Oh hey. What are you up to today?
Oh, just working?
I'm having a baby. #nbd
Well, today is the day. This gift from God is being born. We are so very excited and cannot wait to meet him.
Thank you, from the deepest parts of my heart, for praying and for all your well wishes. I don't think I'll ever be able to adequately express how much it has meant to me.
A little housekeeping:
I plan on focusing 100% on the baby and learning how to be a mom for the rest of the calendar year, with an occasional blog post throughout the next couple weeks. So, things will slow down a bit here in the blog for the duration of 2013, and then I plan on getting back into it pretty regularly in January. As always, this is assuming everyone is healthy and doing well. If more time needs to be taken, it will be taken.
Again, depending on how everything is going, I plan to still be relatively active on Instagram, in case you want to see his tiny self.
As far as content goes, I don't plan on sacrificing my "beauty blogger" status altogether just because I'm becoming a mom. The blog may be a little baby-heavy at the beginning, but I am not secretly anticipating it will become a full-on mom blog. I'll just ask that you bear with me during the transition time!
Since my husband and I knew this was going to be a c-section, we both have mentioned to each other that it's slightly disappointing* that we won't be ambushed with a "MY WATER BROKE" moment.
(*I had about 1 day where I felt sorry for myself that I wasn't going to get to experience the whole "calling my husband and tell him I'm having contractions" moment. And then I pulled it together and decided not to stew on what isn't happening, and instead to simply be grateful that there is a safe way to him to vacate.)
So we joked about me calling him while he's at the gym this morning and saying, "JUSTIN. I THINK TODAY IS THE DAY! GET HOME!" right about the time he finishes his work out.
Or, I'll pretend my braxton hicks contractions are the real ones and waddle out to the car while yelling, "HONEY! GRAB MY BAG! IT'S TIME!" that is neatly packed and placed by the front door.
But in all seriousness, I do think the car ride to the hospital is going to feel unusual. It's such a normal route, but what we are driving to go do/experience is kind of unbelievable still.
So, thank you again for your excitement and kind words. I can't wait to introduce you to him.