This morning has been full of ups and downs emotionally for me. I guess you could say I have good news, sad news.
I am happy to report that all of the good news is about Anniston. We had another appointment in Hattiesburg today, and she scored another 10 out of 10 on her Biophysical Profile! ALSO....my doctor informed me today that I am 2cm dilated and halfway effaced/thinned out!! She said this means that I have a very good chance of delivering normally with the induction, so that's exciting. (Even though the c-section has been sounding pretty good lately, ha.) She also went over what we would need to do if I went into labor before our induction date (June 1st), so that was eye-opening. Oh, and it looks like Anniston should weigh about 6 lbs or maybe a little more, and we're still seeing that crazy long hair floating around :).
grandpa and mom
Okay, now for the sad/emotional part: My grandpa passed away last night. It's hard to even type that because it doesn't seem real. My mom just told me Monday that he wasn't doing so well, and then before I knew it, she was flying to CO yesterday morning to see him. We are so grateful that my mom was able to talk to him and that he could talk back and say that he loved her and all of us. We are also grateful that the Lord chose to take him in his sleep, so he was not suffering, and we are mostly joyful that he is in a much better place now without any pain.
I wish I could write all I want to say about him, but I'm having a hard time putting it into words. He was one of the kindest, most thoughtful men I have ever met, and he will be missed greatly. Maybe I can share more about him when I have my thoughts together. The pictures are from last October...
me, my grandpa, William McBride, and my brother, Matthew
It feels strange typing two such contrasting sets of news in one post, but I wanted you to know what is going on. Thank you for your prayers for our family. Also, thank you for praying for my friend Laura's dad, he is doing much better...