Friday, August 14, 2009

For I Consider...

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

Why do I always think of this verse when I'm overdue with a baby?

This is certainly a new record. Six days past; my latest beforehand was born 5 days over, but I was in labor on the 4th.

Hubby's Taoist Naturopath promises he has a 100% success rate putting women into labor within 48 hours of an acupuncture session. What's with acupuncture, anyway? He's not a Christian, obviously, and I don't want anyone using Dark Arts on me. :)

Today's sufferings are as follows:

I have a midwife appointment at 11. Which means I have to leave the house.

I have to acquire my toilet paper. This seems odd, but my mother-in-law picked some up for us early this week, and meant to bring it then. Obviously she's tied up at the hospital right now, so I need to find her car and break in. Or something like that. It's getting dicey around here with 3 adults and 5 kids, 2 more adults scheduled to arrive later today. We NEED toilet paper.

My mom's severe ear infection is trying to come back, so we made her an appointment for this afternoon with above Taoist Naturopath. Which means I have to get back here in time for her to leave for that... and I can't leave until she's out of the shower and Costco isn't open yet anyway and...! Then hurry home and probably babysit 5 kids. I know, I know; there are mothers in my state who have their own 5 kids to look after every day, but Other People's Children are never so easy as our own (or at least not used to the rules/routine). PLUS, one's an almost-3-year-old boy, so use your imagination.

The budget is shot, due to all sorts of noble reasons, but I still need to buy coffee for Hubby and eggs (yes! My wicked chickens are in rebellion!) so my dad will be happy when he gets here. Actually my mom gave me money to buy eggs and a few more extravagant items (peaches in a jar, from costco, so her kids will eat cottage cheese? My kids will be ruined forever...).

My other children who were a bit overdue (by 5 days and 4 days, respectively) were 9 lb 5 oz and 9 lb 6 oz and I'm a little bit freaking out that this one is packing on the weight while I twiddle. Healing is rough when they're that size/weight (maybe any size/weight?), and I feel like I can't afford much downtime. After all, the "help" have lives to return to shortly!

I'm fighting a lot of discouragement and overwhelm, not exclusively related to having not had this baby yet.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

In good news: This morning I heard that SIL had some good contractions to 4 cm, got an epidural which slowed things, of course, but she's resting and progressing. Her bp dropped enough that they're pushing fluids on her, so I assume that's better than the opposite. Everything seems to be looking good for her situation. Thank you for your continued prayers!!!


Anissa said...

I'm thinking about you and praying for both you and your SIL. If there is anything else I can do, please let me know. I've got lots of eggs if you want them, just say the word!

Susan @ heartpondering said...

I totally feel your pain (even though I'm not overdue yet). My firstborn - my son - was 11 days overdue and weighted 8 lbs 13 oz. My daughter shocked me by arriving the day after he due date and weighed 9 lb 11 oz.
I'm due Monday and if this baby goes late, I'm thinking a 10 lb-er is entirely possible...

Your logisits situation with your mom's ear infection and sundry needs sounds complicating at this stage.

HANG IN THERE. It will all be over soon.

Prayers to you, and your sis-in-law!