I'm not sure if you can tell, but in picture number one, I was measuring 42 weeks pregnant. In picture number 2, on the same day (or possibly the following day) I was measuring 30 weeks pregnant. I wish I had a better profile picture of it.
They took 3 liters of fluid out of my belly via amnio reduction. We could have put off delivery after doing this, but my doctors and midwives were concerned with some other risky bodily behaviors I had that might make for more problems the more weeks we waited. When my insurance said they needed the mother to have problems to induce, my body decided to respond with drastic measures :) I often wish that the Lord would have allowed us to have 9 more weeks with him inside, but I know that his plans are much better than my own.
I love looking back on these pictures and remembering these kicks. It's crazy that just Sunday night I still had the little man in here.
SOmeone once told me that we spend so many more days with our babies in eternity than we ever will on earth. I try to remember that when I begin to feel sad.
I got to leave the hospital today. I've got heavy antibiotics and they are watching me, but I am so happy to be resting at home.
Tomorrow will be a big day for me. We are celebrating my son's life! :)
(forgive my hubby for trying to shoot in manual mode in the first one and then giving in to automatic on the second!)