Hope: An Update

We have been busy-busy the past few weeks with lots of Dr Appointments. A lot of you have been emailing me and asking how I am doing, and I have been avoiding replying because too much has been going on. ;o)  I have not been able to keep everyone up to date on me because I have been overwhelmed with information and just haven’t wanted to blog about everything….no need to cause worry. Although, I am feeling a bit anxious and could probably use some prayers. So, for that reason, I will share. ;o)  Long story short, I developed another blind spot in my eye a few weeks ago which was the result of a TIA. My retinal specialist contacted my OB and I was rushed over to have an MRI, not a fan, which came back clear of any blood clots….thanking God for my Lovenox! Yeah! Since then, I have had lots and lots of appointments! Other things have developed as well…shifting amounts of amniotic fluid, anemia, and low red blood cell counts.  I have been taking iron pills daily for the past few months and my blood work is still showing a low count of red blood cells and anemia. So, I have increased my iron intake and praying that this will fix my counts over the next 2 weeks. I saw my hematologist last week and had a full work-up done on my blood this past Friday. I will have my results by Wednesday. Today, I saw my Perinatologist  and had another sonogram. The good news is that Baby Hope looks great….weighing in at a whopping 6.7 pounds at 35 1/2 weeks. She is definitely being a little greedy and pretty much taking every ounce of nutrition from me.  lol. I have switched over to Heparin and feeling very ready to deliver! I will know the date of Hope’s arrival by Friday since I have to have a scheduled delivery. I am getting so excited and very ready to see our sweet Hope. I must admit that I am emotionally and physically drained, seeing her will be a huge blessing!!!! ;o) Still holding on to Psalm 91, and the words I read in my devotional on December 21st…..

“God’s plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. then, when time is right, the way before you suddenly clears-through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for God presents to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease with which God operates in the the world, and you glimpse His Power and Glory.

Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which God’s power and glory performs most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path God has prepared for you, depending on His strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles-and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Living by faith, rather than sight, enables you to see God’s Glory.”

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.


4 thoughts on “Hope: An Update

  1. Dolly Wadlington

    Becca, you are so brave! I love your scripture from Psalm 91. It is so perfect for you and Hope. I will be holding you in my heart with thoughts and prayers until she safely is in your arms and YOU are feeling strong. Much love to you and your little family.

  2. Karin Larsen

    We can’t wait to meet sweet Hope also! Praying for both of you, and Joey and Presley, as everything unfolds and this new chapter begins. Love you to pieces sweet friend.


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