11.30.2011

waiting on the little girl

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Tomorrow at this very moment, pending that I do not go into labor today, I will be at the hospital in labor with my very first child.

I am being induced tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.

My plan was to sleep in this morning, but I am just too excited and too anxious to sleep anymore. I can't imagine what tonight's going to be like.

Pregnancy, like any good thing, is strange in the fact that you know it's real (as evidenced by my big baby belly), but it doesn't seem too real. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow, Lord willing, I will get to hold my daughter. Yeah, that doesn't seem real.

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I am anxious about labor, but I keep reminding myself to think about all the people in the world and to remember that all those people came from women. And if they can all do it, then so can I...especially with medication and the support of Mat and our families.

I also cannot get the thought of how weighty being a mother is. In other words, there is a child coming into the world, and I, along with Mat, are responsible for her. God has blessed us with a soul that will never die, and it is our job to grow her up and teach her the ways of the Lord. It is our job to shepherd her and teach her. It is our job to love her and point her to Christ. What a weighty thing, I think. May God help us with this gigantic task.

And to be completely honest, I'm so excited about tomorrow. I absolutely cannot wait to meet this little girl that's been growing inside of me for 9 months. We've already grown so close already. :)

My mom and Mat's parents and little sister are driving down tonight to be here for the birth. I'm so blessed with such a loving family who are supportive and loving in every way. I am so thankful for them.

We promise to blog and Tweet as much as possible tomorrow and after delivery. I am sure there will be no shortage of photos being taken.

Ama-Watts, your daddy and I are so elated to meet you tomorrow. We are praying for you that you will have a safe entrance to the world. We can't wait for you to meet your family, and we cannot wait to bring you home with us. You are such a blessing to us already. We thank God for you every day.

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11.07.2011

birmingham-tuscaloosa shower | oct. 7, 2011

It's crazy that I'm just now blogging about the Birmingham/T-town shower which was almost a month ago. Hopefully, I'll get around to blogging about all the wonderful showers I've had over the past month before Ama-Watts comes. But, this was the first, so here we go!

My two sweet friends from college, Patty Ann Bogue and Meri-Glenn Freeman (whose name gave influenced us to make Ama-Watts' name with a hyphen, too!), threw the shower for me at MG's house in Vestavia Hills. Everything was perfect!

I am so thankful for all of the girls that came to my shower. I love each of you more than you'll ever know! I am thankful for your friendship!!

The food was amazing! We had salad, pasta, appetizers, rolls, and cookies and cupcakes for dessert.

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The decorations were also so cute, and Meri-Glenn's parents' home is absolutely beautiful!

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And I received so many adorable things for Ama-Watts! We were so blessed.

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But, of course, the biggest blessings were the girls at the shower...

MG and me...

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Me and Lindsey...

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Roommate (Tiffany), me and Kristin...

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Valerie (Mat's mom), me and my mom...

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Me and Lenze (Mat's sister)...

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Me and Jessie...

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P-Ann, me and MG...

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