Friday, October 19, 2007

37 wk Update

I had my 37 wk OB appointment on Wednesday and all looks good with the baby. Ethan is head-down and his heart-rate is in the 140's. The doctor says that he's about 6 lbs, judging from where he feels Ethan's butt and head after probing my abdomen. My blood pressure remains around 118/75, which is my average. Now that I'm going to the OB each week, I hope to hear these good reports at my remaining visits.

After hearing about the loss of Molly Piper's baby girl and my own dear cousin who lost her daughter just a few days before these precious babies were about to make their arrival, I am constantly aware of Ethan's movements and praying that God will bring him to us safe. I know that God has the perfect timing of life for every person and selfishly I ask for a lifetime with my son, though I know He may want Ethan sooner. Ethan is a mover and a shaker in the womb and it really doesn't bother me anymore that it's now hurting when he kicks, even when my ribs ache at 4 in the morning.

I pray that God will deliver me from my fears and keep his hand upon our family as we prepare for his arrival in just a few weeks. Will you pray the same for us?

1 comment:

Scotty and Lisa said...

Melanie- having recently experienced our own loss, I understand those fears and want you to know I will be praying for these last few, precious weeks before you meet Ethan. What a blessing awaits you!