Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Updates, Updates, and More Updates

Hi everyone...

Just thought I would inform you all about my doctors appointment yesterday and what will be happening.

I went in yesterday and found out I had not progressed any further in the week and a half since I had last seen them. How frustrating is that!! Anyway, we were told that they would not allow my to be pregnant after 41 weeks (this Friday) and that I would need to be scheduled for an induction that day.

Me, I don't want to have an induction unless it is absolutely necessary so we found that they could do a natural labor induction called Membrane Stripping that might help me along. for those who want to read about it you can go here (you will have to scroll down a little till you find the section)... for all those who would rather not know the details you don't have to. That is why I linked it rather than telling everyone.

So they did that and told me to come back in on Thursday to get rechecked and re-stripped of my membranes but that I would need to get on the schedule for induction if nothing more had really happened by Thursday's appointment.

We are REALLY hoping something happens before Thursday or even before Friday (with the second stripping from Thursday) so that we don't have to be induced. But either way... we WILL be having a baby this week which is very exciting and at the same time... very frightening...

Wish us luck!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

More updates

Hi all...

No... no baby yet but my due date is tomorrow so we will see if he wants to come on time.

So I have two new pictures of Buba from December 19th when I was 36 weeks and 5 days.

He is giving us a nice pout :)

Do you see the foot and leg?

I read a post today from a previous teacher of mine who is also pregnant and having it a lot worse off than I ever did. She mentioned in one of her posts about how much she was suffering and how God knows all our suffering and pains. I also know He is always there and knows my trials, but then she mentioned something that I hadn't though of and has changed my whole perspective on the upcoming delivery. Here is what she said (and I hope she is okay with me quoting her on this. I won't use her name just in case she isn't but it was said so beautifully that I could never reproduce it on my own.)
"I have felt that my whole life I've emphasized the Savior’s understanding of our pain. I've borne testimony that He knows all our pains and sorrows. I still believe that with all the conviction of my heart. However, never before have I sought to understand His pain, and His suffering. Up to now, all my pain has been for my own sake, centered on me. Now that I have this amazing life growing within me I know that my suffering is for someone else. And even though my hardship is so small in comparison, I am grateful to have this minuscule understanding of what suffering out of love for another is like."
Isn't that beautiful. In thinking about my pregnancy and upcoming labor like this, how can I not feel some sense of peace and understanding. Christ did it for me, so why can't I do something (albeit, alot smaller of a suffering than Christ did) for my child. Already I feel a growing love for my unborn son and know that I would do anything in the world and beyond to protect him.

I hope I can be a good Mama to him. I am not experienced in everything that I need to know for him but I hope he will forgive me and together; Me, Kenny, Buba, and God, will make it through this next transition in our already hectic and crazy lives.

Wish me Luck!