I never thought I would be writing a post at week 41 of my pregnancy. With my sweet baby girl in position and low way early, I thought for sure she would be here already. However, we also thought in the beginning that she was a boy...so she has surprised us before!
We are now six days late. Who would have thought six days of waiting could make a person feel so crazy? These past days have been very draining emotionally and physically. I have waited 31 years for a child, so you wouldn't think a few extra days would be any biggy...but man the anticipation, the thought of induction, the physical toll and the fact that so many women I know that were due after me...have already had their little ones...is wearing me thin.
Well intentioned moms keep telling me 'she will come when she is ready' and 'try and relax' ....and I appreciate the advice...but that's easier said than done!
Josh and I finished all the baby stuff about six weeks before her due date so we could take the last month or so to ourselves. We have gone to many dinners, movies, went bowling, mini-golf, shopping...we have done tons of date nights...taking advantage of the time left we have alone. At this point though, I am too uncomfortable to do any of that, so the last week has just been waiting...and waiting...and waiting!
We are setting up induction for Sunday. So she will be 9 days late at that point. The doctors in my practice don't want to wait much longer than that, and I agree. There are some risks that go up the longer she is in there and quite frankly to me, waiting a few more days is not worth the risk.
I am hoping and praying that she will come on her own in the next few days but if she doesn't I know for sure she will be here by the beginning of next week! ...and we can't wait! We will keep everyone posted!
Thanks for the prayers and thoughts...we love you guys!
.....sorry about the photo...I have abandoned all make-up at this point...lucky for all of you I am even fully clothed and semi-showered.
I saw this article on a fellow journalists Facebook page and the headline grabbed me right away... "Why I left 60 minutes."
I myself have been tempted to write about the last 11 years I was in print, radio, and television journalism; and why after leaving it... I really don't miss it as much as I thought I would.
This particular article though, featured in Politico this week, was written by Charles Lewis, a former ABC News and 60 Minutes producer. In this quick, yet interesting read, he explains how networks (ABC specifically) claim they are "all about uncovering the truth" and digging to expose corruption, but in reality, that's not what he saw. He talks of how the main objections to his stories came from his bosses and superiors...who often would challenge investigative pieces that shinned a bad light on their friends or associates.
If you can't already tell, I love to craft, but that is not why I am loving Hobby Lobby this week.
Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard about the Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of the craft store Hobby Lobby. The ongoing court battle was taken to the Supreme Court after Hobby Lobby refused to cover the "abortion inducing pills" for their employees, which is mandated under ObamaCare. (Hobby Lobby has no problem with contraceptives, they cover that already, they just take issue with abortion-inducing pills. Under ObamaCare the "abortion" or morning after pill falls under "preventative medicine.")
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the chain this week, saying they should not be forced to pay for what they claim violates their religious freedoms.
This was a big victory for the family owned business and for all Americans as far as I am concerned. Anyone who stands up to the over involved federal government and wins, is okay in my book. However, the back lash of this decision by the progressive left was fierce. Almost comical to me. I can't help but vent...
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.