Friday, March 19, 2010

Oven...

I am not a patient cooker. When I bake I have to check the oven 15 times. I'm not talking about flipping on the inside oven light...I have to open the oven to actually CHECK on the cornbread or blueberry muffins or funfetti cake or chicken or scalloped potatoes. (I know all of you Betty Crockers out there are saying "BIG NO-NO...you're letting the heat out of the oven and it will mess up your cooking!!" Well, Matt hasn't complained...

So to play off the old cliche...I have a "bun" in the "oven"...I am going to have a hard time not "checking" on what's in my oven with this baby. I would love an ultrasound every few days just to reassure myself that the baby is growing and that it's heart rate is still strong. I would love that.

I just THOUGHT my fears and worries would be gone...

Father, I pray that you would calm my fears. Give me the peace that passes all understanding. Let my heart not fear and my mind not race. Jesus, thank you for this blessing. It is all because of You that we are having this little one...and You are getting and will get all the glory. We give this pregnancy to You...You know how to take care of it...and me...Thank you, Lord, for giving us this blessing.

4 comments:

Jen F said...

you CAN purchase a little machine that monitors the heart rate. However, it may be hard to find the heartrate yourself, causing more worry...but it is an option. :)

Karla said...

Oh, I don't think your worries will cease from here on...mine haven't. You can use the "bun in the oven" again when you become hot as an oven!

jennifer said...

I actually have a weekly ultrasound deal with my ob. He told me to come as often as I want if it will relax me. I went on Thursday, so I am going back on Wednesday. Or maybe Thursday....

Liz said...

Hi Lisa! I started spotting with my first pregnancy about 6 weeks in. I was nervous about it until my OB told me that once you hear the heartbeat, you have a 95% chance of carrying to term. I don't know if that figure applies to IVF pregnancies, but I thought you could ask your doc and maybe that would alleviate some fear. Praying for you and baby!