January 8, 2009

Golden Thread.



I'm still here... still feeling excited and like I want to meet my baby soon! This morning I woke up to the "show" (I'm trying to be discreet here, but if you've had a baby before you will know what I am referring to) and have felt pretty normal all day since then. I am just SO thrilled to know that my body has been busy without me even really knowing it. I am ECSTATIC to know that I am already at 3 cm... that's way more progress than when I showed up at the hospital (in pain) to have Ezra, and I have been pretty darn comfortable up to this point, so I'm over the moon! Go body, go! I am so proud of its progress.

I am feeling empowered and in awe of this process once again. Our bodies are unbelievable, aren't they? I am excited about the pain, the triumph, the awakening of labor. I am yearning to see my husband fall head over heels in love again... overcome by a boy no bigger than his forearm. A "David & Goliath" conquest played out before my very own eyes...

This baby has already accomplished much in his life without ever even taking a breath. In the throes of loss and suffocating depression... A light! A light!

On the heels of God-induced joy came the knowledge of new life... almost like our little family had stopped in the desert to build an altar for what God had done in our hearts. A remembrance. A symbol of His goodness and love for us. A baby... and now he's almost here!

I'm praying that things will kick into gear sooner than later, but I am also well aware of the fact that this baby will get born at the EXACT moment he is meant to. It could be tonight, or it could be two weeks from now. My heart and my home are ready... the rest I will leave in Good Hands- The very same hands that have been busy slowly knitting this child together and stitching up my broken heart with strings of golden thread.



Oh, the anticipation and joy of it all! There's nothing like it in the world!

20 comments:

t h a i t r a i t said...

You're so right--he'll get here when he's meant too! Wishing you many blessings in the days ahead...

Shoot. This means I didn't win the date and time. (01/07)

Take care!

Annie Peterson said...

Yay! It is so amazing how this little baby shows how God has been working... cannot wait to meet him!

Julesmcg said...

What an awesome attitude to go into labor with. You will be great, and God will choose the perfect time for this little guy to make his arrival. May you be blessed by the wonder of this time.

Jen said...

Hey Emery I don't comment much but I am a regular reader!! This post was absolutely beautiful!! I am praying for you and baby!! It won't be long now!! HOW EXCITING!!

Zimms Zoo said...

That is so awesome. I am a little jealous. I have contractions all the time and I feel like they are doing ablsolutely nothing. If I make until my next doc appt then I am going to have the midwife check.

I love the part about the Golden Thread! That just made my heart melt. Our kids are so excited to meet their baby sister on the outside. There is a lot of excited energy floating around here right now.

Chelsea Robbins said...

You look absolutley beautiful! How exciting! I'm 28 weeks pregnant and it's fun to read what is ahead for me when i read your posts!

You seem overjoyed and I can't wait to see what's in store when he comes! Great encouraging post for Mom's to be!

I'll be keeping you in prayer for the delivery and everything else!

lorieloo said...

I've told you before, but I'm just so dang excited! and ecstatic at this blessing in your life and in your family. Our God is good, healing the broken, mending the scars, redeeming, atoning, blessing. Our God is good.

Can't wait!!! And um, could you go into labor sometime tonight so that I can win the baby pool????=) Thanks.

R-becca said...

Umm...I am a little freaked out by whatever "the show" may be. Glad I don't know.

I know you're holding him in there until Monday. I love you and am praying for you. Your insights amaze me and it only makes me wish we lived in the same town. Hopefully soon.

xoxoxoxoxo.

Cheatwoods said...

The race is so on. im having some contractions..........

Emery Jo said...

R-becca- HAHAHAH yes you should be glad that you are unfamiliar with the "show".

Jess- this is SO NOT a race... Congratulations- I can't wait to see your little man!!!!

bethany said...

so excited for you emery!
i bet he has ezra's eyelashes :)
me and nanette will be praying for you in these next few days for sure.
love to your home.

MoMar said...

Whoo Hoo ! It's SHOW time !

Jane said...

This post made me feel so happy! Your joy is contagious.

Gaby said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing those thoughts with us. You and your baby having a cheering audience rooting for your baby's safe arrival.

Cheatwoods said...

oh your just saying that becuase you kicked my butt big time last time! LOL, well they stoped anyways! LOL

skylana said...

yessssssssssss bloody show! ahahaha thats my fave. itll be soon now for sure! ... dont be sad if chris doesn't fall in love as fast this time... seth didn't... he loved her.. but having someone already here who can talk and do super awesome things... changes the initial baby love ;)

Cheatwoods said...

I sent little guy something(s) today! woooooooooo hooooooooo. I got a tracking # just to be sure! im so excitted!!

Cheatwoods said...

nope, we are good! IT was a pleasure and good practice! It hink my nesting is coming out in a betty home maker style! LOL. its all fun!

Karen said...

you're amazing. totally praying for a drama-free birth, wonderful nurses and techs, amazing ice-chips, easy feedings, swaddled joy, and extra moments of rest for you and chris. :-) january is a good month to be born.

Daniele said...

congrats! anytime now, just relax and enjoy it. time flys by way too fast!