Our Journey Home

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Very, very ready!

Two days. That's all, only two days left until our official due date. When I went to the doctor last Friday, the physician that checked me said she would be 'shocked' if I made it through the weekend without going into labor. I had lots of contractions on Sunday morning and afternoon, and I really thought it was the big day, but we didn't need to go to the hospital after all. So, here I sit, waiting and waiting, but I'm feeling very, very ready! wink!

We have two prayer requests. Our first prayer request is for a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy. Our second prayer request is for JJ to come without a c-section. You see, Emma Grace was breech and we needed a c-section. Bella was a born naturally and this is the way we'd like to deliver JJ as well. ( I know many women who have had a c-section and they loved it. But not me. Since I can compare the two birthing experiences, I can say that hands down that a c-section would never ever be a first choice for me. ) Our doctor is more than willing to allow me to have a natural childbirth again, however, I can't be overdue. Once you go past your due date, the complimcations increase for a woman who has previously had a c-section, and JJ is already so big that the risks are also greater with every day that passes the 40 week mark. We are going to the doctor tomorrow to discuss the option of having my water broken in an effort to try to induce me (oh, and that's another thing- after a c-section, you can't be medically induced). It's very difficult not to be anxious! wink! We are just so excited to meet our newest baby and welcome him into our family!

I haven't blogged in over a week (sorry! I was preparing for my maternity leave at the church)

and it occurred to me that I also haven't posted any pictures of the girls lately either! Wubs and Bella have decided to officially switch bunk beds. Bella, although she is our youngest, has always had the top bunk. Emma Grace never wanted to top bunk and so for nearly two years, this is how the girls have slept. Then a few nights ago, the girls started discussing the idea of trading beds. We tried it one night and they loved it! So yesterday, I pulled off all the blankets and sheets, washed everything and made up the new bunk beds! As we were tucking the girls in, Wubs said, "Mommy, you have to take our picture!" So, here is a photo from last night's official bunk bed switch:

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well." - Psalm 139:13-14


  1. Eeek I hope I get to see that sweet baby before we leave!

  2. Come on Baby JJ, we want to see your sweet face!!! I'm yelling this to him from Texas. Hopefully he'll hear me....!!!

  3. Just checking in, I know you had a doc appointment today and wanted to see if you had posted. Love you friend!