I actually bought this mug with my mom in mind, but decided today after my doctor’s appointment that I’d be keeping it for myself (at least for now, sorry mom).
Pardon the language, but you guys, according to my OBGYN, who I totally love and trust, I have not made any progress since last week. This is SO discouraging. Induction was mentioned, and that’s unfamiliar territory for me.
I know, I know, the longer the baby can stay in there the healthier the lungs, brain, heart, all of that. And that is ultimately what I have been praying for; a healthy baby.
I’m just so ready to hold this baby in my arms, to see his or her face, to kiss this baby’s cheeks, and to snuggle in the wee hours of the morning.
I’m ready to see my 3 kiddos take this little one in, to establish their friendships as siblings and protectors. I’m ready to see them reading books, reciting math facts, and singing to their baby brother or sister.
I want to sit on the couch, 100% exhausted, watching my husband sway side to side with this baby in his arms, as he sings a punk rock lullaby with a smile plastered across his face.
My prayer warrior friends have helped put my mind at ease, and have comforted my anxious heart, but I am still going to be sipping some organic 3rd trimester tea, walking laps around my driveway, and trying to convince this baby that any time now, is a good time.
Friends, I know you may also be in a stage of “waiting”. Whatever the circumstances, I pray that you can sip some tea (or coffee), sit back, and take comfort in knowing God has already made the plans for you. He knows what’s to come. Better Him than us, because we tend to over-think things, don’t we?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11