Only 2 weeks to go. When I look at our calender, I am very excited in a natural sort of way (like any mom would be), but soooo apprehensive about the next stage. Honestly, I am looking forward to the birth and being able to move around easier and exercise, sleep better... wrestle with the other kids and not be as tired or impatient with their tiny toddler ways!!!!! Ruby is fully into getting up 3 or 4 times at night for something....hot chocolate, potty, change of bed or just to check out what we're doing...its super cute, but I don't always see it that way.
When Justin and I went to our appointment this last Friday, we both felt 'off', but didn't really discuss or process it till we were leaving. In the end, we were relieved that our doctor had been called off to surgery and had to cancel his consultation with us- we still had the ultrasound but no meeting afterwards. I think we are just feeling more vulnerable as it gets closer. And for myself, I don't always feel like joking around or being casual about how hard this is.
And right on the heels of these concerns and fears, we have been feeling so loved and taken care of these last few weeks. Although I never mention our finances- some of the bills have taken us by surprise and have definitely caused a 'wake-up call' for what the future might look like. In light of that, at just the right time, people have given us money, gift cards, special baby gifts (like a beautiful new glider!!), and simple follow-thru on free childcare! We feel carried along for sure, and can't thank our friends and family enough for the support. I know and believe that prayers are heard by God and he moves people to action...so thank you for that as well.
This week we have an appt with Maternal Fetal Med on Wednesday and then another growth scan on Friday with the OB. I am looking forward to it because I feel like it will be the last ones before Noa comes, but who know's, they might just squeeze one more appt in.
Justin and I are very excited because we end the week with a comedy show that we bought tickets for months ago!! So excited to see this comedian and laugh. Then my sister arrives for a week on the 17th. I am so grateful she will be here for that time.
So unless we go into labor....we will update after our appts. I feel pretty confident Noa is healthy and growing- evidenced by my HUGE belly.