The Best Mistake Ever

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 1, 2010

I am still in shock I think.

But in a good, good way.

I just got back from the perinatologist.

Her reaction to looking at my ultrasound?

"Well, everything looks great.  Why exactly were you here today?"

To which I responded by bursting into tears and trying to speak but having only, "mfphgmnfphphp" come out.

She was entirely confused, "I dont understand, itsnt that good news?"

After I managed to gain something that resembled composure I sorta cried out, "Its amazing news!  I was told I might lose the baby or that I could go into labor or that I might have to be on bed rest for the next 6 months.  This is AMAZING news!"

I seriously felt like a weight was lifted right in that moment.

Turns out my doctor has just read her ultrasound wrong.  She had requested that I bring in the copies of pictures she had taken last Wed. and when I showed them to the specialist, she said, "Oh yes.  These are normal.  Looks like she just measure wrong."

Like almost 3cm wrong!  She told me I was 1.2 cm but today I measured 4 cm!

I felt like a million bucks as I got to make phone calls to my hubby and mom and dad.  My mom got choked up a bit, and told me how lucky I was to have all the prayers and support. 

I could not have agreed more.

I have been so nervous to get excited about things I had planned in the future… blogging conferences* and family vacations and of course, the birth of this precious child.

But now I am filled with excitement and hope!!

Thank you so, so much for your prayers and kind words and Scripture and thoughts.  You never know, there just might have been a divine miracle at work here!

*I was asked to be a speaker at BlogHerFood in San Fransisco this year, which is actually just taking place in one week! 

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  • Nellie says:

    Oh happy, gloriously wonderful day!!! I cried tears of joy when I read this – you are so loved, so blessed and ever so deserving of all that is wonderful, true, beautiful, joyous and faithful in your life and that of your family and friends!
    This just made my day – thank YOU!!

  • Gianna says:

    Congratulations on speaking at the BlogHer Food Conference,
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below!
    Praise HIm above ye Heavenly Host!
    PRaise Father, Son, and HOLY GHOST!
    I can’t can’t can’t CANNOT wait to meet your little baby!

  • Londa says:

    …exceedingly and abundantly above that which we could ask or imagine! So happy for answered prayer!
    Now about this conference, do you need a bag carrier or traveling assistant? Just let me know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jenny says:

    The power of prayer.

  • Debbie says:

    That’s great! I had a high risk pregnancy and I know how awful it is, so I’m so glad you don’t have to go through all that now. What a relief! FYI, I did say a little prayer for you when I read your last few blogs.

  • Michelle M. says:

    That is incredible! I cannot imagine the relief you are feeling right now!

  • angien24 says:

    Tears in my eyes and so happy for you! Are you starting to feel better too, now that you’re further along? Cyber-hugs!
    Take care!

  • Cara says:

    What a wonderful answered prayer (and many to be continued!)What an AWESOME God WE have!

  • Angie Atchley says:

    How wonderful!! Congratulations and enjoy every second of carrying this beautiful baby!

  • Amalia Standard says:

    CHILLS!!!! I am so so so excited for you! Can’t imagine the joy you are feeling! Prayers can be soooo powerful…. I do believe in miracles! I hope that you continue to feel better and better everyday and that you are able to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy!!! YAY YAY…What a great beginning of the month surprise!:)

  • mikeandkatie1 says:

    Phew! That is such good news!

  • Meera says:

    What great news!!! I am very happy for you and your family.

  • Joy Ellis says:

    Praising God for that mistakes!! God is so good!! Have fun at that conference!! You will be awesome!!!

  • Michelle says:

    God is so good Amanda! Praising God right now for your miracle!

  • Jae says:

    Amanda I literally am holding back tears of joy for you! I can NOT imagine the feeling you had when she told you it was a mistake! I am so happy for you! God Bless! :]]

  • Christina says:

    I am so beyond happy for you!!
    God is so faithful!

  • Margie says:

    Prayers answered…beautiful news!

  • amber hurd says:

    It stinks that you had to worry all this time over a doctor’s mistake, but I am glad it was a mistake. God is good all the time.

  • Carrie says:

    OH my! How could they make you worry and fret like that! I’m so happy that things are going just fine! It’s scary to think they could make a mistake like that! Good grief!
    I know you are thrilled beyond words! Many more blessings and happiness to you!
    Take it easy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsay says:

    Whoop whoop! AWESOME news!! What a blessing. Sometimes God just does that to us to bring us back to Him – to see how we react – where our heart are. I love how you ran to Him….and I’m thinking He does, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Lumberjack's Wife says:

    Praise the Lord!!!!

  • Lorie says:

    That is such wonderful WONDERFUL news! I am so happy for you!

  • Lorie says:

    PS – Any chance that you will be going to Blissdom?

  • Heather Nerren says:

    Wonderful news! I’m rejoicing with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy K says:

    I’m in awe…all I can say is….The Power of PRAYER…God is GOOD…Divine Intervention!
    I am so happy for you and your entire family.