Friday, February 22, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday

1. If you have not listened to Danielle Rose sing about the Lord, I strongly recommend that you get to it. From her meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary, to her Memorare and other--dare I say Sacred (rather than "Christian" music)--Danielle is a beautiful voice for the Lord. Look her up on or Spot.ify.

She also sings a beautiful version of Psalm 139, which I referenced last week.

2. Quick update: We had a OB appointment on Wednesday, and everything is still going along smoothly. I was told I can just finish up the last of the progesterone supplements I have, and then I won't need to continue them. Praise the Lord! Of course, I would really do anything--ANYTHING--in my power to keep this baby living, and the progesterone supplements are a small sacrifice, but I am thankful nonetheless to be abandoning them.

3. Oh, and also, the doc couldn't find baby's heartbeat with the Doppler (read: I had a heart attack in on the table after too many minutes of searching) so we got to have a quick ultrasound to make sure the little one was still alive. PRAISE GOD he or she is alive, heart is beating, and baby was moving when we look at him or her! We are 11 weeks and 4 days, and we could see that little peanut's arms and legs, little chin, and belly. It was a beautiful sight to see, oh yes, a true, good, and beautiful sight.

I told her she really needs to get a new Doppler.

4. We are still waiting for our secret (not baby related) news. And with such anticipation!! As the case may be, there may not be any news at all, so we're just hoping there IS news, and hoping it comes quickly! I promise I'll tell you as soon as we know.

5. Seeing this baby's heart beat presents a difficult set of thoughts to me: If RG was here, this baby wouldn't be. There is a lot to explore here, mentally and spiritually, and it definitely merits another--more lengthy--post. But for now, when I see the ultrasound pictures we have of this baby and then look over to our only little ultrasound picture of RG, I am overwhelmed with so many thoughts. It is difficult to sort them out.

6. As part of my Lenten sacrifice, I've been saying a Chaplet every night for my husband (and I've added a special intention for our peanut too). The Lord has already worked wonders in his heart. Or, maybe the Holy Spirit has been prompting me to notice things more too. My hubby said a beautiful prayer for us and for our baby the night before our appointment. He has been so helpful with little A. He has thanked me every night for the "beautiful dinner" I made. He has seemed to be more at peace. The other day I thanked him for helping me get through everything this last year, and he said to me, "we can do anything because we have the tools through the grace of God." This kind of statement from him is a rare one, and it just demonstrates his faith in a way I haven't seen in a long time. I'm just so grateful for what the Lord has done to soften his heart.

7. Since it's Friday, I thought I'd share one of my favorite meatless recipes. This recipe is affordable, adaptable (see: affordable), easy, and delicious. My husband loved it. My toddler loved it. I loved it. I found it on Pint.erest. I love to add a little homemade tsatziki sauce to it, but you can dress it any way you like! I give you.........Sweet Potato Burgers. Let me know if you try them!

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  1. So glad your pregnancy is progressing well! I would've freaked out too if they couldn't find a heartbeat. I will try the burgers, I am always looking for Friday recipes.

  2. #3 - so scary! I'm so glad everything was ok after all.

    #5 - I have similar thoughts when I think about the 3 siblings my mom miscarried. If the one right before me had been born, then maybe I wouldn't be here? So weird to think about. I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

    Happy Sunday!


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