Friday, November 12, 2010

Tick...tock...waiting for baby!

So I am 38 weeks and 1 day today and am officially done working until this baby comes.  Yesterday was my first day of no work and I must say, it was awfully nice!  I took a two hour nap and loved it.

I woke up this morning to a pretty strong contraction...the strongest that I've felt so far but haven't had any since.  I went to the doctor yesterday and she checked me and said my cervix is softening but still closed.  So I'm guessing this little boy is snug as a bug in a rug and will come when he decides to come.

In the meantime, Chris and I have definitely been "nesting".  I have been doing laundry and organizing the baby's room while Chris has been getting the house fixed and putting together all the new baby items i.e. changing table, stroller, swing, etc.  Chris asked me the other day why his nesting costs a lot more than mine, lol.  Trust me, I am paying in ways he will never be able to imagine just by carrying this sweet child.

As the days go by, I am getting more excited to meet and hold this sweet baby Benny and less excited about labor and delivery.  I pray every night that I have a smooth and safe labor and delivery without any complications (if any of you want to join me in that prayer, please feel free!) : ) I'm anxious because this is obviously my first time and I don't really know what to expect.  Other than what the one million random women have felt the need to tell me about their deliveries and all the episodes of "A Baby Story" that I've been watching.  We all know that no two deliveries are the same, so I'm going in with the "expect the unexpected" mentality.

I am ready to get this show on the road, but I will be patient knowing that each day he is inside me is another day of development.  I am already getting a little sad about not being able to feel him move around inside my belly anymore.  I know, that may be a little strange to some of you but feeling him move and kick and jab in my belly has been the BEST part of being pregnant.

So, we are on to the countdown folks!  Please keep us in your prayers!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thank you Jilly Bean!!!

So I owe a huge thank you to my dear sweet friend, Jill.  We were talking just yesterday and I was telling her how I so wanted to start a blog for my family since they all live across the US and not close to us.  However, I was kind of scared because this whole blog thing seemed a little overwhelming.  Thanks to Jill, I now have an official blog!!!  Watch out have no idea what she has started!

She's the best...she created this blog and gave me all the info. as a sweet gift at my baby shower today.  Which, by the way, was awesome!  I have the best friends ever and we are so blessed!!!

So, get ready people.  I'm not sure what exactly Jill has started but I think I'm going to like it.  Pics and other baby information soon to come as I learn how to do all of this fun stuff!

Just to motivate you.....

Hey Lizzy!!  This is just a bare bones blog to help you get started!!  Your family needs a way to see little Benjamin anytime they want.  Feel free to use this blog or create your own.  This was just to motivate you to get started!  love you - Jill

 I'm not really sure why this is so blurry, either way, you can still see our baby bellies!

Why is there white dots on us??

Here's the name of your future daughter-in-law! 

And here's to us.....the Miami Girls!