I’m 37 weeks now and continue to feel the toll of carrying around the extra X number of baby pounds. (Nope, I’m not telling, but my doctor is happy with my weight gain if that counts for anything!) The doctor is guessing she’s over eight pounds and that I could end up with a nine pound baby. We’ll see if he’s right. My diabetes is under control without insulin (Praise God!) and other than being tired and the normal discomforts, I feel pretty good.
Last night I had my first really strong contractions and wondered if this might be “it”. But it was not. Peanut has dropped, but there isn’t anything else significant to report. The doctor did say that if I went into labor now, we would do the c-section, but he would really prefer that she have another week or two to bake. 🙂
(I have to admit that I vacillate between wanting this baby to be born YESTERDAY and thinking, “I’m not ready to have a baby!”)
Anyway, the doctor told me I need to rest more. I already feel like I don’t do much, but I can tell that I just have to keep cutting back more each day so that’s why posts, email answers, and comment responses are slow (to non-existent) around here lately (and will probably continue to be so in the days ahead).
I thought I would go ahead and share a few prayer requests related to the delivery and recovery since I have no idea when Peanut may make her arrival. If you are led to pray for us, we would certainly appreciate those prayers.
- That the peace of God that transcends all understanding would guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
- A safe c-section with no complications for me or Peanut. Specifically, that I would not have concerns over blood clots. (I lost a friend to blood clots after surgery and I have to admit that this does cross my mind.) And that Peanut would have no complications due to the gestational diabetes.
- That the doctors will have wisdom and discernment regarding the medication they give me, especially the amounts. My body is super sensitive and I’m more concerned about dealing with the potential after effects of the medications than I am about the pain itself. (If you have a body where the side effects of the cure are often worse than the original ailment, you understand what I mean!)
- Stamina and strength for David as he juggles work, a pregnant/recovering wife and a new little girl.
- A speedy recovery without complications so I can start to enjoy my new little girl!
I’ll be continuing to blog in the hours/days/weeks ahead, but things might be slow for a while. As soon as we have news to share, we’ll be posting an announcement and pictures! David has already checked and the hospital does have wireless internet access so we’ll be good to go. 🙂