Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Do you know how many times Jason and I have said, "I can't believe we are going to have a baby in February!" The last 9+ months have been such an amazing time in our lives and in our marriage as we have been trying to anticipate how Emily Morgan's "birth-day" will unfold. To say that we are excited is just silly. We are absolutely beside ourselves, seriously. We feel like we are just operating in limbo as we wait out these last few days before we finally get to see the face of this miracle that has been growing inside me.
We are now on a schedule of going to see the dr every Monday for a check-up. Things have continued to progress just as they should. I weighed 151.8 yesterday and that is a total weight gain of 30 pounds. However that is FOUR POUNDS more than what I weighed just one week before. I am pretty sure that can be accounted for by the 2 lbs of fluid that has collected around the area where each of my ankles used to be located :) My dr says Emily is about 6.5 pounds right now, she is still head down...like really down, dr says she has dropped and it could be any day now. His actual words were, "I'm expecting her to come in the next week or so" - OR SO? That's like saying add a 'dash' of sugar, or 'some' water when you are trying to follow a recipe...really?! ugh! CAN'T TAKE THIS WAITING...GOING CRAZY!!
I feel like I am ready to bust. She feels so big and tight in there, it really is amazing. I do know that I am not that big compared to a lot of pregnant women, but I have to say that I feel huge for me!! I might not ever be completely ready to be a mom, but I am DONE being pregnant. I am just so thankful that it has only been this last month that has been uncomfortable. I have had an absolutely wonderful pregnancy - and even this last month is still not totally unbearable - I'm just way more aware of Emiliy's presence these days.
I am so ready to re-do this blog and take down all of these pictures of Jason & me when we were babies and replace them with the ga-zillion we will take of Emily. Thanks again to all of you that have taken the time to follow our progress and lift us up in your prayers over these last months. We CAN NOT WAIT to introduce her to you all!! So excited!
Until next time...
Monday, December 27, 2010
The second weekend in December, Corie came into town for what I thought was a "routine" visit - but much to my surprise she had somehow managed to successfully coordinate (from North Carolina) a baby shower for me with some of my most favorite people on this entire planet - which was better than I could have ever imagined or expected. Including somehow managing to get another one of my life long best friends, Monica, who lives in NY, to be there - with her 6 month old in tow - for the event. I got a ridiculous amount of stuff, including some very sentimental gifts. So many monogramed pieces as well as practical items. My favorite surprise came from a very dear friend, Jennifer Swatek. She commissioned a friend of hers to paint a precious oil painting for Emily Morgan's room that is a beautiful tribute to my mother, me and Emily (pictured below). Just another reminder of how God has graciously blessed me time and time again with the most wonderful network of friends and family throughout my entire life.
We added a room to our house that we are thrilled with. It's always nice when you get to use the phrase, "exceeded all of our expectations". We love it and it provided us with some much needed breathing room throughout the rest of the house and also allowed us to work on the nursery, which is basically completed, except for a few minor details. Jason & I and are just trying to control our excitement at this point. My excitement of course is shadowed by the curiosity & anticipation of how my labor will go, but I have to say, I am completely confident in my choice to birth at Brookwood with Dr. Huggins. He has been an absolutely wonderful part of this entire pregnancy.
I will do my best to keep you all posted & please continue to keep us in your prayers.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
God bless you all!