This is THE most awful picture of me ever! I can’t believe I’m posting it for all the world to see, but I said I would post a twin belly pic, so here it is. This was 4 days before I had them and I was MISERABLE!! I was at a friends house, obviously soaking my ridiculously swollen feet. It was the last day of September and I vividly remember my friend saying “You’re not going to make it much longer”. I should’ve had a little over 6 weeks until my due date on the day this picture was taken. Thank God I had them just 4 days later. I swear I don’t think I could’ve made it one more day. I’ve never wanted any of my pregnancies to be over like I wanted this one over with!!
The night my water broke, I soaked in the tub and prayed to God to help me because I felt like I was going to die. I told God that I’ve never been so miserable and that I just wanted this to be over with NOW. To PLEASE let it be over soon because I couldn’t do it anymore. I was HUGE. I hadn’t slept for a full night in months. I had horrible heartburn from about 2 months on. My feet were soooo swollen. Everything inside me was so squished that I couldn’t eat more than a teeny bit of food without feeling awful. I remember one evening, a month or so before I had them, pacing outside for literally hours, the whole time crying and begging God to just let me have these babies. I remember telling my husband to never let me do this ever again….EVER.
After my long soak in the tub, I went to bed. I was lying there, as uncomfortable as I could be, while my husband laid across the end of the bed watching television. Then, moments later, I felt it. The gush of water. I told my hubby that my water had just broken. His response was “Are you sure?!”. Considering I’ve had 5 other babies, yes, I was certain.
From the time I asked God to deliver me from this pregnancy until the time my water broke was a mere 20 minutes. Yes….my prayer was answered in 20 minutes!! I am still thankful that I didn’t have to endure it for one more day. This picture takes me back to how miserable it actually was. I’m SO glad this pregnancy is just a singleton!! Thank God!