Friday, January 16, 2009

STILL PREGNANT

YES !!! I'm STILL pregnant, going on 11 months as John says. I was so frustrated when I left the doctors office this morning. I cried the whole way home because I wanted to be able to plan an induction so that John could be there and not have to leave work an hour away and have him speeding to the hospital at 3 or 4 am. I also want to be able to recover in enough time to celebrate Sebastian's 8th birthday. So in my own mind I had all of these plans in my head, until I saw the bigger picture. I got home and watched one of the million episodes of TLC's A Baby Story. It was about a couple that had suffered 5 miscarriages in one year. They were finally approaching 38 weeks and the look of sheer terror and anxiety from anticipating something going wrong because off all the disappointment and pain they had already endured, was just overwhelming to me. I realized how lucky I have been to have carried our Lil Mia this far without any serious complications and that we are as healthy as one could hope to be during this stage. I felt so guilty and I just prayed for forgiveness and thanked Heavenly Father for all of the blessings this pregnancy has been to our family. I am so grateful for my children and all of the concern and support my friends and family have shown us. Thank you all for your phone calls, words of encouragement, and old wives tales about inducing my own labor ! haha I know now that Heavenly Father has a plan for Mia's birth and when she is meant to come into this world, it will be precious and perfect, after all... THE BEST THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO PRAY !
Yes, this is me, 8 1/2 months, thanks Kelsey for erasing the stretch marks as much as possible!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture!! That's what caught my attention at first! I hope I can have cute pregnant belly pics as cute as that! Good luck!

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  2. seriously don't be so hard on yourself--every pregnant woman is entitled to feel like wanting the baby out NOW!! if you didn't then your friends might be bitter if you felt so great you could go forever

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