Chained to the Couch! Good news/bad news.


What's going through my mind right now is that I am thinking about Paul. He was in chains for Christ. I wonder what it felt like to have to sit imprisoned while you have the strongest desire to go and DO for the Lord. We have beautiful letters of his time chained, wanting to go and do and minister and yet unable. I feel like we are gonna have a lot in common the next few weeks and maybe his life story will be my inspiration.

I'm on official bed rest. At my 35 week Ob check this morning, the doctor told me that I have the beginnings of preeclampsia. This means that I have high blood pressure and that I have to lay down almost constantly so that my blood pressure is normal.

I shed some tears in his office, which must be normal, because he immediately grabbed the box of tissues, expecting it! haha I kinda thought bed rest meant you had to just take some naps more frequently. Apparently, he's not just joking about this and it is something that I have to be serious about because the next step is me having to be admitted and stay in the bed in the hospital. I have done that plenty before and I really really have no desire to do that except the time that I have to be there to have our baby born.

The great news is that Micaiah is about 6 lbs right now...still in the 70th percentile. He measures completely average right now. This does not mean that he is ready to come out in any way though. He could still have breathing issues at this point, if delivered. Hart has asthma, so I really want to give him as much time in utero as possible! My anti K factor that could affect him is also not affecting him at all either, so God really is just blessing this pregnancy so much, even with the issues I am currently facing!

I think the biggest issues that I am having to face now are the fact that I am a DOER, and I am going to have to rely on others to help me do what needs to be done. With that said, in the short three hours since our doctor's visit, God has already sent a sweet couple to come, bring us lunch, and to pray over us. I've had friends call and want to come clean our house for me or do whatever needs to be done. I'm truly blessed to be a part of the body of Christ. I think the Lord is already showing me more of himself, and I have no doubts this time of rest, will be exactly the thing I need to become closer to Him.

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