decided to come all on his own after all?
There were several little miracles through all of this as well.
Miracle #1: I was really very nervous about being induced a week early. Would the baby be ready? Would his lungs be fully developed? Would my body be ready to give birth? I was praying hard that if it was at all possible the Lord would help me go into labor on my own so I wouldn’t have to be induced. Then I would know that no matter what happened it was meant to be. My prayer was definitely answered!
Miracle #2: There was a tight knot in Gideon’s umbilical cord that we did not know about. It could have proven potentially fatal for him had we decided not to be induced on Monday and waited for his due date of July 25th. This, especially, made me realize how very precious and miraculous it is that so many births go “right” when they very easily could go so “wrong.” It also helped confirm that our decision to be induced on Monday was the right one, even though in the end he came on his own.
Miracle #3: Gideon’s first glucose test right after birth was low and he had the shakes. Thankfully, he nursed like a champ and never had any trouble regulating his blood sugar after that.