40 Weeks & Ready For Labor

Monday, August 6, 2012



Hi everyone!
NO BABY YET! :)

E seems to be pretty cozy in there and we are having fun taking bets on when she will arrive.
My mom is pretty sure that I'm going into labor tomorrow night and that we'll have her on Wednesday. A few of my girlfriends thought that she'd be here today, and a few have a bet on 8/10/12 (that would be a pretty cool birthday!). I know she'll come when she's ready, and I'm surprisingly kind of patient about that right now. Last Tuesday night before Lamaze class, we got a fortune at dinner that said, "Next Wednesday will be a day of rejoicing for you!" We saved it, of course. We'll see :)

We're just waiting for things to happen.
My mom flew in last Thursday and we've been having lots of girl talks, watching tv shows, going on long walks, going swimming, cleaning the house, watching E do crazy kicks and rolls (whoever said the baby slows down physical activity at the end was crazy)...

Joshua has been spending a lot of time talking to her and begging her to come out-- he is so excited to meet her!  He's unfortunately
been working & sleeping a lot and Hartley, too. Hartley has been sleeping at the base of E's bassinet and crib. I think the men in my life are anticipating her arrival for sure and are getting lots of sleep in preparation of what's to come!

I was joking the other day when I was packing my hospital bag and her diaper bag that it's almost like I'm preparing for battle... no idea what to expect, pretty sure it's going to be an experience... but the beautiful thing is that I get an INCREDIBLE reward at the end! I am so excited to experience labor. I know that sounds crazy but I truly am thrilled to finally know what this is all about. I am so ecstatic to see her little face! I am so glad we took a birthing class-- I really feel like it's grown our confidence in anticipation of labor and has helped Joshua especially feel more geared up for what's to come.


Thank you everyone for sharing in our journey with us so far. I will try to keep you updated as soon as possible. I'm signing off for now... pretty sure this will be my last blog post before I become a mom! :) xoxo




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Love and a Load of Laundry said...

Hope everything goes great for you! Love her nursery and your diaper bag! :)

Jodi said...

Can't wait to hear about her arrival! (:

Joanna said...

Her room looks so sweet! praying for a smooth labor and a healthy mama and baby!

angie on maui said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! :)

I've been thinking about you a lot these days (admittedly, I've been horrible about reaching out or commenting on your posts to let you know); it's been such a fun experience for me to watch you grow into the Mama that you've become and as a Blogger-Auntie, I'm so excited to see photos and "meet" Baby E. :)
I"m so happy to have been part of this journey for you and Joshua; you're in the home stretch and soon you'll have that sweet little babe in your arms! For the record, I'm guessing that you'll have her on Wednesday. YOU HAVE TO, because that awesome fortune is just TOO perfect not to!

Enjoy these last couple of days as a family of two. :)

Love you, friend. xoxo

lucy at dear beautiful boy said...

Ooooh, she'll be here before you know it now. And it sounds like you are making the most of your pre-baby time. So excited for you and can't wait to hear that she's arrived.
The nursery and your bag are lovely. Good luck!!! :) x

Bethany G said...

Chills! Love you!!!

Bethany G said...

Chills! Love you!!!

Samara said...

Ooooh, the excitement. I totally understand what you mean when you say you're excited about labor- just to know what it is all about and the reward at the end! ha ha

Jane Doe said...

Blessings and positive vibes that the labor goes smooth and well!

Jane Doe said...

Blessings and positive vibes that the labor goes smooth and well!

Ruthie Hart said...

Anxiously awaitingggggggggg!

Lottie said...

i am so excited for you and you never know maybe the fortune will be right :)

Heather Leigh Riley said...

Oh my goodness! I can't even comprehend! From one pregnant woman to a soon to be not pregnant woman I congratulate you with the deepest joy in my heart! I am so looking forward to the next couple of months until I can say my daughter is almost here! You are going to be a great mom and I can't wait to see her =)

Mrs. Baker said...

i was getting soooo impatient by the time i passed my due date! hope your patience lasts longer than mine!

Lindsay said...

Your fortune cookie gave me chills! How fun would that be!? :) The nursery looks great! Good luck!

The Cantelmo Family said...

I'm so glad you're so patient. I get so anxious near the end!!! You'll do great with labor and everything!! It's an amazing experience!!

Jen | Our Happy Family said...

Oh the nursery is so sweet! There is nothing like your first baby and becoming a mom! Prayers that labor and delivery go well!!

Kimberly Bonham said...

Yay! So happy for you! What an exciting time in your life!
Love your nursery. Turned out great!

elise said...

hang in there! they are so worth the wait! :) the nursery looks adorable!

JeNeal said...

How exciting!!!! Can't wait to see the pics of little E. Good luck pretty mama!!!

xoxoxox

Jeneal @ Piecesofluv.com

Kassi Mortensen said...

Just saw on twitter she still hasn't arrived yet... SO glad to hear you're feeling ready and patient! Makes it easier I bet! ;) Excited to 'meet' her!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog and I have to say its one of the most "real" blogs I have seen. I have been going back and reading a lot of your posts and feel like I know you..Promise im not a creeper. I can just relate to a lot of things, especially the baby stuff. anyway just wanted to say thanks for the refreshing blog.

xo
ash

Nicole said...

I'm loving the changing table wall! I can't wait to meet sweet E! L is excited his girlfriend will be here soon! Love you!! xo

nicole said...

drooling over your baby bedding...hang in there!

Sarah Willing said...

fyi...i keep checking to see if there is an update here :) I know you are recovering and enjoying this time! but i want you to know i am thinking about you and love you!
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xoxo

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Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

I LOVE the wall above the changing table! Seriously cute!