motherhood

Enjoying the Days

For those of you who follow my blog or who know me, you are aware that I am almost 38 weeks along in my fifth pregnancy. To the rest of you, well, you know it now. 🙂  My first four months were plagued by constant nausea and worse. The middle months were laden down with illness of other kinds, such as stomach viruses, colds, and allergies. I also had other issues, but I’ll spare you the details! (You’re welcome.) These last months, praise the Lord, have not been too terrible. Aside from some hormonal mood swings, I’ve just dealt with my cumbersome size and being really tired. In fact, aside from the awkwardness of being so large, I really have felt good! I’m eager to meet my sweet little boy. I’m getting nervous about the delivery and about his health once he’s been delivered. My son, Mitchell, has been begging the Lord for this baby boy, and is about to go crazy waiting, so I am hoping all goes well for his sake also! I usually go a few days early, so if that’s true this time, I still have a little over two weeks to go!

Two weeks…when I think of it like that, I realize just how soon our lives will be so different. Whether God gives us a healthy boy or one with health problems, our lives will never be the same.We will have a whole new human being living with us; another child to love and raise for Christ! I think of it and suddenly want the time to slow down! Am I ready? Can I do this again? Ready or not, here he comes!

By the time I was this far along in my other pregnancies, I was very ready to have my baby. This time, though, I’m making an effort not to wish the time away. Yes, I’m uncomfortable, but I will be after he’s born, too! (At least for a while!) Yes, I’m eager to meet him, but I also enjoy feeling his kicks and flutters inside me. Many people have asked me if I’ll have any more children after this. My answer? I don’t know. I never say never. I also know that God may decide for me that this is my last, and since I’m not getting any younger, it certainly could be my last. I am trying to enjoy the blessings of pregnancy while I can. I do not take it for granted. I am, of all women, most unworthy of the title “Mother”, but I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to be one, Lord willing, five times over!

The heat has been severe here, but I’m blessed with air conditioning both at home and in my vehicle! I have been very swollen, but I’m blessed with a family who pitches in and gives me time to put my feet up. I have also been blessed with a Christian doctor!

I’m getting excited about our new little bundle who will, Lord willing, arrive soon! I’m in awe that God would trust me with yet another child. I’m thankful for His provision and blessings and I’m enjoying these fleeting days of pregnancy.

I mean really? Did nine months just go by? I guess so.

Valerie

5 thoughts on “Enjoying the Days

  1. I am 17 weeks already in my pregnancy. I know what you mean about not being in a hurry. These first few months of pregnancy have went fast, even though, the first couple of months I felt sicky in the evenings. I get nervous about having four little ones around. I know that my life will change as well. We don't know yet if this is to be a boy or girl. I would love to have a boy. God knows I will love either one. We will pray for a safe delivery for you and your little boy.

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  2. Valerie, I just love reading your blogs! Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me! I pray that you have a healthy, safe and fast delivery. I look forward to your next blog.

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  3. Valerie, Congratulations! I had lost my link to your blog & just found it again today! Can't believe it's been that long since I've been on here, I didn't even know you were expecting again, and here it is almost time for you to deliver! We are expecting another baby as well, but not til November! My boys were very excited to learn that they are going to get a baby sister, as are we! I'm glad I found you again. Your posts are very encouraging! Will be praying for you & your precious new little one! Sonja Woods

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