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.

7 comments:

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!
xoxox

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.
xo
kelly

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.