Saturday, November 20, 2010

38 Weeks

Just wanted to post and update that I'm doing well, and yes, still pregnant! :) Only 10 days until the due date though! It's getting so close! At my apt this past Monday (5 days ago) I was at least 2cm dilated. I've been having lots of contractions and cramping this week, so I'm hoping I'm progressing even more before labor starts.

I have been getting everything as ready as possible around here. Not only for baby, but I have already bought and wrapped about 90% of the Christmas gifts. Thank goodness for online shopping! It's driving Natalie absolutely nuts to see all these presents and not be able to open them anytime soon. Poor thing, it will be quite a long month for her!! The Christmas tree goes up Wednesday night after I finish baking pies for Thanksgiving, and then we will be set! Praying labor holds off until next weekend. :)

Also, many, many prayers for a few friends who are trying to conceive this month. They (and their stories) touch my heart, as we have NOT forgotten what it feels like to not know if we'd ever be able to have more biological children. Friday was the due date of the first baby we lost. He (or she) would have been turning 2-years-old about now. We will never forget that precious life, or the other 4 that were lost. It is quite the bitter-sweet feeling to be remembering what happened over the past 2.5 years, and yet looking forward to our daughter's arrival. We have had a long journey to get here. So we remember, and pray for those that are still trying to grow their families as well.

If you would, please also keep this baby and myself in your prayers as well as the big day approaches. Giving birth is exciting, but also brings anxiety with all the unknowns and unexpected things that can occur. We ask God to keep us in His loving hands, and bring us through this safely and in good health.


Kathleen said...

Thinking of you!! I was just wondering this weekend if you were still pregnant :) I am so happy for you guys

Erin and Roger Bell said...

I am so excited for you and your growing family!! I am praying for you as you approach delivery day!! I can't wait to hear the name you've both chosen and see pictures of this little sweetheart! I appreciate your sensitivity and kind heart, throughout your entire pregnancy. You're such a sweet and thoughtful friend. Love you.