Nov 22, 2009

A New Life Starts Next Week

Well, here we are. Closing in on the long road that has led to a beautiful little baby girl. I really can't believe that this time next week Adam and I could be together holding Maggie Claire. Its unreal.

Sometimes I really don't know if I can contain all the excitement I am feeling right now. One of our dear friends, Jordan, who graciously reads my blog commented that he remembered how he felt the night before Christmas. He was right when he said its probably nothing compared to how I feel right now. There aren't even words. Having a new baby is momentous enough, but having a baby at the same time that my husband (who I havent seen in six months!) will be coming home is just too much to take in. It's like all of God's glorious gifts and blessings are being thrown at me at one time, and the goodness is almost enough to make my heart explode.

Adam will be getting into town by the end of this week... hopefully Friday, but maybe Saturday. Then, the plan is for us to induce that Monday. Now, I realize that with a baby you can't plan ANYTHING, but I should know more after my doctor's appointment tomorrow. I am just praying that even if I haven't thinned or dialated we can still go ahead and induce on Monday as we originally planned. Adam is only here for two weeks and I want him to be able to spend as much time as possible with Maggie Claire. The more days we wait for her to come, the less days he gets to be around her. I'm feeling confident that she is waiting on daddy to come though. In the beginning I just had this feeling that she was going to come early and Adam wouldn't be here. However, now that we are approaching his arrival, I think she is hanging in there for him. She just has to stay put another 7 days or so and he will be here to experience all the joy (and screaming) of seeing his first child being born. Wow, what an amazing gift.

Now the downside to all this... I have a whole week to sit and think about Adam's and MC's arrival! Ah! Saturday was my last day of work, so now I have an entire week of doing nothing and I pray the days don't drag out!!! Don't get me wrong, I am greatly looking forward to having some time to myself to rest and relax before my whole life is turned upside down. However, I worry that it will make for some long, anxious days. I wonder what the record is for the number of hours on facebook? Or the record number of blog posts for a day? I might very well be a new record holder by the end of the week...

Well, keep us in your prayers as I head to the doctor tomorrow. Pray we can still induce on the 30th, even if we haven't done anything, so that Adam and MC can have all the bonding time possible!!! And, as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to give a special thanks to all of you who read this blog. I never imagined I would have more than one or two people even glancing at it, but all of your comments, prayers, and encouraging words have done wonders to help me make it through these past few months!! Thanks to all of you guys and I hope you keep reading as baby really does make three!!!


Sir Jackson Peaks said...

Jess, I think I speak for everyone else here when I tell you that we hope you continue to blog after MC's arrival. That being said, we will give you about 7 days of down time... after that, we expect more updates, pictures, stories, and laughter with a few tears thrown in for good measure.

Thanks for understanding and feeding our addiction to your blog!

HA. All kidding aside. I do think I speak for everyone when I say: Thanks for sharing your life with us on your site. It has truly been enjoyable to get a peek inside what is going on, your ups and downs, the tears, the hilarious stories... all of it. Thank you. We can't wait to hear updates about Adam's arrival, MC coming into the world, and everything in between.

We love you!

Love from Denver,

me, us, and Jackson.

Katie said...

7 days 7 day 7 days!!!!! I can only imagine your excitement! Have fun, enjoy the next few days of rest, and read a good book! Have fun with Adam and I can't wait to see your first family picture!!!

Becky said...

I can't believe it is almost here!!! YAY! I can't imagine how anxious you must be to have Adam and MC ALMOST here!! I can't wait for pictures and stories and everything!


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