Two nights ago I was READY to have this baby. I mean, READY- like take me to the hospital and get this thing OUT! I had completely lost my patience with the nasal congestion, the chronic, neverending awful, unable to breathe through my nose AT ALL congestion. I keep having to wake up in the middle of the night and try to walk around and blow my nose twenty thousand times before I can get back to sleep. Oh, yeah, and brush my teeth in the middle of the night AND when I wake up because I have cotton mouth from breathing through my mouth all night long. I want control over my body again, I want to stop hearing from the Dr. that it’s almost over and then the nasal congestion will go away, I want to be able to run again, shop in regular stores, etc.
And who decided to put the Maternity section at Target next to the Plus Size section???????????????
We googled some stuff and discovered that I wasn’t the only pregnant woman driven to tears, sobs and mass hysteria over sinus sufferings. I also tried some of the suggestions to flush your nose w/ salt water (non-iodinized salt), breathe right strips, and sleeping in a more upright position, propped with pillows. These suggestions sort of worked and I am still alive two days later, and I have not inserted a grenede into my nose, nor driven off a cliff, as much as I wanted to Sunday night. We also remembered that I am allergic to ragweed, which is quite abundant this time of year in our area, and stopped opening the windows to cool the house down and instead used the A/C.
So, I’ve calmed down and am ready to wait for another 8 weeks or less. Technically a baby is full term at 37 weeks, so I could give birth as early as October 9th and all should be okay. Ahhh, the faith needed in waiting and not knowing the future.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Phillipians 4:6
You’d think I would have that verse memorized by now!