We had our last (hopefully) appointment with our fetal specialist. Everything is looking good with the baby and he/she is measuring right on schedule. He/she is estimated to be about 7 1/2 pounds right now which pretty much means this one will likely be right on target with Ellery and Price who were close to 8 lbs. I am so thankful that no growth issues have come up throughout this pregnancy.
I have had quite a few comments about how miserable I must be now. However, I don't feel miserable at all and I'm not complaining. The only thing is that my feet are the size of Texas and I have serious cankles. I never swelled with Ellery or Price, so this is a new symptom for me. But, like I said, no complaints here. So many of the moms at therapy had their babies prematurely and my sister was on bed rest after going into labor at 25 weeks...and so how could I complain? Labor will be a different story, however!
Our fetal specialist said it's best to not go past my due date with our cord issue, so if this baby does not come in the next week and a half I am supposing they will most likely induce. I am just praying and hoping that this little one will come on his/her own timing. Ellery was 9 days early and I was induced with Price a couple days before my due date because of the hurricane, so I really have no expectations about when the big day might be!
The fear has tried to creep in over the past couple of weeks. What if this baby has hypotonia? What if something is wrong? What if we have to do this therapy/doctor thing all over again? And so I am just trying to combat it with prayer and the truth, relying on the grace of God to give me faith instead of fear.
Oh, and just a funny side note. We have been doing a nightly devotional with Ellery. A couple of nights ago it was on the Lord giving us the desires of our heart and if we are following Him, it will be what He wants. Nathan told me later that night that Ellery's exact words were, "I wish for rainbows each day and I wish there were unicorns for real on earth." Oh, to be a child again!