Tuesday, August 25, 2009

4cm - pick a day, any day!

We have BIG news....

We went to the doctor this afternoon, and I am now 4cm dilated! Since I've made so much progress, Dr. McDonald said the wait was over and let us pick the day we wanted to have him. No pressure or anything. We pick his name AND his birthday? WHEW! I like even numbers and dates that look good together soooo... We're going to the hospital early Friday morning to be induced! The date: August 28 or 8/28. Perfect.

We are SOOOO excited! Just two more days until we meet our little guy.. How amazing!

We'll try to post pictures of him as soon as possible and are so excited to officially release his name!

Much Love,
Josh and Liz

Monday, August 17, 2009

any day now

These last 5 days have been quite eventful...beginning with my doctor's appointment on Wednesday morning...

We went in having prayed for weeks that he would have flipped and be head first - prayer answered! The bonus news was that I was already 3 cm dilated! I was SOOO excited & Josh is now, but it took him a little while to let the news sink in. After he realized we still possibly had a few days to a couple of weeks he calmed down and was excited, too. So, the waiting and wondering and preparing began. We finished some important tasks - buying newborn diapers, packing bags for the hospital, washing baby clothes in Dreft (special baby detergent) etc. Every time I make a "gasp" or say "ouch" Josh quickly asks if I am alright and rushes to my side. My responsibilities around the house have dwindled to almost nothing, without my request. Josh and others seem to believe that doing a chore could send me straight to the hospital. No complaints there.

I also discovered the great power that I now have over people in their urgency to answer my phone calls. My mom now answers her cell phone on the 1st ring, which has never before happened in the history of mom and cell phones. I called Dad last week and he urgently answered, just to find out I had a simple question... I was then put on hold. Lindi answered my call at 1:00 am Saturday morning - she admitted that the only reason she answered was because she thought I was in labor. Anna Kat answered her phone today and before I could even say hello she asked "Do you have a baby?" These are just a FEW of the examples...I'm really going to miss this!

This past weekend was an absolute blast for us both. All of his best friends came into town and spent Friday/Saturday nights at our house. Yes, I am 9 months pregnant and 11 people stayed at my house last weekend. Call me crazy, but it was so fun! On Saturday, my best friends also came into town for a baby shower that Caroline and her mom hosted. It was so precious! From the diaper cake to the blue baby booties on the cupcakes and every detail in between, the day was so special. Josh and I are both incredibly blessed to be surrounded by such amazing, Godly friends!

I go to another doctor's appointment on Wednesday, and I am just hoping that she says "Well, looks like we're going to have a baby today!" But if she doesn't, I will continue to be patient and know that he'll arrive in God's perfect timing! Thank you for ALL of your prayers and love! We can't wait for each of you to meet him!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

the bump travels to san diego

Last week Josh and I made the trip to San Diego for Dan (Josh's brother) and Lauren's wedding! We had such a great vacation, and loved celebrating their special day with them. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and everyone had a fabulous time! Our little guy got so excited when the church organ started playing...he was going crazy inside when Lauren walked down the aisle! Josh and I especially enjoyed the opportunity to get away and spend time together. We went to the zoo -the monkeys were our favorite, toured the USS Midway - a retired Navy vessel, walked on the beach, window shopped, and had a breakfast date at a precious sidewalk cafe on Coronado Island, along with enjoying all of the wedding festivities. I was so thankful for easy travel on the airplane and plenty of energy to enjoy all that the beautiful city had to offer!

the view of downtown from coronado island

Our due date is exactly one month from tomorrow! WHOO HOO! I know he may not be on time, but we've been praying that he will be a little bit early so Margaret can meet him before she heads off to Argentina. It would be so wonderful for her to be there when he's born. We all hope and pray that's part of God's plan!

Other than that, the nursery has been finished. The last thing to do is hang the letters of his name on the wall - which we can't do until he's born b/c his name is a secret ;) So, his nursery is ready whenever he is!

I can't help but wonder if this may be the last blog post written before he "pops!" If he decides to hold out a little longer, I may get another post written before his big debut...