May Day


Reporting from the hospital again today. Still on bed rest but only a few days left until my scheduled c-section at the end of the week. It has been such a roller coaster of emotions the past few days. Not being with my family. Knowing that I will never again get to spend the night in our sweet home as a Mom to only three. Fear and worry about all that is to come and how we are ever going to pay for this long stay with surgeries and possible NICU visit...I have such a new and deep empathy for women who must stay on their back for long periods of pregnancy in the hospital. It so deeply exhausting being poked and prodded at all hours of the day and night and pumped with meds every time contractions start to increase. (praying for Diana Stone all of the time)

But I am so very thankful too. I know this is truly all for the best and that I am in the safest spot possible if something really bad should happen. The risks of this pregnancy to my health and the baby are pretty significant while he/she is in my uterus. Once the baby is born and we can begin the recovery process I know I will be so relieved.

Today a sweet woman came in from Knit for Life to offer me some supplies to keep my hands busy. It was a wonderful gift and reminder that God has designed this time for me to be still, to reflect on what is to come and to stir excitement and joy as I eagerly anticipate all that is about to unfold.

I made a few crochet flowers with my stash and smiled at the pretty bouquets around my room this afternoon trying to soak in the spring, new life and the little blessings I can find.

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, your the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Happy May Day!

25 comments:

  1. Keeping you in my prayers and wishing you all the very best.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  2. Thinking of you...and praying for you! Hang in there. It's only a few more days. Let me know if you need another visit. I could stop by on Thursday after lunch. :)

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  3. Definitely keeping you in my prayers! :) I've know that situation all too well. :)

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  4. Will be praying! I am glad that you were able to get some crocheting in to keep your hands busy!! The Lord is good, and will see you through safely!! xo Heather

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  5. i think people would find it hard to believe you're on baby #4 in the last 6 years...honestly rebekah, you look so skinny...it just looks like you're hiding a basketball in your shirt. boy?

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  6. One of my sisters had problems with all her 4 pregnancies. I know it can be a difficult time, but I'll be praying for you... and as soon as that little bundle of joy comes, your blessings will be abundant.

    I will pray for you, your baby and your family.

    Vio
    www.scribblesfromjourney.blogspot.com

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  7. I've been following along with instagram...

    you've been in my prayers all day. Praying for a good night's rest and peace for your thoughts.

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  8. Jacqueline SnellMay 1, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Praying for you Mrs. Gough! You are an inspiration. The Lord bless you and keep you while you wait for your next sweet baby :)
    Blessings

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  9. Keeping you in my thoughts. I was on bed rest with two of my babies and I know how hard that is. You are almost there.

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  10. I think I missed the whole bed rest thing! I know it all too well, bed rest for a month with my son, then he was born at 36 weeks & healthy. Bed rest only worked a week with my girls and they were born at 29 weeks with a 48 day NICU stay. Please let me know if you need anything or have any questions! Don't worry about the money. My girls were 2 & half when we finally paid off all medical bills and that's only because we used our entire tax return the last two years on top of paying monthly minimums to all doctors. It will all work out in the end! Praying for you!

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  11. Praying for you and little one! Be safe around there - just 4 days, you can dooooo it!!

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  12. Praying for you again, tonight. Our little one - a girl - was able to go home w/o time in the NICU, even though she was 35 weeks to the day at birth. I hope and pray it will be similar for you and your sweetie!

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  13. God bless you and your family during this unexpected time of rest - grace be with you!

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  14. Keeping you in our prayer. May you continue to peace and not fear. You and that little baby are so loved, I hope you can (both) feel it x

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  15. Praying for you and baby. Try to soak up the quiet. It will be awhile before you have it again.

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  16. I am keeping you in my thoughts! What a sweet offering of knitting supplies, I didn't even know hospitals did that!

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  17. Have a good May day =)

    WhereORwhat.blogspot Design and illustration.

    xoxo

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  18. Lovely post. Glad I stopped by here today!

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  19. Praying for you and your little one. You're right, you're in the right place. Just a few more days and it will all be worth it!

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  20. You look gorgeous in that shot! Love you and praying for you all of the time. :)

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  21. Woke up thinking that I hadn't checked in on you in awhile! So glad I did...will be praying for you today.

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  22. I've been reading for awhile but just had to comment on this post, I've been following you on Instagram and praying for you as you wait and wait. There's no easy words when you're facing a lot of emotions. Praying for peace and rest for you and your family.

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