He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

09 May 2011

Bean Update

So, as some of you already know, we had an interesting weekend thanks to Bean.
 She has been teasing us for a few days now, keeping us on our toes with the "will she? won't she?" routine.
I called my midwife Saturday to tell her what was going on.. contractions every 15 minutes for 12 hours, many were painful but not unmanageable... and she warned that third babies "do this" meaning that early labor is often long and that active labor hits quick. So Hubs and I waited in anticipation hoping that by the following morning we'd be snuggling with her. I figured I'd help the process along by trying a few things and took a walk after dinner.
During the walk I felt like she dropped way down and was worried she'd just fall out.
{More excitement! }
The contractions got stronger, closer and more painful.
{This is it!}
Hubs and I crawled into bed at 8:30, were asleep by 9:30, and had the best night of sleep we've had in weeks.
{Good! At least I"ll be well rested when Bean makes her debut!}
Sunday, 7am, still contracting but with minimal discomfort.
Sunday, 9 am, out to breakfast with the family for Mother's Day. It was loud in the restaurant and I was busy with the kids so I didn't notice contractions.
Sunday, 11am, got home, contractions stopped.
Sunday, 4pm, contractions resume, minimal discomfort.
{I give up!}
So here we are... still waiting... still wondering...a smidge annoyed...being reminded that God is in control and, even though I have managed to keep two kids in one piece over the past two years, I have no say in when the third one will enter my care.
God has a plan... I just wish it would involve Bean showing up today!

The rumor is that... 
First baby labors are long and painful. Seconds are easy. Thirds are unpredictable. 
So far the first two are true... maybe this is me proving the third is as well.

1 comment:

  1. first- fast, but painful
    second- fast, but then emergency c-section,
    third- super duper fast- (less than 3 hrs) & easy & in the middle of the night :) so definitely unpredictable!


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