Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Baby News

So, a couple weeks ago we went to the doctor and luckily he could tell what the baby was. We are having a boy. The next week we went back, and I could totally tell it is a boy. We are really happy.

I will be going to the doctor every Wednesday to be checked and to make sure things are still going ok. There have been no changes, but Philip and I feel strongly that we want to continue to pray for a miracle as we know they can be performed. We are still making plans and getting use to the idea that our baby will more than likely die after birth, but we are still hoping. I am going to start looking into funeral arrangements in Idaho and see from there where we will have the baby buried.

I feel the baby moving so much, and it doesn't feel any different than when I was pregnant with Summer. I can see the baby's movements as well, and that is always reassuring and fun.

We will be thinking of a name for our little boy. We want to name it something meaningful rather than a name that we just happen to like. Who knows what we will come up with. Philip has always wanted to name a boy Luke. Only because he wants to say, "Luke, I am your father". He thinks it would be great.

I will probably update about the baby every few weeks since the doctor visits are pretty much routine and are not too different.


Jen said...

Congratulations on finding out it was a boy. I think it's pretty funny about the name Luke, I've never heard of anyone wanting to name their son Luke for that purpose.
I hope you continue to feel well and that a miracle will occur.
We love you lots, all the way from Logan!
Love Jen

Dalton Family said...

Congrats on having a boy. We are praying for you and your son. You are amazing.

monique said...

Congratulations! We thought of naming Parker that (Luke) at one point. Great name! And funny background story! Miracles do happen everyday and it could definately happen for you guys. You have such faith and optimism. It's wonderful! Thanks for the update!

Tara said...

That is pretty funny about Luke. I will pray for a miracle too. Congratulations on having a boy.

Jana said...

Luke, I am your father. Haha! That is SOO funny to me for some reason.

I'm glad you're remaining optimistic and that things seem to be going well. You are a fantastic person, Melissa, really.

Kaylene said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your babies problems.

I have a friend that has a wonderful website, hope it can be a little help.


There's a girl that's getting ready to post her birth story about her child with the same condition of your baby, I don't know that it will make any difference, but I want you to know I'm thinking of you and praying for you. (((HUGS)))