I’ll be the first to admit it… I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this past week! Happy, sad, laughing, crying, angry, anxious… all within a short period of time! Poor Tad.
I’m feeling pretty good physically, though I have had some evenings with pretty painful Braxton Hicks contractions that really do feel a lot like early labor. I’m hoping all this “exercise” that my uterus is getting is going to help labor go really well!
I’m definitely dealing with some swelling in my ankles lately, but it’s still not as bad as it was with Vera. My blood pressure is fine and the baby’s heart rate is great!
Vera thinks the baby is a boy now. She and Cordelia are both beside themselves with excitement! When I leave to go to my midwife appointments, they always ask if this is the day I’ll be “getting” the baby! So sweet. And Jude loves to rub and hug my belly and say, “baby.” He’s going to be a good big brother!
Hospital bags are packed for me and the baby! All the “essential” to-do’s have been taken care of, so I can use these next few weeks to work on things like stocking the freezer, buying diapers and other last-minute things, and enjoying our family of five before we become six!
Prayer requests this week: for contentment and peace as we wait on God’s timing for the baby’s birth; for continued health for me and the baby; for deliverance from anxiety and worry as I prepare for the birth; and for a labor that starts naturally without induction … thank you!