Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tomorrow is the BIG Day!!!

I'm so excited to tell you all that tomorrow we will be meeting our precious Jackson Thomas!!

I had my 39 week Dr. appt. yesterday and we discussed induction due to this PUPPS rash I have that has been driving me crazy. The rash started on my stomach about a week and a half to two weeks ago and has now spread to my hips and feet. The bad thing about it is, it will only go away after giving birth. She gave me two alternatives... we could try steroid shots to help with the itch until the baby is born, or go ahead and induce labor. Being as my due date is Thursday, I chose to go and ahead with an induction. So the Dr. said she was on call Wed. and we could set it up for that day.

So we will check in at the hospital tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., and will meet our sweet baby boy sometime later that day.

Its so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that Jackson will be here tomorrow. It was starting to feel like he was never going to get here. I have a whole range of emotions going on right now. Of course I'm so excited to be meeting Jackson tomorrow, and I can't wait to hold him in my arms for the first time. However, I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. Nervous about the labor and delivery and nervous about becoming a mom for the first time. I would guess that most, if not all, women go through these same emotions when they're about to have a baby. Thankfully, I know God will be there with me through it all, and the prayers and support of my family, friends and church family have been and will continue to be a blessing as Jake and I start this new chapter in our lives.

Thanks to all of you for reading my blog during this journey through pregnancy and I can't wait to share the next step as I journey through motherhood.