Tomorrow is the big day... 35 weeks! The surgery is scheduled, my bag is packed and I'm ready!! I'm actually finally ready to meet these little girls! I'm filled with emotion and excitement, so I thought I'd blog about it!
My best friends, Andrew and Courtney just had their first baby at 1:15 this morning. When I saw them in the hospital and saw the pics of the baby I was overwhelmed with joy for them and, getting lost in the moment, thought "I want that". Then, I realized: I get it!!! I'll have that times three in less than 24 hours!!! God is so good! It is just amazing to me as I look back over this pregnancy journey. Andrew and Courtney knew they were pregnant for a few weeks before they told anyone... they knew Matt and I had been trying to get pregnant for 2 years, so they were a little hesitant to tell us, but decided they would take us to lunch after church and break the news. Well... at the same time, we knew we were pregnant too and decided to tell them at that very same lunch. As a matter of fact, Andrew saw me crying in church that day (he's our pastor, by the way)and told Courtney: "I don't think this is such a good day to tell them, I think she's having a bad day." It was really tears of joy, of course. When Matt and I told them the news first, they were in disbelief and after they broke their news, there was a lot of shouting and laughing! Since that moment we found out we were having more than one, and got to break more news to them where more shouting and laughing happened! And here we are... having the babies oen day apart! It's just amazing how God works.
Another thing... in the 2 years Matt and I tried to get pregnant, we did a lot of praying. I would get on my knees with my face on the floor and beg God for children. Even when I thought we might be infertile, I never asked for just one. I always knew I was meant to have more! I am just amazed at God's faithfulness! Now, I know more about God's timing than ever before. So many things have fallen into place for us to have these babies at this time in our lives.
I will be having the babies at St. Francis in Tulsa. I believe the surgery is scheduled for noon. I think, given that I'll be drowsy and ready to spend time with my family and new babies, it would be best to wait until Wed, Thurs or Fri to come visit if you were planning to. Also, the vain part of me doesn't want to be stammering and drooling for an audience!
I am hoping to take our laptop to the hospital so we can post pics of the babies on the blog as soon as possible! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the support we've been given in this pregnancy... love you guys!