Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Relieved

For the last several months, life has been stressful and perhaps even more stressful than Jason and I actually realized. In January, we found out, unexpectedly that we were pregnant. We hesitated telling others for so many reasons, but perhaps the biggest reason was because we were scared. We were scared that this baby would have a heart defect, like Grace. We were scared because this baby was unplanned and with Grace and where she is at, it is going to be a lot of work on so many levels. And the list goes on and on---

Well, we are pleased to announce that this baby's heart is healthy!!! Well 90% healthy so far, we'll know more next week at our fetal echo. Before the technician even pointed out the baby's heart, I saw 4 chambers!! The baby's septum is perfect, and the aorta looks good. Even though this was just a regular ultrasound in the doctor's office, we spent a good 10 minutes looking at the heart and the blood flow---I think when we finished looking at this little one's heart I finally breathed for the first time in four months.

Jason and I are excited to announce that we will be welcoming a healthy baby boy to our family this September. I'm sure he will bless our lives in ways we can't even imagine now.

22 comments:

Christina said...

Congratulations! I am so glad everything is looking good. I am sure your girls will love having a little brother. How fun!

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina

The Simmons Family said...

Congratulations!!!! I am very happy to hear everything is good!

Melanie said...

What happy news! Relieved, I am sure is putting it mildly. I am very happy for your family of 5!

Megan said...

Deanna, I know that the challenges will still be present, but I also know that having a son in your little family will also be a huge blessing. I also know that you are a very strong woman and can do anything. You're in our prayers and I'm glad that youre having a boy(because they are awesome) and that he is healthy. I was thinking about how amazing your ultrasound must have been after your experience with Grace. Being able to see the heart and know what you were looking at and how beautiful it was to see his heart pumping the way it was intended. Congratulations!

Erica said...

Oh I am so happy for you. What a relief to know you will be having a healthy baby BOY. Breathe. As deeply as you can with that little guy growing inside you.

Michelle said...

SO So happy!

Hollie said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you, seems like so many of my heart mom friends are pregnant and having baby boys! I'm sure your girls will love and adore a little brother. Boys are so much different than girls, and SO much fun! Enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy!
Hugs,
Hollie, Ben and Elaina

cici said...

Nothing better than a baby brother to push around! ha. Congratulations and please no more worries. God's plan is awesome!

Shayla Taylor said...

HURRAY HURRAY!!!! Congratulations!

Shiloh said...

YA YA YA YA YA!!! I'm so excited for you guys! A little boy!!!! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

Yay for baby boys!!!

carolyn q said...

I am so happy to read that things are well with the pregnancy. I so understand that "stress" of waiting to know. Hopefully you won't be like me and still wonderful after the birth. . .that's not good.
I missed you on Saturday, but I understood you guys were away for some much needed time together.
(HUGS)

JENNY said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Nola said...

Wow that is so exciting and I can understand scary at the same time. It will be fun to see the girls with a little brother. I am sure Morgan will love him tons! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

Joel & Becky Thompson said...

YAY!! Little boys are so much fun!

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

We are so excited to have another cute nephew on the way!!!

Kimberly said...

So happy for you! Love you!

Shauna Miller said...

I can't imagine the relief you all felt for your new family member. Congrats look forward to hearing more.

Gina and the Gang said...

I haven't posted on your blog in sooooo long, but I still follow...CONGRATS!!! On the new baby to come, and the weight off your shoulders!!!

lori said...

Oh, we're thrilled! That sweet new baby boy will be lucky to be part of such a truly special family!!

Good luck with the challenges ahead!

Larissa said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's all:-)

Holly R said...

Congratulations. I know that you are an amazing woman and will be able to handle this wonderful challenge and blessing. I am glad to hear he is healthy. We miss you guys.