Wow! Yes........I'M STILL PREGNANT! VERY PREGNANT....
Tomorrow will mark 33 weeks and 4 days into this pregnancy. You may or may not remember, but that's when William was born at exactly 33 weeks and 4 days. So from all appearances, it looks like this little stinker will pass her brother! Can you believe it?!?!
Our appointment went well this week. He is no longer doing any cervical measurements or FFN tests as they are both no longer relevant. From this point forward, I will be monitored once a week by my specialist and once a week by my OB. My OB will administer the weekly NST on Elizabeth.
Monday will mark 34 weeks. I must say, it's a bit emotional as we become more and more aware of the amazing power of our God and the work of the One True Physician within my womb. Both my doctors continue to be clear about how much I have defied the odds...wink, wink......but you and I know different. There were no odds....only the need to rely solely on Faith and the power of trusting in Him and His many promises to us.
Needless to say, we are READY. My suitcase is packed, batteries charged in cameras, Elizabeth's bag is packed, and the carseat has been washed and sterilized!
I am finally doing a bit more (against orders still). I attended Amber's True Love Waits Ceremony (previous post), her youth choir Fall Follies performance Sunday, and Fred's Softball banquet last night. I'm feeling okay, but when I do get out, I pay for it later. I'm still very weak, out of breath, and just plain pregnant.
We will measure Elizabeth again on Monday and I will see my OB on Thursday. I'm convinced at this point, I'm going to be pregnant forever. I do however, have a few choice words for this precious little girl.....Ha Ha. We did learn last week she has a head FULL of hair. Which is really funny, because William had little to no hair until he was 8 months old. However, Amber was born with a head full of hair.
Words can't describe how anxious we are to finally get our hands on her, love on her, and soak up her precious little life. We remain blessed beyond words and so very proud to be her mommy and daddy, just as we are with each of our beautiful children. We live a simple life, but I could not imagine it any other way.
As I close, please continue to remember Ben and Katie Horton and their precious daughter Lucy Jane "LJ" in your prayers (previous post). Their daughter was born Tuesday with CDH. Her first 2 days have been FABULOUS and her surgery went well today. It actually went far better than the "doctors" expected. Once again.....there is a GREATER PHYSCIAN. She'll have some challenging days ahead with recovery and her parents will need lots of prayers as they travel to and from the NICU to be by LJ's side. They are amazing parents and God continues to shine through their little girl.
I hope as Thanksgiving approaches you are able to stop and reflect on your life and find many things to be thankful for. Remain focused on why you have what you have and remember to thank Him. For our family, we are simply thankful for our Faith, thankful for Prayer, and thankful for such wonderful friends and family. Who would ever have thought such a simple life could be so rich in blessings?!?!