne said...

Praying for you! :)

Anonymous said...

boothe- So excited for you! Been checking your site and praying for and thinking about you and your little one. i wrote earlier when you announced your pregnancy that I was a month ahead of you in this journey and i that i would be praying for your baby as i would be for mine. well tomorrow is my ultrasound too (wed)so again I will be thinking of you and your very special day! congratulations! may you know true joy! may God continue to give you grace upon grace!
jess in chattanooga

Anonymous said...

our family will be in prayer for yours! thank-you for the update, i think of your special family often. Good luck finding out the gender too! :)

tara in maryland

Jerry and Katie said...

Hi Boothe, So excited for you to find out tomorrow! I still have to wait 1 1/2 weeks till I am 20wks along. Can't wait to hear! Have fun! Katie

Katie and Dan said...

we are lifting you UP before the Throne tomorrow (and every day). this baby is blessed and whether it be a girl or a boy, you are going to have a healthy, happy child that will know how much he/she is loved. we can't wait to find out what the sex is of your precious child! let us know! love, katie, dan and noah

Yvette said...

Boothe,

I am so excited that you are pregnant. I check in so often to see if you've updated. I was so glad to find this updated post the other day. Just wanted to come back today and let you know that I will be praying for you specifically today for peace and calmness as you attend your doctor's appt. I looking forward to hearing what you are having.

Love, Yvette
www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I think you are going today for your US. I am praying for y'all!!!!

derrickandamy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you even now. Lord, I pray for the peace that passes all understanding to fall on Connor and Boothe today. Father, I ask for not only a good report from the doctor today, but an extra measure of joy to fill the ultrasound room! Amen

When Derrick and I went for our 20 week with Caroline, he wore blue and I wore pink....Obviously pink won!

~Blessings, Amy

Laurie said...

Hi Boothe,

It is Wednesday morning and I am praying for your appointment today to be exactly what you asked for. Praying it is a day of great joy for you and Conor as you find out who is in there.:) Love you girl and may you have the Lords total peace in your hearts today.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

praying for your appointment, Boothe. Look forward to hearing the news.

Anonymous said...

Saying a prayer for you today!

donna n

Anonymous said...

Nine months ago today you were graced with the arrival of Copeland. I hope today, as you see this child, you are graced with peace, love and joy.

lindsay said...

Boothe- I have an ultrasound today too! 18 weeks! I know you're anxious. I will pray that you can rest in the Lord's complete control today and at the next appointment as well. I can't wait to hear what you're having!

Sarah said...

Boothe--
You have been on my mind lately, and I just happened to check your blog today and am blessed by the opportunity to pray for you, Conor, and this precious child. I cannot wait to hear the news!
With love,
Sarah Harris

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Boothe,
Good hearing a good report update. I will pray for all that you asked - the specifics are so nice. I feel so sad that we even know to pray about "markers" "red flags" - just those words make my heart skip a beat. I had never heard those terms before and they changed our lives. I am continuing to pray for peace, a healthy and an absolutely worry free pregnancy!
With love,
Kim

Jenny said...

Will continue to pray for you. God is good.

Laurie said...

Just Checking, no rush or anything, just checking:)

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Tina said...

Conor and Boothe,

Thank you for the update....I have been thinking about you all day and praying.

Love from KY

Jen said...

It's Wednesday... how'd it go?

Blogs by Danielle said...

Someone just sent me the link to your blog. It is beautiful. I will keep you, your family, and your baby in my thoughts and prayers!

Danielle

Nikki said...

Boothe...it's Wed evening and I am still praying for all of you. I hope what you found was exceedingly above and beyond everything you hoped for today. We are here waiting patiently and still praying, supporting and here with you in spirit no matter the outcome. I am praying.

Jenny said...

how did everything go? praying for you...

Rebecca said...

I'm with the others... still praying.

And I'm trying to wait patiently. :)

Anonymous said...

anxiously awaiting the news!

How great it is that God has done and continues to do such work in your heart.

Nonnie said...

Hope everything turned out ok...still thinking of y'all xxx

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