I can’t believe that today is Thanksgiving Eve Eve! I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving for so many reasons – time with my family, a long weekend, and 1 week closer to D-day! For so long, Thanksgiving was a big milestone in this pregnancy. “If we can get this little girl to Thanksgiving, then we are almost there,” is what I have told myself for months!
Today was our 35 week appointment with my high risk doctor. Our little girl did great – she passed the test with flying colors, including the breathing portion! She had excellent accelerations and we even got a 3-D shot. It’s not the greatest quality since her face was so close to my uterus, but I think it’s still precious! I love seeing that cute face! At this point, the plan is still to induce on December 10th, but my high risk doctor did propose another option. He mentioned that we could do an amnio next week and possibly even induce earlier than that if her lungs are mature. I’m leaning towards just sticking to our original plan, but we’re praying about it now. I am pretty sure he just mentioned that as an option for me in case the anxiety was really taking a toll on me. Don’t get me wrong, the anxiety does take its toll, but not to the point where I’m ready to induce earlier than December 10th.
In other news, I don’t think I mentioned that I have officially resigned at work. I actually gave them a 4 week notice, so my last day will be December 3rd. They were so nice about it and grateful I gave them 4 weeks instead of the standard 2 week notice. It’s hard to believe next week will be it! It’s super scary to be quitting your job in this economy, but we’ve prayed a lot about it and just feel that it is where the Lord is leading. It will definitely not be easy living on one teacher’s salary, but we have a plan in place and are trusting the Lord to provide the rest! I know He won’t lead us where He won’t provide. Sacrifices will need to be made for sure, but I can’t wait to be at home with this little girl. Our plan is to give it 6 months and then see where things are. I may end up having to do something from home or get a part time job, but for now, I’m planning to be a stay-at-home mom full time!