Once again God has answered our prayers for wisdom and directed our path, giving us a clear direction to go. The amniotic fluid has not changed since yesterday, so THE Big Day will be TOMORROW! We will welcome our little 5 pound blessing and joy, Baby Asher, into the world on April 17th!!! 🙂
Thank you to so many for your prayers and words of encouragement! Pray that our BIG day will go well tomorrow. Asher will have to go to the NICU, as any baby born before 36 weeks is taken there for evaluation. Pray that his lungs will be developed and he won’t have to stay there long. 🙂
The plan right now is to induce at 6am. I’ve never had to be induced before. I was already 2-3 cm dilated yesterday morning at my appointment and I am having contractions when they monitor me, but I don’t feel them yet. They monitored for a half hour this morning and said I had 4 contractions in that time. I would love it if I didn’t have to use Pitocin to get things going, but that is the plan right now.
Pray that we will be able to deliver naturally and not require a C-section. If I do have a C-section, I will have to heal up before I can start some of my aggressive cancer treatments. We want to get started attacking the cancer as soon as possible after delivery, so a natural delivery will make that much easier.
Yesterday my 4 year old, Ethan, brought me his memory verse from Jr. Church on Sunday and I have been reading it, praying, and giving thanks to God as we look forward to meeting our precious little miracle, Baby Asher, face to face!
“Rejoice always,pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:18