Today is THE Day

At the risk of annoying you all, I am writing about having a baby today 🙂

To be honest, this seems a bit surreal.  First, as you all know, after the last few years we really never thought we’d be here.  Like here.  Having a baby. TODAY!  And then, I never thought we’d know ahead of time the actual day.  Of course, we’ve really only known since noon yesterday, and really only been sure James was coming on an actual firm schedule since Monday, but it’s very odd.  Like he should be here in 4 hours or so…yikes!

To say that we’re excited is ummmm…an understatement.  I think Chris is positively giddy.

And I’m a bit jealous.  He’ll get James all to himself mostly for the first hour or so, while they stitch me up and take me to recovery.  Chris will get to go to the nursery with our little bundle.  Of course, really that’s only right.  I’ve had him all to myself for 40 weeks and 4 days (but who is counting!).  Seriously, I know he couldn’t be in better hands. And I’m guessing those four hours will fly by (as will the next 18 years!).

Chris’s folks, his sister, and Grandma are all geared up to be at the hospital.  I think they’re going to be jumping over one another to get the first glimpse!  I wish I could be there to see that!!!  They’re really busting at the seams.  It’s so sweet.

It also reminds me of all the people who aren’t here to see this day…Dad and Grandma and Grandpa…I know they are here in spirit, but its a bit of a pill to swallow missing them on such a big day…we’ve also been thinking a lot of Little Man, of course.  It was almost a year ago that we were snuggling his little 7 pound self.  So many emotions…

The good news is Mom is coming a couple of days after we get home (Saturday) for an extended stay, and Auntie Sarah will be here for a week at the end of October. Can’t wait!!

My final though for today is I think I’m going to miss being pregnant in a way.  I won’t miss running my belly into all manner of inanimate objects (are you surprised?) but I think I’m going to miss those kicks and weird waves of baby break dancing in my gut 🙂  But instead I’ll have a cute baby James, so I think the trade-off is likely worth it!

Have a great day everybody.  And Happy Birthday James!!

7 thoughts on “Today is THE Day

  1. Eileen September 29, 2010 / 9:18 am

    PS. I’m so hungry…and I can’t have ANYTHING until recovery, and then only liquids…the sacrifices of motherhood start early 😉

  2. sprite September 29, 2010 / 9:22 am

    Congratulations, Eileen. And good luck today! We know you’re going to get through this final stage of pregnancy with flying colors.

  3. Rudi September 29, 2010 / 10:49 am

    Congrats, Eileen!

    Remember: cocktails and such are fluids, so imbibe when you can, OK? 😉

  4. Mom September 29, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    I am sooooo emotional, just waiting for the phone to ring!!!

  5. Common Loon September 29, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    I’m currently emailing Sarah (’cause I don’t text fast enough), with cell phone by my keyboard and home phone next to that. Everytime a phone rings I’m jumping. All of us at a distance are apparently in the same boat!

  6. susan September 29, 2010 / 7:01 pm


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