I had a dr. appt. yesterday. I am now dialated to a 1 & 1/2 and still 50% effaced, but the dr. did say he could touch the baby's head. Very exciting. I wasn't sure he had dropped because I can feel him all over, but maybe he will be bigger than Autumn was. She was 21 in. and 6 lb. 14 oz. I also measured 37 weeks, but the dr. said that it's fine and he can come anytime. I have measured smaller most of the time anyways. My due date is in 8 days. Let's hope I don't make it to my next appt. this Fri. and this baby comes atleast a few days early!!
With all the celebrating of new life and babies, there is a bit of discouragement and fear of death for one of Drew's family members. His grandma fell down some stairs (we are thinking around 4 or 5 steps) and fractured her skull and face. She has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now. Her lungs keep filling with fluid and she is on a breathing machine, and there have been other issues. The decision has now been left up to Drew's grandpa as to whether they should take her off the ventilator or keep her on. It's a very difficult decision for him. They are in their mid 80's and have served several missions and in her failing health over the years he has had to serve her in so many ways and do almost everything for her. Sacrificing his sleep, his health, and his comfort to make sure she was happy and able to get around. In serving others we gain a different level of love for them. So as I am sure she has been a burden on him, I bet he would rather have that burden then be left alone in this life and be the one left to make the decision as to what could keep her alive or possibly end her life. We are lucky that we got to spend so much time with his grandparents at Thanksgiving. Before Thanksgiving we hadn't seen them since Autumn was just a few months old. Drew's grandma told stories about some of her mom's relatives that played a key role in church history, which many of us hadn't heard but found out was usually taught in Seminary. And I pretty much drilled and interviewed Drews grandpa because we don't get a lot of time with him and I wanted to get to know him better. So I feel truely blessed that we took advantage of that time with them.
On a lighter note! Here are some pictures of Autumn, sure to put a smile on anyones face.
These were taken my by Aunt Amee back in Nov. at my sisters wedding.