A Tiny Thing To Be Thankful For

by - November 30, 2009

I am very thankful for the first day of the second trimester! - so technically this might be the first day of the last week of the first trimester, but whatever. It's still exciting and I'm calling it second trimester. Today, I am 12 weeks pregnant! For those who are dumbfounded that I was able to keep the secret from you, know that my own mother didn't even know until Wednesday. After two losses in a span of four months, I think I've been afraid to even mention such a treasured secret out of fear it might escape me too.

I took a test on October 10 after feeling extremely queasy at a toddler's birthday party, and it was positive. When I went in two my first appointment a couple weeks later, I expected to be about 7.5 weeks along, but the baby measured 8 weeks, 4 days. So much for knowing my fertility dates, because my body was doing its own thing. That makes me due June 14, the same day as Amy's due date. I have another friend due a week before and yet another due the week after.

At the first appointment, while I was waiting in the doctor's office for "the chat", I started breaking down in tears out of total fear, assuming I had probably already lost the baby. When the doctor saw my face, he said, "Why don't we just go take a look before we talk." Sure enough, there was a baby with a beating heart, which we were able to see but not hear yet because of the position. He said "It looks like a keeper," to which I replied, "That's what you said last time..." He told me I could come back in two weeks to take another look to ease my mind. We did return and the baby was measuring 10 weeks, 4 days, waving its arms and kicking and going strong with a heartbeat of 146. The doctor has said that everything about this pregnancy looks great and I have no reason to worry.

Thanks for your prayers and encouragement along the way, and please continue to pray over this little one. While the doctor's reassurance is wonderful, I still find myself on edge and nervous. I almost wanted to keep the secret until 20 weeks, but I don't think that would have been healthy. I read a post by a woman recently that said something along the lines of this: We have joy now. We don't know what the future holds, but there is no reason to grieve now what may not happen. So, I am choosing joy now and excited to finally share that with my friends and family. Also, as I have shared in the past, we can find joy in the hard times as well. There is always joy, because there is always hope in Jesus.


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21 comments

  1. Yes!!! Thank you Lord for this sweet baby! Grow baby grow! Congrats Pucketts!

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  2. Oh Paige that's great! I shouldn't have read this at work..now I'm crying. I am so happy for you. Will be praying for an enjoyable pregnancy. Way to catch the next "wave" for summer babies :)

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  3. I'm so happy for you Paige! I will pray for this littlest Puckett.

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  4. wonderful news, paige!

    i'm rejocing with my mama-friends who have suffered losses & are now celebrating pregnancies. the fear has remained throughout their long-awaited pregnancies but they are encouraged to know Jesus walks with them.

    i know He's with you in this.

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  5. Amazing! Congrats!!!

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  6. paige- how exciting! maybe you could get a fetoscope to listen to the babe's heartbeat at home. you could avoid the ultrasound and the hassle of a doc visit but still have some piece of mind. i'd be happy to help you learn how to use it once you are further along!

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  7. God is SO good!! Congratulations!!

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  8. Hooray for sharing due dates! I'm SOOOOO excited. :D

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  9. Great news!!!! I am so happy for you guys, Paige!!! June 14 is FLAG DAY, fyi!!

    love,sally

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  10. Oh cool. I just had a thought the other day that you might be pregnant but dismissed it. We're praying for you and tiny baby puckett.

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  11. that's wonderful news, paige! congratulations, pucketts!

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  12. :-) Thank You, Lord, for joy right now. Please be with Baby Puckett and Joe and Paige and Daniel as they wait for June.

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  13. yay! God is good :) Praying for you guys!

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  14. Praise the Lord! I'm so happy for you guys and for the little blessing in your tummy!

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  15. This is a beautiful thing, God is glorious in His timing. :)

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  16. Paige- we are so happy for you and Joe! That is such wonderful news!!

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  17. Congratulations! Prayers with you and Joe and Daniel for a healthy rest of the pregnancy and being able to enjoy this wonderful blessing that God has given you. Wonderful opportunity to rely on the joy of the Lord and allow Him to carry the burden of worry.

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  18. You guys are awesome! Thanks :)

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  19. that's wonderful news, paige! congratulations, pucketts!

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  20. that's wonderful news, paige! congratulations, pucketts!

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