I am so sorry it has been such a long time since I’ve written. Life overwhelmed me for a bit there. For those of you who missed it, this happened.
We moved away from our home in North Platte to put down roots in my hometown, Giltner. Stu is the new principal/superintendent at MY school. I think God likes to throw us funny life quirks that we never thought we’d see coming. Just to let us know He’s in charge and has better ideas than we do about how our lives are going to turn out.
While just a few months ago, I thought we’d still be in North Platte for several years, I am excited about this change. We had always talked about moving closer to home. Just never thought it’d literally be HOME. Go Hornets!!
I used to write during naptime almost everyday. But then, I was first trimester tired. So naptime became, you know, my naptime. Once I had more second trimester energy, I was trying to keep our house clean for showings and selling our house. Then, I was packing, moving and third trimester tired…so more napping when I should have been packing.
Right now, I should be unpacking. But, I needed to type out an update!
Thanks to SO MANY amazing family members and friends, we are moved into our new house. We are now trying to dig out from under the boxes and Stu officially started his job.
We are also preparing for little sis. We went to our new OB for my 32 week appt. this morning. She did another ultrasound to check to make sure my placenta had moved out of the way. It had moved, so no worries there. Little sis wouldn’t cooperate and show us her pretty face, but she did show a little leg. That’s her femur bone in the top picture. And, it’s definitely a sis. She did show us that. Maybe so her mom can stop dreaming that the doctor got the gender wrong. 😉
But, there is an emphasis on little sis. She’s only measuring in the 8th percentile! My doctor said it’s nothing to lose sleep over at this point but they are going to move me to weekly ultrasounds from now on to keep checking her growth. It’s possible she’s just going to be a little squirt.
However, it’s also possible that she isn’t getting the nutrition she needs from my placenta. If the placenta isn’t getting her what she needs, she isn’t going to gain weight and we’ll need to deliver early so we can start to plump her up on this side of the womb.
My doctor wasn’t overly worried, so I’m not overly worried. Still, I’m her mama. And I wish I could force my body to MAKE SURE she’s getting what she needs to thrive. But, I can’t. I can’t control this. And, I don’t like that.
The good news is God is the one who can control it and I trust Him. He’s got our little sweetpea in His hands and He knows His BIG plans for her.
If you talk to God, we’d appreciate your prayers that she’ll grow and thrive and will stay in there until at least 37-38 weeks. We want her fat and happy but we’ll love her however she comes! Thank you in advance!!
I’ll continue to keep you all updated. 😀