Sunday, July 11, 2010

Special Delivery

No, that's not my belly. But isn't it cute? I know some people aren't fond of the pregnant silhouette, but I think it's soooo beautiful. Too bad I won't be sporting the tummy much longer...

Too bad? What am I talking about?! I am so excited to meet this baby! And if all goes as planned I'll be holding my little one in my arms by early this week. I'm being induced on Tuesday morning, and though I'm not thrilled about having an induction, I've accepted that with my history (and the blood-thinning injections I've been giving myself for the past nine months) I don't have much of a choice. So pitocin it is. Oh joy. However, I have been having some very strong (and rather regular) contractions all weekend, so maybe I'll still get my wish and go into labor naturally. Wouldn't that be fun? I'll be praying this baby decides to fool the doctors.

Anyway, as you can imagine, my mind is elsewhere these days. So I'm going to be taking a break from blogging for... oh, I don't know... however long it takes for me to get over the I-don't-want-to-do-anything-but-stare-at-my-baby stage. I'll pop in to let you know the good news, but don't expect any long, thought-provoking posts in the next little while. More likely, you'll receive a random, sappy ode to my wee one that was written in tears on the keyboard. Darn hormones.

While I'm gone, blessings to you! Enjoy the dog days of summer... Drink lemonade, let your kids play in the sprinkler, read a cheap paperback that lets you leave your brain on a shelf, and soak up these amazing July days. They'll be over in a flash.

Hugs to all!


  1. You're about to have a precious baby in your arms! Praise God for His amazing blessing in you and your growing family's life. I'll be praying for you!

  2. I will be praying for a safe delivery and health and strength for mommy and baby! How exciting! Enjoy holding your precious newborn...and thanks for the reminder to enjoy the summer! It certainly DOES go by fast and it seems there is always work to do...let it wait until winter....Can't wait to hear the good news!

  3. Praying for you, your sweet little one and your family as you move forward!!

    Many, many warm hugs from Cali!

  4. Nicole, I am so excited for you and your family! And being able to "watch" you go through this pregnancy after hitting so many obstacles has been so inspirational...

    I'm sending prayers and blessings your way for tomorrow. :)

  5. I can't wait to hear! So excited for you. I hope that you go into labor naturally, but either way I hope you have a safe and healthy delivery!

  6. Thanks so much for all your warm wishes! I haven't been sleeping and I have no appetite... So I guess I'm pretty nervous even though I would like to consider myself calm and collected. Why is it you think of every single worst case scenario when you're approaching something life-changing? Anyway, I can honestly say I covet your prayers. If I could be specific, that I would go into labor naturally before they have to induce (I have less than 24 hours left!), that I do NOT end up with a C-section (one of my biggest fears), and that the baby is healthy and well (the most important part).

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to sharing the news...

  7. Looking forward to hearing the good news! Congratulations and I will definitely be praying for all of the above!

  8. Praying for you that everything goes well Nicole!
    I so look forward to hearing about and seeing your little angel. :-)

  9. Praying for you and your family through this exciting time! May God bless you in infinite ways :)