For This Child I Prayed – Shasta’s Story

Meet Shasta, who blogs over at The Phillips Journey!  Today she is sharing the birth story of her daughter Holli Kate.  This is such  a wonderful testimony.  What a great God we serve!

And came baby girl number four..

Well, as of May 20, 2013 we became parents of yet another beautiful baby girl. Weighing 7lbs 4oz.

If I had to describe my life in just a few short words, I would say it’s blessed, beautiful chaos.

Now on to the beautiful testimony of our little bundle of joy.

Ok.. I was scheduled to be induced at 7am. Plans were to break my water and start Pitocin. When the doctor came in at 7, she checked me and baby would “float” back up. She had a suspicion something was up with the umbilical cord and from there she decided not to break my water and just start the Pitocin to see if baby would move down. After hours of hardly any progress at all and irregular contractions, she then checked me again at about 4pm. She then decided to break my water with just a small leak. At 5:30pm I was ready to push! At 5:45pm she was born. During all the excitement the doctor told me to take a look and there was a perfect knot in her umbilical cord. At first I thought “no big deal.” About an hour later the nurse came in to clean her up . She then proceeded to say “Those knots are very rare, you should know that you have a miracle baby.” I have to say I felt the spirit of the Lord all over me and an overwhelming amount of joy that the Lord kept His hand upon her through my pregnancy. In the days to come after having her check-ups and talking with the doctors, I then realized the true knot was a very big deal. Babies rarely survive when a knot is developed because it cuts off the blood and oxygen supply.

Want to know what happened one week before she was born?

I was in church service and kept feeling a nudge from the Lord to be anointed and prayed for. My specific prayer was for “A good delivery and healthy baby.” So, I’m here to praise my God for doing just that. We have a thriving, healthy, beautiful baby girl. I also felt my doctor was God sent because she was so cautious with the delivery and had no way of knowing that the knot was even there.

God is still in the miracle business.

Thank you for taking the time to read. If you are in a situation now, just know that it’s not too big for God, just pray. Leave a comment and I will be happy to pray with you.

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Do you have an amazing birth, pregnancy, or adoption story to share?  A story where the hand of God was mightily on you and your baby?  I am looking to begin featuring these types of stories on this website on a regular basis!  If you have a story, please email me at childrenareablessing1@gmail.com.

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Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

One Thought on “For This Child I Prayed – Shasta’s Story

  1. Sarah D on January 25, 2014 at 11:16 pm said:

    Praise the Lord for a safe birth and healthy baby! =)

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