Monday, August 5, 2013

Due date


Well here we are. Today marks exactly 40weeks pregnant, our due date (and my sister's birthday!). The past 10 months it was laughable to think I'd actually get to this day without a baby. Boy was I wrong! As much as I've wanted this baby early, I am so proud of my little body for keeping him in all 40 weeks. I am barely 5 feet tall and people just kept saying I would NEVER make it full term. Small people can do it too! It's been a weird few days. I've had lots of excited and anxious tears but in all honesty, I am very calm. I feel like around 35-37 weeks I was so anxious and worried and uptight about the baby coming early and now here we are, it could happen any moment, and I am at peace. 

I've been sleeping horribly thanks to pregnancy insomnia but spending those twilight hours in scripture, prayer, or just in complete peace of mind thinking about the upcoming days. Friday night I was wide awake at 3am and was reading in the book of Phillipians... 

“All seek their own, not the things that are Jesus Christ’s.” (Philippians 2:21)

I realized I was spending too much time thinking about every possible situation that could be for the baby's birth. What if my water breaks at night? What if I don't know when I'm in labor? August 5th works really well for my family but I love the date August 7th. I was taking the precious works of God and not trusting His timing. Lord not my will, but Yours. A dear friend told me yesterday, just remember that before the universe was formed, God knew my son's birthday and that in this waiting, I need to press into God and trust in His timing and purpose. Funny how the last few months have flown by yet the last few days drag on. The Lord has done so much in my heart since becoming pregnant and I know the more we wait, the more He is prepping us for the moment we meet our son. 

I didn't think we'd be baby-less this weekend but we've actually been busier than weeks before. Family dinners and game nights, baby showers (see my huge belly picture below), date nights, church hopefully one last time, watching my brother play basketball and even holding our friends precious 1 day old baby boy. I knew sitting at home would just make me antsy and anxious so yes I am that 40+week pregnant woman who plans on going out with friends tonight and staying busy until baby comes. The sheets are washed, clothes are folded... we are ready for you baby boy!

We go to the doctor this afternoon so if baby doesn't come tonight, I'll have an update for you tomorrow. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for baby updates, I will most likely post when we are admitted to the hospital :). 


What we've been up to...

 39w4d, was hoping for an August 1st baby!

Summer nights on the patio, thinking about the meaning of life

 Jon's dad's hospital bracelet from 55 years ago, baby Hart will wear it SOON!

Waiting can be fun with this guy

40weeks vs 33weeks! Showering baby Avery

Family dinner (minus Jacob) for Cori's 27th!

Embry just adores her uncle Jon



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27 comments:

Emily said...

I can't believe it is your due date, yay! Little guy is going to make his grand entrance any day now-I know you cannot wait! Praying for you!

Karla said...

If he comes tomorrow, (my birthday), that would be cool! August 6th has always been good to me! Either way, I am still praying for you. Checking instagram all the time too! =D

Candice Williams said...

He's coming any day now. Literally.

Cori @ Everyday Enchanted said...

Congratulations! You made it to your due date! I love that picture of you and Ernie pondering life :) I knew your sister's name was Cori, but I didn't realize she was 27 also! Too cool! Eagerly awaiting the news that Baby Hart has entered the world!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Yay for due date!!! Almost there!!! :)

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Carolyn said...

Happy Due Date Day! :) I love your attitude... baby Hart will be here soon enough! EEK! I can't wait!

Chelsea said...

So exciting! Any hour now!!! I can't wait to see the post that says a baby boy is here :-) Thinking of you :-)

Chelsea
www.mypinkscribbles.blogspot.com

Kaleigh said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to "watch" baby Hart grow via blogging :) Praying for a safe delivery

Becky Borgman said...

I totally feel your pain girl and remember it oh so well! I was 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced the first time they checked me at 36 weeks. It was SUCH a tease because I, like you, made it to my due date when everyone thought I wouldn't and had lots of false labor on top of that. I was feeling pretty anxious but reminded myself that there are mommies out there who would've given anything to carry their baby to 40 weeks, including my friend who had to deliver at 27 weeks. But I went into labor the night after our due date and gave birth on 3:16 (love that date)! And I thank God he kept her in as long as he did because she came out fat, happy and all ready for the world! When your baby comes, I just know you will see a glimpse of God's already awesome plan for your son!

Jessica said...

awe cant wait for baby hart!! I will keep an eye on insta to see if you post any updates!!!
eeekkkk

KRISTIN said...

I remember the 40 week mark all too well, only I was not at peace. I was anxious, emotional, crabby and uncomfortable. I am so happy that you are able to relax and have some fun before baby boy arrives. And I can tell you from experience once you see that face you won't even remember or care that you were past due! :)

Carly said...

Any moment now, I hope by the time you read these....the little one is en route!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

The Arizona Russums said...

Yep, I remember a friend saying once... There is really no such thing as a "late" baby. They always arrive in God's perfect timing on their ordained-by-God due date. Feel free to remind me of that if I make it to 40+ weeks. :)

Lauren said...

Such sweet anticipation! So crazy to think you'll be having a baby soon - who knows what it will look like for you or when, but it WILL happen. So exciting :)

Bridget said...

Happy due date! I remember getting closer to my due date and thankful that I knew I would have a nice healthy baby since I made it so close to the 40 weeks (Turner was born 30 minutes before his due date)! Your attitude is great and it's good to keep busy so you aren't driving yourself crazy @ home wondering when he's actually going to come!

Kayla Peveler said...

Said it before and I'll say it again -- you are the CUTEST pregnant gal ever! Proud of you for carrying this little guy full term...go you! So happy to hear you are spending your down time in God's word. He has it ALL under control.

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Girl, you are such an inspiration!! I was up early, early this morning too and came out to the living room, made some tea and just talked to God to an hour--it really is an incredible feeling.

I think I already said this on your Instagram last night but every time I log in and see a new picture from you, I freak out thinking "oh my gosh, this is it.. Baby Hart is here!" I can't wait to see his perfect little face (and to find out what his name is--you're killing us with this suspense)!

Claire Beeks said...

I am so excited for you! My Dad's birthday is 8/7, so it's a good day for SURE!!! :-)

michelle said...

come on baby hart! we all want to celebrate your birth day! get out here and give prince george a run for his money on being the cutest baby boy. (i have a feeling it won't be a contest anyways. you have some really cute parents. plus your dad has hair.)

Brianne Bracco said...

Having him wear his grandpa's bracelet is just the sweetest thing...Yay for making it to 40 FULL weeks!! Now come one Baby Hart! We can't wait to see your adorable squishy cheeks already! ;)

Amanda said...

You said August 7th was a good date well it just may be!! Wooohooo for a healthy 8lb baby. :)

still being [molly] said...

yay!!! you look amazing! my due date is Wednesday and still no baby for me either. Aug 7th IS a good date! maybe we'll BOTH go on wednesday!!!

Christelle said...

Can't believe you are still baking baby Hart! Ha!! Hope you and Jon get to meet your little guy and big blessing very soon!! You still look great!

Love that he will get to wear his grandpa's bracelet.

Kandisnoelle said...

Ruthie once again I find myself overseas reading your blog. I am checking it constantly over here waiting to hear the good news! Hoping that when I get back you will have a beautiful baby boy in your arms!

Brandi Barrera said...

Sooo close! I just clicked on your '13 week' post when I finished reading this one... I can't believe it's already been 40 weeks! I am sure you can :-) Ahhh, I am so excited for y'all!!

Adelyn V said...

This is my first time commenting but I've been following your blog throughout your pregnancy. You are so extraordinarily blessed and I will keep you and your family in my prayers! I pray God gives you an easy birth experience. My favorite verse for you during this time:

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Tessa said...

I would never assume to tell a woman what her body is capable of :) I'm tiny too (5' 3" and not pregnant about 100 pounds). My first pregnancy went to 40 + 5 ... it was awesome. The body is amazing and he will make it known when it's time. Blessings!

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