Tuesday, September 20, 2011

boy or girl?

We are on our last hurrah trip before baby is born in February. I know that many women will fly late into their pregnancy, but when over 20 hours of flying is involved, it doesn't seem like such a grand idea to venture too far from home.

One of the highlights of our trip to Portland was being able to see our growing baby in action today. I am so happy that my sister Coco and her kidlets were able to go with us for our ultrasound appointment. (Thanks for taking a few snapshots, Coco!)



Looking at grainy black and white photos of baby never gets old.


I am amazed at technology... being able to peek into the world where God knits and breathes life...

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
-Psalm 139:14

We were thankful to see a growing, active 18 week baby in there! Thank you, friends, for praying that fear would flee and peace would rule in our hearts this morning.

The next big question o' the day: Is baby a BOY OR GIRL?

Boys run in David's family... his dad is the oldest of 4 boys. However, Austin has been praying specifically for a baby sister for over 2 years now.

I held my breath as the ultrasound tech typed out: I'M A...



TEARS ...

OF...

JOY...





Growing up with three sisters and only one brother, I never could have imagined that I would get to be mom to 4 boys!!!

I am so grateful that God would grant me the privilege of raising another young man.


36 comments:

moreofhim said...

I am SO very happy for you and your family, Marsha!! Your precious little son will be so blessed to have such an amazingly, loving family and and I know that this precious, little one will be a blessing to you all, too! I am praying for you and your sweet son. Thank you for sharing such wonderful news!!

Love - Julie

Gwen Toliver said...

What an absolutely precious blessing, Marsha - so very thankful for you and your crew of boys :) I'm praying the Lord continues to give you an overwhelming sense of peace.

And you're right! Those grainy sonograms never get old - one of my favorite pregnancy things :)

Natasha said...

Congrats again Marsha! So happy for you guys! Hey I'm not sure if you've every seen my Happy List posts but I'd love for you to do one this week if you have time! My Happy List is a pretty special one this week so please check it out if you have time :) Sending lots of love mama!

http://aidensmom112.blogspot.com/2011/09/happy-list-saturdaybirthday-edition.html

Jac said...

Aww... so happy for you Marsha! :) Love the picture of you finding out.

See Jamie blog said...

You made me cry this morning -- in a good way! Love love love the photos. I'm SO happy for you & your family. :)

Big big virtual hugs to you all.

The Happy Housewife said...

So, so, so happy for you!!!! Big thanks to your sister for taking the pictures!!!

Toni

Kristenph said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful post :)

Sharla said...

Congratulations! The way that you wrote made me feel so emotional. I am also the mom of 4 boys (and 3 girls) and raising boys is a privilege and weighty responsibility. I am so happy for you!

The Shades of Pink said...

Congratulations!

Joy said...

Congrats on the baby boy!!

Tracy said...

Awesome moments- thanks for sharing. So blessed!

Diane said...

I had tears of joy too! I love that you shared these pictures with us. What a blessing to be having another boy. :)

Duct Tape Chronicles said...

Those pictures are PRICELESS! I am oh so happy for you guys and yes, this might have made me tear-up a bit too.

Prasing God with You, Marsha.

Emily said...

Those pictures told a story. What a great idea to have her take them for you!

Dawn said...

Praising the LORD with you Marsha and Drews family. Boys are so much fun! Although I do cherish my one little girl, having 3 boys here and another one in Heaven has been such a blessing to me. These young men God has given us just may be the godly leader this country needs! Rejoicing with you all. Thanks for sharing the photos. They are priceless! Hugs of JOY JOY JOY from CT.
Dawn x0

Kari said...

Tears of joy, here, for you, too!

It helps put all of my own junk into perspective!

Deedee said...

Congratulations Marsha and the entire Drews family!!! I'm so happy for you. Will continue to pray for you all during the coming months, for safety, PEACE and joy to continue growing in your hearts as you await this new little ones arrival! (((HUGS))) - Deedee

Annemarie said...

Crying tears of joy with you!

~Annemarie

Lainie said...

I was doing great until the picture with you in it! Immediately brought tears... so overflowing with joy for you!

LilTanGurl said...

Oh Marshy! crying such happy tears for y'all! So happy! Christine, you got some absolutely amazing shots!
love y'all!

Susan said...

oh the pictures are wonderful! The joy and emotion captured is priceless. Well done Christine! I am so incredibly happy for you. Tears of joy stream down my face. God is truly amazing!

Lesley said...

I loved this post. I always like reading what you share with us...but this one just made me cry happy tears. The pictures were amazing and you are so blessed to have them to remember this moment. I can't wait until he arrives and we can share in his story further. I LOVE YOU GIRL! {{{big hugs}}} and MUUUAHHH!!!

Nancy ~Lessons Learned on the Farm said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome is all I can say. Rejoicing with you al.

Donna Scott said...

Marsha thank you for sharing this moment in your life with us. How precious these memories are! I am so happy for you and your family!! A beautiful baby boy! What a blessing from God!

Beth said...

that's just wonderful!! congratulations!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Marsha,

You totally wrapped me in your joy. Congratulations. All of the pictures are wonderful, but I especially love two of your sons and husband upon discovery(?).

Thank you for raising Godly men!!!

Leanne said...

Ohhhh girl!!!!!

I could totally see the story in those pictures! What a great idea to have a photographer chronicle this adventure!!

SOOOOOOO stoked for you guys...can't wait to see your baby BOY!!!!

Love you!

Sam said...

What a beautiful moment. Thank you for sharing them, you know how I pray to be viewing those here in our home soon. Praying the rest of your pregnancy is smooth and blessed!

Kris said...

Congratulations! And what a beautiful job your sister did of capturing such a special moment for your family.

The Director said...

Jesus be praised! I'm so thrilled for you Auntie Marsha! (hehee, I'm going to call you that for forever now!) I totally cheered for you! :]

Love the pictures, too. :)

Katie said...

Congratulations! I can't tell you how happy I am for you. I'm so glad to read that your lovely family is doing well.
I rarely blog anymore and I'm horrible at keeping in touch with people, but I have thought of you often. Big big big hugs to you all!

Life with Kaishon said...

Crying. Crying. Crying.
So happy for you.

Janne said...

Oh boy! Congratulations!!!

Michelle said...

Marsha:
Haven't visited your blog in a few months and to come here and see these beautiful photos and ultrasound have brought tears of joy to my eyes. Praise God! He has blessed you all with a precious child and what a sweet family this child will have. As always, you are the same beautiful person God made you to be. Many hugs!
Michelle (aka eyecorn)

Shannon said...

I am so happy for you all! I teared up when I saw the pic of you and the fam finding out the gender. I can imagine the joy of tears. I can imagine that being us in the future...and hoping that is us in the future. Boys...they are a blessing!

rcsnickers said...

The first trimester for me has had me barely surviving as well and not keeping up with the blogs I read!! So thrilled to hear your news!!! Actually brought me to tears for your family. God is truly good. Congratulations on another son.
What a blessing.