Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's Finally Time!

Well the day has finally come! It is time for my late night post sans the mini-wheats or any other kind of new-found cereal without high-fructose corn syrup. This time my posting is accompanied by contractions (hooray maybe this cervadil is doing something) and a not so comfortable hospital bed and poor Andy sleeping on a roll out bed next to me...or trying to. I fell asleep at 9:30ish and was on and off sleeping until now. I hope I can go back to sleep before 6 at which time we will be moved to our L&D room to start pitocin and get this show on the road!

So this isn't exactly the way we thought our labor and delivery of sweet Eleanor would go but now being 9 days late, we are taking what we can get. AND, I am starting to see the perfection in God's timing simply because we JUST finished hanging the last couple of things in Eleanor's room AND noticed that she will be born exactly 10 months to the DAY after our wedding day - so see, we really did make it a whole month before getting pregnant! Regardless, we continue to pray that she comes out safely and is super healthy. In her ultrasound today, the tech pointed out some fat rolls on her belly, I can't wait to see my little definitely not under-fed sweet girl! I LOVE fat babies!

I sit here thinking how much more painful these contractions could get. They really aren't bad now, especially since they go away and take a while to come back. It is amazing how God planned all of this out when determining how he was going to bring humans into the world. I mean literally did he think to himself one day, "Ok I am going to make it possible for woman to fit an 8lb+ baby (or even more than one OMG) inside her abdomen, and you know what, the baby is going to live inside this muscle called a uterus (where did He get that name from?!) and when it is time for him/her to come out, I am going to put that muscle through the workout of its life to make that baby come out of a hole the size of a lemon or even smaller though this baby is now as big as a watermelon...WHAT!? God is so mysterious! I will never forget the first time I hear that analogy - (put something the size of a watermelon through a hole the size of a lemon) in Look Who's Talking not really paying attn. when now it is finally a reality - interesting to see how that will work out tomorrow! How blessed we are as women (this statement might be half heartfelt and half sarcastic...) to get to experience this interesting phenomenon!

Hopefully the next post will include pics of Eleanor and an awesomely short labor story ;). Until then, signing off with REALLY swollen hands and feet (usually they go down while I am sleeping/in bed - not UP) and hopes of getting some more sleep/these contractions becoming more regular and productive so maybe miraculously I won't even need the pitocin tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. praying for you guys linds! can't wait for our eleanors to meet! xoxo