Baby Update

Baby Houston at 20 weeks
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!!!


  1. Praying for you all and your sweet baby!:)

  2. Praying for you, my friend, and for your precious baby. Love and hugs, Grace

  3. Prayers to you!
    you know ive had SEVERAL ”special” u/s & have cried SEVERAL times when the u/s were done. Its such a scary thing, but, I just held onto the fact that God has a plan for each child. And even if sometimes we are fearful & unsure we can place our Full trust In God! His way is higher! Whenever I keep that in my mind, I feel SOO MUCH BETTER! And completely content with whatever the Lord's will is!

    Ilove you. Big Hugs!!

  4. Praying for God's comfort for you and for protection for baby. Love you guys!

  5. I love your spirit through all of this.Praying for good health for momma and baby and God's peace for the whole family!

  6. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

    Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

    1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    Praying for the little one being knit together in your womb. May the Lord prove again what a mighty thing he can do! There is nothing that he doesn't know and no greater physician in the universe.

    We love you all Houston Clan.

    Praying in San Diego,

  7. Hearing news can be alarming at first, but if you reread your posts, you always come back to the truth....God sovereign! HE is in control. NOTHING gets passed Him! HE has your precious little one's heart, kidney, liver, etc. in HIS hands! Isn't that awesome and comforting!!!! We love all y'all! ~~~~~The Holston Family


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