Joley's first week of life! I had a c-section and she spent about 30 minutes in the NICU to get her breathing just right, but other than that, all went well and we were so blessed by the Lord with the whole hospital stay and with our beautiful and healthy baby girl. I will post more pics soon. She looks a bit different now, but still very cute!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Well, the doctor thinks it is best to induce labor on Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. We are soooo excited! Though of course we wish Joley would come on her own, we just want her to be healthy and therefore we are going with what the doctor suggests. My fluid levels are "low-normal" and Joley is still high and my cervix is not dilated much either, which are all reasons why Dr. Webster wants us to induce Friday. She said you never know what can happen before then, but that is what we are planning on. I will go in Thursday night at 5 p.m. to get meds to get my cervix more "favorable" and then we will induce the next morning. We know that God is in control of all of this and we have a peace about it. More than anything, I am so relieved to have this day finally come! It has been tough waiting, but I know it will all be worth it and I won't even remember the frustration or worry once she is here. Life is about to change big time, and I'm looking forward to figuring it all out:) Thanks for your prayers and we definitely ask for lots of them Friday morning! You can pray specifically for a smooth labor and delivery. I would love to have a vaginal birth as opposed to a C-section, but either way, obviously Joley's health is number one! We will update as soon as we can for any of you reading this who won't be around to see our baby girl right away!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
2 days left till the due date. No Joley yet:( but any day now:)! We have an appointment on Aug 31st and hopefully at that time we will know a little more, maybe even schedule a day to have our sweet angel! We will keep you posted, the two of you who read this;)! I am feeling really good. Getting a little swollen in the hands and feet sometimes, and feeling tiny contractions that last about 2 seconds, but other than that, all is well. Praise the Lord that my pregnancy has been so easy and wonderful. I'm thankful to Joley for taking it easy on me, and I hope she does the same as she arrives and afterward!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
According to our sonogram and measurements yesterday, Joley weighs 6lbs 11oz. My doctor, who is awesome, doesn't think the baby is coming anytime too soon. My due date is August 31 and I'm starting to get the feeling from these check ups that Joley may be wanting to stay in past that time. I am sort of a freak about being on time or early everywhere, so maybe God is teaching me about letting go of control:). We appreciate prayers for us of course in these next few weeks. I am feeling in a sort of limbo state: no job, no baby, done with all the baby prep stuff. So my prayer is that I can enjoy this last bit of pregnancy and really soak in the miracle of it all instead of watching the clock and getting anxious.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I can't believe the due date is only two weeks away. I am so so ready, but at the same time, so so nervous:) I have gotten pretty good at taking care of Joley inside my belly, but when she is outside and in the world of those of us breathing air and not amniotic fluid, will I know what to do? I don't know, but I do know that the Lord has entrusted her to us and I know He will give us all we need to take care of her, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It is a weighty thing to be given a life to cultivate and teach and grow. I keep thinking of all the things she won't know and all the thousands upon thousands of things we will teach her and watch her do for the first time. Anyway. We are super excited and thankful to God for His favor and watching over us in all this. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and we will get to do a sonogram and all that good stuff. I'll post a pic if I get one:)