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Weeks 35 & 36
~ Almost Time . . .

The weeks are rolling on by. I know that staying busy preparing for baby and Halloween and having school with the kids everyday is making things seem to be going faster but it's merely that we are busy.

I had an awesome baby shower. God is so good!! I have all of the things that we need. I don't think we were this prepared with the rest of the kids. God has just provided ALL that we will be needing for her and I am so grateful! I think I have enough diapers for about six months or so and wipes will probably last for about a year, no kidding!

We fixed my "quick fix" that didn't work so well on Saturday. I decided that I would quickly paint the crib and changing table myself because I know that my husband does not enjoy painting. I went and purchased some spray paint and let's just say that it didn't turn out the way I had anticipated. Saturday we sanded, primed and painted the crib and changing table. We made it a family affair and it wasn't near as painful as some thought that it would be. I finished washing the baby clothes and putting them up yesterday. All that is left is to pick up the mattress and get a sheet on it and we are officially as prepared as a family can get!

Now to the pregnancy . . . The pressure is definitely getting worse. We walked about a mile and a half or two Saturday to trick or treat and the next day was very rough. My pubic bone was really sore and my bladder felt weird, not quite like I had a urinary tract infection but just weird and uncomfortable. It's a little better now. We reach this stage in pregnancy and I think of other animals and things that carry their babies for 18 months or longer and I thank God that I am human and it's only nine months! By the time it is time to deliver we are so ready. I know that I am! I am exhausted. I have little or no energy and a lot of hormones. I think of the things that need to be done and then I think of how I feel and I start to cry. I know it's terrible. I then say a prayer and get myself together and get things done! Without God I don't know how I would be getting through all of this.

I dreamed last night that I went to the hospital and they sent me home with a prescription to stop my labor. The doctor didn't even come in to see me, the nurse brought it in and said, "I'm sorry since you're only 36 weeks you need to take this prescription and at 37 weeks take this one." Needless to stay I was dumbfounded! I asked politely to please see my doctor and explained that I live an hour from the hospital and this is my fourth child. She smiled and told me to have a nice day. Then, I woke up to go potty!

The bible says, Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 I am trying to let the Lord give me that peaceful and fulfilling rest that only he can give. I pray that in the week ahead you too find rest in the loving arms of the Lord! God Bless!!

With a Smile,
Melissa

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