Dearest faithful friends,
I had my appointment on Friday afternoon and the ultrasound tech discovered that my amniotic fluid is now at 30cm. Brian and I were discouraged to hear this, but we are trusting that the Lord is handling each step of our pregnancy. I've been seeing the regular OB for the past couple of weeks and we are anxious to go to our appointment next Monday with our OB specialist (he has been out of town) to find out what his thoughts are on my higher amniotic fluid levels.
I've been feeling a bit more pressure/heaviness and I've had to take more time to rest and stay off my feet. Walking for any length of time, lifting and any up-down motion are all becoming difficult and uncomfortable. I joked with Brian that I feel like I am already eight and a half months pregnant (I'm currently seven months pregnant) and after my measurements at my last doctors appointment I'm not too far off. Because of the amniotic fluid levels (and our big boy!) I am measuring more like I am getting a little closer to eight months along! It's exciting and scary at the same time.
How you can pray for us:
1. Pray that my amniotic fluid levels would go down. We would be happy to get a good report on these levels at our next visit. And if for some reason the amniotic levels continue to rise, please pray for wisdom for the doctor as he decides what our next step will be. Also pray for us if higher levels mean more lifestyle changes. It has been hard for me to rest more (I'm generally a pretty active lady: a) with a wild 2 year old b) and I like a clean house) and to let the household chores go undone during this stage in my life.
2. Please pray for my mood and mind. With all of this resting (and rainy/gloomy weather) it has been hard to keep my spirits up lately. It's easy for me to feel down in the dumps and worried about Jude's future when I am not able to get out and about like I would in normal everyday life. Please pray that I would find great comfort in the Lord and that I would rest completely in Him. And please pray for Brian as he tries to balance working and caring for me and Annabelle. He is such an amazing man and is doing so much for all of us, but I know his load (in many ways) is very heavy as well.
What we are thankful for:
1. The great (sunny!) outdoors. Yesterday morning was tough for me and Brian had a spur of the moment idea. He said "Let's drive up into the mountains in Pickens/Oconee county and get away for the day!" I was so ready to get out of the house and enjoy a change in scenery. It was so nice to get out for a drive away from home! We had lunch and then went to Table Rock state park. I sat down most of the time, but enjoyed watching Annabelle and Brian run around in the great outdoors. We soaked up every minute. We left feeling refreshed and renewed. We are so thankful for such a great day together.