Monday, March 17, 2008

Learning to be Patient

Well, the much anticipated call from the hospital came this morning. They had a spot open and were ready for me to come in and be induced. Obviously, I didn't take them up on the offer, or I wouldn't be posting right now! We scheduled the induction voluntarily two weeks ago, but after a lot of last minute thought and discussion last night, we decided that we don't want to rush anything and risk making my delivery more difficult. As much as I'm ready for our baby girl to arrive (and tired of being pregnant), I don't want to push things and wish I hadn't. I know that God's timing is perfect, and I'm trying my best to be patient and wait. She has started to get in position and I'm dilated and effaced a little, but we hope and pray that waiting will bring things along naturally and make my delivery go more smoothly in the end. We have another doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon, and we'll see how things are progressing then. I know that doing this on my own is not a guarantee, especially because my doctor told us that he is not comfortable with waiting very long after my due date, but I feel like we should at least give it a few more days to happen on it's own if it can. If I end up having to be induced, I will feel like I have at least given it my best shot. Please pray for us over the next few days - for patience, wisdom, natural progression, a smooth labor and delivery, and a perfect, healthy baby girl! Until then, I'm doing my best to concentrate on the blessing of anticipation!

6 comments:

kellie said...

I'm so proud of you guys. It's a tough thing to wait on the Lord... for His perfect timing. Know that you are covered in prayer. I am certain that you and Ryan will continue to have the wisdom needed during this time. I love you guys.

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Tiffany said...

Ditto what the other 2 posts say. I am sooooooo glad that you are giving her a chance to come when she's ready. This is what Parenting 101 is all about! love you guys! You can do it!

I know it's nothing like you are feeling right now, but I'm on pins and needles waiting for her!

Ashley said...
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Julie & Ben said...
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Andrea said...

Good for you guys giving her her chance to make her grand entrance when she wants too! Enjoy these last few days! Try to rest a lot because you will need it! Cant wait for her to get! Take care and if you need anything give me a call!