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!