Psalm 139:13-14

"For you created my inmost knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Still Here!

We're still here! Still pregnant : ) Not much new to report, just have been very busy with getting ready. Over a week ago I had a crazy bout with false labor. About 2 1/2 days STRAIGHT of horrible contractions 4-10 minutes apart. Crazy stuff, people... crazy. Never had that with my son, so that was quite a new experience. We were at the hospital a few times... the first time they were able to stop the labor (I started out "regular"..."real" labor) because I was only 35 weeks. However, the next day I was 36 weeks so they would no longer "stop" the labor. Crazy. I think I'm finally ready for that c-section after all! : )

Hannah is growing beautifully. Each ultrasound appointment in the past month or so has been perfect. She is growing, moving, reacting just as she should be... we are happy about that. At the last ultrasound, the tech announced that Hannah has lots of hair! Funny since my husband and I were totally bald as babies...for the first year or so of our lives! I was trying to picture a mini-me with hair : ) Needless to say, I questioned the tech on how she could see the hair - she showed me, and sure enough - it's there!

I am starting to feel somewhat ready to take on the challenge of the first few days after her birth. Although, I just told my husband last night there really is no way to prepare your heart for that. How do you prepare for being separating from your baby right after birth? How do you prepare for not being able to nurse her for several hours after birth - which is an instinct that happens so naturally? It's another thing to trust God for - trust Him for caring for my mama's heart after delivery - He knows how painful it will be, He knows how "unnatural" it will feel... He will prepare my heart - it's not up to me.

My mom is coming to visit in a few days!! She will be with us for about 3 weeks, and I could not be happier about that. Talk about daughters being separated from their Mama's! It'll be soooo nice to have her here with me during that difficult/exciting/anxious time.

That's all for now - thank you all for your continued prayers. God is answering them!! I can't wait to share with you as the story unfolds. Again, I truly appreciate you understanding why were keeping it "low" for awhile, during the weeks that are most tender & sensitive. We will be returning to the blog. We won't leave you totally in the dark. As a reminder, here's our email address to contact us for the CaringBridge site we will have for Hannah during the next month or so:


  1. I am still thinking of you and praying for you. I am glad that your beautiful Hannah is growing as she should.