Saturday, June 18, 2011

Checking In . . .

{Not in to the hospital ~ though I gotta be close, right?}

Yesterday I had another appointment.  Is it just me, or does it seem like I live at the doctors office?  Sierra and Makenna deicded that birthday shopping for Mama with Daddy might be more fun than tagging along to the doctor {who can blame 'em?!}, so it was just me and Kam.  I promised Sierra that I'd let the doctor check me.  {She is SOOO anxious for Little Miss to arrive}.  So I prepared myself for "you're still at a 2 1/2 hunny".  But much to my surprise, I'm between a 4 and 5!  What the what? 

A little background info . . . typically by the time I'm dilated to 4cm, I'm READY to have a baby.  Sierra was born several hours after the "4", When I got to the hospital with Kenners, I was dilated to 4.  Two hours later, she was in my arms.  Even Kam . . . when I got to a 4, they broke my water, and voila!  A baby girl a couple hours later.  So this "walking around at a 4cm" kinda has me freaking out that I'm not in any sort of active labor yet.  {It also has me freaking out that by the time I figure out I'm in active labor, I'm going to need to speed race to the hospital!  Hello, 40 minutes away!!!}  But I'm thinking I must be close, right?  RIGHT?!!

Whew! 

Other fun facts {if I haven't already mentioned.  And I probably have}.  Tomorrow {the 19th} is my birthday and Father's Day and my due date ;)  We have a smallish barbecue planned to honor our special dads.  {Think it'll be cancelled?}  Our dads are about as great as they come, and Jeremy is so wonderful with our girls.  Pretty much the most.fun.dad.ever.

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And one last thing . . . I gave in to a tummy shot.  I figured I may not have much time left to take one.  Sierra snapped this for me yesterday.  Can we all agree not to a. laugh  b. gasp at the enormity that is my stomach {and arms, and bum, and face.  yeah.}

Thankssomuch.

Almost there

Hope you all enjoy this Father's Day weekend!

{And I hope to have someone to introduce you to soon!}

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20 comments :

Jessica said...

Ahhh!!! You look beautiful! : ) I'm sure in the next day or two I'll check in on you and she will be here! Can't wait to see pictures. Good luck! Hang in there!!

Foursons said...

Liz you are beautiful! I'm surprised they didn't admit you to the hospital at 4 almost 5 centimeters. Seems crazy seeing as how this is your 4th baby. I bet if you just drove to the hospital they'd admit you even if your doctor doesn't think it's necessary. Not that I'm a doctor or anything.

Good luck and I look forward to meeting the newest princess!

By the way, I saw a really cool shot that someone did after the baby was born. They stood in the exact same spot and held the baby low over their stomach where they were carrying him/her. It was a really cool before and after. Just thought I'd share. :)

Mandy said...

you truly are beautiful! and you look the 'type' that looses it all right away!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Liz, I recall you posting recently saying that you are not pretty pregnant. YOU are gorgeous girl!!!! I am not patronizing...really, you are beautiful. And yes, your belly is huge. I hope you are able to enjoy Father's day AND your birthday...perhaps a baby on Monday the 20th????

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

LIZ!!! You are absolutely glowing and beautiful! Happy birthday and Happy Birth Day.
xoxo

Kelli said...

You my friend are simply gorgeous and all baby. I love that dress. Hoping in a way that your plans for tomorrow are cancelled.

Jenny said...

First of all, you look beautiful!

Happy Birthday to you tomorrow! I wonder if you will have a birthday baby tomorrow too?

I'm excited for you, good luck!

MiMi said...

You look adorable!!
I kinda hope that the bbq IS cancelled. :)

Becca said...

You look GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to hear!! And happy birthday to you!!!

~Becca

MomBrose said...

WOW!! That "wow" is to the "4", not to the belly shot by the way :) Can't they just pop your water and get things goin?? I can't wait to see pics and hear her name :) And for the record...i think you look amazing!!

Mama 2 Four said...

Oh, you are beautiful!!! So glad you finally did a belly shot! I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and I can't wait to see pics of that precious little pumpkin!

Colleen said...

You stinker! For all your talk about how big you are, how much weight you've gained and how not pretty you feel - you are DEAD WRONG!!! You are GLOWING! And so gorgeous :) Yes, you're belly is big, because that is what happens when you have a baby growing inside you for 9 months. You seriously look ah-maazing. I am so jealous! Happy Birthday to you and Baby (hopefully!)

Rachel Sue said...

Are you kidding me? I WISH I looked that good 2 days before my due date! Honestly.

And I know how you feel. I walked around at a four for 2 weeks with baby number 4. Yup. 2 weeks. The midwife assured me I would go into labor any time, maybe wouldn't even make it through the night. Hopefully, this is not the case for you!

jennohara said...

You look amazing! You know what, I was at 4 cm's for about a week with Hailey, and I decided to go in and have them break my water. We're 45 minutes away from the hospital too. I was worried I wouldn't make it in! I had them break my water, and we were rolling! Maybe that's all you need...
Good luck! I'm SO excited to meet little miss!

Jen said...

You look AMAZING! My tummy shots were all done right before we left for the hospital, and I didn't look HALF as good. It's absolutely amazing how big you are at the end, isn't it?? :)

So - have you had the baby yet??? and Happy Birthday!!!!

Abra said...

ok, now i'm anxiously waiting to hear on this blog! is she here? is she here? you know i walked around at 5cm for a week!! but hey, she came in less than 2.5 hours, so it was well worth it. can't wait to read your birth story. any day, darling, any day. and wowee, you look beautiful, enjoy these last days of pregnancy!!

Sarah Kate said...

Oh hush! You are one GORGEOUS pregnant girl! You don't even look tired. It's kinda making me mad. :o)

I hope you had a super happy birthday and that it was EXTRA special because someone else made their debut! :o) Can't wait to see pictures!!

Kelly said...

Wow, I wish I looked half that good when I was about to pop! Thankfully, there are very few pictures of the enormity that was me :)

I can't believe you're this close!! I am praying for you and your new precious gift! Can't wait to hear all of the details and see some pictures of that beautiful baby girl with her sisters!

Connie Weiss said...

YOu look amazing!!!!

I'll be stalking your blog waiting for the good news!

lacey said...

You look amazing, Liz!! Are you kidding me?? Beautiful!

I hope you're in the hospital having that little sweetie!!

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