Thursday, 27 June 2013

Thirteen Weeks

Thirteen weeks: ninety one days since this little girl joined our lives.

 It was only thirteen weeks before that we first found out about her and  saw a little   face on the monitor in the dark scan room.

As I was looking through the sports day photos earlier, I was struck with the similarity of this picture with the image on the screen that memorable Saturday.

This is the moment when I should show you the scan picture but in the midst of the chaos of the building work and general upheaval of decorating since, they seem to have disappeared.  

Safe in the lower part of the double pushchair this little babe quietly slept through most of the noise of sports day.  Hiding away just like she had for six months of pregnancy.

Seeing her little face with her hand to the side and her sweet little rounded nose just like all her siblings brought back vivid memories of the almost identical image  on the ultrasound screen.

Thirteen weeks seemed a very short time to prepare for a new baby.

Today I realised how much has changed and even though it has only been three months, I cannot imagine our family without her.

Five days old

A perfect little gift.

I know this will be a precious photo as it made me realise just how special she is and reminded me of this verse:

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139

Do you have a special verse or poem?


  1. She sure is a beauty. Were you really pregnant for 6 months and didn't know? Wow! Wow! WOW! I thought I'd read quite a few of your posts, how did I miss that bombshell!

  2. She sure is special and I can feel the love you have for her flowing from your post! x

  3. A lovely post for such a special baby.

  4. Goodness, only 13 weeks to prepare?? Eek! She's totally gorgeous. x

  5. She is very beautiful and so special. I cant believe you didnt know you were having her for the first six months!! Amazing but what a wonderful gift from God.X

    1. A true gift (and a huge shock!) x

  6. such is a real cutie! what a lovely blog post

  7. That must have been a huge shock.... but she's absolutely lovely!!! Jx

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous blog post. Your baby girl is so beautiful.
    M x

  9. I love Psalm 139 - 'Oh Lord you have searched me and you know me'. It brings such comfort. Your little lady is gorgeous. Mich x

  10. Great and inspiring reading. I know of only 1 other friend who didn't know she was pregnant until 16 Weeks (and she has 5 and home educates!)Do tell us the rest of the story.

    1. It's a crazy story - just about recovering myself (home educating!)


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