I am currently gestating our 5th child (a boy). He is due 3-15, but I haven't made it to 40 weeks yet at this point. We figure he will be here in 2-3 weeks. We chose the patron saint Gerasimos of the Jordan for him.
Right now there are a lot of stressful things going on in our lives outside of this baby. My parents came for a visit on New Years Eve that did NOT go well. This has resulted in our children informing us that they hate their grandparents
. My mother and step father were really horrible to our children and are incapable of figuring out why they never want to see them again. They have always treated my husband and I badly. This time they were really mean to our son and all the kids are quite upset about it. They also treated me pretty poorly in front of the kids when I defended our son. So any illusion of being nice grandparents is shattered at this point. I haven't spoken to them since this all happened because I know they are incapable of realizing that they need to treat us better. Their attitude is "I didn't say that, but even if I did I must have been right." I have been able to talk to the kids and they forgive their grandparents, but they don't want to see them again pretty much ever at this point.
My blood pressure has been rising a bit (some of you may recall it skyrocketed with our last baby). I am trying to get them to do a certain treatment which would help with the BP and another issue that I believe is causing the BP issues. (Obstetric Cholestasis is anyone is curious) But since my lab values are high but in "normal range" I am having no luck whatsoever. Our son is also flipping between breech and head down on an almost daily basis. This means that they are pushing me hard
to have a scheduled c-section. I really don't want to have a c-section.
Prayers that the family situation ease, my BP will get more in control and that our son will quit the acrobatics and STAY HEAD DOWN would be appreciated.
I hope everyone is well