So here I am in all my 38 week prego glory!
Feeling pretty ready now. (Way more so than the last 3 times I have said that. Haha!) Just feeling more and more tired, huge and uncomfortable :) My dreams are all about labor & delivery these days and I've been eating lots of peanut butter, watermelon, oranges and popsicles to get me through these warm summery days!
I've been having lots of regular BH Contractions and am 1 1/2 cm dilated and 50% effaced...which means he could come tonight or next week. Who knows! Now it is just one big waiting game. I have no clue when this little guy is going to get here but it could be any time now!
Doc says baby shouldn't be getting any bigger than 7 lbs
....so he is just the perfect little size.
Had my last baby shower and spent some fun time with family this past weekend. We had a blast & ate lots of good food....My fam always knows how to party and tucker the prego girl out. Can't believe my brother is all graduated and an Eagle Scout! So excited for all his new upcoming adventures.
This week I washed and folded all of baby Camden's newborn clothes.
So fun! They are so tiny!
Now that we are just weeks (days?) away from this baby's arrival and actually in the month of JUNE it is feeling pretty surreal that he will be here this soon. I think this is the first time I have actually felt a little nervous...Just nervous of the unknown really, I have never done this before!!!!
We found out I am Strep B Positive which makes me a bit more nervous because I lost a sibling to Strep B...but I will be able to get the needed antibiotics during labor and if need be, baby can get some extra once he arrives so that everything will be A okay! Just another thing to worry about but we are going to do all that we can to insure baby Camden's arrival is a safe and healthy one!
Scott & I are both so excited for this new adventure in our lives and feel so blessed to have been shown so much love and support by our family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for.
We were driving around the other day in another part of town and saw some apartments we were thinking about living in when we first got here to Cali. We were saying how different our experiences and friends would have been if we would have moved there instead of where we are now.
Makes you realize how each decision you make should be made with prayer & by following the Lord's path we are always blessed. We are blessed in ways that we don't always see at first but down the road as we put some of the points together we see what the Lord truly had in mind for us & we are so glad that we followed His plan because He knows all!
From this little epiphany one day at a stoplight in front of some apartment building I learned that we just have to continue to trust in the Lord in all that we do and remember that everything that happens to us in this life is for a reason....good or bad. I am so grateful for the power of prayer in my life and especially for the knowledge I have of my Savior and that He has provided the WAY for me and my family!
I saw this quote recently and LOVE it as it is so applicable to the next step in our lives...
"We hold in our arms the rising generation. They come to this earth with important responsibilities and great spiritual capacities. We cannot be casual in how we prepare them. Our challenge as parents and teachers is not to create a spiritual core in their souls but rather to fan the flame of their spiritual core already aglow with the fire of their premortal faith......"
- Elder Neil L. Andersen
Stay tuned for baby Camden's arrival! 14 more days and counting! :)