Dear Lil’ J,

Today is the day I dreamed you would be born. I’m not sure why the date stuck out in my mind but about a month ago I dreamed you’d be born June 19th… Juneteenth actually. There’s lots of parades and festivals going on today to celebrate the occasion of the ending of slavery which was officially marked June 19th 1865. Next year I hope to dress you up and bring you to the parade, I think you’ll like it!

I’m so excited to do things with you. I know I’m probably going to be really tired a lot, and there will be days when we won’t leave the house for one second, but I hope to take you out on walks with Snoop, and get some fresh air together from time to time. I don’t want to force it or anything but I think the sooner we attempt to do things together the less scared I’ll be as time goes on.

It’s really hard for me not to wonder when you’re coming. I’m trying to think of ways to take my mind off of constantly wondering… I’m thinking of exciting things to look forward to BESIDES you coming. Of coruse there’s nothing as exciting so this is VERY hard.
I want to go to the temple one more time before you come. But it’s an hour and a half away, and your dad is working so I’ll have to go alone, or find a friend who can go with me. At least that would be smart… If I end up going into labor sometime that day it probably won’t be best to be driving by myself. But I REALLY want to go. But I have a feeling if I DO go alone, you’ll decide it’s time to show up. If I don’t, well of course you’ll stay put.

I’d also like to see Toy Story 3. I would bring you once your out but I figure you can still hear it in my womb and we’ll both probably enjoy it more this way. Don’t worry, I’ll buy it when it comes out on DVD so you can see it. Now I just have to convince your daddy to come with me!

The carpet cleaners are coming Wednesday, I guess that’s a little something to look forward to.
Snoop’s groomed and ready to meet you. I don’t know what else to do! Oooh, maybe I’ll make another piece of artwork for your room to hang over your door frame. I was going to use vinyl but maybe I’ll just draw and paint something myself. I really want to make you a sign that says “Princess: Daughter of a Heavenly King.” That’ll take time, and be fun! We’ll see. I also still need to find you a cute baby memory book. I looked at some at Babies are Us for like and hour yesterday but none of them seemed right to me. I don’t know what I’m looking for.

I bought you a cute bathing suit yesterday. You don’t have one yet but since we live around so much water, and may do a little splashing around this summer I decided to get you one. I think I may also get us a kiddie pool to go in the backyard. I can just picture it now. You me, and Snoop cooling off in the little plastic pool.
Earlier this week when we went to the doctor we found out I was 20% effaced and 1.5cm dilated. So we’ve made a little more progress. I have my last scheduled appointment next Tuesday, but we’ll most likely have to set up another one in case you decide to come much longer after your projected due date.
You’re pretty much done cooking now. Just adding extra fat and stuff. You’re still moving a TON (I think you’re trying to escape) and squishing my bladder. Thanks.

Well Lil’ J. I hope you’re having fun in there. I hope you’ll like it more out here and decide to show your pretty face sometime between now and Friday.

Love,

Mommy

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YUMMama says:

I think that she will probably come before her due date or either one to two days after. Cute bathing suit. Moo had her first kiddie pool experience a few weeks ago. She didn’t like it so much. Maybe, it’s because I wanted so long to expose her to one.

Anyways, we’re moving to this place with an awesome pool and I will try exposing her again to see how she does in more quiet environment.

shane says:

I totally sympathise with you! I was convinced my first would come earlier than her due date, especially since her due date was later than my original dates had worked out. But alas, she arrived 4 days even after that later date. I don’t want to discourage you, but know that the waiting is over very quickly and the anticipation it creates in wanting to meet your little Princess is so so precious. Everything happens in the time it’s supposed to, so rest easy, do your projects and keep telling her that you’re ready… so excited for you! x

Jenna says:

Any day now! I had Carson at 39 weeks 1 day.

Gramee says:

About 3 years ago I was in a session, in the Ogden Temple. A Sister’s water broke.
I am sure there are lots of places you would rather be when your water breaks than a session room.. lol
My mom was grocery shopping when she was expecting my little brother, Her water broke, she dropped a jar of pickles, she thought it might not look like her water broke,
she was so mistaken, Still looked bad, I was 12 I was mortified.. lol.
I actually thought you would go a little early, so I am still expecting you to have her this week..
Good luck!..
I hope you can get someone to go to the temple with, One last time before she comes and it is harder to go.

Chantel says:

My youngest is 7 months old, and I just recently found the baby book I want at Target. It’s spiral bound, which I love! It took me months to find them for my oldest son and my daughter too. It’s a good thing I kept everything stocked away to tape into the book!

Julia says:

wow, you are so close!! it’s been fun watching you go through this journey!! can’t wait to meet her!!

Wow, you are already dilating. I know a woman can be dilated for a several days without going into labor, but it makes me feel like you will be delivering this week. Best wishes to you. I’m excited for you.

KarmaPearl says:

I can’t believe you’re so close to having her! Seems like yesterday that you announced your pregnancy! You will be holding your girl before you know it. Enjoy these last few days of pregnancy because you will miss that belly and those kicks once she arrives!

Aww the bathing suit is soooo cute!!

I also just wanted to say good luck with the birth… i hope your little one decides to arrive very soon and that the birth is as easy as can be.

Can’t wait to meet her!!! xx

Lindsey says:

I felt just like you around my due date… but my little girl decided to wait until 10 days after to be born. The torture! lol Those last couple weeks are horrible! But I think you have a lot more to do than I did… I was just sitting at the computer feeling braxton-hicks and wondering if today was the day. I actually went into labor the night before I was planning to go in to be induced, too, so I was happy about that.

I’m so excited for you and will be waiting to find out how it goes. 🙂 Good luck!

thecookswi says:

Hey Jenny, i must say you are looking really lovely. Just wishing you all the best, hang in there my dear. All the best in your journey. I don’t have any advice though. xo irene

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