It is September 11. A day to remember all the sacrifice of our men and women in NYC and also to the military for working so hard for the last 9 years to protect our country.
Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement through text, facebook and my blog. I feel very loved and prayed for. I am sure I could continue to use the encouragement as time goes.
(my hubby thought I was done when I fell asleep, so he published this),
I was going to give you a real update. :)
I have been in the hospital since Thursday night....so we're at about 48 hours in right now.
I knew coming in that I would have to be patient.
This is a process.
I really prayed that Tricare would NOT approve anything unless it was the Lord's timing. I prayed that we would not have any affirmation to move forward unless it was the Lord's timing. I trust that is still true. So, we will proceed and move forward. I had almost threeTHREE LITERS of fluid drained from my belly on Thursday via amnio reduction. At that point, we could have tried to continue for another week or two, but my mdwife will be out of town, and the doctor's and midwives are concerned that with a growing baby and growing fluid, these conditions will only get worse for me and for Briar.
I am praying for a 'normal' delivery as opposed to a c-section, but I am open to that option if I need to go that route. So far we have not broken my water, we are simply trying to make sure my body is ready for labor first. I am contracting quite a bit and we are waiting for my effacement to be 100%. Everyone is so patient and wonderful. It has been wonderful here. The nurses are amazing. We are just hanging out with some worship music on, walking the halls, and trying to trust in the Lord's timing for this sweet boy.
I would say it's kind of like waiting on a deployment to come. You NEVER want it to arrive, but you know it is inevitable. You know the Lord has called your family to the journey, even if you don't love it. But at some point, you're just ready to start the deployment so you can move forward. I am just praying for continued patience.
"Truly my soul silently waits for God; from him comes my salvation; he only is my rock and my salvation;he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved" Psalm 62:1-2
Thanks for your sweet words as we wait patiently on the Lord, and our sweet little boy. We are excited to meet him!
Daughter of God. Wife to an amazing Army man, teacher to wild second graders, mom to two dogs named Buoy and Bella. Love decorating, thrift stores, baking, blog stalking, shopping, crafting, decorating and EXERCISE! I am trusting God to do big things in our life as we journey together.