Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Well... we made it! I'm full term now. Actually I'm well into full term (38 weeks tmwr). Praise the Lord! When I first found out I was pregnant I really didn't know how my body would respond. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to carry another baby with my blood pressure being high now. The category of medicine that worked to control my blood pressure was unacceptable during pregnancy. I didn't know if the "pregnancy safe" medicine would work (it had stopped working when I nursed Axl). But praise Jesus, it did, and it has! He is so faithful and we are very thankful to be this close to welcoming our third child, miss Judah Lou! You've heard it said, "third time's a charm," well that has certainly been the case for me with this third pregnancy. I've felt the best and it has been pretty much complication free, unlike the first two. I have taken blood pressure medicine this go around, but it's safe and has worked great for me. I take a prenatal vitamin every day and 12 juice plus capsules! The juice plus has made all the difference! So thankful for that stuff! :) Like I mentioned, tomorrow I will be 38 weeks and I can't believe it! I told Jared I'm not accustomed to having a normal pregnancy, one that I may actually not have the baby until my due date! I had been on bed rest with Spicer Beth for several weeks (due to preterm labor) and had her at 38 weeks and with Axl my blood pressure shot up and had to deliver him at 37 weeks. This go around everything is looking normal and this gal is so very thankful! The only thing is all the contractions! Wow! There are times I feel like I need an epidural! lol! I'm dilated to 2 and 80 percent effaced. Dr. B says my cervix is very soft. So, hopefully all these early contractions will help when "d-day" arrives! It's so excited wondering when the big day will be. I have to admit, when I start having lots of contractions my mind really wonders if it's "time!" I told Jared my water will probably have to break before I head to the hospital because I won't believe it's really time since I've been having so many early contractions. I know my sweet kiddos are ready to have their "mommy" back. I'm worn out and in pain a lot of the time. I can barely bend over and sweet Spicer helps pick things up for me. She has been such a huge help! She already loves her baby sister so much! I know they will have such a special bond. Axl Joe has been super clinging lately. I love the extra cuddle time with my boy and I'm soaking it up! He loves to blow on my belly and say "baby." I can't wait to see how he'll be with her. I'm sure a little sweet and a little ornery if I know my boy. ;) Life will be so different with 3, but oh so great! I pray the transition is smooth and easy for the entire family. And I look forward to being the mommy of 3 and having energy to be the best I can be for God, the kiddos and Jared. P.S. Jared says he thinks this is the biggest my belly has ever been (I've gained 35lbs. whew!)#crossfitiscallingmyname! He better watch it! lol! Thank you Jesus for the blessing of family! We pray we will honor you in all we do!