Thursday 16 February 2017

When Life Throws an Unexpected Twist // Thankfulness

I didn't expect to find myself here, at 26 + 3 weeks, on the antenatal ward with nurses checking vitals and heartbeats and doctors explaining complicated terms and nurses drawing diagrams. All the while, shaking uncontrollably as though I was cold, when really all it was was fear.

That was last night. Lying in triage, gripping David's hand like there was no tomorrow.

This morning, I sit in my cordoned off bay thankful. Thankful that despite all the panic and the questions and precautions taken last night, our little one wriggles happily inside me, seemingly unaware of all the commotion of the past nine hours.

Because last night we thought we might lose this little one. 

I've been hyper busy this pregnancy, joking that I sometimes forget I'm pregnant (which would be hard to believe if you saw me), but sometimes it takes something like this to realise how fiercely you love the little one growing in you already. How much they are already a part of your family, how much all your hopes, and dreams and future planning have involved this precious little soul.

We covet your prayers, because with each passing week, this little one is safer.

           "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, who's word I praise" Psalm 86:3-4


  1. Wow - what a scary experience but so glad that all is well. Take it easy! Praying for you all. Xx

  2. Hope everything's ok Claire! Lots of love xxx

  3. Love and prayers to you all xx

  4. What a scare for you all. Praying your little one stays safe x


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