Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Overdue... Early labour?

So for those of you wondering whats going on.... I am STILL pregnant.  Last Wednesday I went to stay in Saskatoon, saw my doctor on Thursday and he said he figured sometime this week. ( I was due Thursday the 16th) On Sunday I had a good day and felt fine all day, went to church in the morning and then to the church Christmas musical in the evening.  Went to bed around 11:15ish, woke up at 12:30ish not quite feeling right, felt like I needed to go to the bathroom so that is what I did while I was in there I had a very strong contraction which was nothing like what I had been feeling up till now. I thought that I was going to start vomiting, but I didn't.  Made it back to the bedroom and got on my hands and knees to help with the pain, then a second one hit me and they were coming about 5mins apart.  So I told Cheryl and got dressed, she called Mikey and Nicole.   they drove me to the hospital I had a few more in the car and on the way up to labour and delievery and then as soon as I sat down in assessment it all slowed down.  So Nicole and I walked the halls and climbed all the stairs trying to keep it going, Michael got there around 3am and it was becoming apparent that there might not be anything happening tonight.   I was told this was early labour and it could last a couple of days, so they sent us back home at 8:30 AM.   Mike now has some time off and I am back at home in Wilkie.  The wait continues...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Culture

I was just reading Mark Driscoll's recent blog post about Christians and culture.  Which you can read here.   http://theresurgence.com/2010/12/07/why-christians-go-postal-over-facebook-jay-z-yoga-avatar-and-culture-in-general
It really got me thinking about this topic, I know it is super controversial but that is okay with me, I will still say what I am going to say and you don't have to agree with me at all.   I thought it was really interesting what he said about how we can't just completely shelter our children, but instead we have to have discussions and teach them to view all things objectively.  He says that this is what accounts for so many christian children going astray once they leave the family home.   It made me think about all the kids my age who I grew up with who claimed (myself included) to be Christians and love the Lord but at the end of the day walked away.  I now see a lot of these people completely turning away and many of them now claim to be atheists and agnostics.  I realized that speaking for myself I really didn't have any roots, I didn't have any sound biblical knowledge.  What I did have was a lack of knowledge when it came to the world.  I was quite naive and I really thought everyone knew about Jesus everyone was saved and everyone was pretty much a "good" person.  Being so sheltered I think does set you up for a fall in the real world.  The article talks about wanting your kids to remain innocent but not wanting them to be naive.  I think everything we experience and view in the  world needs to be taken with a grain of salt we need to be aware and not mindlessly absorbing the culture around us. 

I think also that the same thing can be said about supposedly christian culture.  Its important that we don't just mindlessly allow ourselves and our children to watch or listen to something simply because it has been labeled as "christian".  There is so much false doctrine in the world and we need to be mindful of that and as discerning as we possibly can be.  I know some people would say its a bad thing but I personally have cannot tolerate "christian" music and I am not saying it is a bad thing, if you enjoy it then by all means good for you.  But it is something I have struggled with, its not that I dislike the message (and often times there isn't one)  its that I dislike the music, its not something I can get into.  I think that I have now come to a point that I am happy with, two things I do... First of all and this may sound silly but I enjoy music in foreign languages (like Rammestein)  I am a huge metal fan and when its in a foreign language I can't understand the lyrics and can't be tripped up by them and I am in that sense enjoying the just the sound. Second thing is that I have actually noticed that sometimes when I am listening to something hearing a lyric that I know is wrong, will make me think more than when I hear something that is right but it is very important I am always aware of what it is that I am hearing, and usually if I am singing along and something that is wrong comes up I change the lyric as I sing it.  Now maybe that second tactic won't work as well when I have impressionable ears listening but I guess that could be opportunity for discussion as well.  Again you don't have to agree with me but I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this subject.

Monday, December 6, 2010

By the twitching in my belly something wonderful this way comes...

So that little baby on the ticker keeps getting further and further and further to the end...  10 days 'til my due date.  It may be wishful thinking but I feel like something is beginning to happen.  On both Saturday and Sunday night I was up quite a bit  in the night with contractions that I would classify as more painful than uncomfortable. (Everyone always says braxton hicks don't hurt but I don't know about that.) On this past Thursday the doctor said I was 1 cm dilated but that his head was not engaged, he figured that it would another 2 weeks at least.  Obviously however its just an educated guess and he can't be certain of anything.  I also am getting more and more back pain.  So possibly things are moving along, I hope.