Monday, June 30, 2008

New Life- It's a...


Boy oh boy... we're having a GIRL!!

We spent a little over an hour this morning at our doctor's appointment. As we walked in I felt overwhelmed with peace, and yet I was still crying as I approached the front desk. As I found my way to the chair next to Dusty I was able to dry my wet eyes and focus on the promises of the Lord, knowing He has a perfect plan for us, whatever that might mean.

They called us back almost immediately and as they spent time looking at each little part of her, Dr. Rowe and the sonographer, Reina, continued to comment on how healthy and strong she looked. They checked the hands, which were open with five straight fingers, unlike sweet Maddox's overlapping fingers. They checked her beautiful heart that they say is perfectly formed and working well. They looked over her head and spine and it was at that point, in asking if they could tell if there were any indications of spina bifida, when the "No, definitely no spina bifida" brought me to tears again. Reina rubbed my leg, grabbed some tissues and simply told me she understood. I was filled with joy in those moments, praising the Lord for His perfect plan in ALL THINGS.

When they finally said girl, about halfway through, Dusty and I just looked at each other and laughed. We've been spending weeks coming up with boy names, sure that this third little one of ours was going to fill our house with more balls, trucks and trains. We are so surprised and yet, so absolutely thrilled!! Reina looked at Dusty and said "Daddy you better get that Visa warmed up..." He laughed with that "oh my goodness she's right" laugh. It was precious and I am so excited to see how my amazing husband will completely melt over a little girl. Just thinking about it makes me smile... and no doubt our Deacon will be such a good and protective big brother. God is so incredibly good and we are so incredibly thankful!

I have continued to think about this pregnancy and all that this means to our family. I have thought about the tears, the shock, the heartache and the pain, which has quickly given way to smiles, laughter, joy and hopefulness. That healing... the joy is what continues to be our testimony to the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior. This little one wouldn't be possible without our big God and without her big brother Maddox and his story... his legacy. Now she will be creating her own as she has already carved out a new piece of my heart... one that can only belong to her.

"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."- Psalm 126:2
**Thank you SO MUCH for all of the prayers for our family... is is abundantly clear that His hand is covering us as we rest in Him!

54 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to "meet" your new little princess! Praying always for a safe pregnancy and a healthy, happy baby!! God bless!

Cobblestones said...

Congratulations Kenzie! I have followed your blog from your first post up until now. I have prayed for you and your family, have wept for you and rejoiced for you. I am so excited to watch as your journey continues to unfold. May God bless you richly!

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Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you Kenzie!

M said...

I am SO excited for you! Congratulations!

Angie said...

Yes! I couldn't be happier.

Devin said...

Oh Kenz,

Praise the Lord, over and over and over again!

I am so excited for this new chapter in your life, and am continuing to pray for you all everyday.

A GIRL!?! I can't believe it....I'm truly so jealous :-)! It is beyond words wonderful!

Love and prayers (as always),
Devin

Kirsten said...

Kenzie,

Yeah!!! What wonderful news. God is so good. My eyes welled up with tears of joy as I read your post. Thank you for sharing Deacon, Maddox, and your baby girl with us. Praise God!!

Blessings,
Kirsten

sumi said...

Oh Kenzie, what awesome news!

I'm praising Jesus with you...

Andrea said...

Praise God! Rejoicing mightly with your wonderful news.

Rebecca said...

Yay! Congratulations. :)

Christa Mc said...

beautifully written and yes - dusty better get that visa ready! :) ha ha! can't wait to meet your sweet and precious baby girl the lil sis to big brothers deacon and maddox!

Erin said...

Praise God for a healthy little girl! I am sure you will have fun picking out lots of little girl things.

Acorns in my dryer said...

Oh Kenzie I am thrilled for you guys! God is sovereign and orchestrating your beautiful story! I have a feeling she has a BIG BIG purpose for this generation! Pink blessings over your home - we rejoice with you!!!

Jen in Al said...

i have tears of joy over your news! i was hoping for an update today!!! i have been praying for you all day! What joy! Deacon and Maddox have a precious baby SISTER!!!!! I can only imagine how wonderful it was so see her healthy body. will be continuing to pray for your precious baby girl and all of you! i love what you wrote about her having a piece of your heart that it is hers alone! How true that each blessed child the Lord gives us has their own special place in our families that can never be anyone else's or be replaced! i have often been asked how do i have enough love for all my children?(i only have 5 by the way:) God in His infinite grace and love continues to expand my heart with more love for my sweeties than i could ever fully describe! What an AWESOME GOD!!! Can't wait to meet her! wish we were coming to see Brian, Shelli and Matthew soon so i could give you the biggest hug! can't count the number of times i have wished i could do that since i have been praying for your family! :)Praising and rejoicing with you!!!!!:)jen in al

Laurie said...

Oh Kenzie and Dusty,

Just look at that beautiful and perfect little girl!!!Wow! God is just amazing isn't HE? What a wonderful answer to prayers from so many who love you. Your hearts must be SO FULL right now and JOY overflowing. I am so happy for you I could just cry. A beautiful Psalm here, so fitting for the occasion:) I just love you guys so much. Sleep in beautiful peace tonight knowing the Lord has met you here.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

weavermom said...

What great news! Congratulations!

Jaclyn said...

SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS! Praise the Lord! I am thrilled for you...you are going to have so much fun!!!!

siscaboo said...

Kenzie,


Congratulations!!! A baby girl and I can tell you from the 5 that I have had girls are the bestest. I am soo happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Brent and I are so excited to meet our first niece! She is so blessed to have you and Dusty for parents and two amazing big brothers. Praise God!

Love you guys! Jess and Brent

Jenna said...

What a blessing, a little princess

Corie said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for your family as you look forward to a sweet baby girl. Praise God for the miracle that she is. You are so strong and brave. Looking forward to following this part of your story.

Dawn said...

Wow! Congratulations! Soooo happy for you all!

Love, UNC NICU RN

jennifermills921 said...

Oh girl! Congratulations!! Tears are streaming down my cheeks as I read your beautifully articulated experience today at Dr. Rowe's office! My heart is so filled for joy for you & Dusty! I can't wait to meet lil' Miss Stanfield!!! AHH! McKenna's in bed- but she will be so excited to hear the news!! :)

The VW's said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! May God bless your growing family!

Deanna said...

beautiful news for such a beautiful family.

Michelle Jamie said...

SOLI DEO GLORIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Jamie said...

I was so excited I accidentally posted the comment without completing it.

I instantly thought of the joy that Elizabeth must have felt when she saw Mary. I felt God as I read the joyous news.

once again....

Soli Deo Gloria

Mandy said...

I am overjoyed that you got great news of a healthy baby and a little GIRL! What a miracle. I know Maddox is so proud as he watches over your family. Thinking of you in GA.

Mandy
www.madelinegracefoundation.com

My Busy Boys said...

Congratulations! Kenzie and Dusty,
God has truly blessed you, thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us in the blogging world. I can't wait to meet your precious little GIRL!!!

Praying from WI
Kim

Autumn Walton said...

I love the way you stated that your little girl has already carved out a piece of your heart that is only hers. Isn't that so true with each of our precious little ones! Looking forward to continuing to following your journey as you welcome this new little life. God is Good!

Autumn

Melody said...

What exciting news! I'm so happy that you were able to see her healthy little body, growing strong and well within you. Deacon is going to be a great big brother, and you can bet Maddox will be watching and protecting her from above.

I love your Stanfield family, and I'm so thankful you share your special story with us.

Continuing to pray...

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

I am so glad to hear that baby Stanfield has all her parts and they are in working order. I can't imagine the feeling you guys must have had during that sonogram. I think human nature sometimes allows us to go to places we've been before, maybe out of familiarity. What a refreshing bit of news. I am glad the Lord is turning your heartache into joy. Joy comes in the morning. Can't wait to keep following this little piece of Stanfield history. What a legacy she will have. Thanks for your transparency with your fellow bloggers. May the Lord continue to show you favor and abundantly bless your family. What did Deacon say to a new little SISTER? I always wanted a big brother.
In Him,
Heather Rice

Kim Fox said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your family. I have been keeping up with your blog, and I was so excited to hear that you were expecting. You are going to adore your little girl - sometimes it feels a little like playing "dress up"! I am keeping your family in my prayers.
:) Kim Fox

Laurie said...

Just checking back in this afternoon to get another look at "Princess Stanfield". She's beautiful and I am so happy for all of you. Praying for you every day.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Sheila said...

I have been following your blog before Maddox was born but haven't checked it in some time. So seeing this post, I am shedding tears of joy for you and your family. I wish you all the health and happiness as your baby girl grows big and strong. Maddox truly has been watching over all of you!

Jessica said...

Dear Kenzie, I am crying with happiness about this new little Stanfield child of God, and about the joys she is bringing you despite the wound that will forever be in you because of the loss of Maddox. Praise God for this good, good gift, whom you will be able to keep much longer than your previous good but tiny gift, held only for the blink of an eye... Rejoycing with you,
Jessica in Italy

Chelle' said...

WOW! I feel blindsided.. I didn't even know a precious, perfect baby girl was in the works.

PRAISE THE LORD.

I am so very very very happy for you all Kenzie. The kind of happiness where you can't even wish it for yourself because you know the person receiving it is exactly who it is meant for...

Could you do me a little favor and reply to this comment with your address... I am still holding onto the walkathon T shirt money that I owe you... I'd love to drop that in the mail!

Love you friend! Congratulations on your family of 5!!!

*Overflowing* said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and praying continually for you guys! This is beautiful news!! I couldn't help but think that JOY would be a perfect name for her :)

God is so good in EVERYTHING! Hugs and God bless!!~stacy
www.mycupoverfloweth.blogspot.com

klflorio said...

Congratulations, you are such a beautiful woman with such a kind heart. I wish you and your family lots of luck while you plan for this true miracle baby girl to enter your lives. You are so lucky. I went through many years of infertlity and now have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who is a true miracle so I know what it is like to treasure each and every day with having this little girl.

Erin said...

Congratulations! What wonderful and exciting news!

What a blessing it was to meet you at the conference this weekend!

Anonymous said...

God is good!
Congratulations kids.
Love Aunt Laura

Sunshine said...

I am so thrilled and excited for you all! Thank you for sharing and keep us updated! Sunshine

denise lopez said...

Hi Kenzie--
I am a friend of Jennifer Mills. It is 4:43 am and I can not sleep. I got on Jennifer's Blog and saw your news. I am teaching a bible study this summer on Joy--through the book of Philippians. I hope you don't mind but I am going to read your post on Lord Give Me Wisdom Not to Waste This. His Joy that He has given you is undeniable. I am so happy for you and your sweet family. I will be praying with you. What a blessing you are!

Jen said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! YAY!! Kenzie, I'm so thilled for you! (Gosh, that's a lot of exclamation marks! Ooops, another *straining very hard not to add another one*)

Enjoy this time, blessed mother, and envelop yourself with all things PINK!

And there's another one *sigh*

*grin*

Mamma_of _five said...

I have followed your Journey with you guys since sweet little Maddox:) I am so Happy for you guys when is your due date? I cant wait to see the pictures of your sweet little girl.Also Deacon is a sweet boy too:) Love all the way from BC, Canada!Tawny

Laura said...

Congrats! Still praying....Sending love!

Jennifer Burgett said...

Congratulations!!!

So Blessed said...

Congratulations! I am praising God for His wonderful gift of this precious baby girl!

Leigh Ann said...

I am so thrilled to read this post, I have followed you through this journey of faith because of Jennifer Mills, again, what a blessing this little girl will be. Praise the Lord.

Ellen said...

I just found your blog off of your Eliot blog comment. This post made me cry. We have a dr's appointment today with a fertility specialist, seeking another miracle baby. I remember my fears at our ultrasound appointment with Seth. I was so afraid he wouldn't make it, after all these years of trying, after the baby we'd lost to miscarriage. I will be praying for you during your pregnancy.

t h a i t r a i t said...

What a beautiful family you have. I found you through a comment you left on mck mama's site. God bless you!

The Nichols Fam said...

Oh my goodness. What a beautiful God we have! What a sweet baby girl. We can't wait to meet her and we congratulate you guys and Praise the AWESOME Lord! We'll be praying for her health and yours and for a smooth delivery. We love you guys! The Nichols Family. By the way- Faith Clare- how pretty is that!? So so wonderful!

Mama10EE said...

Kenzie--it's been a long time since I have been by to check on your family....I am so overjoyed to see that the Lord has been quick to answer your prayers for another child. The day you found out that your child will be a girl we were celebrating my daughter's second birthday. She is an answer to many many years of prayer and longing, and I see the Lord's face every day in hers. I pray that Faith will be the gift to you that our Morgan has been to us. Your faith remains amazing, I can't wait to see how the rest of Faith's story is written. I am glad your contractions are under control and we will continue to pray for more time for her to grow in your womb.

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