Monday, July 25, 2011

39 Weeks Down, God Knows How Many Weeks to Go!

Today marks my 39th week of pregnancy. Over the last week, especially, I have received several sympathetic looks and sweet comments of concern as we have had very high temperatures with intense humidity. I can honestly say that neither the weather nor the pregnancy has been a bother to me. I still ran a garage sale last week, went blueberry picking with my family, made several trips to the pool and am keeping up with my two active children. I thank the Lord for the strength and good health! I honestly feel great! I can't complain. Children are a blessing. Being pregnant is a blessing. And although there are days when I'm less than comfortable I am functioning just fine. I have appreciated all of the sweet texts and emails from friends who are inquiring about me so I thought I'd just let everyone know, I'm absolutely fine. I feel a lot of pressure. I have been having contractions off and on for days, but nothing to get worked up over.
I do get quite a laugh from the comments I receive from strangers. My belly must be growing because I'm hearing a lot of things like, "When are you due?!" and "You look ready to pop!" Even Owen seems to have noticed a chance in recent days. He has asked more than once, "Your belly is huge. Is the baby going to come today?"
The baby will come, all in the Lord's timing. I am in no rush. Ever since my close friends and family heard I was dilated to 3 (that was ten days ago now) I've received lots of texts asking if I am in labor yet. No, not yet. God created my body and this baby and He knows the perfect timing for baby to be born.
Upon hearing that we still didn't have a name picked out, one of my closest friends said to me, "I don't know how you sleep at night!" I laughed. I am sleeping just fine, better now than I will be in a few weeks I suspect.

I don't know if I've made any progress or not. My next appointment is tomorrow morning.

Who knows? This may be my last pregnancy picture!


Shelby said...

Very cute pictures, pregnancy treats you well! Glad I made you laugh! :) Let me know what you find out at your appt.

Kelly Glupker said...

Yes, you did make me laugh! And Ben too! I'll keep you posted.

Diana Oedy said...

I am sure you remember, with Nathan I was dilated 4 cm for three weeks, and he wasn't early be was born on his due date. I have learned it really doesn't mean a thing :) Glad you are feeling well! Look forward to hearing an announcement soon!

Kelly Glupker said...

You're absolutely right! Dilatation doesn't mean a thing. I'm not even sure why we check for it. Although being effaced is helpful!