Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baby Updates :: 30 Weeks and Counting


“Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.” - Thomas a Kempis

Happy Feast of St. Anthony!

It's hard to believe that it has been five years today since we lost our little Anthony. After his miscarriage, I really didn't think I'd be able to have any more children, or at least not be able to carry a baby to term... Three years later we welcomed our surprise baby (shortly after getting rid of nearly all our baby stuff, of course) and here we are again, preparing to welcome yet another baby girl!

I've shared a few little updates over on Instagram, but thought I'd take a minute to transfer those pictures of her over to the blog today.

April 3rd:
On Monday we hit the halfway mark! I’m really looking forward to another peek at our baby girl next week 💗 #prayingforstrength #20weeks #dueaug19th2019 #stilldebatingbabynames

Baby's Profile at 21 Weeks

May 29th:
It’s been a rough week (see prayer requests below), but look who I got to see today! I had to pop in and share this sweet picture with you all! My doctor had some concerns at my appointment yesterday, and a followup ultrasound was scheduled for this afternoon, but everything looks good and she’s measuring in at exactly 3lbs. #28weeksandcounting

P.S. In your charity would you please offer a prayer for my Mother-in-law who has been gravely ill, for my husband who traveled to Arizona to help care for her, for our two soon-to-be First Holy Communicants (they were supposed to receive this past weekend with their class, but we decided to postpone till their dad is home again), for the repose of the soul of my Uncle Shawn who passed away early Monday morning, and for our little toddler who is currently fighting a high fever. 

Baby's Profile at 28 Weeks

June 11th:
I saw my doctor this morning for our 30 week check-up and everything is looking perfect 💗

I’m so so grateful this pregnancy is going much better than my last, that I’m able to keep food down now, and that I’m still able to walk without any issues, unlike two years ago. Thank you all for the prayers! 🌷

I haven’t done anything at all to prepare for her arrival yet - I think it’s still sinking in that another baby will be joining our family soon! - but we now have a darling gown for her and a precious little embroidered Immaculate Heart badge too!

Thank you BabyMyLove and StellaMarigoldArt

PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY 
FOR HEALTH OF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER 
AND HER UNBORN CHILD

Glorious St. Anthony, you were blessed to hold the Infant Jesus in your arms. I come to you now on behalf of (mention name) who pleads for the health and safety of the child that God has graced her to conceive.

St. Anthony, guard this life God has created, and the mother God has chosen for this child. Let your gentle hand, like that of a skilled physician, aid in her delivery so that this baby will know good health and lasting happiness.

May her child be favored with the grace of holy baptism, and grow to love our lord Jesus Christ above all else in this world. Amen.

St. Anthony, Patron of Expectant Mothers, Ora Pro Nobis!