Faith: Third Trimester

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32 weeks and 5 days

I’ve been in my final trimester for a couple of weeks now and let me tell you that I’m more than thrilled knowing that my baby girl will be here very soon, regardless of sore ribs and swollen feet. I’m so ready to meet our precious baby. My original due date was scheduled for mid-October, but I will be delivering at 37 weeks because of a pregnancy condition I have call Cholestasis. It’s a liver disease that only occurs during pregnancy. It’s considered a high-risk pregnancy, so my OB and Perinatologists recommended an early delivery because of the dangerous risks such as fetal distress, preterm birth, or stillbirth. Starting this week I will start going in weekly for ultrasounds, monitoring my labs and doing stress tests on my baby until delivery. I know it sounds scary, but this is not new to me since I had the same condition with my first child. OK, maybe I wasn’t all this calm haha. It’s scary thinking about all the things that can go wrong and worrying about the what ifs. I have to remind myself to trust God and focus on the positive. I’ve never been so obsessed over fetal kicks, not just because I love the way she kicks my ribs, but because it assures me that she is ok. I know God is watching over our baby and keeping her development right on track.

Even though I have been hibernating most of this pregnancy and not having guests over like I normally do, I’ve utilized this time to really enjoy Max (like as if we needed any more bonding). Instead of dropping him off at his grandparents or going on spontaneous dates, I have decided to really connect with my son and take in this time since things will be very different when she arrives. During this time my main goal has been to really spend quality time and treasure these last few moments with him being an only child.

As the final month approaches, I can’t stop thinking about the roller coaster of emotions this pregnancy has put me through.  I have been full of excitement, joy, fear and a bit worrisome.  I definitely couldn’t have done it without prayers and support from my family and friends. I know our little one will come into this world loved by many. Please continue to pray for the health and the safe arrival of baby Navi.

1 Peter 5,7 “unload all your burden on to him, since he is concerned about you”

Jenyfer D. Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love

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