Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Baby Update

I am now 38 weeks, and anxiously waiting for my doctor to return from vacation. My amniotic fluid levels are starting to drop, but other than that my body seems to be holding strong. I am scheduled for induction early Monday morning when my doctor returns. I have been having a lot of contractions and early labor signs the last few days, and I have one more ultrasound and doctor's appointment on Friday. Hopefully I can hold off till my doctor returns, but as we all know babies come when they want to. This is the longest I've ever carried a baby! As you've probably noticed, there have been no pictures of me recently on the blog. :) I will just tell you that my belly is bigger than it has ever been, and the doctors are estimating that Luke will be over nine pounds like John David! Even though I am currently only three pounds heavier than when I got pregnant, the baby has taken over my body! I can barely reach the gas and brake pedals in the van, and haven't been able to drive Jeremy's truck for awhile now. We have a standup shower in our bathroom with a door that I will just say is not wide enough anymore for me. :) Only five more days at the most. Wow! Now that it is so close, we're all nervous and excited at the same time. We'll post pics ASAP on Monday. Pray for an easy delivery! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who has blessed us with such incredible reminders of His glory!