Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baby Update and Current Musings

This morning I am 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I can't believe how close the time is nearing for us to bring a child into the world. As far as her arrival goes, she should be here soon! The finality/reality of our "date" approaching has left me with sleepless nights and anxious thoughts and unbelievable joy and anticipation. At my 39 week appointment, we set up an ultrasound for this week to see her exact position and estimated weight. She is a squirmy wormy thing and we're not sure if she is lodged with her head down. My "Doc" also thinks that she could be a big little girl, and a measurement combined with her positioning will determine which way we'll need to deliver her. Either way, we're "on the books" at the hospital for her special arrival, and unless she surprises us before then, she will share my "MawMaw's" {great-grandmother's} birthday. Of course I am scared and excited and nervous all at the same time, and I just ask for special prayers for this week--for her health and mine, for a safe delivery, for a clear decision, and for us to truly experience the Lord through all of this.

This week will be spent finalizing sub plans, cleaning, nesting, and waiting. I imagine it will be some LONG days. :)

In other thoughts, I have delved into the book Velvet Elvis. I noticed that Tiffany had read it, and it's been collecting dust under my nightstand for over a year along with the current craze The Shack--which I have started several times but haven't been able to get through. Last Sunday when I began reading it, I thought to myself that God' timing was so good--it has been just what I have needed to ponder over and recenter with. I'll include some of my favorite passages so far:

A Christian doesn't avoid the questions; a Christian embraces them. In fact, to truly pursue the living God, we have to see the need for them...Questions are rooted in humility. A humility that understand that I am not God. And there is more to know...Truth always leads to more truth. Because truth is insight into God and God is infinite and God has no boundaries or edges. So truth has layers and depth and texture...

More to come on this as I continue to read and process...

8 comments:

Lori said...

good luck this week! you all are in our prayers! love you!

J said...

Good luck! I'm thinking about you and that baby girl!!!

Lindsey said...

This week will go by a lot faster I bet. So much excitment and anticipation! I can't wait to see her. I know either way you are going to have a wonderful delivery and you will have a beautiful healthy baby girl in the end. I bet it just doesn't seem like it's time! It is, she will be in your arms so soon!

Tiffany Norris said...

I'm so excited for you! We'll definitely be praying for good health for both of you.

Meanwhile, I'm glad you're reading (and enjoying) Velvet Elvis. It's one of my all-time faves! I love the idea of being encouraged to ask any question as long as you do so with the right attitude.

Amy said...

i'm thinking about y'all so much! good luck and please, please keep us posted. love you!

April & Jeremy said...

I love LOVE the quote from Velvet Elvis. Thanks for sharing. And of course... as always... you and Patrick are in our prayers this week!!

Katie said...

You are all in our prayers! It is all so exciting! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Dana said...

I'm so excited for you! You are about to experience God in a whole new light!

I love "Velvet Elvis". Adam keeps trying to get me to read "The Shack" but he's told me how the story begins and I just can't handle things like that. I'm already so paranoid that I'm tempted to call the school office everyday and make sure Emma's still in her classroom at school. Those kind of things result in lots of sleepless nights for me.
And us mom's get enough of those as it is!

Blessings!

I'll be checking back in :)