August 27, 2012

The End is Near!!

Yesterday, when I began this post, I titled it "The Waiting Game."  I had no clue when James would be making his debut into this world and I was beginning to feel that I would be pregnant for the rest of my life.  Until today...

I had my 39 week appointment today and the doctor said that he would like to induce me THIS week!!!  I was thrilled when he said that.  I am ALL for a man with a plan!  He said that Wednesday works for him and I said, "Sign me up.  We are there!"  So, James will be arriving sometime on Wednesday.  I am checking in the hospital at 6:00 a.m. to begin the inducement!!

We are so excited and so anxious to meet our sweet son.  I'm also nervous and scared to death to begin the process of labor and becoming a mother.  Emotions are going to be a little crazy for me this week.

This will probably be my last post until after James arrives.  So, in the meantime, here are some pictures of the nursery...


James, we are so excited for your arrival!  We have been preparing for this day for a long time now.

We promise to love you unconditionally and support you in everything you do throughout your entire life.

We promise to teach you about God's Word and raise you to be like Him.  We hope that you always find courage and strength in His Word and take refuge in it.

Just know that Mommy and Daddy LOVE you very much and you have already made us the happiest people on earth.

We can't wait to meet you!!!

August 7, 2012

36 Weeks!!

Today, I am 36 weeks pregnant.  Only 4 more weeks to go!  I can't believe how fast it has gone by.  The first trimester seemed to creep by due to morning sickness and tax season.  Now, it seems like yesterday I was just at 20 weeks pregnant.

I had my 36 week doctor's appointment yesterday and had my last ultrasound.  It showed that James has dropped very low and is in position... head first.  They also gave an estimate of how much he weighs now. You won't believe it when I say it but they are estimating that he is weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces!!!  I let out gasp and a "My Gosh!"  when they told us that.  That is already bigger than I was when I was born only 2 days early.  And we still have 4 weeks to go!!!  The doctor said that he is above average but not a "whopper".  Already, James is above average... obviously his father's child:)

How am I feeling?  Nervous. Anxious. Happy. Sad. Annoyed. Tired. and HOT!  I have every type of emotion going through me that you can think of.  I am getting pretty uncomfortable all the time these days.  My mornings are pretty good but I take a turn for worst bout 3:00 or 4:00 every afternoon.

On a different note, I would like to share some photos from my last two baby showers.  One was held at my cousin, Claire's, house.  It was a "nesting" theme with birds' nests.  Very cute idea!

This was hanging on the door when we arrived

Here are the hostesses (Claire and Delaney) with Sam Nolan

And the table setting

It was all so beautiful and the decorations were gorgeous!  Thanks Claire and Rebecca for working so hard to make it special for me!

The next shower was held by the sweet ladies of my work and held at Leigh Anna's house.  All the work ladies came as well as my mom and mother in-law.

Cindy made a diaper cake for me.  It was so cute!

Here are some more pictures from the shower

The day was perfect and so much fun!  I feel blessed to have such great women to work with every day! And not everyone can say that!

In the next four weeks (or fewer) we will be spending all of our time getting mentally ready for James to arrive.  The nursery is ready (pics coming soon), the bottles are sterilized, and the bags are packed (somewhat).  We plan to enjoy the last few weeks of a family of two before our world gets turned upside down...