Aug 26, 2011

{29 & 30 weeks plus baby update}

{no real 30 week picture & i'm 31 weeks today. whoops}


so the short of the story is...that we are meeting isaac sometime between september 17th & october 8th. give or take a few days on both ends.

which, hello, is NOT so far away at ALL!!!
he's still a tiny little bean. 
just a bit over 2 pounds at my checkup on tuesday, so we are praying that he continues to grow & his lungs develop well between now & then, & ultimately still that he will be born healthy & his brain will be functioning perfectly!

one thing daniel & i were talking about the other day, is how grateful i am that this is our first baby. i don't know any different, so i don't have a lot of expectations of what 'normal' should be. the normal number of doctors appointments & ultrasounds, or how i 'normally' would feel or even just have expectations of what i want my labor to be like & how soon i get to hold isaac & feed him etc…

so many things that i think would typically be a big deal to me if maybe we'd already been through this, or even just if this was a typical pregnancy aren't at all to us, when we really think of the big picture. & in a lot of ways i think that is a blessing. i definitely have opinions & thoughts as we're talking with doctors & specialists, but ultimately, we just want isaac to come home as soon as he can. & there are a lot of things that i would like that maybe won't be able to happen, but thats okay. 

maybe i'll have to pump while we're in the hospital & isaac won't want to breastfeed once we bring him home. maybe i won't get to see him right away. maybe inducing me early won't work & they'll have to do a c-setion. maybe LOTS of things could happen that we wouldn't choose or expect. but a lot of things already have & we talk through them & pray about them. & we still can't wait to meet our little baby boy. none of the little decisions really matter that much in comparison. not really.

all of the natural momma stuff that i would love to do just maybe won't be whats the very best for isaac right away, & that is going to have to be okay because every babies story is different. & just being able to hold a moving, breathing little boy will be such a miracle to us.

we can't wait to meet you little kicker.
please grow nice & big for mom & dad. or all of these carbs the doctor ordered will be in vain :P

14 comments:

  1. i'll be praying that issac makes his appearance closer to october instead of september. :)

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  2. So excited for you mindy . Soon u get to meet ur litle man! :) you are such a sweet girl and knowing you, you will be a wonderful mommy. Isaac is so very lucky to have you & daniel as parents

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  3. Mindy youre an amazing Momma! Yes eat up and little Issac grow big!

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  4. Mindy, i have so much respect for you and Daniel through this. i will be praying for you both and little Isaac. God's grace is so clearly at work in you both and it is an incredible example to me.

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  5. You guys seem so strong. I know God is giving both of you His strength...it shows!

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  6. God is so good, just remember that! He's going to be right there with you, no matter what. Praying for these next few weeks before baby Isaac comes!

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  7. Praying for you! You guys are amazing :)

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  8. Hi! My name is Julia and I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest. I really enjoy your postings! It's always nice to hear about fellow believers lives. Anyways, I was curious where you got your blog from. I really like the simplicity! I'm trying to "revamp" my blog and am looking for ideas! Thanks so much and congrats on the little one. ;)

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  9. Praying for you all. Blessings!

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  10. You my dear are wise beyond your years. I read your words from the comfort of my seaside home in Australia and pray for you and your precious family everyday. I am a first time mama to little Lola (11 months) and your words and faith are truly inspirational. And yes, every babies story is unique & we can't even start to predict how our little ones story will unfold. Only the Lord knows this and we must trust Him completely - as you so graciously do.
    I can't wait to meet little Isaac. Thankyou so much for sharing your journey with us. It's nice to know we are all in this together - even if we do live oceans a part.

    Prayers & love, ashlee.

    ps - I have a little homemade goodies business I run with my darling sister & wanted to send Isaac a little something. We make an assortment of treasures & each is one of kind & created utilising environmentally friendly processes. Do you have a postal address I could send it too?

    xx

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  11. Oh if you wanted to send me an address you could to my email - ashjameson1@gmail.com

    xx

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  12. Mindy, I just wanted you to know that the way you are handling everything is such an encouragement to others - keeping ya'll in my thoughts and prayers as you inch closer to finally meeting Isaac!

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  13. You are certainly an inspiration! I look forward to hearing about your family and all of the miracles to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  14. I can't wait for isaac's healthy arrival. You two seem so ready to love on him. Lots of prayers these next few weeks!

    And I prepped for the natural mama stuff and ended up with a c section, and it's totally fine bc healthy baby/healthy mama is what everyone wants no matter how it happens. Good luck!

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