Friday, January 25, 2008

Almost time to go...

I can absolutely not believe that we leave tomorrow for Charleston! I told Scott over 5 months ago that he would have to drag me to the hospital to have our daughter but I am actually ready to go and face this giant...and, more importantly, meet our daughter. Her life has already been such a testimony of God's power, goodness and grace. I cannot wait to see what He does in her life once she's actually here!
I had my last prenatal appointment yesterday, too. Everything went well as usual. It was sad to me to know that it would be the last time I am in there every week. The ultrasonographer, OB nurse, and doctor have all become like family. I have had such amazing support from all of them. They have been nothing short of compassionate and comforting to me throughout this pregnancy. There have been many times that I have gone with such anxiety about how Annabelle is doing and they always seem to calm me down (especially Dr. Johnson...she has listened to so much and been so wonderful). My goal is to have Annabelle, get her through surgery and eating and be back for my six week postpartum checkup with them. Dee Dee has seen her face so many times on the ultrasounds that I know she is ready for some pictures!
I have had a couple of baby showers in the past few weeks that have gotten me really excited, too! Annabelle's room is loaded with stuff! I have finished packing her bags to take which was really fun. Since she won't be able to wear clothes for a while, I am going to have to change her little outfits at least 5 times a day once she can with everything I just had to take! Of course, she has matching bows for them all!!!
The next post will be of our little angel's birth! Scott is going to try to get some pictures and her stats up for everyone by Monday evening. Please continue to pray for a successful delivery and a strong baby girl!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8


Anonymous said...

Butcher family.....
We've been praying for y'all so much and are so excited that your big day is finally here!!!! Even though we've never met in person, know that you are in our thoughts every single day!!!! Stay as positive and strong for that precious little girl as possible!! You will be in the best hands there at MUSC and with God!!! Look for our favorite nurse on 7C Laura, and Jackie in the PCICU!!!!

"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

We can't wait to get the next update!!

Much love, thoughts, and prayers!!!!

Betsey Ruff
Mom to Cooper (14 months-Congenital Cardiac Hemangioma)
wife to Russell

The Hardy Family said...

We can't wait to hear of Annabelle's arrival on Monday! My prayers will continue to be with you as they have through this entire process. Good luck and God bless!

Anonymous said...

We know everything will go well on Monday and can't wait to see precious Annabelle Lynn.
Our thoughts & prayers stay with you.
Much love, Kyle, Allison, Kayla & Kinslee

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! So exciting. We'll be praying for you all many many many times a day. :) I can't wait to see Annabelle's little face on here. :)

Anonymous said...

God be with you and your family as you welcome Miss Annabelle!! You will be in my prayers tomorrow for a smooth delivery and good reports. I know how difficult and wonderful tomorrow will be. Big hugs from the Wallace family! Kaden says for Annabelle to be strong! I can't wait to see her face.

The Chavis Family said...

We are praying for you guys this morning!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We were so glad to receive the email about Annabelle's birth. Please know that we are thinking of you and continually praying for you and Annabelle. We know God will take care of you both!
Ernie and Nicole

lindler5 said...

rebecca -
i miss seeing you at MOPS!! elizabeth hartman smith has told me of your pregnancy & annabelle's condition. i am so thankful that i was sent a link to your blog. what a wonderful testament to your faith in God & His perfect plan for your life. you are an inspiration to many - giving thanks to our Father, relying on Him & emitting the peace that only He provides. thank you for sharing your story with us.

i will be praying for you guys during these days ahead. for peace of mind. physical rest. a caring medical staff. annabelle's strength & perseverence. that you continue to be a ray of light to others while trusting in God's awesome power & goodness.

i look forward to following the journey ahead & will be praying for you constantly.

with love -
ashley lindler

Anonymous said...

Catherine Hoecke here, Rebecca. We are all praying for you and your family as today transpires. May the Lord surprise you with Joy today. I love you. Miss you, but you have been in my prayers and on my heart. The Lord loves you, your family and your new baby girl so much. I praise Him for YOU today.

Let us know how we can support you. We will wait to hear all about it. We pray for you today.

Catherine for WC, Karl, Franklin and Anna