Thursday, November 26, 2015
37 Weeks...Officially Full Term
It seems like just yesterday that I found out we were expecting this bundle of joy.
Went to the OB on Monday of this week and found out that I had gone from 1-2 cm dilated to 3-4 cm dilated in the last week. I also am 70% effaced. My midwife said that that was a lot of progress for one week. She basically said that I could go into labor anytime. She also said that I could walk around for a few weeks like that. I knew that I was hours into labor with Esther before I reached that point in labor. Goodness!
Needless to say, on Tuesday, I was way apprehensive about going into labor. I felt a little sick all day just knowing that labor could be anytime. Our pastor that night at church shared the verse Philippians 4:7 which says, "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." That verse really challenged me that I am not in control, but He is.
The next day, I texted a friend to congratulate her on her pregnancy. She was telling me that she was 3 cm for the last 3 weeks of her pregnancy. I needed to hear that personal experience story. So, sometime before Christmas, there will be another addition to our family. Until then, I will do my best to rely on the peace that God has given me.