Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I am back home now after an exhausting day of.....nothing. Dr. W stripped my membranes, but would not officially induce me until Friday. So I spent the day walking the mall, and even trying the elliptical machine, all to no avail. There is nothing more I can do for myself, and frankly, I'm exhausted, so I'm home to wait until Friday. I have an appointment at the hospital to be induced Friday morning at 7:00 a.m.

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.


Rebekah Zenn said...

Awww what a bummer! I had my membranes stripped 3 times before my water even broke... But I have a feeling she will come before your friday appointment! Miss you lots!

Kristi said...

I've felt your pain, Betty!
By this point you're just so tired - of everything. It is soooo devastating to get news like that!
Well, I'll pray that the stripping will do the trick - Grace is a pretty smart little girl - she's got it good right now - what's the rush to do all of this work on her own?! ;o)

Steve & Molly said...

Oh, Betty, I'm so sorry. I understand that disappointment! All 3 of our girls were late and I was induced. It's not fun to wait, hope, then wait some more, I know, but it's good for Grace to have this time to grow stronger. Keep your focus on that verse and try to get some rest...easier said than done these days, I'm sure. Praying for you.

laurie d said...

When Keri was due, I had an appointment (that day I believe), and at the end of my appointment, Dr. W smiled and cheerfully said to me, "'See you next week!" I cried all the way home. But of course she came when she was ready! (And I'm not even mad at him anymore...) =) 'Praying for you! Love you!!!!!!

Heard by God said...

aww, Betts, I love you ~ my heart goes out to you as I can hear your weariness (of more than body) in your words. I'm praying for you right now.

Leanne said...

I'm sorry, Betty...we can pray that it will happen sooner than Friday!
Hang in there!
At least you get to see Dr. Wickert!

Troy & Sherry said...

oh my dear friend - i went yesterday as well and nothing - no dilation or anything - baby sounds good but we are pryaing for you and excited to meet grace on friday or before ;)

Betty 'Rie said...

Thank you all for your loving words, they mean much to me. I am ready, yes, but I also have learned that to receive things on my own timing instead of on God's is not always the best way, so I will wait.

I will say to the Lord, You are my refuge, my fortress,
You alone are the One in Whom I trust.
You have sheltered my soul, for You are faithful, and I won't fear.
I will dwell in the shadow of Your wings--for You are near.

Gaylene (Gigi) said...

Remember, Betts: You're my hero :)