I'm about 36 and 1/2 weeks pregnant! WOW! I can hardly wrap my head around the fact that we will meet ths little one soon. Things have been so busy that its sometimes hard to focus on that. I still need to buy some needed items for her (including a car seat!), as well as pack my bag for the hospital & sort through her clothing. Guess I should do that soon, huh? I don't tend to go early so I've got time... I hope! ;) I haven't put one thing in the freezer for after Baby comes. That's a shock because I usually stock up food. I can hardly believe I'm so under-prepared! Thankfully, Jeanelle is coming for 3 weeks to help!
After 4 rounds of iron transfusions, my levels are back up. Praise God! We are praying that they stay high before the birth. I have an appointment with the hemotologst to check my numbers again on September 9th if Baby doesn't arrive before then. Instead of one Lovenox shot a day, I'm now taking a shot of heparin twice a day. My poor belly is black & blue but the pharmacist yesterday gave me new, tiny needles to try & it was so much better. Yahoo! I told Eric I want to go back &; hug her. I'm not kidding.
While my anemia is better & results in energy (phew- not having that is hard!), I've suffered from severe back & ligament pain from the end of this pregnancy. (I had one other pregnancy like this- it was Elizabeth's!) Driving really brings the pain on, especially that night & next day. I have my good days/moments when we're able to get things done but I also have days/moments when the only thing I can to is lay on my side.... Which I detest. I feel totally useless! I read aloud a lot but let's be honest- not a lot of anything else gets done. :( Surrendering my will & plans is hard.
As I read over this post, I think it may come across that I'm whining a bit. Sorry. I have some very tough days but we also have some great ones! I love feeling this little one move inside of me. We're thrilled & thankful to The Lord for the blessing of another baby! Pregnancy isn't always fun & I want to be real. But the sacrifices I've made with my health & body are so worth it! Not just because a baby is fun (which they are!) but because obeying The Lord & raising children in the knowledge & fear of God is a blessing! It's hard work sometimes but it's good. Oh, so good!
PS- I had hoped to post a ton of pictures lately but our computer is down... Again. :( I'm writing this post on our iPad. Patricia celebrated her THIRTEENTH birthday last week & it was a great day of celebration! I have educational posts/thoughts in the work too. I'll post pics as soon as we get things up & running!