In The Home Stretch

My, how time has flown!  As of tomorrow, I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant.  Its seems like only yesterday we discovered that we’d be parents again.  Preparations have been made, a new nursery set up, her name selected, clothes washed, bags packed.  All that is left to do is to wait.  Just grow and wait.

Bump at 38 Weeks

Comparatively, this has been a much easier pregnancy.  I’ve not been nearly as sick and while the cankles have once again returned, they are not nearly as severe as last time.  Eliana is certainly proving to be much feistier than her brother.  Isaac would gently move around from time to time.  But not this girl.  She’s a powerhouse, constantly moving and kicking.  Many times, we’ve watched her feet clearly move from one side to the other.  Other times, it feels like she’s doing a full-body stretch.  Sometimes she’ll move so strongly that it throws me out of step and stops me in my tracks.  I can’t wait to meet this energetic little girl of ours!

Today’s doctor’s visit went well.  I’m currently 1.5 cm dilated, 60% effaced & positionally, she’s head-down at -2.  Same as last week.  I’ve not had any real contractions as of yet.  Hopefully some spicy food and serious walking will move things along.  Funny how the past eight months have flown by while these past few weeks have felt like a crawl.  I’d much rather be awake at night holding Eliana than just feeling her kick me in the ribs.  But I really can’t complain.  I’m so grateful for the gift of carrying this sweet girl to term, grateful that she has a whole heart and all signs indicate that she’s healthy, grateful for the constant care and encouragement of my dear husband.  I’m deeply grateful.  And with every uncomfortable kick and pinch of the back, it serves as a reminder that she’s still on her way and I’ll be a mom once again soon.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything…other than holding her in my arms, of course 🙂

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17 responses to “In The Home Stretch

  1. I’m so happy for you Patience. I can’t wait to see pictures of this new little one.

  2. Sarah

    you’re beautiful and Eliana will be as well! I cannot wait to meet her! Soon the 4 of us can be hanging out at Crabtree 🙂 🙂 🙂 Btw- Emma Grace was not too thrilled with the fruit smoothie! go figure!

  3. karen

    patience- can’t wait to see eliana. how exciting to know she’s almost here!

  4. Karen

    So happy that things are going well for you and Eliana and that she’ll be here so soon–and if you get too eager to wait any longer, I have two words–castor oil (yuck, I know, but it does work!) =) Praying!

  5. we’re looking forward to meeting her soon!

  6. Chris Moore

    We’re so excited for you and Jordan! Can’t wait to meet your beautiful daughter.

  7. NANCY

    You are absolutely adorable! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! It won’t be long now, I’m so excited for you two. I have followed your blog since baby Issac and have prayed for all of you. God is so incredibly awesome! Love in Christ, Nancy in Roanoke!

  8. patty honeycutt

    So happy for you! Blessings, blessings, blessings!
    Patty

  9. So glad all is going well, and that little Eliana is growing and kicking nicely!
    You look fabulous Patience… I just wish I looked as radiant when I’m pregnant!
    We’re thinking of you all so much and are keeping you in our prayers as the time draws near for Eliana to make her big appearance.
    Can’t wait to see some pictures of her… wondering if she’ll have red hair like her mama and her big brother! (And like me too – all the best people have red hair!)
    Take care now – with much love to you all,
    Alison x

  10. This is super exciting. I’m thrilled for you Patience. Our girls won’t be too far apart and let me tell you…mine’s a live one as well. 🙂

  11. MaryAnn Barnes

    Patience you look wonderful! I am so excited for you and Jordan. You two are going to be wonderful parents. Praying for an easy & uneventful delivery. I can’t wait to meet that precious gift from God!

  12. Jen

    Soooo excited for you guys! I can’t wait to see beautiful pictures of her! 🙂 Jes had her baby a month early…so I’m already a doting aunt! You must check out my pics on facebook-she is beautiful, tiny, and adorable!

  13. Patrick

    So exciting. Best to you and Jordan and your precious little one. You are all in our prayers.

    Dad

  14. I have been following your story since you were pregnant with Isaac- your story has been a blessing to me and my family and I am praying for you for a wonderful delivery and a very healthy little girl! 🙂

  15. Patience, I am SO happy and excited for you. This little girl is already so blessed to have such amazing parents. You’re right, there’s nothing that compares to holding a sweet, healthy baby girl in your arms. Enjoy these last few kicks. Here’s hoping the spicy food and walks work! Love you!

  16. Sonia

    I’ve been following your story since Isaac. I’m so happy for you guys. It is so wonderful to see all the blessing God has given you. I pray you have safe delivery. Soon you will have your sweet baby girl in your arms. I know, I just gave birth to my 3rd daughter 7 weeks ago. It seems like it takes forever before they are in your arms. I will be keeping you in my prayers. God bless you!

  17. Christal

    I am so happy for you guys! Enjoy every step of this pregnancy, you guys deserve it! Can’t wait to meet the little warrioress of Christ!

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