As of today, we have only 6 more days until Jake’s arrival. My actual due date is the 18th of July, but since I have already had two caesareans, the doctor doesn’t recommend natural birth. So, my scheduled caesarean is for the 7th of July, at 7:30 am. He can, of course, come at anytime… I am not quite sure which is scarier, not knowing when you are going into labour or knowing?
When I started Blairadise back in 2011, I never realised how much my future self would need this site. It’s easy to forget what happened on Monday, nonetheless how I was feeling when I was pregnant with Ava. One of those posts that I like reading is The Girl Who Cried Baby. I am pretty sure all my pregnant friends can relate to this one, especially the women sitting at 40+ weeks. Starting around 34 weeks, I really tried to tune into my body and look for any signs of early labour. Every morning I wake up thinking, what if today is the day? I try not to tell Johan about the tiny cramp I just had that may or may not have been Braxton Hicks, but I am also too scared not to tell him in case it’s the start of something more. So I go with the latter, and just like the Boy who cried wolf, I am the Girl who cries baby!!
It’s Time, maybe my favourite of all time…
It’s 9:27 in the evening and the Skipper and I are about to head to the hospital. I went to the doctor today and was dilated 2 centimeters. She told me to report back at 10:00pm so they can start monitoring my progress. The below isn’t so pretty. Then again it is. We are two young people whose lives are about to change. Lovers embarking on a new adventure. Best friends starting a family. It’s time…
So short, but makes me cry every time I read it. Hard to believe that was three years ago and oh what an adventure it has been.
There are lots of days when it hits me and I can’t believe I’m pregnant, about to give birth. And again, I am thankful I can come back here and reread posts, especially the one where I share Jake’s story, as it still amazes me.
A small update on that story, at that time we didn’t know how he survived a D&C. The only explanation the doctors finally agreed on was that I was pregnant with twins. We lost one and by the grace of God, this little guy, who we didn’t know about, made it through. I try not to let the thought that Jake was “maybe” a twin get to me. I feel like I mourned the loss of that baby and I will always have a special place in my heart for all of the babies we’ve lost. Right now is the time for me to trust in God that everything will go okay and just be thankful for all that I do have.
It’s also good for me to go back and read the not so good posts. The heartbreaking ones. I wish I could go back in time and give that girl a hug and tell her it will all be okay. That lots of things will go wrong before it all goes right again. Again, just trust in God, he knows what he’s doing.
One thing I can’t wait for is to see Ava in her new role as big sister. Not that I am 100% sure she fully understands what’s about to happen, but I know she’ll do great.
She’s so funny, she keeps asking when the doctor is going to cut off mommy’s belly?!? Soon Little, very soon!
Goodluck with Jake’s birth Blair! Can’t wait to meet him! Thanks for sharing once again.xx
Thanks Melanie! I am sure we’ll see you soon. I’ll have to see our family of 4 from your camera lens! Our most recent pictures stole my heart.
Blair.. Knowing u many years ago, I could tell you were destined for something very special! And look at you now!!! This amazing life; beautiful stories.. Even the heartbreaking ones. I’m so proud of u for putting yourself out there and for being voulnerable. I really think u may have a future as a published writer.. Seriously! I will be thinking of u and sending u love and peace in the coming week. Everything will be fine(hug).. Try to only let the positive thoughts in
Oh friend, you’re making me cry.
I love to read about your faith. It is wonderful to hear how you are nurturing yourself by realizing what you would tell yourself if you could go back to the hard times. Blessings on this birth coming right up.
Thank you, Cindy!
Love this Blair and all your posts. So excited for all 3 or you and will be praying for a quick healthy birth! So proud of the woman you’ve become and glad I’ve been able to see most of it. Love always and post tons of pics!!!
you know you talk about your posts…..what is means to those across the ocean. It has given us a way to hear you talk from your heart and let us know what is happening in your life as well as updates on the other family members who have gone to live across the big wide ocean. We love that you journal and wish I had the ability to be such a great writer. Your children will have something to read when they are old(hope you printed them) since snailmail is a thing of the past for most…..love you….excited for all of you….but most of all….love and hugs and kisses to you as you await the birth of Jake! love to all
Shame, thanks Lynn. It means a lot to hear that you enjoy the posts. Miss you tons. XO
You made me cry before bedtime Blair!
Can’t wait to meet this little miracle of yours – God’s gift indeed.
Thanks friend! I wouldn’t have gotten this far without you. XO
I’m praying for you sweet girl that you and little Jake will be just fine! I had to have 2 C-Sections after losing a baby as well and they were both healthy so I’m sure you have nothing to worry about! I’m sure Jim and Anita are ecstatic as well! Congrats to you and your husband…..keep us posted on the news!!!
Thanks for reading, Tammy! Best wishes to you and your family as well. XO
Go baby go!!! Almost there. You are my fave. Love you!