I have to say, I am so ready to have this baby. I know they look even cuter the longer they wait to be born. But seriously, I'm so ready to have this baby! I am ready to find out whether it's a girl or a boy. I am ready to pull out all the cute boy or girl clothes! I'm ready to smell that precious newborn head :). I am ready to hold him or her in my arms for the first time. And I can't WAIT to hear that first cry.
As of right now, everything looks fantastic with this pregnancy. I've had 7 ultrasounds this time around due to our previous stillbirth. I have non-stress tests done at each weekly appointment as well. At our last ultrasound (at 35 weeks) the baby weighed about 5 lbs 9 oz. I'm guessing we will have about 7 and a half lb baby. I do plan to try to not be induced this time around. Although I did tell Matt I'm not going to go 2 days over my due date. It's quite emotional to be pregnant again after burying a child you were never given the privilege to truly meet. So that's my cutoff. I really do want to try and have a natural delivery as well. Epidurals make me shake for hours and hours. They make me feel like an invalid. I can't feel myself push, and then I can't even get up after the baby is born to help take care of my baby! I have a few other reasons why I'd prefer to not have an epidural this time around, but those are the main points that most people would understand.
If you think of it, please pray that we deliver a healthy baby. The birth process will be emotional for me as last time I never did get to hear a cry from my baby. I am sure many emotions will arise during this delivery. Yet I'm super excited to know that it could be any day now! God is good, ALL THE TIME!! I'm so thankful for that.