As long promised…a personal blog entry. I’d like to say that life in the fast lane is slowing down. Last week was my last week of watching Maddie Eisenbraun one day a week. Next week will be my last week of Monday night girls’ Bible study (anyone interested in taking my place?). Although with these things coming to a close I have increased my OBGYN appointments to once a week. Kirk’s life is also slowing down. His responsibilities in South City are slowing down and choir season is slowing down.
Today I went to my doctor and she said that I’m 2 cm dilated (that’s 2 of the 10 you have to be when you begin the “pushing” phase of labor). So that was a good shock to get me moving to get ready for the birth of this baby. He’s not due for another 4 weeks but will be considered full term on Friday. I’m trying not to get my hopes up for an early delivery, I could be dilated at 2 cm for 5 more weeks before going into labor. But it’s definitely given me a kick in the maternity pants to register myself at the hospital and figure out exactly what we’ll do with Joanna when I go to the hospital…who would like to be called in the middle of the night for “Joanna duty?” My labor was induced with Joanna so I have this fear that I won’t have any idea when I’m going into labor. Any tips from fellow moms?
I’d also like to write some more about things I’ve been thinking through: What should worship look like for me with a toddler? What should I expect Joanna to behave like in church? What’s acceptable and what’s not? When Joanna gets older, what are the pros and cons to children’s church? I hope to write more on this later and would love some feedback.