September 21, 2012 … Wow, I never EVER thought I’d make it to this day! I thought for sure I’d have my baby girl by now. But God and she had other plans! Happy due date to me!
For a variety of reasons, we’ve chosen to be induced today. I’m not going to go into them here, but I will say it was a tough decision for me. And I’ve been fairly quiet about the decision.
I guess I’m just trying to say, I never thought I’d do an induction either. But here I am–about to head into one! I’ve been quiet about the decision because, as we all know, Facebook can be a brewing bed for hot button issues, and for some, induction might be one of those issues. And we all know how feisty we can get with our “motherhood opinions”. I just wasn’t in the mood to field a bunch of comments on whether or not this is the right thing to do.
While Erik and I appreciate peoples’ concern and while everyone has the freedom to express opinions, at the end of the day, it’s still our decision. And we are at peace with it! I’m happy to be able to say that. Earlier this week, I knew that if I needed to cancel, I could. And we’ve spent all week praying that God would make it clear.
I truly believe God works His miracles through medicine, and without medicine, and around medicine, and in medicine … No matter what, HE is the one bringing Baby Boo into the world. If we trusted God to use medicine to get us our babies in the first place, what’s to say we can’t trust medicine to help get our babies out? Either way, God is sovereign, and as we submit to His will, He leads us to the best decisions for our family.
And so, today (hopefully not the wee hours of tomorrow morning! 🙂 ), I will meet my baby girl. My Baby Boo. The one who has been squirming and kicking and dancing for months; the one who is already so much a part of me I can’t even imagine my life without her–and I don’t even know what she looks like. Today, I am Mama of Two: Bubba and Boo. Let the craziness begin!