My husband and I chose to undergo genetic testing with this baby. All that is involved is a simple blood draw from me. I say simple, but I had 7 viles of blood drawn. I don't easily get grossed out by the sight of blood or needles, except when it is my own. Adding to the mix, there was a lot riding on that simple needle poke: was it going to be a repeat of my first pregnancy? or would we get news of a baby with perfect chromosomes? My sweet mom met me at the lab the morning of the test, with my favorite cookies in hand, and jokes lined up to distract me from the process! She knows me so well, and has made the first twenty weeks of pregnancy much more easy for me to endure.
Also at 10 weeks, my husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. He surprised me with a trip to a bed and breakfast, and with a new coach purse! He spoils me so much, and I am so grateful to God for giving me this man. There is no one else I would want to share this journey of life with.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we have so much to be thankful for. In all actuality, it's not about what God can do for us, or give us. He's already given us all that we need in His Son. The work has been done. All that is required of us is to believe and receive. Easier said than done, I know. Wishing you a blessed holiday week!