Fridays are my prenatal checkup days. I drive to a nearby city, do a little garage saling on the way, stop at the local grocer ($1.48/lb boneless chicken breasts this week). Did I mention I love my OB's office? It's in an office building with parking literally five feet from the door--no parking garages or downtown traffic.
Here's my big news: the baby has shifted to a downward position, and the pain in my back and legs has diminished by half. It's like a miracle! My first pregnancy worsened until the very end, when the epidural took effect. I remember bursting into tears because it was the first time in three months that my legs didn't hurt. This relief--I just can't thank God enough. Even if it doesn't last long, to have one week of sleep and work without pain is such a blessing.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5