June 8, 2009

A-Birthin' We Will Go...

We are leaving to go to the hospital soon so I can be induced so we can (hopefully) bring home our baby boy. I say "hopefully" because I am afraid that the induction will fail and they'll tell me to come back in a couple of days. I haven't really been feeling right the past couple of days, and I'm pretty sure that I'm having real contractions. I might even be in early labor at this point - it's really hard to say. I have been really uncomfortable, though - but I wouldn't say that I've been in pain.

My birthday was low-key but great, and it included a bracelet from Roy, a nice lunch at Citrus City Grille, a trip to the movies to see Up, a long nap, and then the usual Sunday night family dinner with gifts (yay!) and chocolate cake (yay!) as added bonuses. Thanks to everyone who emailed, texted, called, and commented to wish me a happy birthday - you guys are simply fabulous!

There aren't a lot of pics from today, but here are a couple that I like:





I just love my kitties!

I've been a big ball of nervous energy since getting home from family dinner. I've been doing laundry and dishes and making sure that we have everything we need and that everything is clean. When we walk back into our house again, everything is going to be different. So right now I'm taking a moment to soak things up as they are. It's a good life I've got and one that is going to become even better once Charlie makes his entrance into the world. I am so excited!

Here's Charlie's last picture in utero, taken on Friday. It's a profile shot, and you can see his hand near his mouth:



Thanks for sharing in this journey with me. I'm sorry if I've been an insufferable bore this whole time with all the pregnancy posts. But truthfully, the last 9+ months have been nothing short of amazing, and well, I just like sharing.

I'll update as soon as I can - hopefully with some pictures of our outside baby.

15 comments:

phairhead said...

well if you are in labour, then yeah!!! no induction necessary!!!

cute kitty shots : )

cowboyboot lady said...

Sounds like you had a very nice birthday! Welcome to 30! :)

I have enjoyed meeting you via your blog. And you are NOT an insufferable bore! It is refreshing to get to know the real person who has real feelings and emotions.

Can't wait to see pics of Charlie outside of uterus! :)

Happy laboring!

mj said...

Happy belated birthday! Now go bring home your son :)

amber said...

Eeee! So excited for you guys. :)

I'm glad you had a good 30th birthday and that you got to enjoy yourself a bit before Charlie makes his big entrance.

Thinking good thoughts for you and Roy and Charlie today. {{hugs}}

Angie Eats Peace said...

I am thinking good thoughts for you. I hope everything is progressing quickly.

inflammatory writ said...

YAY CHARLIE! I can't wait to "meet" him. I'm just so thrilled for you, Leslie, I really am!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! Good luck with everything today. That's so very exciting!

My cat lays on my hip like that all the time. We call her my hip attachment. :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! Good luck with everything today. That's so very exciting!

My cat lays on my hip like that all the time. We call her my hip attachment. :)

Kelli said...

Fingers crossed for a quick, successful (and as pain-free as possible) labor for you!

My cats have LOVED sitting on my hips now that I'm forced into sleeping/laying on my side. It's going to be a long summer with them fighting for the limited space.

sherthebear said...

Thinking good thoughts!! How exciting, can't wait for pics! I hope your labor is quick and painless as possible!!

Erika said...

EEEEE....I'm SOOO excited for you....I came home from work and jumped on the computer to see if he is here yet.

COME ON CHARLIE!!!

thebookmill said...

Good luck!! Can't wait to see pictures of Charlie!

alejna said...

I hope things are going well! I'm eager for an update.

Gigi said...

Hi Leslie,
You don't know me, but I've been enjoying your blog for some time. I came across is serendipitously when I googled "Roma di Luna." (I saw them in concert here in Minneapolis a few weeks ago and they were great, BTW.) I just wanted to wish you and your family the very best as you await the arrival of your little one.

inflammatory writ said...

Is that baby here yet? HE MUST BE!

*jumps up and down*