Well, what can I say...no baby yet. We're beginning to think that he or she has just decided to stay put. My daughter keeps asking if the baby is shy or scared and that's why he/she isn't here yet.
I've been having contractions for 2 weeks now - at least every ten minutes - but most are coming at least every 5 minutes. For the last 2 days they've been coming more like every 3 or 4 minutes. And they don't feel good - although compared to what's ahead, I suppose they are not so bad. We've made 2 fun trips to the maternity ward at the hospital - both to no avail, but with much frustration. I'm tempted to go into nursing so that I can run the department and set some things right.
But enough complaining.
Baby's room is ready now - little animals everywhere. I just sit there sometimes and realize how dramatically my life is about to change. My husband has been really great - hanging curtains, cleaning carpets - he's basically been helping me nest since I'm almost on bedrest in order to keep the contractions from making me completely crazy.
Good news is that if baby doesn't come before Friday - doc will induce. So before the week is out - we'll have a new little bundle of joy.
I guess it's time to come up with a name. We have some ideas - but just can't settle on one yet. Maybe we'll wait until baby arrives to see what he or she would like to be called. If only it were that easy.
If you're not too busy - shoot up a prayer for us this week. The contractions are getting quite painful, but not productive enough to get things started. I'm pretty exhausted most of the time - but am desperately trying to keep in good spirits. I have a 6 year old that needs lots of attention. My husband is working extra hours - and extra jobs to help prepare financially, and we're both pretty worn out. BUT - we're unbelievable excited. We've waited for this baby for 6 years - and still can't believe it's happening. God has answered our prayers - and given us such a blessing in this baby. I found a book called "Praying the Bible for Your Baby" and it has been my companion for the last week. I'm finding it calms and comforts me to pray so often for my new little one.
Thanks for letting me share this incredible time with all of you. I appreciate all the support we've received. I know that soon everyone can stop worrying and start celebrating Baby Wells.
I'll try to post pictures as soon as little bean is born. - or at unveil the name.
Until then...thanks for your prayers - we really appreciate them!!!