So many things have happened in the last few days that I can't quite decide what or IF I should even try to share them all. I honestly can't figure out sometimes what it is that I am ALWAYS doing, but I just can't seem to get more than one or at the most two posts done a week. I think my kids would say it is because I make my posts TOO long, so therefore it takes too much of my time. Might be. But whatever it is I really admire those of you who can seem to post everyday. Maybe that's what the problem is, I am ALWAYS busy reading and trying to keep up with all the wonderful blogs. And then, I've always got something to say so there is ALOT of commenting to do as well, haha....
In the interest of keeping this as short as I can I think I will just tell you all about yesterday. Let me start by saying is was my daughter's 25th birthday. Now as most of you know, I gave her birthday present to her when she was here recently. I got her a really nice diaper bag and I let her open it so I could see her expression when she did so. She was thrilled. So yesterday morning we were all up (my grandson Jeffie spent the week-end with us ~ see I told you there were LOTS of stories) early and hurrying around so that we could get out the door for church on time. I figured on the way down we would call her and put it on speaker and sing Happy Birthday to her. All of my kids know they will get serenaded on the phone by us on their birthdays. Anyway once we got under way to San Diego we called. She didn't answer but I knew she was there as I had seen she had been online earlier as we traded a couple of quick facebook messages. I figured she was in the shower getting ready for church so I told them (my hubby and little Jeff) we would try again in a little while. 20 minutes later I called again and Mike answered her phone. VERY unusual. He quickly told me that they were at the hospital and that Melody was getting checked and couldn't talk. He said she had been trying to call me, but hadn't gotten through. I of course asked what was happening, and he told me she was bleeding significantly. With promises that she would call as soon as she could he got off. I felt my pulse beginning to race and suddenly I wanted to head to the airport and jump a plane for New Mexico. My girl needed me. If you knew me you'd know this in and of itself was HUGE as I simply don't fly. Trust me....this is ANOTHER long post. But back to this particular story. I had no choice but to pray (which we quickly did of course) that all would be fine and we continued on our trip to church. I felt my mind going all over the place though as I tried to keep myself from flipping out. I went into church with my phone on vibrate and sat in the VERY back chair by the door so I could quickly step out if she called. I will have to admit that I did not do as well as I would have hoped paying attention, but I did follow along pretty well. Towards the end of the service she FINALLY called and I raced outside to hear what was happening. She was getting an IV, but she was fine, and was going to be going home after that if all was well. The bleeding had stopped, the baby was fine, and she had an appointment today at her docs for her regular appointment anyway which worked out great so that they could follow up with it all. She spent the rest of her birthday on the couch taking it VERY easy. The bottom line is this.....I have told you from the beginning she is considered VERY high risk; especially at the end of the pregnancy. Pre-term labor is a REAL possibility. I don't want to go into details as it is not my story to tell, but what she is has is really quite rare; though others with her condition have had safe and healthy pregnancies, so it CAN be done. She has done soooo well, and has not had a single problem, so I think we were all thinking we just might sail through this without a single blip. But yesterday was a fresh reminder that we aren't done yet. However, after she saw her doc today we found out that what happened yesterday really doesn't have anything to do with her condition, but do to the fact she has a low lying placenta. Her doc feels that there is EVERY possibility it will move in order for her to have a safe delivery. In fact he feels almost certain of it. But there are dangers that are complicated by the fact of her condition. However, while she does have to be careful with some things, he has not ordered bed rest yet. Sooo, we begin the waiting again. I soo covet your prayers about this. That the placenta will move as he feels it will, and that she will be able to carry that baby just as close to his Oct. 13th due date as she can. He did say she looked WONDERFUL and that she is very healthy. Her weight, blood pressure and measurements are as perfect as they can be, and that baby is VERY healthy. I have settled in (kind of) with a fresh peace about this as it really is of course in the hands of our Lord. But my mama's heart is still a little shaky. I will spend as much time as I can at His feet trusting Him for all of this.
I did want to tell you I DID work out the details to make a visit there next month. I will leave on the 18th, be there for the shower on the 20th, and then spend the entire next week helping her finish up the nursery and get everything ready for little Sam. I will be back on the 28th. I can't begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to this. I sooo need to be there. I will be forever grateful to my wonderful husband for helping me pull this off. I am married to just the best guy ever.
My washing machine is on its last legs I have found out (only cost me 130 bucks to hear this haha) but we are nursing it along till it finally keels over. But it is coming...sigh. The air conditioning is giving us some trouble today too, but my BRILLIANT hubby may have figured out the problem. Right now wonderously cool air is pouring out of the vents....oh how I pray he did.
I am going to get off for now....I will tell you of our beach picnic with church next time....and my week-end with Jeffie. But I am going to leave you with this DARLING picture of JD right after he caught his first fish ever. How darling is this little cutie?