Saturday, June 23, 2012

the blessed curse

"Are you kidding me?" This is the phrase that I have begun to say about 9 million times a day!

The last 6 weeks have been a crazy roller coaster of "your baby could be here today!" and yet, here we are two days past the due date. 
I called this post the blessed curse, because it has been so hard thinking that baby was going to be here so early and then thinking about the nicu and family not getting here...ETC. 
And then the blessing is that the Lord is SO GOOD! First of all, because there is a miracle baby in my belly, and there was little to NO belief from us or the doc's that this baby was going to go full term. 
In fact, in my first sonogram appt. I was told that I will not have a baby larger than 7lbs. 
On Thursday my doctor told me that as of a week ago baby measured 7lbs 12oz and that if she was wrong and our baby was only 6lbs, she wanted me to bring baby in so she can see what those "cheeks look like on a 6lb baby." I just laughed! This baby is not going to be small...and its cheeks will be much like its moms and dads were. 

You may have seen these pics on Facebook, but I hope those cheeks are ready to get kissed, because if they are anything like ours were, I know there are a lot of people waiting to kiss them. 
This is me.
This is Andrew!
The other very obvious blessings that we have received in these last few days is the outpouring of love, prayers, and thoughts from our friends and my family is in town and Andrews is headed down soon (should be here Monday). 

I cannot tell you how many people have just texted me messages of encouragement! It has truly been a long, long wait for Andrew and I to meet this baby. We are talking almost 6 years now. I think I can wait a few more days...if I have to.

News on the plan:: If the baby hasn't arrived by itself on Monday, we have an appointment first thing Monday morning. We will then begin the inducement process...and we will definitely have a baby by Thursday! Thanks so much for all your prayers and your friendships!  We have amazing people in our lives and are incredibly grateful! 

I will let you know as soon as we know something!! 


1 comment:

Valerie said...

You were in my dream last night...random I know...but I think it was God's way of telling me "be sure to wish her luck!" Soooooo GOOD LUCK! It will be soooo much fun for you guys. PS-in my dream you went into labor during church, so um, yeah maybe tomorrow morning???? Praying for all 3 of you!