Friday, October 2, 2009

 {36 weeks}

In all of my pregnancies it has been this highly spoken of goal; 36 weeks. "If we can just get you to 36 weeks it will be safe!" I heard it when I started having pre term labor issues with the twins. No one knew how imminent labor and delivery was. Soon we were saying, "If we could only get to 28 weeks..." But we didn't even make that. With my next pregnancy we had a plan of attack. Progesterone shots starting at week 16, medication around the clock starting at 19 weeks, and slowing way down in the middle of my second trimester. -All to just get me to 36 weeks. I made it to 37. The next time around we did things very similar, but with less restrictions. -Hoping for at least 36 weeks. I made it to 38. Here we are again. Even though I know that the longer I go the better, there is still significant relief in this milestone. 36 complete weeks. Things have been pretty calm - I've had a couple of nights where I could not sleep due to contractions, but so far I am still just 2-3 cm and 75-80% effaced. It's hard to express the thankfulness I feel Knowing that it is God who has sustained this pregnancy. God who has given me the best pregnancy I have ever had with no complications. God who has helped me get this close to full term. We are amazed. We are over joyed. We are nearly giddy. We know we will meet him soon and we can't stop smiling. Oh - and we slept in here last night. Technically it isn't completely done, we haven't really moved our furniture in yet, the closet needs doors still, but we wanted to camp out any way. :) Do you remember my vision? It has been surpassed. I still have decorating to do - and I was going to wait to show pictures of the room until every thing was completely done - with shelves and pictures on the wall and every thing, but I couldn't help myself. :) It is truly the peaceful oasis that we set out to create. Oh my goodness, I can not believe how amazing it is to walk into this room, shut the door, and immediately begin to feel relaxed. One of the things that means the most to me is that Dave did it all. He did this for me, he did this for us, he worked tirelessly for hours, days, weeks, yes, now I can even say months, on end. It is so special to us!

18 comments:

Amy@My Front Porch said...

This is such an interesting perspective -- I hear so many women at this point in their pregnancies complaining about how they feel and wishing they could just "go early". And here you are rejoicing that you've been able to make it this far! I'll be praying that you get a full term baby this time -- but of course we know God is in control no matter the circumstances :)

Love your room!

This Heavenly Life said...

I'm with Amy - it's wonderful to hear your joy in carrying this baby as long as possible. I'm glad you can let out a breath now and relax about making it this close to term. With your trend, maybe this time you'll go to 39 or 40 weeks!

That picture of you is so good! I love the sweater :)

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Beautiful room!!! Love the color.

You look beautiful!! So glad you've made it this far! Praise the Lord! Praying everything goes welll!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Congratulations on the milestone! And your room looks great!

Katarina said...

The room looks great!! Yay for reaching 36 weeks. Here's praying for a few more.

Heather said...

The room looks great. I know you are going to love it even more once the new baby arrives. Congrats on reaching 36 weeks!

Heather of the EO said...

What a beautiful picture of you and a beautiful room too.

So happy for you!

Anthony's Mommy said...

You've done awesome!!! I hope I can make it that far. I can't wait to see pics of little Mr. M!!

Kim

Sarah M. said...

Thankful for this milestone. It's nice to see your progress.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

You are the cutest pregnant woman EVER! Congrats on getting to 36 weeks! PTL!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats! How exciting...and praise the Lord for His sustaining you this whole time! :) Your room looks stunning...animal prints make everything fun! :)

Rachel said...

So thankful that you and your little one are doing well. I can't wait to meet him! I bet you can't either!!!!!

Love the room - what a beautiful choice of colors. It looks totally relaxing!!!!

Ashley said...

So happy for you! What a wonderful blessing...all of it :)

swell.life said...

Look at your beautiful belly! Can't wait to see that big healthy baby of yours!

Colored With Memories said...

congrats on 36 weeks! little malachi is enjoying his time in the womb...hopefully he'll stay put a little longer.

your room is amazing. as a past owner/redoer of a 1922 bungalow, i feel your pain and know the importance of having/keeping the vision.

i agree...the handymen are really cute!

i've been meaning to add you to my blogroll for a while now...today i'm taking time to do that! i don't want to miss the new baby posts!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I wish you the best of luck!!

Cottage Mommy said...

Oh my, that soaking tub looks divine! Love the warm and cozy colors you are using here too! Congrats on getting it done before baby arrives!

Angela said...

Yay!!!