Tuesday, October 7, 2008

23w6d appt

I went into this appointment anticipating it would not go well. Maybe it's because I had to take 1 pill a day for 4 days straight due to annoying contractions. Maybe it was just Satan using the date to make me doubt and rob me of hope. Whatever the reason, I was on edge about today.



When all was said and done, there was no need for all the worry. Today's visit was fine. The contractions still do not seem to be changing my cervix. Neither do the little guy's constant attempts to kick his way out. His foot was CLEARLY visible right next to my cervix last week. It appears he hasn't moved it since!!! I have asked and asked him to stop but he does not listen to me. I am literally fighting this battle from every angle!



We got to spend a few minutes watching him rub his hand on his forehead. He opened his mouth and took another big gulp. My rehab friends will appreciate this because it looks just like a modified barium swallow!! He kept moving those little little lips all around and even stuck his tongue out a time or two. He is already a mess! We had my favorite sonographer, which always makes the scan more enjoyable.



As for the future, I am excited to say I will participate in my first ever glucose challenge test. Most people dread it, for whatever reason. But I am more than ready to drink my orange beverage and have my blood drawn 1 hour later. To be honest, I can't wait! I am even saying this knowing I will be stuck with 2 needles in one visit. That is huge for me!



Tomorrow I will being going back to Dr. C. I don't expect to learn any new information at that visit. Yes, I will have another ultrasound. #15 or so...I lost track. I just do what they tell me to do. Of course, I will post if there are any changes.



Today was good. Thank you for all the comments. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you Lord for peace today!



I will leave you with two surprises that made me smile.



First:






A beautiful bouquet of roses was sitting at my front door when we got home from the appointment. Thank you Williamson's for such a sweet gift and always thinking of us. Have I mentioned how precious our friends and family are? Just one example...

Second:

Melanie Brown stopped by this evening with a gift in hand. It was a daily devotional entitled Jesus Calling. I immediately flipped to the entry for October 7th. I am pretty sure you will understand why I found it appropriate to share!

In order to hear my voice, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My Face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My Presence, allowing My Light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you.

Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don't be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty.

3 comments:

The Maguet's said...

You are doing great! Hang in there! 25 weeks tomorrow!!!

Lori said...

danielle-i just found your blog and want you to know i'm praying for you too! your strength and openness are such an inspiration!

Rachel said...

Yeah!!! 25 weeks today!