Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gargantuan Baby

We are in the final count down waiting for little, I mean gargantuan, Abby to arrive. I'm 36 weeks and 1 day pregnant and am HUGE! My last ultrasound I was 34.5 weeks and she was already 6lb 14oz! They told me she'd be over 8.5 lb... at least! And then at my appointment yesterday, my belly was measuring at 38 weeks size... 2 weeks bigger. In the words of Dr. Rone, "You're going to have a big 'un."  EEEEEEEKKKK!!!!! (And no, I don't have gestational diabetes)

So Nick and I tried a lot of "natural labor induction" techniques. I fit my huge, swollen feet into flip flops (the only shoes I can fit into now) and we walked the mall... twice. All the while, I tried not to itch my very itchy belly. Then we went to Johnny Carino's for some eggplant parmesan with raspberry tea. I even tried some squats. All for not... well the eggplant was good.

Sigh. I'm ready. I've been having some contractions but nothing really hurts (other than my feet, stomach, and right lower back). Dr. Rone checked me and I'm 1 cm dilated (still) and 50% effaced, but this time, he said that her head was "right there." So just sitting and waiting. My parents are coming in today to help pack up our house because... oh yeah we are also moving before/during/after she's born... Maybe stress and packing will jump start things before I resort to castor oil. :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

God Will Make a Way

This song has been on repeat in my mind since the new year:

God will make a way
When there seems to be no way
He works in ways
We cannot see
He will make a way for me

It echos Isaiah 43, the Bible verse for Nick and my relationship. And again, the Lord is proving faithful.

There has been 3 areas of major stress in our lives (in addition to work and grad school):
1) Little Abigail Grace
2) Selling our home
3) Nick getting a job back in Georgia

As you read with my last post, the Lord was beginning to make a way in all of these areas. He has proven faithful in caring for little Abby and making sure she had more time to grow and develop.

And then this past week, the Lord addressed stressor #2. We put our house on the market the Tuesday after we came home from the hospital. Within the week, we had a contract on our house! It's a little sticky because the buyers wouldn't budge on the closing date, which just so happens to be April 26, the day before Abby's due date. EEEEK! So we don't know what we are going to do. Short term lease maybe? :)

That left Nick's job on the table. But Nick and I are confident that the Lord will provide for us in this area just has He has in our past. One of the Lord's greatest qualities is that He is faithful. We have put our faith in His faithfulness. Already the Lord is opening some doors in just this past week... but mum's the word for now! ;)

I was almost certain Abby would be super early, but the Lord delivered me and her from... delivery :) In the economy and housing market we are in, it is only the Lord that could sell our house in a week. I look forward to see the way the Lord makes in a place where there seems to be no way.  Let's see what the Lord has for us in the future!!!!!