Friday, May 22, 2009

I know...I am still pregnant!

I never thought I would still be pregnant so close to Gabriel's birthday! I am so overdue I owe the library fines! Ha Ha, that is my poor attempt at humor. I knew I would go over, I always do. I am not stressed out about it, just ready to be able to roll over again. I am ready to hold sweet pea in my arms. My feet are swelling a lot. Shae rubbed my feet earlier. Then, my neighbor, Meg, brought some support stockings to help squeeze the water out of my feet and legs. They feel much better. I really appreciate her thoughtfulness. It feels good to be tended to a little. My mom came out today. She stayed to visit and then I smiled my nicest smile and casually put out the white leather I had bought to make Gabriel new chaps and vest. My mom is a wonderful seamstress, so I hoped she would not be able to pass up this opportunity. She took the bait and stayed as long as she could! My mind has not been it's best this pregnancy, so even simple tasks can be hard. Thank goodness she helped me. It made it so much easier. They turned out great. She taught me a locking whip stitch, but I just couldn't get it after she left, so I had to sew it just regular. I still have to finish it up, but they are close to being done and they are wonderful. Gabriel wanted white ones to match Mike Lee's chaps and vest. Mike Lee is a pro rodeo bull rider. I was also blessed with some great tea that Meg made. it was delicious! What a day!
Earlier this week, I felt the Lord telling me to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy. This is my last pregnancy and birth, so I need to take the time to enjoy and remember it. It is a choice. I could think about my aches and pains, discomfort and being overdue. I have to purpose to think positive and be encouraged. The devil was trying to remind me of all the things Shae hasn't done this pregnancy. How maybe we could have done some things different and then I wouldn't be in such a negative health situation. But, I didn't fall for it. I won't let satan divide us. That is just what he wants to do. I began thinking of all the wonderful things Shae has done for me. He is a wonderful husband, not perfect, but just great. I started thinking about times he was there for me. Shae rolled over and began to give me a whole body rub. My body ached so bad this morning. I was so blessed that God would put in Shae's heart to rub me. I felt like God was giving me a gift, rewarding me for my loving and supporting my husband. I woke up this morning wanting to cry and feel pity about my situation, but I chose to look at my blessings instead. God then blessed me with a gift through my husband. I not only made my body feel better, but more importantly, my spirit. I felt so much better in every way. I hope that all made sense. I am so tired, I might be jumbling my words a little. I do need to get my feet up and get to sleep....maybe tonight!
Much love,

Friday, May 15, 2009

Josie finds the wax in her ears!

I have a funny story. Josephine stuck a q tip in her ear, pulled it out, and said,

"I have chocolate in my ear!"

Still No Baby! Yikes!

Where is the little feller'? All my children seem to really like it in the womb! Tuesday went well at the doctor. She did not push inducing, but of course recommended it. I think she said more to cover her hynie for malpractice. My cervix wasn't ready at all so inducing would have included a medication to ripen my cervix, administered during an overnight stay at the hospital, then putting pitocin in my IV to start contractions. Now, there is no guarantee this will work, so I could spend 2-3 days in the hospital and then be released or have a c section. So, why would I want to induce? The doctor thinks I might have pregnancy induced asthma or it could be just left over from bronchitis. She doesn't know. Women who have asthma have a higher risk of still birth. She said it is a very small minor risk higher than every other woman. Inducing has tons of risk also. It was a tough decision, but we decided that the trauma of all the medications, harder contractions, and possible c section was not worth risking at this point. Baby is doing great and so am I. I am feeling better, thank goodness. I started going to the chiropractor. He said he thought my immune system was worn down with all the stress of sorting, packing and moving. Then I got sick in August and then got pregnant. I must admit, there has been a lot of stress on this trip, too. So, he thinks I just haven't been able to totally recover from all of that. After I have sweet baby I should perk up. I am walking more and trying to be more positive. A lot of people have prayed for me and I believe the good Lord's grace is sufficient for me.
Must run,
Love sheri

Friday, May 8, 2009

Doctor wants to induce?!

Friday, May 8th.
My appointment Tuesday didn’t go so well. I am healthy, baby is great, but the doctor still wants to induce next week! You have to remember, I usually do home birth, so for me to even go to a hospital is hard. The doctor had me up my asthma medicine. She thinks that I have prenancy induced asthma. It should go away after I have the baby. I sure hope so. Also, she wants to give me an epidural at 4 cm. That seems awfully early, but I am not going to argue with that. I get out of breath going around a parking lot, so I do think labor might be too hard without a little help. That is why I chose to go to a hospital, and not have baby at home. I really don’t want to be induced, so I am just hoping to go into labor before that.
We are ready for baby finally. This past Sunday we had everything ready. Talk about cutting it close!! The camper is very clean, baby clothes washed, I put a curtain up around the shower for extra privacy and a curtain in Naomi’s bed for her to be able to change and not worry about someone seeing her.
I am going to run. I couldn’t sleep, so I got up and updated this website and now I am going to read my bible. I really need the word and to enjoy the presence of the Lord. Sheri