We are 1/2 way home (well actually more than 1/2 way). Naomi did SPECTACULAR in the car today! We only had to stop once in Lebanon, IN. She is surviving the drive by watching "papa's" show - The Jungle Book. The rest of us may be singing Bare Necessities for weeks as this is her favorite song and she likes to play that part over and over.
Tonight we are staying in Loves Park, IL. We chose to stay at a hotel so I (Sarah) can get my rest. Tomorrow morning we are going to visit Grant, Martha and the kiddos and let Naomi run out some energy with her cousins. We will then jump back into the car around 11 a.m. and set out for home. We are all excited to get back to our house.
The next week will consist of rest and many doctor's appointments. I will be having an ultrasound on Monday. A possible Echo on Wednesday and will see my OB on Thursday. It is so nice to meet with my regular Doctors and to no longer feel anxious that Levi will be born 700 miles from home. If he comes early now he will be in the NICU at the hospital 5 miles from our house.
My prayer now is twofold. First, that I will remain dependent upon God and attentive to His will as I move through this pregnancy. It is often easy to become complacent when one is not faced in immediate danger. Secondly, I am praying that I will continue to trust God with Levi. It has been difficult to not be anxious that something else will happen. I found myself concerned about if he moved enough today and scared that we would not hear his heart until Monday. I need to continually place Levi in God's hands.
Thank you again for all the prayers and support. Drew and I looked at one another many times this week and just stared in awe at the love we felt. We appreciate each one of you.