I had a doctor's appointment again today and received some very grand, truly blessed, news.
I'll try not to be too graphic, but basically, as my doctor was checking my cervix and the stitches he inserted there three months ago, he said, "Your cervix is still nice and thick. That is very heartening news! I think that if you were to have more children, and we put the stitches in at 20 weeks or so, you might not even end up on bed rest! Your cervix is just doing so great!"
I can't think of many things that he could have said at that moment that would have made me happier! I've been trying very hard not to worry about the having-more-children-in-the-future issue at this point. I've been trying to just be happy that we're going to get Samuel. But I know we've got at least one more spirit up in heaven, after Samuel, just waiting for his/her turn to come into our family. Our family just isn't complete yet. And to receive the news that maybe it won't be quite as hard to get him/her down to Earth as it was to get Samuel, is just so wonderful!
What a true blessing from our Heavenly Father. And following so closely on the heals of so many other true blessings, it feels almost indulgent.
*I am crying just a little bit. With joy and gratitude.*
In other news, after getting everything all set for a September 2 delivery, my doctor has rescheduled me for September 1. Hard to argue with getting this boy here a day earlier, but now I need to start re-planning things!