Friday, April 4, 2014

Ticking Time Bomb

38 weeks, 2 days
Dilated 3 cm.
50% effaced.
BFF arrives from California on Sunday night to be here for the birth (We moved up her ticket to get her here sooner, at the advice of my doctor).
Flat on my back until then, praying she makes in time!!!
Once her feet hit the Florida soil (or the carpet of the jet bridge), this show can roll!

Savoring each kick, roll, and stretch in my belly, knowing this is the last time I'll be feeling these things.
Bags packed and ready.
Friends on stand-by to take the kiddos for us.
Gas tank full in the van.
Car seat and diaper bag waiting by the door.
Excited older siblings, asking me every morning, "Is today the day?"
Big sister/Big brother t-shirts puff painted by four antsy sisters and one twitterpated big brother.
Custom made Daddy t-shirt (with all six kids' names on it) proudly packed in Daddy's bag.
Custom made Sweet Pea's Daddy hat (I put her real name on it) secretly stowed in my bag to give to Daddy when Baby Girl makes her grand entrance.
Hip pain. Back pain. Pelvic pain.
Frequent but irregular contractions.
Fatigue like crazy.
Excitement, mixed with tears.

We're ready to have a baby! Little Girl, we can't wait to meet you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Happy Sweet Pea month to me!!!
Before I turn the calendar page again, I will be holding my new girl in my arms.

My body is definitely getting ready. The contractions have dramatically increased in the last two days. I can't walk without waddling anymore. I have huge pressure and pain down low. There are other symptoms, too that let me know that Baby Day is drawing very near.

I can hardly wait!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maternity Photos

When I was pregnant with Snapper and Pepper, it never occurred to me to take pregnancy photos. I have a very few from my pregnancy with Snapper. I have more from Pepper, but still, nothing formal. This time around I have had the pleasure of a perfectly proportioned belly. With the rise of adorable photos on Pinterest, I was inspired to do a maternity photo shoot. Today my dear friend Traci gave us the gift of photos. I LOVE how they turned out. Here are my favorites!

37 weeks pregnant with our little Sweet Pea!