Saturday, March 22, 2008

Selah Is Finally Here

Make sure to check Josh's blog for pictures and daily updates on Selah Joy Huff.

Friday, March 21, 2008

This May Be It

We have been up for two and a half hours and these contractions are definitely what it felt like with Charis. They are between 8-10 minutes, so we will see. Please be praying!


Josh, Moriah, Charis and Selah

Monday, March 17, 2008

3/17/2008 7:28pm

Two weeks ago some girls in the youth group gave me that date and time as when I would have Selah. I yelled at them then for making me wait so long, but they were so adament others have confused today with my real due date (Thursday). I also have been wondering about today too. Charis came three days early and that would be the same with Selah if she came today. Well, it is 3:30 and I don't think I will be producing any children in 4 hours. It is kinda a let down. I didn't realize that I was holding onto today as much as I have. It would have been nice to have our little Irish girl on St. Patrick's Day. Oh well.

Please continue to pray for me while we wait. Aside from sleeping, I feel totally normal. I get the typical contractions occasionally, but for the most part I don't even feel pregnant. I am trying not to get frustrated or to obsess about it, but sometimes it is a losing battle.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We are Going to Keep Waiting

Thank you all for your prayers and advice. Josh and I did decide to wait for Selah to come out in God's timing. As I was thinking about it, all my reasons for wanting to be induced were selfish. I felt like I was taking God out of the equation. And there isn't any medical reason why she should come out now. There is a reason why babies like to stay inside their mom's for 40 weeks.
Making this decision also helped me relax with my Labor Alert too. It made me realize that as much as I want her out I want what God wants more. So I have been able to let it go. In fact, aside for the huge belly, I haven't even felt pregnant these past two days. I feel like God's peace has settled over me. And that has to be because you all were praying. Thank you and I will continue to keep you posted.

(Maybe I will be even be amazing enough to let you all know when I do actually go into labor! But then again, with how fast everyone keeps telling me it goes I may not!)

Monday, March 10, 2008


So I am waiting. It has been a week and nothing has happened. Well, not nothing. I had a lovely experience with false labor on Friday night. It felt exactly like how labor felt with Charis, but after two and a half hours it went away. I mean, I was loading the bag, washing dishes, handing off stuff for work. Very frustrating.
I had another doctor's appointment today. Still 2cm and 70% effaced, but Selah has dropped a lot (no kidding - I could have told you that!). The interesting thing that happened is that my doctor offered to induce me when I turn 39 weeks, which is Thursday, like three days, like really soon and in your face. I know I could go anytime before then, but it is weird about knowing it for sure. I don't know what I want to do.
Here are my PROS:
- The kid is out - Yea!
- Selah will be born on Talitha's birthday
- We would get a full night's sleep the day before
- We could plan who is going to take care of Charis
- Very convenient day b/c Josh could still do youth group and church
Here are my CONS:
- It is kinda against my grain to induce, I think I want to go naturally
- If I don't, I will spend more time uncomfortable
- If I don't, I would have to wait until the following week to maybe be induced
- I am only 39 weeks
- I would have to take pitocin (spelling?) and that sucks and frankly, I am kinda scared of that pain hitting me like a ton of bricks
- I don't know much about being induced, so that is kinda scary

So I don't know what to do. I have to call my doctor about it this afternoon to schedule. I have put in some calls to my nurse friends for their take. Please pray for me and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Labor Alert

I am now full-term and almost 38 weeks along. It hasn't really hit me that there will soon be another person living with us. I have everything pretty set to go and I feel prepared, but it still hasn't clicked. I am not on "Labor Alert" as I was with Charis. I feel I know what I am looking for and it hasn't happened yet. However, I do get the occasional "What if it is today?" or "What if I go into labor when Josh and I supposed to be at ...?" See, with Charis the day I went into labor wasn't anything special. I worked a full day and went to the choir potluck that night (so fun to "get rid of" that food). So I am fully expecting to go about my usual routine when suddenly I notice that I have been feeling crampy all day and it seems to be getting worse.

But even with all that floating through my brain, it still hasn't clicked and I am not on Labor Alert. In fact, I told Josh just three days ago that I am not going anytime soon. I just haven't noticed anything changing - no dropping, no bloody show, no cramps, no Braxton Hicks, nothing.

Then things started to change. Nothing too significant, but enough for me to know that I will be having a "pot roast pushed through my nostril" soon. (Kudos to anyone who knows where that is from!) Last time I went to the doctor I was 1cm dialated. She checked me today (OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH!!!!!!) and I was 2cm dialated and 70% effaced. Okay, no big deal. But then she kept going on about how she is working this weekend, so if I deliver she will be at the hospital. And then she told me to schedule another appointment in one week, but she thinks she will be seeing me before then. At this point I am beginning to freak out. I thought she was just trying to get my hopes up and I told her so. She just simply seemed to think that I would probably go this week.

So now I am on Labor Alert.

And it is not so fun. I am totally distracted and kinda frantic about the last, last minute things I need to do. And of course, this could all be for nothing and I could have to be induced.

Grrrr. I was happy not knowing.