Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I am a 'normal' pregnant person...

And loving it!!! Here I am 36 weeks, 2 days and headed to get my cerclage out!

Here are a few of the kiddos making their bears for Miss. Emily

I originally had the cerclage removal scheduled for Friday the 13th, for a few reasons but primarily because my sweet neighborhood friends were planning a 'sprinkle' for me to celebrate Emily! My friend Kate, the ultimate party planner and most amazingly talented friend I know has been talking about this since August when we found out we were having a girl (or close to that date:)!) I was so excited for this day for several reasons but mostly because when Tammie was pregnant with Katelyn, I attended showers but was not the pregnant one (so it made things a little different), we had what I know was a beautiful shower for the triplets two days before I delivered them but I can't for the life of me remember any of it, I either have completely blocked it out or was in labor already and can't remember the night. With Blake, I was too scared to do anything and waited till he was born to celebrate him! So not only was I so excited to be pregnant and feeling good at a baby shower, I have never celebrated a pregnancy with this group of girlfriends as we all became so close after the triplets and I was a hermit with Blake. Needless to say, I really wanted my labor to hold off and it DID and HAS!! We had the most amazing time and the details that went into this amazing shower were beyond words. I was not 'sprinkled' but showered with love from all of my friends and family, we received the most beautiful and unique gifts for Emily, it was amazing and SO much fun!! Here are a few pictures! I feel like I should post pictures of the nursery first but I will do that later, the theme was all around Emily's nursery which is all around this photo...
The amazing cake, the chicks represent our family and notice the three small butterflies, Kate even included the girlies on the cake - amazing!!
My awesome girls hosting the shower!

Of course, the bow station...the guests all made hair bows Emily, what an awesome idea!
There are so many more pictures that Kate took and much better pictures so check them out if you have time... http:andeverythingsweet.blogspot.com Kate is amazing and you will love looking through her blog!

I have been overwhelmed since Saturday with all the love and support from all of our friends and family...everyone who has been through all of this with us and the amount of excitement, love and prayers in which they all have towards our family is absolutely amazing. We are so blessed by our support system and how deeply everyone loves and cares for us.

Aside from that, I feel pretty good, I can't believe I am still pregnant! Tomorrow I am full term, 37 weeks and on Friday I am officially the most pregnant I have ever been!! Which is crazy exciting! What is exciting is that now I am filled with a calm and a peace that I have never experienced while pregnant. Now the cerclage is out, it is OK for my contractions to pick up and it is OK for labor to start and not stop...all my restrictions are gone, there are no more weekly shots in my bum muscles, there are no more nasty meds to keep things calm...it is just me and living life pregnant. I can pick my kids up for a quick snuggle, I can walk for some exercise, I can just be who I am and have peace and I am soaking it all up! Tomorrow morning I go to Dr G and I can't wait to see what happened since the cerclage has come out, have I dilated more, etc. I go in the morning and we will go from there...

Yeah for full term tomorrow!! For all who read this, thank you for your love, support and prayers - the messages, emails, facebook notes, etc. mean so much!
I can't wait to introduce the newest member of our family very soon!


Chris said...

Yeah!! So happy and proud for you!! I am so glad you are full of Peace! You had an awesome shower! God Bless and Good Luck I drpped by here today just to see if you had her yet. What are you listed as on Face book? I don't know your maiden name? I want to friend you there too. You are going to have an AWESOME delivery very soon and I can't wait to see her!! Emily is doing a great job keeping mommy calm and at peace she is going to be an ANGEL!

Gramma said...

How exciting! Our Katie having a "regular" pregnancy!I can only imagine how much fun you had at your shower. Keep up your awesome attitude. You deserve each moment of joy. God is saying YES to our prayers for you,Emily,Jeff,Kate and Blake too! Hugs and so much love.God is in charge. Thanks. Gramma

Chris said...


Just dropped by tonight to see if there was any news yet? Thinking of you and Emily and the family. I can't wait to see the we're heading to the hospital post! Good luck! Praying for you and I am sure you will have a gorgeous little girl here very soon!