Friday, May 01, 2009

Prayers Appreciated

I'm having some pre-labor depresson. I am now farther along in this pregnancy than I've ever been before, and I am getting impatient and want to be done, but then if she doesn't come by Sunday, I want her to wait another week. It's complicated!!

~I want her to come by Sunday so I can come home by Tuesday. My parents leave for Hawaii early Tuesday morning and I really need their help with Bekah and Sarah while we're in the hospital. (my sister is here and my friend Amy is coming, but if you add all the kids up, that's 5 kids with 3 adults, and I'd really like my parents to be able to help also)
~I also want to be home by Tuesday because Bekah, Ethan, and Dylan have their AWANA awards night on Wednesday evening. For the first 20 weeks or so of Awana this year, I was taking the kids, helping them learn their verses, etc, and it would break my heart (and dissapoint Bekah) if I couldn't be at the awards ceremony. Bobby's been taking the kiddos the last few weeks, but recently Bekah has been wanting me to take them.
~I have the option of being induced on May 8th, but my parents are gone until May 14th, I don't really want to schedule to be induced while they're gone. Again, I want/need their help, emotionally, physically, etc.
~My friend Amy is coming for a whole week starting Tuesday evening, and even though she will be a ENORMOUS help no matter when she comes, I'd really like to have Leah before she comes.
~I really feel like I'm not being a good mom/wife/aunt lately. I cannot sit on the floor and play with the kiddos, I get tired easily trying to get them to clean up after themselves, and I am really not motivated at all to do anything fun with them. Then, when Bobby gets home, all I want to do is sit with my feet up using the computer or lay in bed with my feet up watching Gilmore Girls. I'm just blah!!

So, if you think of me over the next few days, please say a prayer that God's timing is perfect and that I can come to have a stronger realization of this. I need to be emotionally set for labor.



Michelle M. said...

I am so sorry that you are going through this. I was pregnant an entire month longer with Grace than I was with David; so I can relate to feeling like you have been pregnant forever. The good news, though, is that the longer Leah is inside of you the healthier she will be when she is born. Leah obviously just isn't ready to come as early as her sisters did. I am sure it is incredibly frustrating for you with people being in and out of town, but Leah will come when she is ready.

I will pray that she comes just when she needs to so that everything will work out with your parents and friend! Keep us updated.

Deven said...

Praying for you. Thinking of you all often.

Shoemaker Family said...

I will certainly be lifting you up...certainly as I fully understand how you are feeling. I want you to REMEMBER this...GOD is in control, Paula cannot handle all of this. GOD is in control...HE is sovereign, HE knows the plan. You just do what you can!!! Love you, girl.