Sunday, August 28, 2011

First bath

Pics of Campbell

Long story short: I had Campbell by emergency c-section and he weighed 5 lbs, 14 oz. After my water broke and about 12 hrs of labor, they took him and he was born on mine and kurt's 6-yr anniversary. I'm going to post some pics from my phone.

I love this little fella!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

God is funny

Anxious about childbirth, I decided to look up Bible verses about peace. Concordance mentions "peace and security" in 1 Thess. 5:3. Turned out not to be what I had in mind:
"While people are saying, 'There is peace and security,' then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape."

39 weeks, 4 days & more nursery

I went to the doctor yesterday and we have a plan. Yesterday I was 60-70% effaced (That means thinned out. Might be TMI for some, but this is my blog), and not dilated any. But that is progress from my appoint last week. Nothing had happened at my appointment last week.

My due date is 3 days from now on Sunday, August 14. We are hoping Campbell will come by then (or after) on his own. However, if he is not here by Thursday, August 18 (a week from today), my doctor will induce me and try to speed Campbell along. August 18 is my grandfather's birthday, so if Campbell waits to come until then, he will share a birthday with one of the greatest men I know. Plus, I believe 40 weeks and 4 days is plenty of time for Campbell to make his appearance on his own, especially since I'm already "progressing" some.

AND there is a full moon this weekend. I've heard that affects labor as well. Maybe Campbell will be a werewolf.

Taken by my buddy Laura this morning. 39 weeks, 4 days, and just had biscuits and gravy at Shockley's. YUM!

Drum roll, please! My awesomely talented friend Sarah (whom I've mentioned before) has done it again. Lawd, she is the best thing with a paintbrush! I showed her my nursery colors and commissioned her (how fancy am I? Ha.) to paint 3 canvases for Campbell's nursery. It was easy to put my complete trust in her, and I'm glad I did. Look how perfect these are!


Elephant (With a bird! And it's red! My favorite! Red and birds!)

Giraffe (which is on the fabric in the nursery)

Y'aaaaaaaall, this nursery is my most favorite room I've ever been in ever and will probably be my favorite room ever in every house where we ever live ever! :)

Now let's see when Big C comes to live in it.

Also, this Saturday (a day before my due date) is mine and Kurt's 6-year wedding anniversary. And man, I'm lucky in love. And very thankful.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

39 weeks

My buddy Bethany commented that I haven't blogged in a while. It's been 8 days since my last post...and Campbell is still hibernating.

I need to get a 39-week picture to put on here. I haven't blogged because all I would write is:

My back hurts


Waiting is hard, and I feel guilty saying that because I have so many friends who have adopted and are adopting, and that is REAL waiting. Or at least a different kind, and longer for sure.

Technically Campbell isn't due until Sunday. But I'm growing weary of carrying an approximately 7 lb baby around. But, I'm also anxious about him being here because then I'll be his mom and that's HUGE.

I sent a text to Bethany tonight asking for prayer. (She has a 7-month-old baby girl.) I told her I'm having a hard time waiting on Campbell to arrive, but I'm also freaking out about him being here. She said that is a perfect description of emotions for this time in my pregnancy - 5 days til my due date.

I go to the doctor tomorrow to get checked and see if I've progressed any. He dropped at 36 weeks, but since then no dilation or effacement or anything. Maybe this will have changed by tomorrow, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

I keep saying to myself (and to God), "I need grace." I think that'll be my motto for the next several months.

So there's your dose of honesty. I'm thankful, yes. So very thankful. But also weary, anxious, hopeful, uncomfortable...and waiting.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sleeping angel

If this isn't the sweetest girl you've ever seen, I don't know what is.

(Scroll down to the next post see pics of Campbell's nursery.)

Campbell's nursery

I'm just chillin' at 38 weeks pregnant. Wonder when this little dude is going to make his appearance?

While we wait, I'll show you pictures of his nursery. It's not totally finished, but pretty much. My awesome friend Sarah is going to do some canvases for the wall, and then it'll be perfect!

Glider and shelf

Shelf with sweet stuff and day gowns, etc.

Sampler my aunt made for me when I was born. So sweet!

Dresser, closet, glider


Wicker trunk with Moses basket on top and boppy pillow and changing table

Changing table and pretty frame and curtains and owl play mat


Darling pillow and his lovies

Curtains, mat, crib

I actually painted this! Sarah would be proud. haha.

This is the sweetest room I've ever been in! I'm a bad photographer, so the pics don't do it justice. If you stop by in a couple of weeks, maybe you can sit in the glider and rock Campbell himself!