Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Preparing for anything...

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far.

Today is the day that I go back to my doctors to check on Sweet Pea's growth and weight gain.  

First I will see my regular doctor this morning.  Thank heavens she is back because I am really not in the mood for someone new at a time like this.  Her appointment will be quick and easy.  I'll just get an examination to see if I have made any progress towards delivery.  Which I PRAY I have because I've dropped significantly over the past few days and have more and more contractions everyday... so I will be a little disappointed if I haven't dilated any- I'm still aiming to have this baby next week around the 4th through the 8th when my doctor is on call!

I have a few hours after that appointment- so maybe I'll get to swing by and see my cousin who was induced very early this morning, bring my redhead home for a nap, or get some items I need for Sweet Pea from Babies R Us.

Then this afternoon, I will see my doctor at Maternal Fetal Medicine again for another ultrasound and non-stress test on the baby.  I have a peace that everything is going to be fine... right now anyway.  I'm sure I'll be very anxious walking into the clinic.  

They'll be checking first to see if the baby is still growing.  Then, they'll check to make sure it is moving well and practicing it's breathing.  These little tests will all conclude if the baby is in distress or not and if the baby should be born soon or can wait a little longer.  

Now like I said, I do feel a peace right now.  I've been praying for this baby for a long long time, and I feel in my heart that despite the baby's size, it's healthy.  Plus the baby has been just as active as ever so I feel like it's not in any distress.

Nevertheless, it would be absolutely naive of me to not prepare to hear otherwise.  For all I know the specialist will feel that the baby is in distress and decide that today is the day it will come.  So I have my bag and Sweet Pea's bag packed in the truck... just in case.

I know I don't even have to ask for prayers.  You have all been so faithful to intercede for my family.  We are so very blessed by this fact.  

That being said, what I'm about to tell you, by no means, is a denial of your prayers.  I still covet them greatly!  But this morning, when you pray, their is another family that needs your prayers much more than my family.  If you would, please lift up the Garcia family in prayer!  Kim, my dear friend and one of my redhead's biggest fans, is battling cancer for the second time.  She has been given no hope, yet she praises our Father with a fierce determination!  Right now, the cancer is bringing her a great deal of pain.  Please pray specifically that her pain be taken away, a peace and strength be given to the entire family, that the Lord will do a miracle healing in her body, and most importantly that our sweet Father's precious name is glorified through all of this!  Thank you!

I will update on Sweet Pea's status as soon as I have the chance.  Lots and lots of hugs to all of you!


  1. I am praying for you and the Garcia family. Our Lord is good and faith in Him makes us strong.

    We find out tomorrow if we need to have an early delivery. Whatever happens I know we are all taken careof because the Lord has a plan for all of us.

  2. Praying for you, Sweet Pea, and your dear friend. <3


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