I can’t believe I only have a few weeks left until we are in the third trimester! Time is going by crazy fast with this pregnancy. I think I have said that in every update I’ve written about Gideon, but it is so true!
I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around the things we need to purchase and get ready in order to be prepared for our little guy’s arrival. (Side Note: Parents, if you can think of any “must haves” that I need to add to my list for our second baby, please do share!) It is slowly feeling more real and I can already imagine what life is going to be like with two precious boys in our home. We are so excited!!!
I had my 24-Week OB appointment on Friday, and everything is looking good. Thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy!
The only concern is that over the past month and a half, I have been having a lot of contractions. Some of these (if not all of them, we’re not sure) have been Braxton Hicks, but they have become so frequent that my doctor wants me to monitor and keep track of them.
Yesterday after church the contractions started again, got closer and closer together, and became more uncomfortable. I was in touch with the doctor and we were close to needing to go to the hospital, but then they started slowing down and became less frequent. I was able to get a good night’s sleep, which was a blessing. Jonathan has helped so much…he didn’t let me do anything yesterday, and this morning he turned off my alarms, made me breakfast in bed, and got Liam dressed and fed before he had to leave for the day. What a blessing he is to me!
I experienced this same type of thing when I was pregnant with Liam, only it was much later in my pregnancy. And it ended up being a blessing, because all of those contractions paved the way for a very easy labor and delivery.
We still have a few months to go before I’m really comfortable with having this many contractions. But I know that every pregnancy is different! It is encouraging that I went full-term with our first baby, so the chances of pre-term delivery this time around is much lower.
I share all of this not to worry you, but in hopes that you will continue praying with us for a healthy baby and full-term pregnancy. I see this as an opportunity to trust God even more. Choosing to trust and not worry is definitely a continual choice, rather than a one-time decision.
While I’m still experiencing some contractions, I am staying off my feet as much as possible, resting, and drinking water like it’s my full-time job. I am incredibly thankful that Liam is such a laid back, easy kid. Definitely makes this easier!
Thanks again for the prayers and support during this journey. We are forever grateful for all of you!