Saturday, July 17, 2010

And We're Off

Will is with my MIL.

The dogs are boarded.

The cat has a plate of food, a bowl of water, and a clean litter box.

Our neighbor has a key.

The house is clean.

The laundry hampers are empty.

The freezer is stocked with easy foods for M to prepare.

The pantry has lots of Will-friendly snacks.

The To Do List is as done as it's gonna get (I got everything essential done and life is one giant to do this anyway. . . right? Right!).

The bags are in the car (last thing to pack is this computer).

I haven't had anything to eat or drink since before midnight.

I am nervous.

I am excited.

I am overwhelmed.

I am happy.

I am so many emotions packed into one person that I feel as if I might explode.

I am about to officially become a mother to two. This is such a miracle. After so many disappointments getting started on our parenting journey, I once wondered if I would ever get the chance to be a mom to one. Now, I am somehow being doubly blessed.

Thank you for following us on this journey. I look foward to your support and guidance on this next chapter. You mean more to me than words can say.

I will update when I can. . . with pictures!


HereWeGoAJen said...

Good luck!

(Elizabeth is sitting on my lap and I said "let's tell Katie good luck" and Elizabeth said "luck!")

I can't wait for updates! We'll be thinking about you today.

Beth said...

what a beautiful day!
Thinking of you.

The Hale's said...

I am so excited for you too!

cdg said...

Wishing you the very best!! congratulations on the birth of your baby girl, Emma.

It is what it is said...

What a thrilling and momentous day!

The next time we hear from you...she will be here!

Will be sending best thoughts up for you all day!

Welcome to the world, baby girl :)

Amanda said...

Praying for good things today!!!

christine said...

you will do great

mummydr said...

Prating for a perfect day for you all.

Mrs. Piggy said...

Ive been spoiled with your frequent posting and now am worried that you haven't posted yet! (can't a girl have a c-section and have time to recover, right??)

Red said...

Best of luck! I am excited for you.

Looking forward to hearing the adventures of a Mum of two in the early days!

peesticksandstones said...

Ooooh! I'm going to be thinking about you a lot this weekend. Sending lots and lots of love to you and your (soon-to-be) expanded family! Eagerly awaiting the next update, but of course take care of yourself and little Emma first. Hugs!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Just in case anyone is as nosy as I am, Katie's Facebook page says that Emma is here safely!

Cynthia said...

Best wishes!

J said...

I can't wait to see pics!! I got online just to check but will check back later. :)
GL and I will be thinking of ya!


Laura said...

Good luck! Can't wait for your next update!

Searching said...

So exciting! Congrats!!

Adriane said...

Hope everything went great - can't wait to see pics!

It is what it is said...

Jen, thanks for posting that. I was beginning to worry, ever so slightly. I've been checking here off/on all day hoping someone would post a comment. And you did!

Glad to hear Emma is here and will await an update.

Anonymous said...

This is Katie's Husband. Katie has tried several times to get on to post here but has been too tired from her medications. I wanted to let you all know that Emma was born at 8:24 a.m. on Saturday. She weighed in at 7 lb. 9 oz. and 13 inches long. She is beautiful and is quite the eater. She is also very cuddly and does not like to be put down. Anyway, Katie will update soon with pictures.

Elise Ford said...

Oh, Katie...she is simply beautiful! Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you.