Monday, August 6, 2012

Due Date

Wow has it gone fast. I'm 40 week today, a full week and then some longer than I've been pregnant in the past. Peter has been doing really well in there. In a week be gained over 10 ounces to get to almost 4 pounds. If he stays another week maybe he will even make 5 pounds at birth. He's been hanging out in the breech position. I hope he stays there instead of going transverse. I am allowed a breech delivery; if he goes back to transverse I'll have to have a c-section. 

I'm more at peace with the coming birth than I was earlier, but at the same time I'm still not excited like one would be with a typical pregnancy. In just a few weeks, or a lot less, it's all over. And I'm left with photos and memories and clothes and blankets. God give me strength. God, please let me focus on Peter and not myself. Let me be joyful that he will be made perfect and live in joy with you. Let me not focus on my own grief. Bring me peace. Amen. 


  1. Praying for peace and strength for you Stephanie. Believe that meeting Peter will bring you joy to see his face and hold him in your arms. I went through so many emotions while awaiting Hannah's birth and now, after time has passed, I remember her birth with fondness and a tender peace that I know will remain dear to my heart for the rest of my life.
    Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    Andrea (Hannah's mommy)

    1. Thank you, Andrea. It really does help to hear such positive words from someone who was so recently there.