Wednesday, August 24, 2011

41 Weeks and 5 days!

Wow! I really didn't expect to still be pregnant right now! I really didn't think I would go longer than I did with Caleb. Many people (ok, many is an understatement) have asked me when I am going to induce/why I haven't induced, etc. Many people have also asked things like "Aren't you afraid of this or that going wrong/happening?" Well, the only answer I have is that I have done my research and talked to my doctor and most importantly prayed, prayed, prayed. I feel confident that we are making the best choices for *our* baby. We have prayed for God's guidance in decision making through this entire process and Michael and I feel confident that God is on our side and He is helping us get through this one day at a time. I also don't enjoy people asking if I am afraid of x, y, or z...I am a worrier anyway so please if you see me just keep those comments to yourself. I just don't want/need anything to worry about. I have gotten to this place where I am not worrying about everything anymore. We have tons of people praying and I know that God has a plan for us and for Levi. I truly believe that He is going to heal him. I do not know if that will be before he is born, or if that will be through the doctors, but God is going to get all of the glory in this! He will guide the doctors through this process and He will use them as instruments to heal Levi!

Just a little rambling and random thoughts, but I haven't been blogging much lately and I wanted to share. Thanks for all of your support and prayers, as always! We are so close to meeting Levi and I can't wait to share with everyone that he is here and doing great!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My "Push Present"

Since there has been no news the last two Tuesdays to report after our appointments, I was trying to think of something to blog about. Well, I came up with nothing so I wanted to post a picture. Michael got me a "push present" and although I technically haven't pushed yet, he gave it to me on my due date so I think thats ok! :)

Isn't is super cute and sweet? I love it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Nursery!

We have spent a lot of time the last week or two trying to pull the nursery together so I wanted to upload a few pictures to show where we are. It is (almost) finished!

Sorry about the bad pictures!

Close up of above the bed

We are putting a canvas on the shelf beside his name as soon as it is finished. (A sweet friend is making it for us)

Blessing ring that I made...It holds all of the cards and things like that we have gotten for Levi
Close up

Clipboard wall! We are going to add some pictures to the empty ones later :)  And that chair will not be in the nursery, we are putting a glider in as soon as we get it

Well, thats it. Can't wait to get the last few things in, but I feel better now that is is mostly finished!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Due Date!

Well, today is my due date. I remember how I felt on this day when I was pregnant with Caleb. I was in shock that I was still pregnant! Two of my sisters had already had babies and both had their babies early and I just knew I would be like them. Little did I know, he would wait another ten days to decide he was ready to enter the world. Every day I was thinking "maybe today will be the day!"

I had no expectations of going early with this one which is probably part of the reason I wasn't freaking out about the nursery coming together so late in the pregnancy. While I am anxious to meet my sweet little boy, I am ok with him staying in a little longer. I have enjoyed being pregnant so much and I love feeling his kicks and movements (even at this point when they can be quite painful!). I am kind of hoping Levi doesn't wait as long as his big brother to make his appearance, but that will be fine with me if he does. Not too much longer now!

40 Weeks  :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What's Been Going Through My Head Lately

For the first few days after finding out about everything going on with sweet Levi, I was really upset and couldn't help but replay all the things the doctors kept saying over and over in my head. I guess it takes a little while to sink in, plus going to the doctor one day and then again the next day was just overwhelming.

I started asking everyone I know to pray for us. Michael talked to his friends and some of his coworkers and the support has really helped! So many people want to keep up with Levi and be there for us right now. We are both so appreciative of everyone who is praying and sharing our story. We are so appreciative of the notes people have send us and the messages just to let us know they are praying. It is so amazing how God lines everything up and puts angels in people's lives to help them through hard times.

Now, I do not feel overcome with worry. Michael and I have so much faith. We truly believe that Levi is meant to be here with us in our lives and he has an amazing purpose. We truly believe that God is going to heal him; we may have a long journey ahead of us and our little guy may have a rough start (I say may because I do believe that he could do amazing and be much better off than the doctors think) but we do believe that we will bring him home and his life will bring so much glory to God!

On a side note...we bought letters to spell Levi in the nursery, but we haven't put them up on the wall yet. Caleb was in there playing with the letters trying to spell other words with those four little letters, rearranging them over and over on the floor, and he came up with LIVE. I can't believe I didn't realize that before. I think that is so cool and just amazing!