Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thank you!

I've been so touched by the outpouring of care and prayers as we await the arrival of the baby. I confess that it has been hard for me to concentrate on much else lately as the days pass and nothing happens. I felt closer to labor about a week and a half ago than I do now. There really appears to be nothing happening.
This Friday I go back to the midwife where we will start looking at options and probably have to make an appointment to see the OB. I'm not sure if anything will have to be done that day, or if we'll be planning for next week. I'm hoping for the later.
I keep rereading my verses on my index cards throughout the day, but find myself forgetting that peace as the days drag on. I know that He is in control and that all will occur in His perfect time. I know that. Yet, I grow impatient. Each morning I awake hoping, praying, (begging) that the baby will be born, but as the day grows to a close with no change, I find that I am discouraged. I'm sure my lack of restful sleep is only adding to the frustration.
So I ask again for you to continue to pray. I want to enjoy these days and not lose them to worry. I want to stay focused on Him, and not my tummy. I do rejoice that the baby seems to be doing just fine in there and kicking up a storm.
Pumpkin was born a week late, but I had been laboring for several days before his arrival, so it didn't seem as long. We're a week and a half passed with no signs of labor. I know in my mind it can all change anytime. Sigh. I'm sorry to sound so down. Think I'll sign off for now. Tomorrow is a new day.
"He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it."


Kelli said...

Kimberly, I went 10 days late with Benjamin so I remember feeling very similar.
I'm thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

I know it's normal to compare this pregnancy and birth to Pumpkin's, but it may be very different. I've given birth 5 times and only 2 of the 5 were somewhat similar-the other 3 were very different-not only from the 2, but from each other as well.
Try to remember that even though you labored for several days before having Pumpkin, you may be quietly laboring with this little one and just not aware of what's happening.
With my first, I was told on a Thursday that I'd go another week or 2 for sure-there was nothing happening and I still wasn't due for a week-I ended up delivering the following Monday morning (via c-section) and almost didn't go to the hospital because the dr. seemed so sure that I would be another week or more! :-)
With my second, I went in for my regular visit at 38 weeks and was surprised to find out that I was 4 cm and 80% effaced-I hadn't felt anything! I ended up with a VBAC the very next morning. :-)
Just relax (or at least try to) and know that you and baby are being lifted up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd pop in before shutting the computer down for the night-it's past 10 p.m. here in Ca. and time for bed.
I'll say a prayer for you before I go to sleep.
Try not to worry-the birth will be here before you know it and all this waiting will be behind you forever and forgotten in the sweetness of meeting your newest "littlest love" as Jewels says. :)
Good night, sweet Kimberly!

Jodi said...

((Kimberly)) ~ Praying, my friend.

Adrienne said...

Kimberly - I am praying for you through these days. I know the waiting time is so hard and you are anxious to have this part behind you. When I was about to deliver my son I didn't realize things were happening and I was dilating with no pain until we got to a certain point. Then he came very quickly. Our son will be a daddy again tomorrow as the doctor is going to induce our dear daughter-in-law a week early because of risk factors she has in each pregnancy. This will be little boy #3 for them! We can't wait to get him into our arms and love him as much as we love our other 5 precious grandchildren. I check in with you each day and will keep praying for you and your sweet baby. ~Adrienne~

Susan PA said...

I can relate! I have 2 early-September birthdays, the 2nd (actually Labor Day that year), and the 6th (went into labor about 1 a.m. just AFTER Labor Day -- and had her about 5 p.m. that day). They were 18 days late and 12 days late respectively!

It is SOOOO hard to wait! They are my 3rd and 2nd of 8 children -- and ALL my children were late -- except #8!

So I can REALLY relate! Will pray for you! In Jesus, Susan PA


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