I cannot believe it. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I am officially further along today than I ever got with Maddy. God is SOOOOOO good! I feel so much better than I remember feeling with Maddy too--by the time she was cut out of my body, I was insanely swollen, could barely walk let alone try to sit because there was so much fluid in my knees & legs (well, really all over!), I was achy & felt drained by even breathing. I was terrified of what our outcome would be & it felt so surreal to still not feel very pregnant & already be delivering a baby.
I have felt so blessed throughout this entire pregnancy. Blessed that God has provided us with doctors to very closely monitor what is going on, the ability to carry this baby without any major issues so far, having a baby BOY (!!!!) & for things to work out that we can afford this sweet child despite our financial issues. God has had his hand in every part of this pregnancy & this baby boy was definitely part of his miraculous plan.
My next goal is to make to 36 weeks--into July. I am still praying hard for God to allow me to go late & allow this little man to cook in there long enough that he will come out healthy & able to go home when I do.
I'm also trying hard to not get upset if he does not flip fully head down or if I end up needing another c-section. I have my heart set on a VBAC, but I am praying hard to not be disappointed with myself if I don't get to try it due to health reasons. I've researched the heck out of it & plan on asking my Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor at my 36 week appointment why he wouldn't "allow" me to go past 39 weeks pregnant (if my body doesn't go into labor on its own by that point) if things remain going well. I understand that a c-section performed on a uterus that hasn't reached "full term" can have different scarring, but I've also not found any specific medical research stating the risks go up after 39 weeks.
So please keep praying that my blood pressures stay down, my protein levels stay down, no severe swelling and NO pre-eclampisa again! If you could also pray that Newbie flips into the head down position & that labor spontaneously occurs, I would also appreciate it. God is in control & I trust Him to keep us both safe & healthy.
Wow though. 34 weeks. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!
(pardon the mess in the background! Haven't cleaned up yet! ;o) hehe!)
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