Is anyone out there??
It's been over 2 months since my last post. Obviously homeschooling is a crazy full-time endeavor because I haven had a spare second to myself these past few months -- much less any free time to blog!! I'll give a major update soon (spoiler alert: things are great!), but for now, as I'm deep in the throes of preparing for Chase's FIFTH birthday, I'm letting myself be consumed with the nostalgia of his birth.
Can you believe that??
It seems like so long ago, yet feels like yesterday. I looked back on the blog to see what I was thinking and feeling 3 days before Chase's arrival, and wanted to share those thoughts again today as I reflect on all we've been through and how very blessed we are.
More to come soon, I promise.
October 24, 2009
I'm truly having a hard time believing the time is almost here!
Today is SATURDAY.
I'm going to be admitted to the hospital TOMORROW.
Chase will be here on MONDAY.
It's all so surreal! I am happy to report that I finally got around to packing my hospital bag today. I guess that's part of what makes an induction so convenient -- I can plan accordingly. And it's no surprise to me that Chase hasn't shown any signs of making an early debut. But now that the bag is packed and I'll be heading to the hospital in less than 24 hours, I think it's time for it to finally settle in that I'm getting ready to have a baby!
Although the future is VERY scary to me and I fear for my son's health and survival in the coming days, I know that ultimately we are all in God's hands and that He has a perfect plan for my family. I'm not at all loving that I will have ZERO control over our circumstances. I'm not loving the fact that I most likely will not be able to hold my son for the first time until the night before his surgery, which very well might not be scheduled for 7 or more days after he's born. I'm not loving being 3-1/2 hours from home -- from our friends, our family, the house we call home. It's really weird to prepare to go to the hospital to give birth to a baby that you know you won't be bringing home with you anytime soon. I almost feel like I'm just going in for a "procedure" of some kind, and then a few months later, I'll get to go back and pick up a baby to bring home with me. It's so strange! I've never felt anything like this before. But I'm truly anticipating that God will do wonderful things over the next several weeks and I'm so grateful I get to witness His work first-hand!