Baby is coming one way or another

So my baby has been served! S/he got his/her eviction notice this afternoon and has to be out or get kicked out by Monday morning.

I think baby got the message loud and clear though cause things are starting to pick up. I’m about 4cm dilated and just waiting for labor to kick in. In fact, a couple of hours ago I started having much stronger and more consistent contractions. I’ve been timing them and they’re about 5-8 minutes and pretty intense right? I messaged my photographer and texted my friends on standby to watch Lil’ J. Contractions are still going. I finish writing a post for BabyCenter. Contractions are still going. I go wake up my husband and tell him we may need to start getting our crap together to go to the hospital, and whatdoyaknow, things slow down. Well, not totally. But the last one went from being consistently five minutes apart to being 14 minutes from the last. That’s right, I’m live blogging this my friends (well, not the whole time, just right now).

I keep thinking “this can’t be it… I’m going to get induced” or “I remember this hurting a bit more on pitocin” but I’m also trying not to compare the two too much in case this IS it. I’m not sure I’ll believe this is it until I’m begging for an epidural, but maybe it’s smarter if I call someone before then? Oy, this is mighty different than last time.

As much as I’d like to take this opportunity to finish putting up vinyl on the nursery walls, and sew a couple more burp cloths–I’m thinking it may be best if I TRY to sleep (if I can sleep), and finish that fun stuff in the morning. Ya, I don’t think I’m gonna chance going to work again. I have a strange fear of my water breaking at work.

Anyway, I shall keep you posted. If there are other night owls up reading this wondering what’s going on, I’ll probably be posting random updates on Twitter and my Facebook page.

Here’s my 40 week letter and photo. Finally all caught up, just in time. Don’t make fun of my horrible handwriting.

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  1. You have cute handwriting! Lol. I’m excited for you! You were so smart keeping the gender a surprise, because you’ve saved such an awesome surprise for right at the end. You’re keeping us in such.crazy.suspense here! 🙂

  2. Congratulations!! Try to get some rest. I’m so excited for you and I’ll be stalking…er…checking in on twitter for updates 🙂

  3. Haha I posted an update on fb every time something new happened. It kept me sane and distracted from contractions. My friends all thought I was nuts but its what helped. I didnt have a smart phone at the time or I would have been instagraming everything too probably! 😉 Good luck!

  4. Now THIS is the stuff I love to see when I wake up for a 3:30am feeding! Exciting! Glad you’re not going to be going into work in the morning, because I’ve had my water break at work and it was awkward! I felt like crap all day on Valentine’s Day and even saw a little tinge of blood, but nothing happened overnight and I felt much better the next day so I went into work, particularly since it was the last day before the long weekend. I was so close to finishing everything I wanted to get done when I got up for a bathroom break and felt a small gush. By the next time I stood up, it got worse, and by the time my husband came, I needed a wheelchair ride down to avoid leaving a trail! Awful! We went right to the hospital and I still needed pitocin, but less than 12 hours later it was all over! Good luck…can’t wait to hear!

  5. I’m very excited for you! I was one of the ‘night owls” who read this when you posted it but I can’t comment from my phone. I absolutely LOVED the way you documented your pregnancy this time around (well I liked what you did for Lil’ J too) and I hope to be able to duplicate it one day. So when you come out of the newborn craziness and find your “new normal” I’d appreciate a photography 101 post.

    Now I’m off to stalk your FB page!

  6. So excited for you!!! I’ve been following your blog for about 3 years and stalking your Twitter ALL morning!! Congrats on you new addition! Can’t wait for you to introduce us to your new little one!!!!

  7. Congrats on your sweet baby boy! I too was a night owl, following your updates. I know we don’t know each other in person, and will likely never meet, but I too thank you for sharing your pregnancy journey. It’s certainly not something everyone feels comfortable sharing, but being able to read your honest reflections about the process and your life in general was encouraging to me. I am pregnant with my second child right now, and surprisingly as the day gets closer, I’m more and more tempted to ask my doctor the sex of the baby. Was the surprise worth the wait?:-) We were surprised with baby number one, but it almost feels unbearable to not know for number two at this point.

  8. Congratulations on your new addition. Enjoy the good times coming your way. God has blessed you twice!

  9. I just love your little weekly updates to Tyree. It’s going to be great when you get to share them with him when he understands what they mean. I wish my mom had of done that for me, but back then there wasn’t even the internet, blogs, digital cameras, etc haha. Wow, that makes me sound really old. 😉

  10. “Eviction Notice”, LOL,,, that is a very funny way to say that. Congratulations, girl! Have a good rest and best wish for you and the baby!

  11. I have absolutely loved following along on your journey. One of the reasons i started a company to help expecting mothers is due to your blog!

    With some inspiration from you we created to help women get better sleep and not feel so uncomfortable while sleeping. Keep on keeping on girl!

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