Last week during our regular baby appointment, we heard a rather obvious heart arrhythmia. This, I must admit, caused me to fear for my baby even though the OB assured me that usually these kinds of things are nothing. He wanted us to get a fetal echo just in case though. Yesterday, we went in and had the special ultra sound of our precious little one's heart. It was quite startling to actually watch his or her little heart beating at such an abnormal rate. I had a hard time watching, but I know that this is just something that our loving savior has allowed. When the u/s tech left the room, tears flowed and my sweet husband comforted me and prayed for our baby. Then we sat and talked about Anna and what we've gone through with God's grace. I commented that after that we could get through anything together! I know that this child is God's alone and He holds it in His hands. He is the one forming this little person inside of me and His plans are perfect. We met with the doctor and were quite relieved with the report she gave us. Again, we were assured that this baby's heart looks perfectly formed, no abnormalities or defects. The arrhythmia is probably just from mommy's hormones and will more than likely go away after birth. On rare occasions it does not go away, and even rarer, the arrhythmia actually changes to a fast heart beat. We are scheduled for another echo next month, and our OB will take special care in monitoring the heart over the next 7 - 9 weeks until birth. After baby is here, then our family doctor will continue to monitor the heart until we are sure the arrhythmia is completely gone. Ultimately, I pray this child's heart will completely belong to God.....that this child will grow to learn of the loving savior that created him/her and trust Him for salvation. I pray this child will be used to bring honor and glory to Christ!!!