As we enter this last week of pregnancy I am a bit emotional.
I cannot believe we are here. It seems as though it has taken forever to get to this point, but now that we are here, I'm like, "Can we turn back time?"
Really. I'm not one of those women who get to this point and say, "Get this baby out now!"
I love being pregnant. I love to feel the baby move, his little jabs, his little arms and legs all over the place, and his little hiccups. Such a precious time!
This pregnancy has had it's share of ups and downs, though, for sure. And for that reason, I am glad to be finished soon. During week 6, I began to bleed, and it didn't stop. I freaked out only just a little because I had had the same thing happen with Brookelynn and everything turned out fine. But when it didn't stop and got heavier and heavier, sending us to the ER at week 10, thinking I was losing this baby, then I began to wonder if things were really okay this time. I had to hold onto my faith!
I had to see a specialist in Lubbock for a few months and monitor this little guy pretty closely. I didn't see an end to the bleeding until week 19. It was scary. I really prayed about this little guy!
But thankfully, everything is well. It turned out to be a pretty large blood clot causing the bleeding, which is also the reason I bled with Brookelynn. Most of the time they are harmless, but on occasion, they can cause miscarriage. It was my greatest fear for a while there.
I am so thankful though that we have a healthy little guy according to all of our ultrasounds (and we have had more than we planned on, that's for sure!). I will never forget that visit to the ER on a Sunday morning while I was bleeding and cramping so badly. But as soon as they turned that monitor on and we all smiled as we saw baby boy literally squirming around like nothing at all was wrong, I knew things would be okay. At least, I felt a ton better!
I had morning sickness too, a bit worse than my first two pregnancies. Not too terribly bad but I'm a wimp when it comes to sickness so I ended up on morning sickness pills. They worked wonders for the most part and I was able to get through those first few months with just an upset stomach for the most part, not spending the entire trimester in the bathroom, thankfully!
And this little guy is so wanted. We tried for about a year and a half before he was conceived, and prayed hard for him. He is no doubt a large answer to prayer and I know in my heart already that Jesus is going to use him for his glory. He is so special to our Lord!
All that said, here are some sweet photos of our journey. I can't wait to post the BEST photos - of his sweet face!!! We have approximately one week til he comes to join us!
36 weeks (Can you tell he DROPPED?)
And, some maternity shots at about 30 weeks
I am so thankful to be on this journey with this man.
He is so great, ya'll. SUCH a good daddy, and I look forward to raising these children with him. I thank Jesus for him and his love, and for our THREE sweet blessings! :)
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3