Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Countdown is ON!!!

Here we are in the last week before this baby is due. How do I feel? Surprisingly good. Yeah, I have the back aches, my feet are tired after standing for just a short while, I’m tired and my stomach gets in the way. The kicker in this is my 27 pound (almost) 18 month old who, although walking, still needs to be picked up often. Yes, walking is nice but he JUST started walking only a month ago which equals him not being super confident in the walking. In any event, Brian has been super duper these past few weeks.

Troy and Justin were supposed to start preschool this week. Hear that? W-E-R-E. Well, Troy made it the first day but Justin woke up at 2 a.m. screaming. Once I picked Troy up from preschool, I realized he had a fever. They both got some sort of crud. Brian has a national sales meeting this week. Yep, this week. Perfect timing, right?! Oh, and I’m still working. So although we had planned on having someone come in the afternoons to help me a little, we didn’t plan on the boys getting sick. So Brian stayed home Tuesday to help.We noticed a knot on the side of Justin’s neck which has turned out to be a swollen lymph node. Because of the lymph node, we took him to the doctor. She thinks it’s a virus. Hoping it is a virus! I asked my mom to come today (Wednesday). Thankfully she was able to get off and help. Seeing that Justin wanted to be held a good bit of the day, I think she realized what I was up against. Yep, could always be worse, always. But, when you’re in the middle of it, no matter what it is, it can be pretty hard.

Me at 39 weeks. WOW! Yes, my hair is very long. Thought I’d donate it before the baby came but I’m not so sure that’s going to happen now. We’ll see.

39 weeks

I end this with a prayer that baby Blaine is going to enter this world in His perfect timing and drug-free. It’s only by God’s grace, His hand and strength that I will be able to make it through delivery with this child.Nervous? Yes, a little. Sure I’ve done this twice already but each time is different. And, let’s just be frank – it is painful. That’s the way God made it. Although, I know I can do it! I know I can and I’m determined. But I cannot get through it without God’s help. Specifically I’m also praying that Troy and Justin will be healthy by the time I go into labor. Why? Well, I don’t want to burden someone else with caring for ill children. Our family will come in town to see the baby (or so we think) but I don’t want them to have to care or worry about our sick boys. I know it’ll work out the way it should, though Smile


Amy said...

Please call me if I can help you with anything. I'm serious. You look great! Love you.

holly said...

oh, praying for your sweet family! hopefully, your boys will be back to normal soon and your delivery will be smooth sailing. Yes, painful, but my 3rd was my smoothest, most painful drug free delivery. it was perfect and yours will be too!

Donna said...

Yay! You look beautiful and I'm so excited for baby B to make his appearance! I know God will carry you through these next few weeks!