Join us in praising our Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing into the world... KALIA JOY! She was born @ 7:25 am, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz and is 20 inches long. Mommy is doing well and resting, daddy is overjoyed and Christian and Carysse can't wait to see baby sis!
Now that I only have one more week left of pregnancy (Lord Willing), I thought I'd write about a few of the things that I'm going to miss about being pregnant. And a few things that I really can't wait to be over.
I will miss...
1) The Special Parking Spaces.
2) Mostly everyone (including strangers) are so friendly to smile & greet me.
3) Total strangers strike up conversations with me.
4) Most people open doors for me and let me go in front of them in line.
5) Feeling the baby move in my tummy (not when I'm trying to go to sleep though:-)
I will NOT miss...
1) The swollen hands & feet. I even have Pregnancy Carpal Tunnel...I never thought there was such a thing!
2) Feeling like a big heavy whale whenever I have to turn over at night.
3) Constantly going to the restroom.
4) Waking up tired in the morning even after sleeping for 8 hrs!
5) Contrary to #3 above, when total strangers strike up a conversation & ask when I'm due and look shocked when I tell them how much longer I have as if I should have already had the baby. Fortunately, I only got the "Are you carrying twins" once!
So, for those of you who've been pregnant before, what do you miss and not miss???
This milestone is huge for me! Many of you know that my first pregnancy ended at 25 weeks. However, many of you don't know that ever since then I've been labeled high-risk due to an incompetent cervix so I am monitored very closely during my pregnancies. I first have to get a cerclage surgical procedure between the 12 & 14th week. This is where they stitch your cervix. After that, I have to see the doctor and get an ultrasound every 2 weeks to check to see if my cervix is staying closed (I have enough ultrasound pics to fill a photoalbum :-). Then at 20 weeks, I have to start getting a weekly shot to help strengthen my uterus. Hallejuia...my last shot is this week! I also did this whole routine when I was pregnant with my daughter and the Lord blessed her to come full-term!
Now you know why I'm rejoicing over the Lord sustaining this pregnancy for 9 months! God has been so good! Please pray for me and this baby...energy during the last 3 weeks of pregnancy, safe delivery, c-section recovery, & the early months of family adjustments with this new little one. Unless the Lord has a different birth date planned for Baby Turner, my planned c-section date is Wednesday, July 28!
Nine months & counting...
Then we'll be able to meet this sweet little one...