Since I STILL can't show you a picture of our little girl I figure I could at least show you this woman (me!) at nearly a week past due!!
Little girl must be super content in there to say the least!
Also, if any of you moms-to-be want a piece of advice, listen up....(if not quit reading ha)....
First of all- I hope you don't go past your due date but if you do, it's really not THAT bad. I'm anxious and excited but if I stop letting my excitement get the best of me I am loving every last kick, punch and jab (painful or not) from this little miracle! I am also loving every last minute I have with my amazing hubby- I'm so blessed to have him!!
Now, for the hard part- if you DO go past your due date listen up: GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL (I'm preaching to myself here more than to you, I promise)! Really, He is! HIS timing is always perfect and always will be and why our little minds try to tell us that we know better, well, that's the devil trying to take some control in our lives! I have found myself trying everything under the sun to FORCE my body into labor. Why they call it "natural ways to induce" is past me- God made our bodies for this and only our Maker can know when it's time to bring His child into this world. Let me also tell you that though some of these "natural ways to induce" work for some-- NONE of them worked for me. Do yourself a favor and don't put your body through the stress of trying to force yourself into labor-it's not worth it!
Let go, and let God!!!
(check out the verse below!)
And here is the belly:
40 weeks 5 days!
Psalm 139 (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
1 You have searched me, LORD,and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.