Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pregnancy Update

So, I am still pregnant!! My due date is actually tomorrow 8/29/08. I have made some progression though. My contractions are very irregular and not what you would consider normal real labor contractions. They are uncomfortable but not painful.

I had a Dr's appointment Tuesday and everything looks good. I did have to schedule a repeat c-section but I knew that was coming. I scheduled it for Wednesday, 9/3. I prayed and prayed about that situation and when I left I just felt a peace about it. I know that God is in control. And after I made the c/s decision, I knew that if I was going to go into labor on my own it was because God wanted me to. I've known that all along but after Tuesday's appointment God just gave me clear assurance and peace that it was all in His hands. It's one thing to know that.. and it's another to feel it. And I'm so thankful for His answering my prayers!

So, the crazy thing was that Wednesday morning I woke up with some obvious progression! I was quite surprised because it's something that I've never experienced. With Luke my water broke 3 days before his due date with no warning. I never felt the first contraction until I got to the hospital and was hooked up on induction meds. So, this is all very new to me even though I've given birth before. And now it's just a waiting game! I'm thankful that my body seems to be working on it's own to do what it's suppose to do. That has been one of my prayers...

And I am still fully aware that I could continue to progress, get to the hospital and still end up with a c-section. I'm just thankful that it looks like I'm going to be able to try for my VBAC. I've been praying Scripture for several days now. Here are a few that I've been praying:

Phil. 4:6-7 ~ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Psalm 56:3 ~ Whenever I am afraid; I will trust in You.

Psalm 34:4 ~ I sought the Lord and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.

Isaiah 12:2a ~ Behold God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.

Phil 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ~ Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

And these will be going with me to the hospital! Whatever day I end up going! :)


Misty said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences as well as these scriptures. I was blessed by reading this post! I have thanked God for allowing our paths to cross and for the friendship He has blessed me with through you. I am continuing to pray for you and Eli (Robby and Luke too!).

Anonymous said...

Crystal, I am visiting from the BBC June 2006 board (Julia*AKA*Momma). I was just wanting to say that I was inspired by your post and the verses you wrote. I too am hoping to get my VBAC but I already have my RCS scheduled too (my perinatal dr. won't let me go past my actual due date). I am about 4 weeks behind you. I hope you get your VBAC.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm so glad that you've prayed about this and have peace regarding this birth. It's so comforting to know that no matter what happens, God intended it that way. And no matter how Eli gets here, he will get here and that will be a beautiful day!!


Kari Sanchez said...

Those are great scriptures. I'm happy you are still progressing and doing well. I cant wait to see pictures of baby Eli. I'll keep you in my prayers.