Sunday, January 18, 2009

We're On Our Way

It's official - I'm getting out of this mess I got myself into all those months ago. In 1 hour I will be lying in a hospital bed being induced into labor.

Remembering back 9 or so months ago, I'm amazed at how a few seemingly small decisions, (emotionally based in my case), can change your life so completely in a matter of minutes. Yet, here I am, and in a matter of hours I will have a beautiful baby boy in my arms.

I am feeling and wondering a lot of things right now, but mostly I'm content and calm. I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now, and I feel so happy. I don't know what's ahead, but I have confidence that everything will be fine, and I am almost giddy with anticipation.

Utah Valley Labor and Delivery hasn't upgraded to DVD yet, so Shane went digging around in the garage for our old videos. The Scarlet Pimpernel is #1 on the list to watch.

This is perhaps the only area I went completely over-board. My bag of food, or chocolate really, with some crackers and bottles of water mixed in.

This is the best picture I could get of the nursery. It's very cozy in there. I think the baby and I will enjoy our time in that room.

And this is my favorite baby item in the house - moses basket and natural wood rocker. This is where the baby will sleep for the first little while, next to us in our room.

I just wanted to show you the plush inside. If I could I would crawl in there myself to sleep.

Time to go.


J and Rachel Kirkham said...

Lauren congratulations! I am so happy for you and hope all goes well. We'll be praying for your perfect little family. I know you'll do great. Let me know how it is...I'm right behind you!

Ben and Shara said...

good luck today!

kellymccaleb said...

yay! good luck!
the nursery is so gorgeous. i want to rock a baby in that yummy chair so bad.
and finally, i feel so awful, i misread the invite to your baby shower. on the top it said you're DUE on the 21st, but in my hastey dumb reading of it i wrote it down that it was ON the 21st, therefore missing it and proving myself a total idiot. i'm so mad!!! i will bring you and jr. something special when you get home and are settled.

Suzanna H. said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see him!

Mel said...

Congratulations!! We are so excited for you. I hope everything went well. I asume he has arrived since it's 8:30!! At least I hope so! I hope your birth went in a way that was ok with you and Shane:) can't wait to see him ( and bring dinner:))

merideth said...

that is the cutest crib ever! love it!

Steve and Dayna said...

Lauren & Shane- Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures.