Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I went to the doctor yesterday and he said, thankfully, that little Claire was in the right position - "definitely head down" were his words.  Our little John David stood up inside of me during his entire stay in the womb and decided to come feet first.  That's another story for another day.  So I was relieved to hear this.  Despite having a c-section with John David, the doctor gave his approval for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarian).  Hopefully things will be more "normal" in the delivery of little Claire.  

In addition to informing me of her position, my doctor said that I had already dilated 1.5 cm and that I was 50% efface. . . in other words, Claire may not wait until the 24th of September to enter the world.  We are excited, but still much to be done!  

Thankfully, John David is really enjoying his "I'm a Big Brother" book that he requests before going to bed.  We are glad that he has been so interested in it.  We are going to try to take him on a little "tour" of the hospital next week; he appreciates as much preparation as you can give him before a new experience.  Maybe this will be helpful for him come delivery day!  

Please be praying for each of us as we prepare for this new transition.  Thankfully, our Sovereign God is wise in His timing and will give grace abundantly to meet all of our needs.         

10 comments:

Melanie Campbell said...

Hey! I feel kinda like a stalker b/c I check your blog for updates everytime I get online! :) I'm so glad to hear that Claire is in the right position! I have been and will continue to pray for all four of you. I can't wait to meet her! Let me know if there's anything you need/want me to do! You know I'd be happy to help! :) Love you guys
~ Melanie

The Rigoloso's said...

Sweet katie! I had such a good time with you today...laughter really is good medicine, huh? I will be in touch soon to finish up our project. Hope you and your boys have a restful weekend! Love you, molly

David said...

Unbelievable ... seems like last week we were at FPO together ... and just yesterday you announced! My birthday is 9/16, so shoot for that! Look forward to the news.

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

I was just thinking about you and right before I clicked onto your blog thought, "Oh wow, she could easily deliver anytime now. I wonder if she has an update." LOL Praying for a smooth, wonderful delivery experience for you and an easy transition into life as a family of 4!

MaggieMae said...

Katie!! That is great to hear that she is in the right position! Barrett is as well...however, I'm not dilated AT ALL! Haha, I'm actually glad because I need a little bit more time to get things done before he gets here! They might have extremely close birthdays!!! Anyway, I want to see a picture of YOU! Love you!!!!!
Maggie

The Parkers said...

Praise God! I'm so happy to hear that little Claire is doing well, in the right position, and that you have the ok for a VBAC! I agree with your friend that you need to post a photo of yourself before you deliver. I'm also excited for you to be dilating and that you are already 50% effaced! That's awesome!!! Any work done by little Claire prior to the big day will just make your labor go that much more quickly. Please know that we are praying for you all as you prepare for her arrival and enjoy your last few days/weeks as a family of 3. Can't wait to hear about John David's visit to the hospital. Love and miss you guys!!!

Chad & Amber said...

Katie,

So excited to hear all is going well and Claire is getting ready to come! What a precious addition she will be to the Kizziah family! Praying for the Lord's timing and trusting He will meet every need, especially for John David! Love you,friend.

Our Boys said...

Katie,
I had awesome VBAC experiences with Isaac and Caleb! You will do great. We are thinking of you from across the ocean. Love, April and the rest of the Langley boys

David and Katie Kizziah said...

April ~
Thank you for your words of affirmation - so encouraging to hear about your great VBAC experience! I would love to keep up with your family - what is your blog address again? Praying for you guys as you serve our Lord so faithfully.
Love,
Katie

Our Boys said...

Katie,

We don't use our blog anymore (for security reasons,) but if you send me your email address, I can send you an invite to our secure website. So glad to reconnect. Can't wait to hear news about Claire's arrival:-) Love, April