Again I say-OH the insomnia. It has reached an all time high. That’s all I’m going to say about it though because I am so thankful to have a healthy baby on the way! I do feel bad for Brent though as I spend 3/4 of the night tossing, turning or getting up to go to the bathroom and then trying to get comfortable again. It’s a vicious cycle.
Monday was our 37 week checkup with Dr. M. All was still well with Mr. Elias. He’s still nice and content where he is. It’s hard to believe that I’m 3 more weeks pregnant that I ever was with Evan. The GREAT news that came from our appointment on Monday was that Dr. M had changed his vacation and now he WILL be here when I’m 39 weeks and my c-section has been re-scheduled for August 13. I was ecstatic because I was so anxious about waiting so close to my due date and Dr. M being out of town when I was 39 weeks. I know it will all work out if Elias decides to make his appearance sometime other than when we plan but cutting it that close was not good for my blood pressure or anxiety level 🙂 or sanity for that matter. Instead of being out the week of the 13th he will be out next week which is still a little anxiety inducing but not near as bad. I have an appointment next week with one of the doctors in his on-call group and then the next time I’ll be going to Sacred Heart will be to have a baby!!!! Hopefully Elias will wait for the 13th but who knows?!?! I can barely believe that the time has come for Elias to make his arrival but I’m so excited and cannot wait to see his little face. I’ve been acting like a little kid that is counting down to Christmas. Every day I tell Brent how many days left (at the most) until we have a baby. He gets so tickled at me. I think there is just so much excitement for me because I am looking forward to meeting Elias and I’m looking forward to having my body back. I am most certainly NOT complaining in any way because I know there are so many that pray every day to be pregnant and would love to be experiencing the miracle of life inside of them. However this has been a very rocky road for us and I’ve been pregnant for the better part of 2 years and as wonderful as that is (Praise God that I’m able to get pregnant) I am looking forward to my body being my own for a while. That doesn’t mean that I don’t thank God every day for His blessings or that I take being pregnant for granted.
Brent and I are spending these last couple weeks making the final preparations for Elias and enjoying these last two weeks with one another. We have been trying to spend a lot of time together and go on dates and such because I know that we will not be doing much of that for a while. Not that we wouldn’t have a line of babysitters waiting outside our door but I know that we are not going to want to leave Elias for quite some time. I am also trying to stay busy to keep myself from worrying about all the things that could go wrong. I saw this on FB the other day and every time I start to worry I just pray!
This is something I constantly struggle with. I know that God is in control and His plan is greater than I could ever imagine. I just pray constantly for Elias to remain healthy and for Him to keep His arms around us until Elias makes a safe arrival. And after. 🙂
I shared that a few weeks ago I had a wonderful baby shower and then about a week after that my dear friend Nikki took some wonderful maternity pictures of me. Here are a few pictures from those events. Nikki is an awesome photographer and again I say, you should check her out if you are needing pictures of any sort taken. 🙂
All photo credits go to Nikki Golden Photography. (You can check her out here on her FB page)
The shower and maternity pictures were a huge success and such an exciting time in this pregnancy. I was so excited to celebrate Elias with our family and friends! He’s already a very loved little boy!!
I’ll update next Wednesday after my appointment unless something exciting happens before then. (Prayers going up that all stays calm though!!) Thanks to all who are continuing to pray for our family! We so appreciate it.