December 17, 2017

Thankful Thursday: 40 Weeks!

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;  His love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1

I’m so thankful that today I am exactly 40 weeks pregnant!  I’m humbled by the fact that I have had the privilege of carrying eight babies to (or very close to) their due dates!  What a miracle!

I’m thankful that labor and birth are literally within days (or hours….that would be nice.)  I’m thankful for our plan to birth quietly, peacefully, non-medically  – at home.  I’m thankful for a husband who is committed to being by my side to help in any way he can.  And I’m thankful for God’s sovereign plan.  I’m thankful that I trust Him.  I’m thankful for a peaceful heart.

I’m thankful for tiny socks and hats., sweet newborn outfits and tiny blankets for swaddling.  I’m thankful that the boys are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their next little brother.

I’m thankful for the wisdom of my midwife and the therapy from my awesome chiropractor, who is doing all he can to help my bones get in the right places for an optimal birth.

I’m thankful for puffy, swollen hands, whose fingers will no longer allow for a ring to slide off, the fact that I simply canNOT reach my toes, and that I sometimes need to sit up to sleep to allow more room for the little one taking up so much space inside my abdomen.

God is good.  I’m amazed at His Creation, His wisdom, and His unfailing love and faithfulness.

What are YOU thankful for this Thursday?

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  1. Wonderful things to be thankful for! Amen!

  2. Such a sweet, peacefulness… blessings to you and your family!

  3. I have been following your blog! I have really enjoyed myself! Praying for a great delivery for your next little miracle! Have a great day!

  4. Sarah Dupree says:

    I am so thankful to be having my baby within the next 24 hours! I am also thankful for you and your organization as I have been getting ready for this baby to come!

  5. Looking back, I am also so thankful for a healthy full term pregnancy. Such a blessing from God.

    I hope you have a beautiful safe birth!

  6. Praying for you and your new baby!

  7. Yea for being close to being able to meet you little bundle!! Wishing a safe and speedy delivery and recovery.

  8. My longest pregnancy was 38 weeks and shortest 34 weeks. I am blessed and thankful even though we struggled we have 6 healthily boys. I am thankful today my son got into a high school program and will be graduated by May!! We are so excited. Wow 40 weeks I am not so lucky but so glad you are there your little boy will be in no time to cuddle . Congrats on baking that baby well done.

  9. Hooray for 40 weeks! Will be checking back often for news! Praying for you!!!

    Will try to get a Thankful Thursday post out today! 🙂

  10. Wonderful things to thankful for! Praying that you would have a beautiful, peace-filled, safe birth experience, experiencing His closeness in it all.

  11. Ohhh dear…cracking up at myself over my previous comment! Must get my head out of the clouds….today is FRIDAY, not Thursday. lol


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