Who I am: I am the Righteousness of God by the Blood of Jesus. Need I say more?

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I am just a girl who is madly in love with Jesus. My hubby and I tied the knot in June of 2013. I love to sing, write, and worship. I am a lover of people, and my goal in life is to ensure those around me always know and see the Love of Jesus. I'm also one of the unlucky who have experienced loss, heartache, and the realities of the complications that come along with putting a bun in that oven. It's a wild ride, it's a fun ride, and I'd do it all over again if it meant I got to walk with Jesus even closer.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Little Cashew

Today has been by far the most surreal moment of my life. Never once did I imagine that I would be lucky enough to experience any of this. I was truly held captive by the label I was given - Infertile. This has proven to me that I am no longer bound by any titles, and My Lord and Savior is much more Majestic and Holy and Profoundly present in my every moment.


It's a super short video and really hard to see, but if you can watch closely you can see his/her little flickering heart!!

This little one is showing off a quick Fetal Heart Rate of 175. A heart beat! A living breathing little one specifically created for a divine purpose and loved more than my little words can express. I have never experience a heart beat before, it is the most humbling experience. I am speechless!


Our little one is measuring at 8 weeks and 3 days, which is way different than I expected but they have assured me that is it perfectly healthy and his/her growth rate is 85.6% and a crown to rump length of 1.96cm! In four short weeks this cashew (as my dear friend L named it) grew from .13cm to 1.96cm! WOW, isn't that amazing!? My heart could explode, the miracle of life.... Speechless I tell you! I keep giggling and am in shock that this is actually happening.... this is real... It's still early, but wow! 

So for those of you interested here's my update:

Signs/Symptoms: Bloating, for sure bloating. I have fully convinced myself that by the end of the day I could pass as having a bump. Still nauseous throughout the day, but it is getting MUCH better, thank you Lord! Pretty fatigued still, and some other normal symptoms. 

Morning sickness: Gag, gag, gag.... But like I said, getting soo much better!

Weight gain/loss: According to the OB visit today I have lost 3 pounds. She isn't concerned thankfully!

Cravings/aversions: Anything SUPER cold, and any drinks LOTS of crushed ice! There is a local coffee shop that has Bagel Sandwiches loaded with cheese and cream cheese and ham, then you heat it up nice and hot..... YUM, oh my gosh, I could eat that 3x a day. Vitamin Water is definitely doing the trick for me!

Best Moment: 175 beat per minute! Wow...I got a million pictures and even a handful in 3D! I was amazed! Coming home and sharing all this news with my Husband and watching his eyes light up, amazing! Worth every tear, every heartache. I love that man something fierce! 


16 comments:

  1. Aw I am so very happy for you Morgan!!! You deserve this so much! Looks like this is God's perfect timing for you :)

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    1. Thank you Amie! I am excited to watch what happens! It's a CRAZY journey. XOX

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  2. Such a beautiful sight indeed and wonderful little heartbeat! I noticed that you measured 8+3, but said it was off. How far along are you actually? I didn't realize we were so close together.
    Congrats!

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    1. Well, last appointment then were telling me I was a week ahead, so if I stick to what they told me previously, I should be 9+3 (as of yesterday). As long they tell me everything is normal and great, I will just trust that they know what's going on... I've never made it this far in previous pregnancies so I don't know what to expect. So, I don't mind that we're a little behind, but right on time according to them...? If that makes any sense :) XOX

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  3. Your lil cashew...my lil Cletus! So happy for you girlie!! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  4. So so so exciting!!! I don't even know if I have told you b/c I've been out of the loop, but CONGRATS!!!!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh, you have just been through so much! I am praying for you and that family of yours! If you need ANYTHING please don't hesistate! You are so loved sweet friend! XOXO Thank you :)

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  5. Aw, how absolutely wonderful! How perfect your little cashew is! Hi, little person, and welcome, with big love!
    ~theunexpectedtrip

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    1. Your comment waiting for me this morning just wrecked me! A little person! Oh.my.gosh! BIG Love, for sure!!!!

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  6. Yay!! So awesome to hear things are going well! Cheers to the little cashew!

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    1. So far, so good! And I refuse to believe nothing less! :) Thank you, Emily!! XOX

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  7. Congratulations Morgan! Seeing the heart beating is such a precious sight. Enjoy every moment :-)

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