Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day...Due Date...40 wks!!!

40 wks!!!
Just wanted to update y'all! Nothing so far!! I was hoping I would wake up this morning and get out of the bed and be surprised by my water breaking. That is what happened to my momma! However, it did not happen. And that is okay b/c this mother's day has been AMAZING!!! It is the first mother's day that I have peace. For so long I have begged God for peace in the midst of so much pain with IF. And now knowing that my son could be here anyday now I am so thankful to have this little boy and to soon be a mommy!!! I have waited before and I can wait a little bit longer on my sweet Noah!

Todd and I were able to spend time with our mommas this wkend. We planned outings with them and had a great time visiting and letting them both know how much we love them and adore them!!! Remember I wanted to leave today open....just in case! Plus, I wanted some time with just Todd. And it has been great! Todd and I just enjoyed our day together. We (by we I mean Todd..haha) planted some plants and flowers in the yard and just took it easy. I did walk Maggie up and down the driveway several times hoping it would help me get closer to labor. Maggie loved being outside with us today too! She, of course, tried to eat everything in sight.

My tootsies are still pretty swollen, but Todd has been checking my blood pressure and it has been low....so I haven't been too worried about them. But they hurt when they are swollen!! And they look CRAZY! I can't help but laugh everytime I see my enormous flinstone feet. We have a doctor's appt. tomorrow really early and I am anxious to see what she says. Todd's dad seems to think I will go into labor tonight. And he was right about Noah being a boy....so maybe he is right about this. That would be great :D We shall see!!!

I am praying for all of my IF sisters on this mother's day. I know it is the hardest day of the year and it takes a lot of strength to get through this day. I pray for y'all to have peace!! And I am sending you all of my love!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxox

4 comments:

shauna said...

Yay! You made it a whole 40 weeks! I know the swelling is no fun. Can't wait to hear what the doctor says tomorrow...

momof5girls said...

Well girlie, you finally look pregnant! LOL! Not huge like I would expect at 40 weeks. You actually look great! Once little man gets here in just a few weeks it'll be remarkable how you are back to normal. Til he comes try to do some relaxation breathing. Especially lay on your left side as much as possible. With him being so big now, they tend to snuggle your main vein and artery on your right side because it's soothing to them and it causes more swelling. Just lay back, close your eyes and do breathing exercises to flood your muscles with oxygen so they can work efficiently when the time comes. Just remember, when the time seems the toughest that's when it's almost over. I'm praying for you! Love ya, Arlene

Dana said...

Thank U Mrs. Arlene for the advice! You are soo right about the right side b/c he is always on my right side and my back is starting to hurt on my right side. And my right foot is always more swollen than my left! I am going to lay down and do some breathing like you said :D Love U 2!!!!!!

Alissa said...

Love that pic Dana!! Happy (belated) Mother's Day and Due Date Day! :-)