Here it is- 24 weeks. Can you believe that I have come this far, but still have 4 months to go? Who says pregnancy is nine months- the math clearly indicates- 40 weeks=10 months!
God bless those surrounded me! I am riddled with anxiety about maximizing my time with my newborn. (Yes, I know this is months away at this point- I did not claim to be rational!) First of all, please pray, even when I am uncomfortable and close to due, that Claire stays in all forty weeks! I don't want to go back to work until next August! Her due date is right on that borderline. I am also praying for no inclement weather days that would have to be made up in the spring! I guess I just want as much time at home with her as possible and to be able to nurse. Not too much to ask, right? Of course, I know full well that I am being the typical Lindsay, where I worry about things I can do nothing about. Claire could come as early as the second week of March and still be full term. (Claire and I have already had a pep talk about her not coming early, but she is my child- so God only knows!) The doctor said she measures right on with her due date, luckily- for whatever it is worth.
Speaking of the doctor, he said she is measuring just right and growing. He also said that I am doing a great job of not putting on excess weight. At my last appointment, her heart rate was 137- about 10 bpm less than last time, but apparently fluctuation is normal.
Yeah, so if you do feel like praying- I would greatly appreciate prayers that I can have (without costing a ridiculous amount of money), my full leave in the spring, that Claire is healthy and continues to thrive, and that my emotional stability increases from zero to any number above zero! (must start somewhere!) Also, I think we are all praying to have milder weather than what is predicted!
Thank you all for reading and your support. I'd love comments, if you have time to leave them. They really do bring me joy. Can't wait to update you with more pics and things more joyful than my worry!