Friday, April 11, 2014

Waiting….

A few weeks ago, Liberty asked to take a picture of me. Oh the perspective of a 5 year old. This week, a little girl in Liberty's class at Classical Conversations said, "Whoa! That looks big! AND it looks REALLY heavy!"
I really thought that I would have this baby before my due date. I guess he didn't get the memo that Multiparous women are supposed to deliver early. 

I started to feel really discouraged. I have been walking around at 4-5CM and 70% effaced for the past 2 weeks. I really expected to see some progress this week, and was contemplating having my membranes swept. Until I learned that I have polyhydramnios. It is far to risky to do any intervention unless the baby's head is well engaged.
In my Bible reading I came across Paul talking about being thankful in all circumstances.  Sometimes it is so easy to lose sight on all of our blessings. I am not sleeping well and am uncomfortable~ but I am growing a baby! I have the privilege of sharing in God's miracle and He has chosen us to bestow another blessing on.
I am choosing to relish my last few hours, days or weeks of this pregnancy and remember that God has the perfect timing planned for this baby to make his arrival. My arms are aching to hold him. Until then, I will be content in all circumstances.
We had the privilege of having Renee at Little Earthing Photography do some maternity photos for us. Be sure to click over and see her amazing work!

5 comments:

Ali Workentin said...

Hugs and prayers Carolyn as you wait on this new arrival. I clicked on the link and said a prayer for you and Little Man. Love your attitude!!!

amy said...

I am praying for you and bag Carolynn.

amy said...

boy! I meant boy! (and bag I guess) :)

Pisaster said...

I always have polyhydramnios. I love it when people ask if I'm having twins or tell me I look like I'm about to pop any day...two months before my due date. Not. But I do love it when my belly shrinks to half the size after my water breaks and it is easy to imagine a tiny little baby (mine are always 9lbs and bigger). I read the loveliest story online somewhere about a woman who was so happy to have a baby after she thought she couldn't have any more, that she laughed while the baby was being born and the first sound the baby heard was her mother's laughter. It made me think of you :) I'm so excited for you!!!

Carolynn Slocum said...

Thank you so much for the prayers. It is tough to keep the proper perspective. We are still waiting...