Friday, March 13, 2009

7 Quick Takes - The Emotional Roller Coaster Edition

Obviously, my week started off with some bad news. I haven't received any further information, so I just keep praying. And while, yes, my fears for my own upcoming delivery have been raised a little, I really just can't stop thinking about what my friend must be going through, not being able to do anything for her newborn baby.
Minutes after receiving the details of my friend's baby in the NICU, I received an email from another friend with pictures of the first sonogram of her new baby. This friend miscarried her last baby, so I was so full of joy to see her healthy baby boy. The two vastly different emails made me think about just how much God is in control.
My doctor's appt. was a little disappointing this week. After hearing my "status" last week, I had higher hopes for this week's status. There was no change this week :( I know that really means nothing about when the baby is coming, but I was a little discouraged nonetheless.

After returning home from my appointment, my husband got the news that he has been selected for promotion! Woohoo! As he says, "I'm guaranteed a job for the next few years." As great as this news was for me, it was a little bittersweet. This will be the first promotion I won't be sharing with my husband, and many of our friends as well. So my pride took a little hit and I had to refocus on why it was I separated from the military in the first place. Luckily, I have 3 very obvious reminders with me at (almost) all times.

We finalized most of the baby details, like the room, choosing a name, and godparents. A HUGE weight has been lifted off of my shoulders by doing this. I even had a little Mommy fun and bought matching dresses for all 3 girls.

Alexis has an ear infection, again. This stresses me out because 1) I obviously want my children to be healthy 2) Isabel has never had an ear infection, so I have all of these questions about why Alexis would be getting sick and 3) it's not an ideal situation with a newborn on the way.

I am soooo ready to have this baby.


  1. Great Quick Takes, Stina.

    You know, we are such slackers. We still don't have a name for baby number 3. My husband is on call all day today and won't be able to come to the hospital if I go in to labor (tried to switch w/ someone to no avail), and I told him that we might have a Jane Doe on our hands until he can help me finalize a moniker for our munchkin.

    I'm rambling... Praying for you and your baby (and both of your friends - one for dealing w/ her sorrow and one for celebrating her joy!).

  2. Well, we're hoping that your "status" will change, soon! I completely understand your mixed feelings about number 4. Sometimes, I miss the military so much it hurts. Most of the time, I am just thankful that I have a husband who understands and agrees with my desire to be at home with the kids. Congratulations to Tom. I hope Alexis is better!