I´m sending out this plea for you all to pray that I would go into labor ASAP...like as soon as you read this blog...pray now that I would go into labor now. I´m ready. I´m feeling a bit desperate at this point. I know it´s not quite my due date. I´m still 3 days away, but my doc thinks little Mercy is not so little. Big surprise there. Those of you who know my babies know that they´re all big ranging from 8 pounds 3 ounces all the way to 9 pounds and 9 ounces. I was hoping that the high altitude here would keep her from getting too big, but I´m not sure that´s gonna happen. Anyway, the other complications that come from having a big baby are exaggerated here in Bolivia. The tendency toward c-sections is great. They are routinely performed for all kinds of reasons that I personally see as unnecessary....including the baby´s size. For this reason and a lot of other reasons I am hoping to go into labor soon (read: now).
I´ve just recently come through some other medical issues and out-patient procedures with this pregnancy that I will spare you the gory details of, but I now feel ready to go into natural labor and just have her born the old fashioned way. So, will you please pray with me that that will happen? Quickly. Immediately. Now.
Thanks to each of you for all your love and support throughout this pregnancy and now thanks for your prayers that it will be over soon with a safe (and my prayer is easy) delivery for both me and Mercy.
Here´s a pic of my big belly. Believe it or not this is the least amount of weight I´ve gained in a pregnancy....less than 20 pounds. Usually I gain between 25-35. According to Joe it´s just all in my belly.