Who needs due dates anyway? Rules were made to be broken, right? Well, I must admit, I sincerely prayed that I would have this baby by the 15th (didn't want to be one of those two-weeks past-due pregnant ladies walking around with "just shoot me" written all over my face). Nevertheless, I included "not my will but yours be done" at the end of my prayer. We have been studying the topic of prayer in our church small group and have been reminded of the way Jesus taught us to pray. We should make our requests known to God, petition Him for the desires of our hearts, but most importantly, allow the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds as we submit to His will for our lives.
So, dang it... I didn't have her by the 15th, but I appear to be close! And with each day that passes, I know that I'm one day closer to actually meeting her! I had braxton hicks (which I so thought were the real deal) Friday and Saturday nights. I had some other indications last weekend that labor was close, but nothing else transpired until the wee hours of the morning. I woke up this morning at about 4:30 with some serious back pain. Every time I would have a contraction, the pain would be horrible in my back! Definitely woke me up from a dead sleep! I got up out of the bed and did some pelvic exercises to ease the pain. Then went back to sleep around 6 this morning. Dull back pain all day, but notta in terms of real labor.
At my check up today, my midwife said everything (blood pressure, baby's heart rate, position, etc) was great and on track for a delivery soon! Yay! Could start any minute :-) I'll keep everyone posted!