Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Twas the Night Before Induction...

..and all through the house...

No, sorry.  This will not rhyme.  I'm good but not that good! ;) 

Well, here we are.  I can't tell you how we got here and I certainly can't tell you how it happened so fast, but here we are.  The night before our induction.  The last night pregnant in our home.  

Sleep now, they say. 
You'll never get to sleep again, they say

My question for "they"... How on EARTH is someone supposed to sleep the night before their life changes forever?!??  Is ambien on the approved medication list for pregnancies?  Kidding.  But, seriously.  Tonight I'll lay my head down on my pillow for the last time as just a wife and puppy momma.  The next time I lay my head down on my pillow, I will be a mom, to a real HUMAN.  A tiny, tiny little human.  Not any old human, but one with complex medical needs.  And somehow, I'm supposed to sleep?  

No, instead I'm sure I'll lie awake, mind racing from here to Lord knows where.  In a half awake/half slumber stupor, I'll picture our little girl's face, I'll worry about labor, I'll imagine her first surgery, I'll see myself in waiting rooms, I'll get up to pee (because that happens a lot), I'll look over to see if Patrick is in the same state as I am (he won't be.. he's sane).  But I highly doubt that I'll sleep.  Oh well, there's always tomorrow, right? ;) 

As we prepare for our big life altering moment, I want to ask for some prayers.  Please, first pray for baby Sawyer... that her entrance into this world is one of joy, not fear.  Please pray for her momma and daddy -- for strength and courage through the difficult times ahead.  That we can lean on each other rather than push against one another.  Please pray for her grandparents.  Their skin isn't as tough as ours yet.  Please pray for the doctors and nurses who will care for Sawyer.  That God does His work through their skillful hands.  This is SUCH a big adventure and it's hard to imagine that this time tomorrow, our adventure truly begins.  Thank you SO much for your support along the way.  We hope you're ready to embark on the rest of this journey with us! 

(I think it's about to get a little exciting)

OH!  And for those who have been touched by CHD or touched by our story, please consider supporting the cause by raising awareness and funds for research!  Patrick designed these shirts and I absolutely love them!  The funds raised from these shirts will be donated to The Children's Heart Foundation to support future families affected by CHD and research for a better future for our CHD babies! 

Click the pictures to check out the shirts! 
HEARTstrong Fundraiser - unisex shirt design - frontHEARTstrong Fundraiser - unisex shirt design - back

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