This was taken on Saturday (37 weeks) just before a wonderful dinner alone with my husband. It was my first day with no bed rest at all and it was SO nice to get out and spend some time with him before the new baby is born. We had a lovely dinner at Outback while Nana and Papa watched Bear Cub.
I had a good visit with my OB today. Despite the chubbiness in my face in the picture above, I've only gained 13 lbs - which is fine with me. Less to lose later! ***GROSS FEMALE DETAILS*** I'm 50% effaced and dilated to 1.5, which makes me very, very happy.
Though we are going through a very difficult time with the Teen, I'm so thankful for a wonderful husband who has been handling some of the toughest things and making decisions that I just can't make. It is so reassuring to know that God is sovereign over all of these things, and that my job is to pray for and submit to my husband, and that I can trust God to work through him.
King James Version (KJV)
15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
*I will be 36 weeks pregnant on Saturday and will be allowed some light activity then. After 8 weeks of bed rest, just getting my haircut will seem like a wonderful adventure.
*My wonderful mother came over yesterday and helped me sort through baby clothes. Its so nice to have a drawer full of clean newborn size clothes ready for the baby.
*I've been reading Jesus+Nothing=Everything by Tullian Tchividjian this week. I've been so blessed by his insight into the necessity of understanding the implications of the gospel in our day-to-day lives.
*I've gotten many hugs and kisses from Bear Cub this week. Each one brightens my day.
1Chronicles 16:34 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever