Some of you keep nagging, ahem, encouraging me to give a pregnancy update, so here is the little I have to tell.
Original due date was April 15th, but according to ultrasound and Baby’s size, they have pushed it back to April 27th. My original prediction was that I would pop this little one out the first weekend in April (next weekend) since all three of my others were between 9 and 12 days early, but I am trying to wrap my head around the fact that it might be later than I had thought. Depending on which due date you go with (we obviously prefer tax day), I am either 37 or 35 weeks along.
Everything is going well so far. The best news I have gotten was that I don’t have gestational diabetes this time (I did with Esther). In fact, this was my best sugar test yet. Praise God! I have been staying fairly healthy this time, walking at least five days a week, doing yoga, even some safe-for-pregnancy push-ups. 🙂 I also go to the chiropractor each week to try to stay aligned for delivery. This has by far been my highest energy pregnancy, and it is making a huge difference at this point. I have been able to stay more active with the kids and have been able to serve Bill better. Yesterday was the first day I decided it was time to stop going down slides with Ariana, telling her I didn’t want to make Baby come early when I think he/she needs to cook a little longer.
I will be delivering at Floyd this time, and one of my friends and fellow Sojourners, Heather Lewis is delivering. Woohoo! I will also be having quite a full house in the delivery room. Obviously Bill, my rockin’ doula Lorie, Heather, and the nurses will be there, but I have also invited my beautiful and wise mother and my dear friend Lindsey (who I think will be live blogging) to be part of the occasion. We’ve never invited anyone else, and I am so excited to share this with them.
I will be attempting to have another natural birth. The fact that I’ve done it before sets me at ease because I know what to expect, but it also increases my dread because I know what to expect. 🙂 I can honestly say, though, that this is the first time I have not felt anxious about either the delivery or the new baby. I trust in God’s hand over this.
As always, I desire your prayers during this time. We will keep you all posted. As I said above, I think Lindsey is going to be live blogging (don’t expect any pictures of baby actually coming out), so that might be fun for some of you, too.