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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

January 13, 2010

...is "Sweet Pea's" scheduled Birthday! This past Monday was my 32-week check-up and I had quite a visit! I have been sharing the past 8 months-it has been DRAMA! Once again-I had a few more curve balls thrown at me on Monday. Unfortunately, the Placenta is still to low and I now have 100% Placenta Previa! Thankfully, I am not on complete bed rest and I can still lift my 2 year old. I had another Ultra-Sound (AND STILL DON' KNOW THE GENDER-...I can't believe I didn't peek) (But after seeing "Sweet Pea" and hearing the size- I am convinced that is another BOY! Mike still thinks it is a GIRL! The Baby is HUGE! (I know that ultrasounds can be off by a pound or two) However, as of Monday, "Sweet Pea" was already 5lbs 7oz! So due to three main facts: 
1. another Large baby
2.Placenta Previa
3. my past delivery with Parker and his size
Therefore, it is in the best interest that I have a C-section on Wed. Jan 13 at 8:30 AM! It was allot for me to process all on Monday. I am content that God is in control. I  would hate to have complications during a natural birth, and then  get rushed into emergency surgery! I love my OB and trust her. She has been doing this for over 26 years. Ultimately-God already knows the whole outcome and I am really relying on him for strength and peace. I am not so much concerned about the surgery-as I am about just keeping the baby in as long as possible and not having any issues with the Previa!
There is a great advantage to all of this. My mom will be able to fly in on Sat. Jan. 9 and be here in time to help with Parker! Not to mention the fact that I can get to salon and get that last pedicure before Sweet Pea arrives! In addition, now that I know I will go through the c-section and because we do not know the gender, it will be something exciting to look forward to at the end of the procedure!
This morning I cried to Mike that this whole pregnancy has been SO much DRAMA and just wished it could be all normal like when I was pregnant with Parker. However, I was reminded that no pregnancy is alike! I need to let God be in control. He has blessed us naturally with another baby that we will soon meet and I need to cherish the last few weeks of the baby growing with in me. It is so sweet to feel the kicks and somersaults. I really can see that I am NOT in control and God has a plan that is much better then mine. I know that he understands my heart and I am so grateful that he is with me each step of the way. Joshua 1:9 ~"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
We covet your your prayers as we prepare for Sweet Pea's Delivery day! Here are some current photos and another shot of Sweet Pea in the womb-but baby sure is running out of room and getting pudgy!






4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh, Jenn. I will certainly be praying - praying for your peace of mind, comfort in the last few weeks, and safety and health of you and your Sweetpea. I still thinks she is a girl - a beautiful chubby baby girl! We'll see. Enjoy these days Jenn. Soak up this special time with Parker and tuck the memories of your last Christmas as a family of three into your heart. God is so good and so faithful.
PS You look beautifully pregnant!

thedulls said...

Wow Jenn! You look so cute! And ready to burs! I cant wait to hear if sweet pea is a BOY or GIRL!

NRS said...

Jenn you look beautiful! I am sorry to hear that things have been quite difficult for you this time around. I am glad that you all have your faith, family and friends to keep you strong. John and I will be praying for a healthy mommy and baby from now until the big day!

NRS said...

Jenn, you look beautiful. I am sorry to hear that things have been quite difficult for you this time around. I am glad that you all have your faith, family and friends to give you strength during this time. John and I will keep praying for a healthy mommy and baby from now until you deliver.