Sorry it has takent so long to get an update out, but I have had been having such a good time with the hubbie, it's been hard to find time to do a blog.
As of today, we are six days out from the due date... and I am thinking she is going to be a late one. No changes in dilation or effacement. I have my next appointment on the 31st so I will keep you updated (check facebook-- I will be better about updating there). I have been reading about averages and statistics for the first baby, and they say it usually take 41 weeks and a day. However, with the wonderful invention of artifical simulation in contractions and jumpstarting labor, we can work around the stats!
.... and if she goes further than Monday, I can't say that I wouldn't be willing to be jumpstarted...
But to be honest, I AM SO SCARED!! AHHH! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME!
Oh, how I admire all you women who have gone before me-- you give me courage as I approach this life experience!
What has brought me the most comfort is my latest reading. As I went through scripture in the last couple of days, I found these verses:
"I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed." Psalm 34: 4-5
Such a beautiful reminfer for my heart before I go into this situation: God has already delivered me... and I can trust that!
And I love what Jesus has to say about all a woman in labor in comparison to his leaving/our walk:
"When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." John 16:21-22
Thank you Jesus for understanding with us, giving us a real picture of the battle before us women and then comforting us saying that we will not remember once we see what all of that pain results in!!
... I am totally taking that verse to the hospital!! Haha!
Ok, moving on. As Andrew and I have been waiting, we have done some things to celebrate our season as it comes to a close (both the season of life as a couple without children AND the season of 'summer' itself). Examples: we have be hiking mulitiple times, fishing DOZENS of times, just spending time reading and chilling and hanging out in a fancy resort....