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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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14 November 2012

7 months and 10 weeks to go!!! Happy dance!!!

Time flies! It's been way too long since my last post. Life just gets too busy sometimes. Sorry for the quiet this end. I've been busy seeing the girlies through their last few weeks of school. Oh my goodness ... I can't wait for the December holidays to begin!!! It amazes me how much is required of our little ones in school these days. Shew. Anyway ... thanking God that it has been a good year for my little girls. When I stand back and see where my girls were last year this time and how God has walked them through this year and all the healing that has taken place in their little hearts, I stand in awe. My Leelee has negotiated her first grade with determination and perseverance and my little bear has found her confidence to shine in grade 5. Makes this mommy smile big and proud (in the best possible way of course - hee hee). 
So yesterday we had our 28 week scan of our little man. The caesar is booked for the 25th of January so on Friday it is 10 weeks till I get to snuggle this little guy. We are so excited!!! One look at these chubby little cheeks and that irresistible top lip and you can understand why I cant wait to snuggle him!
 (Don't you just love the way he sucks that bottom lip in!)
 (Just one more - I simply can't resist!!!)
As for those long legs pictured above ... they are on the move all the time, keeping his mommy and daddy giggling at all his antics!!! He is by far the busiest little baby I have ever carried. I love how he has been with me on so many grand adventures over these last 7 months! He has flown with me to Cape Town, JHB, Mauritius and the USA all in the space of 7 months! I just know this little guy has a lifetime of amazing adventures in store to enjoy with his family. He is also growing so big and strong! He is the first of all 4 of my babies to be bigger than the average estimates at his last 2 scans. The average weight estimate is between 1 - 1.2kg's and he is 1.3 and growing. He over doubled his weight from my last scan 5 weeks ago. What joy to this mommy's heart.
God has been so faithful in protecting my heart against fear with my pregnancy with Gabriel. It was at this same scan with Zac that they first realised something wasn't right. He was much smaller which prompted them to do more detailed scans. Also, my placenta had started calcifying. Yesterday's scan was another layer of restoration. There was only joy in that scan room. My placenta is healthy and our baby boy is strong. Once again we got a clear view of all 4 chambers of his heart. Every time I see those 4 chambers my heart skips a beat. How we longed to see those 4 chambers for our Zaccie. But, when my heart drops, the Lord gently whispers promises of restoration and shifts my picture and understanding to truly know that BOTH my sons now have perfect hearts.  
Mr. Gabe is kicking up a storm for a little more breakfast, so best this mommy has another bowl of my latest morning craving ... choc-chip muesli. All for the baby of course ;0) 
All my love xxx


Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Aw Janine, this is such a special time. And even more full of joy and happiness because little Gabe is so well!
Praying for you always x

Carol F said...

So happy my Janni - love the pics of Gabe - I know he will be sooo loved and blessed with an adoring family!!...especially his Lala!!
We are a Blessed family indeed - to know our Zac is safely nestled in Jesus' loving embrace!
Love Always,
Mom xxxxxx

Gayel said...

So lovely to read your update and see the scans of your beautiful little boy - lots of love and prayers - Gaye

Noël McNeil said...

Just found your blog. I'm in tears. I just had my third child and cannot fathom losing one of my babe's. I am so happy to hear that you and I serve the most amazing God and that He is always faithful. Thanks for sharing your heart. I'll be here again...soon. :)

Susan said...

I am so very happy to read of his progress. I think God gave you a very active baby to help reassure your heart.