December 13, 2013

Baby Time

Oh hey. What are you up to today?

Oh, just working?

Me? 

I'm having a baby. #nbd

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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! 

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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. 

167 comments:

  1. Congratulations and good luck! It'll feel surreal for a while. My husband and I still look at each other in awe that we're parents and our kids are 3 (as of today!) and 21 months.

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  2. Congratulations, darling! Praying for a healthy young man. Relish these days in the hospital, too. Accept help from the nurses, and get "rest" when you are able to.

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  3. Today is going to be the best day of your life! Relish every moment for today you will experience a love you never felt before. Congradulations!

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  4. Prayers for you and your family sweet lady! Today is going to be magical :)

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  5. Best wishes!! I know what you mean about driving to the hospital. When we left for the hospital in Sept, I just kept thinking about how we're just taking this route as if we're going to the mall or another dr's appt...but that when we drive it again, we'll have A BABY in the car!! Blessings to you & prayers that all goes well!

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  6. Congrats, Kate and Justin!! And in advance -- Welcome to the world, Little Man!

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  8. This is one of your cutest posts! You can literally feel your excitement :). Wishing you & your boys-to-be all the best, lots of health, wonderful holidays with your beloved ones and a great 2014!

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  9. God Bless you & Justin today as you meet your Sweet Baby.
    EnJoy an Savor every minute .... cant wait to see pictures.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  10. so excited for you! I was actually praying for you last night and ended up having a dream that I had a c- section lol. I pray that y'all enjoy every single little moment and that there are no complications! You are an amazing person, and the peace you have about today has Jesus Christ written all over it :-) Go meet your baby boy !

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  11. so excited for you! I was actually praying for you last night and ended up having a dream that I had a c- section lol. I pray that y'all enjoy every single little moment and that there are no complications! You are an amazing person, and the peace you have about today has Jesus Christ written all over it :-) Go meet your baby boy !

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  12. only 10% of the people's water break on their own so there's lots of us who pushed for endless hours that didn't have that experience either. And you aren't missing anything by not pushing cause after 26 hours, I ended up in a c-section anyways. Congrats and enjoy your little one.

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  13. Bless you all on this special day. I remember that moment leaving the house and closing the door knowing the next time we opened it there would be a baby coming in. It was a very memorable moment. It is going to be a great day!

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  14. Congratulations Kate and Justin! May God continue to bless your family!

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  15. I'm so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see pix of your wee bundle! Enjoy every second, absorb them. It's going to be amazing having a new born. Bless you from Canada :)

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  16. Good luck!!! I had my son c-section as well for health reasons. I felt the same way you did. But you have to do whats best for your baby. Can't wait to hear about your little guy! :-)

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  17. It doesn't matter how they get here because when you see their little face and cute little fingers and toes you will instantly be in love! I had a c section and I'm still proud of myself....its not easy! Get up and walk as soon as ya can, rest when the baby rests, and don't try to be superwoman...let people help you!!! Wishing you the best today! God Bless!

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  18. Good luck today! Can't wait to see the little bundle of joy!

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  19. It doesn't matter how they get here because when you see their little face and cute little fingers and toes you will instantly be in love! I had a c section and I'm still proud of myself....its not easy! Get up and walk as soon as ya can, rest when the baby rests, and don't try to be superwoman...let people help you!!! Wishing you the best today! God Bless!

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  20. So exciting! That drive to the hospital to have a baby is so unusual. It's the same, but so very different. I'm so very excited for you. You're going to be a fantastic mama. I loved my c-section experience. Just stay on top of the pain meds and you'll be great! Praying for you this morning!

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  21. I am just so excited for you both!! I will be praying for you all! :-)

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  22. Prayers from Memphis, Tennessee! :-)

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  23. Hi Kate! Praying for you, your husband, your doctors/nurses, and little man today. SUCH and exciting day! I was induced when my son was born and I remember that drive to the hospital feeling so strange too. Can't wait to see a pic of your little guy! Know that you are already a GREAT mom simply because YOU are the one that God picked for your little one. You'll do great today!!

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  24. What an exciting day! Wishing you all the best as you meet and settle in with your new baby.

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  25. Sending you prayers and best wishes! Today will be amazing-there is no feeling like holding your newborn for the first time. Take care and enjoy your early Christmas present!

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  26. Good luck!!! Today is the day you meet your SON!

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  27. I hope he is a healthy little boy. Good luck with your new little life!

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  28. I hope he is a healthy little boy. Good luck with your new little life!

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  29. So incredibly excited for you! The best thing that has ever happened to you is about to happen to you! How awesome is that?! Praying for a safe and healthy delivery, Kate!

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  30. I'll be praying for you and your sweet baby boy! Take all the time you need to focus on yourself and the baby. Those newborn days are so short.

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  31. My second boy was a csection breech baby. I wish you a healthy baby boy and a speedy recovery. Make sure you take it easy for the next few weeks! Also, make sure they check his hips. Being in the breech position sometime causes problems with their hips. My little guys was in a brace for a few months because his hip joint was too loose. All the best to you and your family.

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  32. Congratulations, Kate! I hope you and your husband enjoy this time together with your new little guy. Ours will be here in February and I'm literally dying to meet her. Stay safe and warm, best wishes from Nate and I.

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  33. Best of luck to you and your little man today!

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  34. My prayers are with you today. I had 3 c-sections and I know some people will say that they are horrible. Mine were very easy and the recovery was not bad at all. One great thing that a nurse told me after my last one was to massage my stomach (after baby is born) a couple of times a day. She said that I would be wearing my jeans within a couple of weeks. She was right! A week later and I was back in pre-pregnancy jeans. Best advice ever!

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  35. Praying for a safe delivery and a healthy mommy and baby!

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  36. How very exciting! Good luck to you and your family! I said a little prayer that all goes well :-) Looking forward to the experience myself as I am 34 weeks pregnant with our first baby! A little girl! She's due January 23rd!

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  37. Can't wait!!!!!!!! Praying for a safe and smooth delivery + a healthy baby and mama!!! I have honestly loved your story of how God has been with you on this journey (esp. early on when you were trying to get pregnant!) God is faithful and I can't wait to meet your little blessing from God!!

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  39. Oh my gosh how exciting!!!!!! Prayers for a healthy baby and mommy :)

    Xo
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  40. Congrats! So excited for you to meet your little guy today. Can't wait to see his picture!

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  41. I read your blog all the time but I am horrible at leaving comments! But this got my fingers a typin'. I'm a mom of two, one being a four month old and I am just so excited for you! There is nothing more special. Can't wait for you to hold him. Hope all goes well and smoothly. What a lucky little guy!

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  42. Oh yeah, the hospital drive will be surreal. Enjoy!

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  43. Oh yeah, the hospital drive will be surreal. Enjoy!

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  44. Your post today brings tears to my eyes. I'm 27 weeks with my first child as well and wondered if this time would ever come. Best wishes to you and your growing family! Prayers and thoughts with you today!

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  45. Congratulations! Crazy thing to think about is the next time you and your hubby drive home your little man will be in the back seat :) I'm praying for a safe delivery, a smooth healing and adjust process, and that you take to motherhood seamlessly!!

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  46. Although I am not a mother myself I can imagine how surreal today must feel. Congratulations on this beautiful early Christmas gift. I'll be thinking of you at noon today. Can't wait to see pictures.

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  47. Enjoy every minute of today!! Praying that everything goes smoothly for you... and if it doesn't, just try to roll with it. Your and your baby's health is the. most. important. thing. Try to go easy on yourself the next couple of weeks. You are going to be experiencing feelings like you've never had before -- extreme happiness, extreme fatigue, and just general crazy hormonal emotions. It's TOTALLY normal. Just make sure to ASK FOR HELP when you need it... don't try to do it all. Your job is to take care of that baby and yourself. Let everyone else do the other stuff. :) Congrats!!

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  48. Good luck! Can't wait to see pics of the little guy!

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  49. Praying for a smooth c-section and a wonderful first day as a mama!

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  50. Good Luck! P.s. I had a vbac with my second and got to do the "honey I'm having contractions!" thing. I don't think it matters if its your first or fifth every time is different and exciting.

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  51. Congratulations!!! Wishing you the best experience meeting your precious boy! Praying for the medical staff's wisdom and compassion and for you and baby's health and recovery!!! Now go meet your son! =)

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  52. Sending prayers your way for a safe, happy delivery for both you and your little. I have had 4 c-sections. For me, it wasn't that had to recover from, as long as I remember to rest more than I felt like I needed. Happy birthday to your little one and happy mother's day to you.

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  53. Good luck Kate! I can't wait to meet him :)

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  54. Congratulations! Many prayers to you for a safe c-section and a healthy baby boy!

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  55. Trust me, the water breaking is not all it's cracked up to be! Good luck today!! So excited for you! :)

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  56. Prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby and mama!!! I am so excited for you all!! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Eeek! I agree with an earlier post ..can totally feel your excitment through the screen!...
      Sending you tons of happy thoughts and prayers for a smooth delivery and best health to you and your handsome little guy..because lets face it we all know he will be gorgeous! You have so many people thinking of you and bab today...Enjoy this glorious day Kate! *hugs

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  57. I'd be lying if I said I didn't wake up thinking "Kate's having her baby today!", and I don't even know you (except from reading your blog, of course). Very excited for you and Justin, Kate. Looking forward to meeting your son.

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  58. So very excited for you to meet the little person who will make you forever a Mommy!! We're expecting our 3rd boy in March, they are wild and fun and will challenge you to look at life through a completely different lends...prepare to be changed forever! Praying for you and your little one on his Birthday!!

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  59. Congrats! I have had both experiences and both are memories you will treasure. As you said it doesn't matter how this precious bundle arrives just that he arrives healthy. Honestly today will be a breeze and you will definitely look much better in pictures than after hours of labor! God bless you all!

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  60. so exciting! good luck today and wishing you a safe and healthy delivery and bundle of joy! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  61. Thinking of you today! Good luck and welcome to the world little man!

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  62. We're all rooting for you Kate!
    Praying for a quick and easy delivery and a strong, healthy baby boy!
    Can't wait to find out his name!

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  63. I'm praying for you and your little gift from God! I had two precious daughters following a long period of infertility, and they are my treasures. I'm so happy that your dreams are coming true today. God bless you and your family, Kate!

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  64. YAY! Can't wait to see that boy's precious face! Praying that every single aspect of today goes according to God's plan & that He is guiding every nurse & dr that touches you & the babe!! xoxo

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  65. Also- i told my fiance so excitedly this morning that "Kate's having her baby today!"...he of course replied "who's Kate?" I forget sometimes that I dont actually know you lol. Sign of a great blogger. Congrats again!

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  66. Congrats, Kate! You, Justin and the baby are in my thoughts and prayers today. Good luck, and enjoy the new little man in your life!

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  68. Yeah...it's time for the little man to arrive! We are all excited and cant wait to see the new love of your life!

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  69. A very small percentage of women actually have the water breaking scenario so don't feel like you're missing out. Good luck, enjoy your sweet baby, ask for help when you need it and congratulations!

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  70. I went into labor with my first three on my own and then had to be induced with my fourth (and she ended up being my only section, because she wouldn't turn) ... and although it was odd to me to "know" the date for the first time, I still experienced the same excitement and nervousness of all the other times. I am so excited for you and Justin, and you all are in my prayers today! Can't wait to hear all about it. Take care!

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  71. Congrats Katie! You are a beautiful woman of God, and are going to make an amazing mommy! I know you probably won't read this before the c-section starts, but I had to have an emergency c-section and I would do it all over again (minus the emergency). I told my husband I would rather have a c-section than go to the dentist :) You'll do great! Praying for you today!!!

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  72. Congratulations and all the best! :)

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  73. Good Luck today Kate!! Being a Mama is such a blessing! Can't wait to find out this little guy's name!
    God Bless!

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  74. Contractions aren't all their cracked up to be...neither is having your water break!

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  75. Thinking about you today, sweet girl! Cannot wait to 'meet' your precious little man. Praying for a safe and healthy delivery for both Mama and baby!!!:)

    PS: Your comments above about missing out on the 'go' moment had me cracking up out loud at my desk at work this morning. The waddling to the car while yelling for your hubby to grab the bag? HILARIOUS!!! You are too funny!

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  76. Congratulations! Great people are born today (it's my mom's birthday and she's fabulous)! Wishing you all the luck!

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  77. Congratulations! Y'all will be the absolute best parents :) Sending love and prayers from Texas!

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  78. I started crying reading this!!!! Sitting by my phone all day -- i'm an emotional wreck!! I'm so excited!!

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  79. Congratulations! Sending love and prayers to your family.

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  80. Congratulations and good luck! I hope you have a very peaceful day and enjoy your soon-to-be-here little bundle of joy. Make sure you get some good rest! :)

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  81. Sending love and prayers from the UK. You are going to be great parents and I can't wait to see pictures of him! x

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  82. Kate,
    "Today is your day to assist God with a miracle!" So happy for you! Can't wait to meet your
    lil' Angel from Heaven! What a CHRISTmas gift!
    I am praying for you! <3 Big Hug and CONGRATULATIONS!

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  83. Best of luck Kate! Congratulations and God Bless

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  84. So, so happy for you. God bless you and your family!

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  85. Kate,
    I am beyone excited for the joy that is about to enter your's and Justin's life. I hope today goes as smoothly as possible without complications. Soak is all up, my "baby" will be 2 in a few short weeks. Thoughts and prayers coming your way today. :)

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  86. Prayers for you and your husband, dear Kate!

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  87. I woke up today thinking of you and Justin- sending prayers and best wishes for "Joey's" birthday. God Bless!

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  88. Every blessing to you Kate... enjoy your new gift from God with your husband! hope you have a safe delivery!

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  89. Congratulations! I have been thinking of and praying for you, baby and your family all this week. Happy thoughts for safe delivery, speedy recovery, and easy transition for you all!

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  90. So happy for you and your family!! What a tiny little miracle you are about to experience!! Many congrats and good wishes as you become parents!! God Bless!

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  91. Praying for a safe delivery and I can't wait to see the little nugget! It's the BEST feeling in the world to meet your little one. I say almost every single day to my husband "HOW did we get so lucky?"

    Congratulations, Kate!

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  92. Thinking of you this morning and praying that all goes well! I am so thankful God has blessed you with this little gift, thank you for bringing your readers in on your precious journey!

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  93. Congratulations and cannot wait to see "the small thing".... LOL

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  94. Congratulations and good luck! I am waiting for my little man to get here any day now!

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  95. Congratulations! I'm praying that everything goes smoothly for you and baby.

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  96. I'm so excited for you!! I understand not having that "OMG it's TIME!" moment. I didn't have a C-section but we were having some complications so I was induced. It wasn't exactly how I'd expected but you know what? We received the same beautiful gift as a result. Have a wonderful day, happy birthday to your new son! PS My baby girl was born 6 months ago today, 6/13/13 and it was also a Friday the 13th. SO happy for you!!

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  97. Congratulations! I bet I wasn't the only person whispering prayers for you and the baby while I was in the shower this morning! God bless you as you embark on the most incredible journey you have ever been on. Merry Christmas to you and God bless you and your family!

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  98. So so happy for you guys, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts oh and being a December baby myself trust me it is AWESOME!!

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  99. Good luck! Thinking of you today! :-) you're gonna love being a mama, it's the greatest experience ever!

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  100. Congratulations! It's an exciting day! Prayers being sent your way :)

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  101. So super excited for you and your hubs. When you see your little one for the first time you will wonder how you could possibly love anything more than him......such a beautiful thing. Sending many prayers your way! Congrats!

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  102. Congratulations and good luck today! I'm so very thrilled for you and your husband and your precious little boy. :)

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  103. Good luck today Kate! I've been following your for quite some time and am so excited that you get to experience the mother thing! It's amazing! Stare at his face, his tiny feet, keep them in your memory because they grow so fast! Congratulations and looking forward to seeing him!

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  104. Praying and celebrating with you today...I remember laying in my bed, crying through your post about the struggle to conceive and today, I am laying in that same spot, crying with gratitude that He listens when we call out to Him. Congrats!

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  105. Yay! I'm so excited for you guys! Best of luck today on a smooth delivery and recovery! My water did break with my daughter and my husband asked if he could take a shower first!

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  106. Congratulations and good luck!! Don't worry about missing the "OMG my water broke" moment. I was induced with both my kids an d never had that moment either. Didn't bother me a bit because I have my two precious kids and experience the more important moments of their birth!!!

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  107. I just want to let you know you have been on my mind and heart so much this week, especially these last couple of days as you prepare for this new life! You're in my prayers today! Can't wait to see that precious boy of yours!

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  108. Can't wait to see a picture of your little man. What a blessing!

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  109. I've been thinking about you and praying that all goes well for you today. SO excited for you. Babies change everything but in an amazing way. Can't wait to find out what you named him and see what he looks like.

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  110. So excited for you! Can't wait to meet the little guy!

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  111. I am so excited to meet this little man!Many prayers for a good c-section!

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  112. Congratulations. I hope everything goes well for you today. Enjoy your new little boy!

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  113. Congratulations Kate! Best of luck to you today!

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  114. Can't wait to see his little face!!!

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  115. I am so happy for you! You will be an amazing mom!!

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  116. Congratulations!! Enjoy your time and don't feel a rush to return to the blog - your baby is #1 now!

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  118. Congratulations! Today will be a day like no other. Once you see his sweet face for the first time, there aren't adequate words to describe what you will feel. So excited for you!! Praying for you! <3

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  119. Good luck! I hope it all goes well and that you recover quickly. I'm excited to see your sweet little boy!

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  120. Oh, Kate, I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear/see all about him! AND a name :)

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  121. Congratulations and wishing you all a smooth day today!

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  122. Prayers and well wishes for you and your family!

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  123. Congratulations! Best wishes for a speedy and healthy delivery for you and baby!

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  124. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your husband! Thank you so much for taking us all along on this journey with you! :)

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  125. Don't worry you're not missing anything too exciting with the water broke experience. Honestly it felt like I peed myself and I was sooo thankful it didn't happen naturally in my jeans! LOL I hope you have a quick recovery and a healthy bundle of joy!! Congrats!! And I look forward to the baby posts as much as the beauty ones!

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  126. yay! Baby day! Blessings to you & your Hubby on this exciting new journey of parenthood! it's #awesome!

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  127. I'm so happy for your cute family! I hope that everything goes perfectly and that you and your sweet boy can enjoy some time at home soon. Yay!

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  128. Good luck today! Can't wait to see beautiful photos of your little man! Good bless!

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  129. Yay! Blessings! Having your water break isn't awesome, anyway. With my first, my water broke while I was eating dinner in a restaurant. Kind of the water-breaking nightmare, so be glad you don't even have to possibly think about that!

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  130. Happy Baby Day!! 7 years ago this Sunday we welcomed our sweet Megan Noel into the world (by planned c-section, as she was breech as well - those December babies, I tell ya!). Praying for his safe arrival and for you & Justin as you start this AMAZING journey being parents. There's no greater gift, except Jesus, that we get in this life. Thank you for allowing thousands of strangers into your life to be a part of this exciting day!! I'm more excited for Baby "B"'s birth than Prince William and Katherine's baby! :)

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  131. Wishing you a safe delivery and a quick recovery! Take care of yourself and enjoy your cuddles with you new bundle of joy. :)

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  132. Eeeeek!!! I am so excited! I pray that it all goes well! God bless!

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  133. Yay!!!! So exciting! Can't wait to see the new little boy! Congrats! :)

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  134. Congrats! I was induced with both of my boys, so I never got the "It's time!" feeling either. But they were both born healthy and happy so I cannot complain. Enjoy the most wonderful roller coaster ride ever, being a mom is so much work and totally life changing, but so, so worth it.

    It may feel like someone took your life, dumped it upside down into a jumbled mess, and walked away, leaving you to figure out how to fit everything back in place. It may take some time, it may be super easy, but know that no matter what your journey looks or feels like, it's normal.

    You will be an amazing mother - enjoy every moment of it, time flies by so quickly.

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  135. Congrats, congrats! Sending your family some Northern IL prayers, but holding back on the blistering cold and snow. Whatever your method of prep and delivery, every birth is different and special in it's own way. Btw...you're not missing out on the water breaking. Mine occurred at a busy & popular hot dog place during the lunch rush! I haven't been back since even though it was 15 years ago.

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  136. Congrats, congrats! Sending your family some Northern IL prayers, but holding back on the blistering cold and snow. Whatever your method of prep and delivery, every birth is different and special in it's own way. Btw...you're not missing out on the water breaking. Mine occurred at a busy & popular hot dog place during the lunch rush! I haven't been back since even though it was 15 years ago.

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  137. Congratulations and best wishes for today, the day you meet your baby boy and his birthday!
    I've only just recently started to read your blog and couldn't be happier for your little family.
    Lots of love and prayers x

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  138. Kate,
    Congratulations on the birth of your son! It's been fun to follow you and I really enjoy your blog and all of your hair tutorials. I was praying for you this morning and am excited to see your little guy! Being a mom is the best in the world! In Christ, Susan :)

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  139. Kate,
    I am so happy for you and your hubby! What a new adventure you will begin today with the birth of your son. Your lives will never be the same, you will have great days and some not so good...but each day will be a blessing! I can't wait to meet him and signed up to follow you on Instagram! God bless you and your hubby today!

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  140. Congratulations! I can't wait to meet your baby boy. Take your time... Most women take at least six weeks maternity leave!!

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  141. Oh boy! :) (pun intended) My prayers and blessings are with you and your family during this magical, joyous, beautiful and anxious time! Enjoy your time mama! :)

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  142. I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see what he looks like and how you guys are doing on instagram! :) I am having a baby in February and I JUST told my husband last week that although I would not ask for a c section I'm a little jealous that you have it all planned out and just know the day. I feel like I'm not going to know when I'm supposed to go and I'll end up driving 30 minutes and being sent home haha. Oh well :) There are pluses and minuses to both I suppose!

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  143. Praying for you, Kate! Can't wait to see pictures of your little bundle of joy! :-)

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  144. He is here! Welcome, David!

    http://instagram.com/p/h4IIpyPWBr/

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  145. Good luck girl everything is going to be great, can't wait to see pics! Take care and enjoy!

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  146. Congratulations! So excited for you and your new addition!!

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  147. How exciting!!!! Congratulations :)

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  148. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! Hope you are doing well too! Looking forward to your return after the new year.

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  149. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! Hope you are doing well too! Looking forward to your return after the new year.

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  150. I LOVE your blog. You do such a wonderful job! I just wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your very handsome little man! Enjoy every moment. Our youngest is already 5 and I can hardly believe those baby days are gone.

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  151. Oh this is so exciting!!! Will be praying for you today and the beginning of your motherhood :). You'll love it! And having your water break is SO overrated - I've had it happen with my first, then had a scheduled c-section with my third (last July) and honestly, not having contractions this time made the whole thing much much less stressful. I actually miss the whole experience (and do NOT miss the first one lol). So enjoy it!!

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  152. Congratulations, Kate! I am excited for you and your husband to finally have your little one with you! As a regular reader, I look forward to when you share your little one with your blog community...whenever that time may be. I pray all goes well and you can relax and enjoy this season of your lives!

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  153. Hello Kate! I am a long time follower of your blog, but I have never commented on any of your posts before. I am a lover of all things hair related, and have enjoyed your tutorials and reading your opinions. I have learned so much from you. I have never commented on anything before, but feel compelled to write today.

    For the last couple of weeks I have been sending up prayers for you and your family. For calm nerves and a safe delivery. For a second, I chuckled to myself, because I was praying for someone I have never met, but being a blog friend and seeing your journey, I was just so happy for you and felt compelled to.

    Welcome to the world. Mister David! And I wish you and your family many blessings and well wishes!

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  154. Good luck! How exciting... cant wait to hear good news.

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  155. Hi Kate...I too, am a follower who has never commented, but thoroughly enjoyed all of your posts on hair and all things beautiful.

    I am so very happy for you and your husband! It can be hard to keep our emotions and expectations in check during the throws of pregnancy. All the stories and possibilities of 'when' and 'how' these precious gifts come into the world can make anyone feel envious or disappointed, just to name a few emotions. I trust that you will discover, just like when planning a wedding, that it's not about the way things start, but the journey we take after the beauty begins. It's all part of our story and every one's is beautiful.

    I am so very grateful that I have the privilege of sharing in your story. Especially reading your post today. It makes me feel like "WE are having a baby today!". Thank you for taking us with you.

    Blessings and gratitude to you both,
    Tina
    (Mother of 3!)

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  156. Oh, congratulations! I hope he has a wonderful and safe entrance into the world.

    When you come back, I would love to hear about the c-section recovery process. I can so relate to how you're feeling. We were told at my last ultrasound that I may end up with a c-section. I have also felt that feeling of disappointment that we may not get that rom-com moment of rushing out the door, leaving a wake of forgotten bags and chaos in our path.

    You're in my prayers today. <3

    http://rebelleoftheball.blogspot.com

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  157. so excited for you! and it has been so much fun following along because my daughter is having her boy this coming monday, dec. 16 - she has experienced many of the same feelings you have and it's been kinda cool that you're both in almost the exact same place in your pregnancies - enjoy your down time and can't wait to see pictures :)

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  158. Was praying for you, your husband, the baby, docs, etc. yesterday :) So excited for you guys!

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  159. Congratulations!!!! and Good Luck :)

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  160. Congratulations on David Marcus Bryan! What a cutie!

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