I wanted to ask everyone to be praying for us especially tomorrow at 10:30 as we go in for one of our last doctor's appointments. This particular visit has quite a bit hinging on it. I will go in first for an ultrasound, where they will be looking specifically to see how Poppy's head has grown over the past five weeks. They will also be looking to see if she has turned or if she remains in a breech position. These two bits of information will play a key role in my doctor's decision about when to perform the c-section. He is currently leaning strongly toward December 6th, but he told me he wouldn't finalize that until tomorrow.
I ask that you pray specifically that Poppy's head has not continued to grow at the same quick pace, that the growth of the rest of her body has stayed strong, and that my doctor will be given wisdom in making the decisions he has promised to make. I am not nervous about what tomorrow holds, but I am very anxious to find out exactly what news it will bring. I realize that everytime I step through the doors of the doctor's office, anything is possible, so I am praying that God will give me strength for whatever we are about to face.
Tomorrow is also Marianna's 2nd birthday, and I want it to be a happy day for her! I hope whatever news we receive tomorrow will not in any way take away from our ability to be able to celebrate wholeheartedly with her throughout the rest of the day. She is so excited about both her birthday and Poppy's arrival. It makes me so happy to see her joy spilling out when she talks to Poppy and describes to us how she is going to hold her and kiss her when she comes. At the same time, there is always a nagging, sinking feeling in my heart when I consider what the future may hold. We haven't tried to tell her of Poppy's sickness in any way. I don't really think she can comprehend it, and even if she could I wouldn't want to put any kind of damper on her happiness about being a big sister. Please pray for her that God will guard her young and precious heart in a special way from the grief that is to come.