Sunday, August 24, 2008

Of Elephants and Storks

I am 35. Not 35 years old. Just only 35 weeks pregnant. I've got 5 more to go. Not that I'm counting down or anything. But this being pregnant for forever is for the birds. I'd much rather have babies the stork way. But that's not God's plan for us humans, only for storks. Sure wish I was a stork right about now. Speaking of God, He has a funny sense of humor sometimes. Way back when I was 32 weeks pregnant, the doctor thought the baby was measuring about 2 weeks smaller than she was supposed to. So that meant I got to have an ultrasound 2 weeks later at 34 weeks to make sure that she wasn't having any problems growing (this was last week). In those 2 weeks between doctor visit and ultrasound, I spent a lot of time praying and researching IUGR (intrauterine growth retardation). Worst case scenario is I would deliver the baby now and she would be in NICU for awhile. Apparently, God hears prayers, and decided to answer these with a resounding "yes". Because at the ultrasound last week, little baby girl measured actually 2 weeks bigger than the weeks of pregnancy I've put in! So I had a 36 week sized baby at 34 weeks. Go figure!! Either there was no problem to begin with, and God used this experience to stretch my faith, or God answered our prayers and made this baby grow a month's worth in 2 weeks! Yay, God! So if I look, act or feel like I've got a baby elephant inside of me, it's because I do. So you should be real nice to me, feed me lots of yummy donuts (chocolate glazed with custard inside), and not say anything about how the baby will be here before I know it. Because if that was true, I wouldn't have a bowling ball still attached on my front.


Drea said...

hold off those 5 weeks! if i come visit before then can I do some maternity pics of you with the kids? let me know! email me.

totally on me , ok?!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the big deal is...I've got four kids and one on the way too. It ain't so bad. Yea, I could do this all day long. What's another five more?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I feel your pain, Elisabeth! Those last weeks are SO hard. If I lived close enough I would SO bring you a doughnut (but only if I could eat one, too....yummy:)

Oh, and Chris? Har de har har! That sounds JUST like something Dennis would say:)

Anonymous said...

Yay...that's cool Elizabeth (the 2 weeks growth!)...wish I had some doughnuts to give you! :)