We have less than 10 days to go until Baby L's official due date, which I've learned is hardly official and very much a "guess date" as it has moved around several times. Because I know so many of you believe in the power of prayer like I do, I'm unashamed to ask you to pray.
Here's what we are praying for L's delivery, and I hope you'll join us...
1. That he comes on his own.
Because of my gestational diabetes, I won't be allowed to go too far past my due date without being induced. We've prepared for an unmedicated delivery, and while I've heard it's still possible even if I have to be induced, I'm not sure I'm superwoman enough for that. :) I know he'll come at just the right time... it's just that there's a small(er) window that he has to make his debut on his own before medicine will get involved.
2. That he comes before October 30.
My dad will be leaving the country for 12 days after this, and it would be a joy for all of us if he could be around when L is born.
3. That our testimony to the nurses and midwives at the hospital would be glorifying to the Lord.
I've prepared about 50 scriptures that I want Shawn to read to me during labor, along with playlists of calm, sacred music that reminds me of the Gospel (mainly Fernando Ortega with some instrumental music, too). We pray that people entering our room will feel the presence of the Lord in an undeniable way.
4. That fear would not be an issue.
I've woken up several times in the last week with more intense contractions, and in my half-awake state, I'm gripped with fear that I just won't be able to handle real labor. I know that this fear is not from the Lord, and that my body was made to endure this, and I pray that fear would be far from me.
5. That both of us would be healthy and safe.
Obvious, I know. But worth praying for.
Thank you so much, friends. I can't wait to share the news that he's HERE!