"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life" Proverbs 13:12

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tomorrow! 36 weeks

Sorry I haven't updated for a while but I have a good reason to today- baby girl is coming out  tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks and 5 days.  Part of me can't believe I've made it this far, it is such an incredible answer to prayer.  Two days ago she was still looking healthy and happy.  Last growth scan she was still growing.  But the doctors don't want to risk her going to long- and so I've had an elective C-section date booked for the last three weeks.

There are still lots of unknowns.  We don't know if she will breath on her own, we don't know if she will reach the magical 2kg mark she needs to have any chance of avoiding special care (she was measuring at 1.9 last week).  But she is two weeks further on than the boys were, she doesn't have pre-eclampcia to contend with, and she has made it so much further than we or the doctors dreamed.  So we are thankful.

Even though I've been through it before, a C-section is a scary thing. 

The boys are excited.  Today at my Bible study we were praying for the baby and Connor started yelling "Baby sister!  Baby Tig home!" over and over again when he realised what we were praying about. 

The boys are staying at Mum and Dad's for four nights while I'm in hospital.  I'm actually quite homesick for them.  I spend half my time mourning the lack of time I will get with them now, and the other worrying about how my poor delicate little girl will survive against their crazy energy.

Earl and I had a lovely dinner out at a fancy restaurant tonight.  Tomorrow we have to be at the hospital at 6am.

I don't know if I'll get a chance to update until I'm home. 

Tomorrow I get to meet my daughter.  I can't tell you how grateful I feel.