WOW!!! We will go for an induction on January 6, if we go that far. I am currently 4 cm dilated. My OB will be going out of town tomorrow and will be back Jan. 5. We aren't sure that I will make it that far. I do feel quite a bit of pressure these days. We did an ultrasound and her head is measuring at 37.5 wks or so. Her belly is still measuring with my due date, and her legs are around 20 wks. Her chest has grown, but we really couldn't tell anything. Only God knows exactly what is going on. :)
I have really been wanting to know a time, but then once I had a time it was real. I still have trouble wrapping my mind around everything. I was upset after we left the office. I cried in Dillard's when we went to buy some more lambs. I got upset at Hobby Lobby getting a couple more things. It is so hard! But, as crazy as it sounds, I am beginning to get excited. I want all the time I can have with Janie Beth, but I am also ready to jump this hurdle. If she is going to pass, I am ready to be able to begin that journey with God. As we have been waiting, I feel as though I have been standing in cement, and now we will know which way to step. I want to cherish every moment we have left with her, and I am excited to get to hold her and spend time with her. I feel as though God is really going to bless her birthday. He has some mighty things in store for us through Janie Beth's journey.
I know I am going to have my ups and downs over the coming days, and I am so thankful that God is walking right along beside me. There is no way I could walk this road without Him. Joey's love and support also guides me along. He is out and about right now sorting out some things in case of her passing. God knew what He was doing when He brought us together. Imagine that!?! :)
I could easily just sit on the couch and hold my belly and not move until I go into labor, but I want to enjoy this time with her. I am thankful for friends and family who have rallied around us, and have been God's hands and feet. You all can't see me, but I am on the verge of tears with a big smile on my face. I am so thankful that God has allowed me to see His hand while walking this difficult path. My God is Mighty to Save!!!!
Janie Beth has graciously been active today. I love to feel her move!!!!! She kept me up later last night because she was moving and I didn't want to miss it. :)
Thank you all for the many prayers!!!! I know they are helping us walk this road. I love you all and could never put my gratitude into words.