Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Final Countdown: Week 40 of Pregnancy

As of today, I am 40 weeks, 2 days pregnant! 

What a surreal feeling to be in the last few days of my pregnancy! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve wondered, “is today the day?!” nearly every day, but this week is different. I know for sure now that if baby boy doesn’t come on his own before the weekend, I’ll be induced. It’s crazy to wrap my mind around the fact that one way or another, baby boy will be here by the end of the weekend!

I had an ultrasound today to check on our little man. He’s snug as bug hanging out with mommy! It was such a huge relief to hear that he is doing well. Since baby was moving well, fluid looked good & the placenta looked fine, I won’t go in for another ultrasound until Friday. If he hasn’t come by Friday, induction will be scheduled. Gestational diabetes doesn’t give us as much extra time as a “normal” pregnancy would allow me to have. Although I want to avoid induction if possible, my doctor & I are on the same page. I am thankful to have this extra time to hopefully allow baby to come on his own, but if he doesn’t, I feel comfortable with the plan to induce because I know it will be what’s best for baby’s well-being! 
We would love for y’all to join us in praying for baby to come on his own before the weekend. I know God has his hand on us both, and I am trying to rest in His plan instead of focusing on what I feel would be best case scenario. I would also appreciate your prayers for peace & rest over me. I’m balancing so many emotions as I wait for labor to begin! It’s hard to not worry about our baby’s well-being, although today definitely gave me reassurance that he’s doing well. I’m trying to stay patient, but there’s so much anticipation in my mind & heart as I wait for signs of labor. 
I would also love your prayers for me as I go through labor. Pray for me to remain strong & steadfast in my natural birth plan. Pray for Cary as he supports me & helps me every step of the way. Pray for baby’s health & for a smooth, complication free birth. Thank you for lifting us up! 
I’ve said it before, but I truly can’t say it enough...it has been such a blessing to experience pregnancy. Every day has been a beautiful gift & I haven’t take even one day for granted! It is so humbling to be experiencing something so sacred after years of believing that I never would. Thank you all for walking through this incredible journey with us. Thank you for praying for & encouraging me! It means so much. I can’t wait to share our newest miracle with y’all! 
With love, 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baby Momma Dance Challenge Video

Y'all, we had an absolute blast dancing & creating this video a couple of weeks ago! What better to celebrate being 38 weeks pregnant than by having a family dance party?! Hope you have as much fun watching it as we did dancing. :)

Click here to watch our Baby Momma Dance Challenge: Baby Momma Dance Challenge: Koch Family Edition 

With love,

Adoption Documentary: I Lived on Parker Ave

A few months ago, I shared about attending a screening of the the adoption documentary I Lived on Parker Ave. The documentary is now live for viewing (free) online! To watch the film, simply head over to https://www.ilivedonparkerave.com

This film is powerful. It captures the real life emotions & perspectives of adoption, family & unconditional love in a beautiful & authentic way. Y’all go check it out & share to help reach more people. 

With love,