Monday, July 29, 2013

Waiting (patiently)

So here we are, exactly a week before our due date and I can tell you with 100% honesty that we are pretty darn calm. I laugh at the thought of thinking throughout the ENTIRE pregnancy that I would never get to this point of pregnancy. Everyone assumes their baby is massive and will come early, I expected no different with baby Hart who was always a big boy. We've been making progress (dilated and effaced) and experienced lots of contractions the past couple of weeks but lately we feel like the labor signs have decreased. And that is fine with us. There have been many times during this pregnancy that I've been way more anxious and antsy than today. And we could literally meet our son any day now. 

One of my favorite worship songs as of late is I Surrender by Hillsong and we sang it yesterday in church. It meant so much more to me yesterday than it has ever before. Lord I surrender this baby's birth to you. I want this to be about You, for You, and on Your time. There isn't a time I listen to the song and don't gulp back tears when we sing about breathing in the rushing wind of Christ and allowing Him to have His way in me. Yes I want to meet baby Hart SO SO bad. I want to finally look into his eyes and kiss his chubby cheeks. I want to watch Jon hold him and cuddle him and introduce him to his aunts, uncles, and cousin Embry. And in 2 weeks maximum we will, I know it. I am at peace.

I can't lie and say that I am physically at peace because man oh man carrying around a 32lb basketball in my tummy is quite exhausting but I can say with confidence I am peacefully, excitedly and calmly waiting the birth of our son. The less I get caught up with sorting out details (could it be tonight, well what about tomorrow, what would we do with Ernie, what route would we drive to the hospital), the more relaxed and excited I am. We know it's coming but I feel like it will still be a big surprise when it does. 

We are heading to the doctor this afternoon, be back tomorrow with an update!

Our days/nights have included swimming, naps, Too Cute on Animal Planet, Yahtzee, Marbles, dinner with friends, more naps, eating pineapple, walking, foot massages...

Big brother is ready!

23 comments:

Megan R. said...

Yay for progress! Can't wait to hear an update! :)

Everyday Adventures said...

Im right there with you! One week till my due date and I have some progress as well but nothing yet! I have a dr appt tomorrow so we will see:) I have been eating pineapple and taking many walks! Hope you arent in too much pain! Such an exciting time!

Lauren Edmondson said...

Continuously praying for y'all and the excitement ahead! Hoping for a great appointment today, maybe they will send y'all on to the hospital and Baby Hart will make his debut!

Michelle Levine said...

Enjoy the calm now while you can! Good luck this week!!

Day By Day said...

Praying for you and your sweet family! I can't believe it's so close! I'm so glad you have such a sense of peace and calm, that's wonderful! Can't wait to hear what the Dr says!

Sarah said...

Ruthie I completely admire your patience and willingness to give it over to the Lord. I need to be better about that!!! I'm only 34 wks and know I have a ways to go, but pray and pray she comes early b/c I'm in so much pain!! (Though aren't we all haha?!). Your post was just what I needed to read this morning...it's all in the Lord's timing. After all, this is HIS baby! She will come when she's ready no matter how much I pray or how much spicy foods I eat, haha! Thanks Ruthie! Praying for you!!!

Karla said...

I am continuing to think about you and pray for you. And I may or may not be checking instagram everyday to see if he's made his debut yet! =)

Brianne Bracco said...

Can't wait to see lots of pictures of those chubby cheeks and pictures of Ernie with him too! Hope there is more progress at the Dr.'s today!

Jessica said...

yay!! Cant wait to see baby hart on here in the near near future!!!

Claire Beeks said...

Sounds like the perfect nesting activities! Patiently waiting over here! XO

Carolyn said...

I love how calm you are about it all! :) I can't wait to "meet" baby Hart!!!

Meagan Wied said...

I wasn't having any signs of labor and she just came out of nowhere. Can't wait for the arrival of baby hart.

Emily said...

Ekk! So excited for you. I remember those final days and the mounting anticipation/excitement. Baby will be here any day now-praying for your little family as the big day approaches!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

I am so excited for y'all!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

the waiting on the friends/family side is almost unbearable hahahha...my friend finally delivered and it was so exciting. Praying for a safe and quick delivery for you and Baby Hart :)

Maria said...

Calm before the storm. :) So nice that the Lord is bringing you so much peace and love at one of the hardest parts of this process.

My girls LOVE Too Cute! We have several on our DVR.
Maria

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

update update, yes!!
can not wait to read :)
ps. that song is great. ive totally given up on "trying" to evict baby G. its a bit exhausting and is just not about me anymore!
love you mama girl!

Susan said...

Oh Ruthie, you're just so cute!! Praying for all to go well for you and in God's timing! :)

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Adrianne Stone said...

I saw these drawings of cartoon animals with mustaches at Boomtown Coffee in Houston yesterday and thought of you and your love of mustaches. The artist also has an etsy shop. They were funny! The artist's website is gogoskooter.com

Candice Williams said...

Waiting is so so hard ruthie! And I'm so impatient. It seemed like my little guy was never coming. But now he's two!!

Heather Leigh said...

EEEK! Praying for you dear friend! SO excited. Much love!

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Oh my gosh.. "Too Cute".. I just discovered that the other night and can't wait until our baby is a toddler and can appreciate how adorable it is!

Thoughts and prayers your way--you look great, mamma!

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