I'm getting induced tomorrow, Thursday, December 1. It doesn't look like Miss Tilley-Gray has any intentions coming out on her own, and as she grows to a healthy weight inside my body, I won't be able to have her naturally if she gets much bigger. I am so excited to meet her finally and to see Grayson with her for the first time. For some reason, that is one of the things I am most excited about.
The induction process is a bit nerve racking. I have to call in at 5am to see if the hospital has a bed open, and if they do, we will go in at 7am. If not, we have to keep calling until they have availability. Once we are at the hospital, they will start a series of things on me and then it's a waiting game. Please keep us in your prayers tonight and tomorrow. I know that will have been covered in prayer this entire pregnancy and I am so thankful for that.
The house is clean, the cars are clean with full tanks of gas, the pantry stocked, the dogs groomed, the bills paid, the Christmas decorations are up, and our bags have been packed (at least mine and Tilley-Gray's) for three weeks. I'm a planner by nature, so you know I had to do a few things extra for this delivery. They are totally unnecessary, but doing them is my way of coping, of bringing a sense of calmness and control over tomorrow.
Tilley-Gray's overnight bag
I know that she doesn't need her own bag, but I wanted to take swaddle blankets, and onesies, and her baby book, so it was just better that she had her own bag. I found this one at J.Crew and had a girlfriend add the applique with her monogram. I love how it turned out and know that she will be using it a lot when she starts to visit her grandparents.
I wanted to have a sign that we could put on the door of the hospital welcoming all of our visitors. I found a shop on Etsy and the designer was so great to work with.
(There is a tiny hyphen in there for those of you wondering)
A Hosptial Gown
This was so important to me and I was lucky enough to be gifted one by the sweet people from B.Y.O.G. There is something about being in a gown that hasn't been worn by other people and that looks good (aren't these gowns precious?!) that brings a sense of calmness to me. The fabric is incredibly soft and it came in sizes, meaning that it is proportionate to my 5'1" frame. During our birthing class, I held up a hosptial gown and those things are definetly one size fits all. My good friend Millie Holloman has also offered to take photos of the birth and it will be so nice not to be in an ugly blue gown during those first precious moments captured.
Tomorrow at this time, I may just be a momma, and that is so incredible to me. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers.
In the meantime, I have a fabulous line up of guest bloggers that will be filling in for me while I take some time out to be with this precious babe.