Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Baby Update

pregnancy due date

I had my 34-week check-up today. Well, I like to say I am 34 weeks, because I am in the 34th week … know what I mean ladies? But my Dr. says he likes to say 33 ½ weeks. (Technicality right?) Except for the fact that I have already started dilate – I am about 1 ½ cm right now. I usually have my babies early (by about 37 weeks) and I usually dilate a little early, but not this early. I am not on "official" bed-rest because they will only try to stop labor if I go in the next 3 days. But I am supposed to take it easy. Out first goal is to make it another week and a half, preferably a little longer.

Take it easy … sure ... with a 5-year old, a 4-year old, and a 2 ½-year old. (A busy 2 ½ year old I might add). Sure Doc. I came away today a little frustrated and emotional. You see, I am a keeper of lists and I have a LONG list that needs to be completed before this baby comes. Although I am starting to prioritize my list into what really has to be done – I mean, I don’t really need to finish painting the deck stairs … My husband is so sweet and told me not to worry about the house or the laundry – that he will take care of it when he gets home, yet it is still frustrating not being able to do what I feel I am supposed to be doing.

So I have just been praying today and claiming promises from His Word, remembering that God is sovereign and my little girl’s arrival is already a part of His plan. I am praying for peace as I seek to wait on Him. (This may be a good opportunity for me to catch up on some reading and some Bible study.)

Isaiah 26:3 – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

4 comments:

Wendy said...

How exciting to be getting so close to meeting your girl!

It is definitely hard to "take it easy" w/3 children those ages. Accept help from others when they offer!

Glad you are renewing your mind in His word.

Leslie said...

Praying for you, Jenn!!

Kim said...

I need a key to the house. It might be the only way I can work my cleaning magic!

Kelly said...

Take it as easy as you can! I so understand how you "need" to paint the deck stairs!!!