Tuesday, June 20

excuse me?


I went in yesterday for my 35-week checkup. Amazing how fast time flies. As the nurse was checking my blood pressure, she said, "You do realize that anything is fair game now. At 35 weeks, if you went into labor, we wouldn't stop you." And then she proceeded to hand me pre-admittance papers and information on pain management and all the other decisions I'll have to make before the birth of the baby. I'm sure I looked slightly shocked...

YIKES! Here I am, blissfully thinking that I have 5-7 weeks left of pregnancy, and this nurse just popped my bubble of bliss. For the first time it really HIT me that this baby is coming - SOON! Now I know the chances of my delivering 5 weeks early is slim to none, but that nurse and her mischievous twinkle and grin really got me thinking...

Housing update: all our drywall is up, and we're working on the 2nd coat of mud. Consumer's is supposedly switching our power over sometime this week, so we will once again have power in every room (YAY!!)

Still remaining:
finish mudding and then paint the walls & floors
finish up the bathroom (add the shower surround and hardware)
rig up our temporary kitchen (we still need a sink & a fridge!)
packing, packing and more packing!!!

I am not panicking...what good would that do anyway??? Waste my energy (already at a premium) and stress me out? I don't think so. My God knows exactly what He is doing!! I'm going to take one day at a time, and currently I'm counting down to my last day of work - July 7! (or, in the words of my lovely nurse Bev, "if you make it that long") Thanks, Bev.

15 comments:

kristi said...

I'm glad you're not worried, Jenny, but I am! :) Just kidding. But I will be praying that you get everything done that is totally necessary before the baby comes. I wish I could hop on a plane today and come help you pack!! You can probably relate to Jesus' mom better now; what do you think her nurse told HER about the timing of her due date and that long camel trip? :)

TwoMuths said...

I wish you could hop on a plane, too, Kristi!!! You gave me quite a giggle imagining Mary's nurse...

mike.kris said...

It's great that you aren't stressing about everything, I think I probably would be. I'm down to 4 weeks left, and my midwife has indicated a possibility of early delivery/inducement due to some complications - so I've already started to pack my bags!
I have been praying for you to get all that work on the house done soon - it's alot of fun to see it all come together, isn't it? Especially when you do the work yourself! And as you said, God certainly knows what He is doing - it really is a comfort to know that He is in control (since we'd make a royal mess of it all anyway)!

mike.kris said...

Thanks for the comments - feel free to link us, and may I assume the same privilege?

mike.kris said...

Oh, and to answer your question, yes, we are waiting to find out the gender of our little one - oh, and the really great thing is that we cannot agree on a name!

Reads said...

We understand the not long now feeling! I think it hit Adam last week, wow it will be here soon, and that is if she decides to arrive on time and not early! I am desperately trying to work on the baby room, which right now is full of gifts to be organized! I guess we should work on the bag for the hospital,too. Now everytime you feel a pain, don't you wonder, what was that? Glad to hear the house is going well. Do you have a time when you have to be out of your old place?
Trisha

TwoMuths said...

Thankfully, we don't have a deadline, but our landlords live right above us. It would be fine, but I'd be feeling bad to have a crying baby in the house with them right upstairs. Not to mention the fact that once I stop getting paid, it would be kind of hard to pay rent AND a mortgage...good think mom and dad live so close.

TwoMuths said...

good THING and I am sure that when we're 50 and looking back, this whole experience will make a great story of how God worked everything out and glorified Himself. That's what we're praying for!!!

Ruth said...

Jenny,
You are handling the stress of these last few weeks better than I think I would be. I am praying for you. Wish I could come out and help you with stuff at your house!

TwoMuths said...

Well, we will see how I handle it once I'm done working. It's easy when there's other kinds of stress on a daily basis to "leave your stress at the door" so to speak! I am sure God will give me the patience I need (if I can remember to let go, that is!)

I wish you could come too, Ruth! If not for the help, for the FUN we'd have!!! Miss you!

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Girl! What an exciting time for you guys! It is amazing to think that the baby "coming early" can turn 5 weeks left into 2 or three. Olivia was 10 days earlier than her due date and 3 days earlier than her scheduled C-section.

Karen said...

Wow, Jenny, it will be over before ya know it! I can't wait to see pics of your little one!

Christine Cummings said...

Jenny,
I'm at 35 weeks too- hard to believe our babies could be here any day! Hope everything gets done!

COnatives said...

What excitement! How boring would it be if you had a refrigerator and a decorated baby room and all of those niceties :). You can much more easily imagine that you are a heroine in the midst of adversity. And I think you must be a heroine, for having a baby is not for the faint of heart. Do you think your baby will be bald? Love ya, Autumn

TwoMuths said...

Autumn, I miss you! I do not doubt for a minute that our child will be bald. :-)

P.S. Send more hero juice.