Archive for October, 2009

I’m In Love

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With Daddy

With Mommy

Please welcome Caden Daniel Pyo.
Birthday: October 23,2009 at 4:22 pm.
Weight: 7 pounds 6 ounces
Length: 19 inches

Birth adventure details to come…


Trusting the Lord

I am now one day away from my due date. It’s obvious that Caden likes where he is and does not want to come out early.

Yesterday I had quite an eventful doctor’s appointment. First of all, my blood pressure was checked and it came out too high so my doctor came in and checked me herself. She said that it had gone down but that she still wanted to have me get some blood work done and do a 24 hour urine collection (sorry if this is TMI). High blood pressure is not a good thing in pregnancy so she wants to be extra cautious. She also told me that since I was only 1 cm. dilated so close to my due date that we could schedule an induction. I am going in again tomorrow morning to have my cervix and my blood pressure checked. If my blood pressure is still high, I will be induced for sure that night. If not, and my cervix has not dilated more, we will discuss whether I want to wait a few more days. My initial desire is to have him as soon as possible but I do fear having to end up with a C-section.

I am learning once again how dependant I am on the Lord. He is in perfect control over the circumstances and events in my life. I have to remind myself that His ways are perfect and that He is worthy of my trust. I really need to pray for wisdom and contentment with whatever the Lord has planned for me. Just like I had to trust in the Lord to get pregnant in the first place, I need to trust Him for the perfect timing of Caden’s birth. I pray that my heart would not be anxious the next couple days, but that it would seek to find rest and peace in Christ.

Almost Time

Tomorrow I will be 39 weeks into my pregnancy. I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever and yet I can’t believe I’m almost at my due date. It’s been a waiting game for me now and I can’t help but to feel a little anxious about when Caden will come. I was hoping that he would come early but I know that desire is more for selfish reasons. I’m trying to shepherd my heart to trust in God’s perfect sovereignty and timing. I know that God’s ways are always higher than mine and that I can trust in Him.

Some of the recent thoughts and fears I’ve been having are: Will I be in a lot of pain during labor? Will Caden be too big? Will I have to have a C-section? Is my tendinitis going to get worse? What will he look like? Am I going to be able to take good care of him?
I realize that it’s very easy for my thoughts and worries to overcome me if I am not looking to Christ to sustain me. I know that without remembering Christ and the gospel, I will never be free from the sin of fear. I know that even after Caden is born, there will be countless reasons and opportunities for me to be anxious about something. I pray that I will use this time to learn how to trust and rest in Christ for all my needs.

October 2009
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