Wednesday, July 7, 2010

24 hours to go.......Am I ready?

Let's see...
Car Seat.........Check
Suitcase Packed..Check

Those are the essentials I need for the hospital and the first couple days right? So I should be ready then, except that I'm not! I was just telling my husband last night how nervous I am about having this baby and he likes to say one of two things, "Well it's a little late now" or "You really don't have a choice honey" which is true, there is only one way this little guy can get out and unforetunately for me - it's gonna hurt!

When my daughter was born, I swore I could have 7 kids if their pregnancies and labor were all like hers. When my son was born I told my husband I didn't want anymore kids cause the last 2 months were very painful and he weighed almost 9 lbs at birth (I'll spare you the details). But no matter what they felt like, I didn't *know* when they would arrive. I didn't have time to dwell on the painful thoughts of labor or worry about things that could happen!

With this baby, all I can do is worry and dwell on it and that is only because I know without a doubt that at 1:00pm tomorrow, I will enter the hospital and they will begin prepping me to be induced. I will sit there for 5 hours hooked up to an IV that will pump me full of antibiotics and then at approzimately 6:00pm they will somehow induce labor. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Ok - I feel better! LOL

Sometimes it just helps to get that off your chest right?! I know it'll all be fine and worrying or panicing won't do anyone an ounce of good but when else am I suppose to do? Mothers worry best don't we? I really just can't wait to meet him and to show him off to everyone!

While we did not plan for this to happen, I am so grateful that it has. I am looking forward to the firsts that will happen all over again with this little guy! I cannot wait!

So this is it, I have to clean up the house and prepare for the rest of my family to be without me for as many as 3 days plus pack and make sure we have everything we need. I will get a picture post up just as soon as I can once I get back from the hospital!

Wish me luck and thank you all for your support!


Our son Jack at 2 months old - now 6 years old.
Our daughter Rachel at 3 months old - now 8 years old.
They just grow up too fast...

1 comment:

Gloria said...

You sound ready to bring another beautiful, wonderful child into the world. I am grateful for such a great daughter-in-law.
Love the pictures!