This past week has been..an adjustment. Finding routine doesn’t happen overnight, so we push through every day with bloodshot eyes and an ample amount of caffeine.
Seeing as my boys are all asleep, including the big one, I thought I’d hop on here to finally announce that we are proud parents of a precious little boy, Spencer Randall Drew. He arrived Wednesday, Jan 17th @ 12:47am weighing 6lbs 9oz and 19 1/4 inches long. Allow me to share my birth story with you (readers who are sensitive to hearing about the female anatomy, you have been warned)
I know some of you are wondering what’s going on and where ‘s this baby that’s supposed to arrive Saturday. Well, unfortunately the ward that I’m supposed to deliver had a turn of events and I got bumped – 3 times. Needless to say, hearing it the third time today became very emotionally draining today and I was ready to sign myself out of this hospital.
Well, nothing has changed. I know a lot of you are anticipating the arrival of our little boy alongside us, but it looks as if he’s in no hurry what so ever. The doctor plans to induce tomorrow if I can get on the list, however I found out today that there were about 10 ladies waiting in the triage. The nurse explained to me that it really doesn’t mean anything; sometimes the ladies get sent home if they are not ready to give birth, so it could still very well be tomorrow.
Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to for awhile – fetal assessment day!
Even though we’ve all been anticipating the arrival of our little guy, seeing him still felt amazing. Knowing where he’s placed, his movements, heart beat, breathing, all of that good stuff was nice and reassuring to see. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get a good picture of him because he was so far engaged, but he did wave at the camera.
Currently, he’s estimated to be 6lbs 7oz. They tried telling me I was a week behind what was told to me, but that was quickly readjusted to the proper gestational date.
4 days till induction date.
I can do this.
ELEVEN days I’ve been here. ELEVEN!
No change when it comes to the progress of this labour, however I did meet with my OBGYN yesterday and he let me know he’s penciled me in for an induction date. This baby is getting evicted Jan 13th!
One blessing I’ve had as I mentioned in a previous post, is being able to get to know the Indian lady and her husband that are sharing the room with me. Let me share a bit about them and a bit of their journey.
First and foremost we sincerely want to thank everyone who has poured out their love and prayers for us this past week. We also want to thank the people who have opened their homes in Winnipeg to andrew while we wait for the arrival of our little guy. being a parent on top of handling this is rough but Simon is doing better than we ever thought he would. He always amazes us with how brave + grown up he is. here’s to 2018.
I recently got a roommate here. I dreaded getting one because not only do you share this tiny space, but what if they’re someone you just don’t jive with? What if they’re a sleep talker, or even a sleep walker?! When she came, I didn’t know what to expect, but in no-time we were able to connect. She and her husband moved to Canada only 3 weeks ago from India and she is currently 24 weeks pregnant. She has lost 5 other children due to miscarriage, so this child is a miracle to them. Hearing her journey and her story really made me reflect. She’s incredibly humble and trusting that God will provide. That trust is truly inspiring. I’ll never forget meeting her.
Emotionally, I’ve been feeling better about being here knowing that Andrew is being home with Simon these last few days. As much as I miss him, knowing that he’s at least spending time with one of his parents during this process is reassuring. Don’t get me wrong, my in-laws have been amazing but something about having your mom or dad home makes him feel a lot better.
Progress wise, nothing seems to be happening except that I’m feeling more and more pressure which always surprises the docs when they come in that I’m still here. They’ve already just started popping their heads in and asking “any changes?” and then leave.
Happy New Year to all my readers, friends and family out there. May 2018 bring you lots of blessings.