First, a quick update:
At my doctors appt on Wednesday I was dilated to 1.5 cm and 50% effaced. This could mean that we may have an ontime departure tomorrow, or could mean that we'll be waiting another week for Baby Girl to make her appearance.
I'm feeling fine, been walking in the mornings to try to speed things along. I woke up on Wednesday to huge purple marks on my sides, and needed Sweets to tell me that they were stretch marks. Hahahahaha. I couldn't believe that he had to tell me what they were, AND that they happened to appear so LATE in the game! I almost made it scott-free.
On more somber news, we got some REALLY bad news about a couple that we know. Apparently their baby (pregnant at 30 weeks or so) has a tumor. They aren't telling people about it. He told Sweets, and then they got interrupted, so he hasn't had a chance to follow up with them. It's pretty much bad news all around. The baby could die at any second and really without warning. If the baby does make it to delivery, it will have to go through surgery, and live its life without (some) major organs.
It makes me cry every time I think about it. And I'm not a crier, except that this is so upsetting and I'm hormonal, and that's a recipe for crying. I can't even imagine the type of stress and worry that would overshadow anything happy about a pregnancy like this. We worried so much that something would be wrong with our baby, and were relieved that the ultrasound was free of any large abnormalities.
And being pregnant, or soon to have a new baby, I'm nearly sure that the last thing they are going to want is to be around us. At least, I know that's the last thing that I would want in their situations. When dealing with IF, the last thing I wanted to do was to be around happy pregnant women. So I'm left trying to figure out what to do. Besides pray for them.
So, if you are a praying sort of person, I would ask that you throw a few up there for this couple. I'd appreciate it very much.