Blake and I go together like peas and carrots. Or like Pringles and brownies, because that combo sounds so good to me right now. Anyway, we really do complement each other nicely...except for our blood types. Let me explain: I am a negative blood type and Blake is positive.
Women with negative blood types can develop antibodies against babies they carry who are positive. That happens if the mother's and baby's blood mixes, like with a miscarriage or at birth. To prevent this, moms like me are given a shot with antibodies. Our bodies think their job is done in fighting off the unfamiliar blood type. If I would develop antibodies, however, my current baby could be at risk for anemia and I would be at risk for miscarriages later on down the road with future babies.
Enough with the medical babble...
As most of you know, we had a miscarriage last August. I was given that shot of antibodies just in case our little Zoe had Blake's blood type. With this pregnancy they tested me again and, to my dismay, they found antibodies in my blood. We prayed that God would do a miracle and remove them (it had been so long since my last antibody shot that it was unlikely that there were traces of it still in my system). However, we got a call on Friday that my most recent blood test came back negative for antibodies!
We are so thankful that God heard our prayers and that He does care about our anxieties. Even if the test had come back positive again, we know that He is a healing and protecting God. He holds our hands and walks with us through any challenge we come across.