Saturday, April 2, 2011

Busted

I am not a karma girl...at all.  I don't even read my fortunes in fortune cookies.  But my kids always want to know what their cookies say.  I always make up something like, "You are a hard worker."  or "You are so friendly & your smile brightens my day."    Last night Annie handed me her fortune, "What does this say mom?"

"Your mom is beautiful."  & I handed it back.  She looked at it & started to read it, "Your mom?...NO IT DOESN'T" 

I had forgotten...
Annie can read now!
I was busted! 

THANK YOU!!!  For all your sweet words yesterday!!!  They meant SOOOO much to me!  It was an emotionally exhausting day.
If I confused you yesterday about the baby here is the LONG story...but please don't feel like you need to read it, like I said it is kinda long...

Well...the joke was certainly on me...

Yesterday I was supposed to be induced.  I woke up early to go, kids where they needed to be, make-up on, fully excited & ready to head to the hospital at 6:00am.  Doctor had said, "Looks wide open!  There should be no problems getting in."  Just needed to call the hospital to make sure tons of babies hadn't gone into labor during the night.  But...they had! 

Every 3 hours the hospital & I would connect, "Probably later...we are really going to try to get you in." 

It wasn't to be.  But in that disappointment I saw God's power....what you didn't know...is that I was dealing with an abscessed tooth...TERRIBLY painful!!! My dentist had up & moved (surprise!) no new dentists wanted to deal with me without charts, I hadn't slept a for 2 nights straight because of the pain BUT I still wanted to deliver & HOPING the hospital would be able to take care of the pain & the baby.  But even after I got medicated the tooth pain was unbearable for a good 24 hours...THE SAME 24 hours I would have been holding my new babe.  The same 24 hours I would have been greeting visitors & making phone calls..and that tooth pain would have taken so much joy out of the delivery. 

So today I have my babe in my tummy & the tooth pain is going away with the antibiotic until after delivery when the dentist says it will be MUCH better to deal with my tooth.  God had a plan.  My doctor said, "I am so sorry!!!  This almost NEVER happens."  God filled up those hospital beds so I would not have to have a HORRIBLE toothache in labor.  Makes me feel humbled & brings me to tears at the love God has for me.  Thanks God!!!    He showed me that His plans are MUCH wiser than my own.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

Jeremiah 29:11

27 comments:

Theresa said...

I am all choked up over here as I read your last few posts, oh my goodness girl, I am so glad that you were being watched over and taken care of. Our God is AMAZING! I know that you want nothing more than to hold your new little one I can just feel that excitement for you... honest I am, but thankfully your tooth will feel better when you do! I can't wait to hear all about your newest joy. love, t. xoxo

Victoria said...

Your situation sounds like mine. They took me in to be induced and throughout the next 44 hours, at least two women in labor had to sit in the waiting room because the ward was so full. One almost had her baby in the bathroom. Fortunately I was tucked happily in a little room all to myself, but mid-September is a busy time for babies!
Hopefully you'll get a call sometime this weekend or on Monday and you can get things moving along. Best of luck to you!

Theresa said...

p.s. sending love and prayers xoxo

Two Shades of Pink said...

I am still on my joy high after being on the phone with you...WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! And I am so happy you wrote this post. God is just so good, so amazing, so INTIMATELY MINDFUL of our every need...needs we don't know we have. He protected you and that sweet baby so that when you first meet...it will be the sweetest moment that won't be overshadowed by something as annoying as TOOTH PAIN! Lord, how I love Your love for us! This post humbles me too as it reminds me that He loves me and everyone else the exact same way. HALLELUJAH!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Busted, cute story!
I am glad that God watched over you and took care of that tooth. Now bring on the baby!

MS/AC Fan said...

Speak it sister! :) So glad our God cared enough about your hurting tooth, to let you deal with that~before the joy of the new baby! :)

Cassie {A Serenade for Solitude} said...

oh, yes!! His plan is always perfect! Sorry about the tooth pain--that is the worst kind. But I'm so excited to hear about your new babe! That is SO exciting. xx

Shelley said...

I am so happy to hear that your tooth is healing and will not be an issue at the time of delivery. You have a wonderful attitude about your unexpected wait. So... Monday??

Karen said...

Well, then it did all work together for good. AND you still have the baby to hold, soon. So when is it? Will pray that all goes well with tooth and delivery.

koralee said...

You are so right my friend...God has a plan! Sometimes that is very hard to remember. Sending you oooodles of blessings and prayers. xoxoxoxo

Beth said...

I love when timing works well in that way! Also, your body will be less stressed during delivery because it won't be fighting an infection at the same time. Yay! :)

Lysa said...

"Love" You are such a JOY! God delights in you!

m.e (Cathie) said...

thinking of you sweet Libbie, was going to write your card today thinking that your little baby would have already arrived!
i am feeling your anxiety & hoping that your labour is a smooth & quick one.

many hugs lovely ♥

YHOSIE said...

it is true... :)
you'll get what you want according to His time , not yours ..

i'm glad for you Libbie ^_^
XoXo

clau said...

My dear friend,what emotionally exhausting day!I hope you feel better today!I'm glad and proud that your little princess can read!!!It's an important step in our life!
Big hugs for you,your family and your gorgeous baby belly!
Xoxo
Claudia

Martina said...

I wish you an easy labour Libbie, and i love your story! Yes, we need to have more trust in him sometimes, so great how things worked out so far - and a sure sign that all will be fine! This message Annie got in her cookie is - true! She's such a sweet and special little lady! Love for the day!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw Libbie honey it was meant for me to come over here this morning before I go back to work before I am ready.
I am taking your post with me and scripture so when I think I can't keep going I will read this.
You brought tears to my eyes and I truly believe that God loves us and does know what is best which certainly was your case with your delivery.
Our little Anne reading hard to believe yes you were busted.
Will be praying for you sweetie
I love you
Maggie

Jo said...

The fortune cookie story is awesome. This is the beginning of the end... soon Annie will be able to read the fortunes for everyone. You might have to figure out a way to pre-screen the fortunes, still in the cookie, at that point. ;-)

Also, what a day you must have had on induction day! That's crazy, but I love how sometimes he shows us why something didn't happen or did happen, afterward. I hope you'll be able to have the baby soon, but praise God that his plans aren't ours. This also reminded me of a verses they said in church yesterday - Isaiah 55: 8-9. Good luck with everything!

pollydove said...

Wow ... what a coincidence! I have an abscessed tooth as well! I knew the weekend was coming up so on Thursday I went in and got an antibiotic - still hurt all weekend, HOWEVER! No baby in my tummy and I think your attitude is perfect for why your little bundle is delayed just a bit. Wonderful way to look at the bright side Libbie!

Best of luck with the delivery and all the sweetness that comes with this special time in your life! (I just love the excitement of a new little baby!) Hugs to you and yours!

Gloria said...

Hi Libbie,
I am glad to hear you didn't end up in labor with having to deal with tooth pain as well. I am sending out prayers & hugs for a safe labor and delivery. Hang in there...:) God always has perfect timing, and the best plans for us.

xoxo Gloria
p.s. I can't wait to see your new little one soon. I know he/she will be beautiful!!

Diana Shearer Art said...

Isn't it just amazing how we get to keep discovering and being moved by God's incredible love and grace! Thanks for sharing with us. So sweet and moving! God is so good and has such a tender heart for our pains and joys! I'm keeping you in my prayers and am so excited for your beautiful family member that is arriving soon!
xxoo ~Diana :D

blueviolet said...

God always looks out for us in the way he thinks is best. I'm so excited to hear about your new baby. It's time!!! :)

Cat said...

No woman should have to deal with those two kinds of pain at the same time. Glad all is OK...or soon will be :)

marie said...

God is good Libbie! You are in my prayer!
P.S. Annie's Mom IS beautiful indeed!!!

Tracy Suzanne said...
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Tracy Suzanne said...

That should have been "letting" the cat "out" of the bag. It's way too late and I should have went to bed hours ago.

T:)

Marla said...

Amen, my sweet friend.