Baby Update

Wow, alot has happened in the last 24 hours. Let’s start with earlier this week….celebration….38 weeks. There was a significant lessening of pressure regarding this child/pregnancy. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders when the concern over baby coming early was no longer an issue.

Wednesday was a standard OB appointment. Sadly, that appointment found dilation. A few more checks throughout the remainder of the day found continued progress. Oddity was that it was not accompanied by active labor. We’ve been there, done that… but never at this late of a stage gestationally.

Fast forward to today…. due to a number of circumstances, we are faced with the option of “helping” labor start or it kicking in on it’s own. Obviously, our goal is to let baby (ultimately, the Lord) direct Melanie’s body on when to start. If that doesn’t happen within the next number of hours, it will get some help.

Our prayer request would be that things would start on their own, and if not God would guide and bless during the “help.”

I know the details are scarce here and that for those who are intervention averse (that would include us :)), second guessing is easy. Please know that we have exhausted all other reasonable options.

We are simply seeking God’s will and His direction and asking for prayer.


“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me” (Psalms 31:3).

54 thoughts on “Baby Update”

  1. By this time (very, very early Friday morning) you may well have your baby in your arms. Thirty-eight weeks is a huge milestone and I am rejoicing that it has been reached.

    A very wise women told my sister over 30 years ago, “The only guarantee you have when you get pregnant is that one day you will no longer be pregnant.” You know that very well. I pray that all goes well for you this time.

  2. congrats on the baby coming. Will pray that all goes well. Remember that 38 weeks is full term and is wonderful. I would have given anything for God to say 38 weeks instead of early, early, like he did on my 5.

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