Pinterest Photo Challenge Day 26: Black and White

Today's Pinterest Photo Challenge is of something black and white.

I was going to take a photo of a really cute black and white sweater I just bought.. or perhaps these cute black and white flip flops… #4 told me I should take a picture of his shirt.. because it was black and white and people needed to know what it said.  Well said #4, well said.

Pinterest Photo Challenge Day 24: Something I am Grateful for: Healthy Babies

Pinterest Photo Challenge Day 24: Something I am grateful for…

This is #6.

He was born 7 weeks early. Almost all my children were born early.. well, at least my boys were.  They gave me high blood pressure.  My girls, did not.  #6 was born earlier than the others, and was in the NICU for 5 weeks.  We were told that he would probably always be small, and would not be doing the things other kids his age were doing.  Guess what?  They were wrong!

All babies are miracles.. but to me, this one is a special one.  At about 19 weeks pregnant, I took the blood test that screens the baby for any genetic defects.  The results of that test?  I had a 1 in 19 chance he had down syndrome… They sent me to a specialist that looked over my test and said, "I'm sorry Mrs. Eads, they calculated your age wrong, you actually have a 1 in 5 chance of having a baby with down syndrome."  I was already a mess… and that didn't help.  Then they whisked me into the sonogram room…

Where they gave me 3 kinds of sonograms… and told me they couldn't find anything wrong with him… and you know what.. they were right.

God is good all the time.  I am so grateful that he blessed us with children, and he saw fit to bless us with healthy one's too!