Well today is the big day! By the time this post publishes we should be arriving at the hospital to begin our induction. I am super excited, and a little nervous. I just want her here already with ten adorable fingers and ten precious toes.
For the last few days I have been coming to terms with the fact that after tomorrow we will no longer be a family of three. My husband is probably tired of me pointing it out with every little thing– the last time we all take a nap together, the last time we go out to eat, the last time we read stories with BellaRoo at bedtime just the three of us.
Every night after stories Isabella gets to pick one song for us to sing to her, and tonight she picked the lullaby I used to sing when I would rock her to sleep as a baby. Yeah. I barely made it through that choking back the tears. Can’t believe I will be singing that my newest little baby in a few hours.
It’s funny that inductions feel so anti-climatic. You never feel prepared enough, even when you know the date days in advance, yet without that “movie moment” of your water breaking in the middle of the night you just wake up in the morning like any other day. I was induced with BellaRoo at 41 weeks, so the thought of actually going into labor on my own was never one I ever really considered. After 39 long weeks, many of which during the heat of a Texas summer, I am so glad the day is finally here.
So as you can imagine I won’t be posting this week, and I won’t be hosting Pin It Thursday. BUT! I do have a great line-up of guest posts to fill my absence. In honor of Sophia’s birth I have a few friends stopping by to share the birth stories of their little ones. I think it’s neat that out of the five stories being shared this week none of them are the same- the experiences range from a water birth to a cesarean. When I return next week I will share Sophia’s, but you can follow me on Twitter to keep up with updates and pictures before then!
Would love to hear your guesses for what time you think Miss Sophia will make her arrival, and how much you think she will weigh!! (A little help: I was induced with BellaRoo at 6am and she made her arrival at 6:49 pm weighing in at a whopping 10 pounds 8 ounces!) Daddy is guessing 2:30pm at 9lbs 11oz (firefighter humor I guess 9-11 lol) and I am guessing 9lbs 8oz at 4pm. If anyone guesses correctly I might have a little prize for the winner… so leave your guess in the comments below!