Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hours to Go...

So here I am, 11PM the night before a new baby is to join this family. Wyatt's c-section got moved up to 7:30AM. So Matt and I will check into the hospital about 5AM. The girls are spending the night at my Mom and Dad's.

This past week I have been NESTING like crazy. I have been making lists upon lists. Checking things off and adding more. Stuff I've been wanting to get done for months, finally did! I think I have been to the Goodwill with donations the past 3 out of 4 days. I've cleaned and reorganized Matt and my closet, the girls dresser and closet, the craft cupboard, my sewing cupboard, cleaned out the Suburban twice, and even gone thru the GARAGE. I knew things had gotten a little out of control yesterday when I was VACUUMING the garage floor. I've also sewed three blankets for Wyatt, ordered his birth announcements, and I've even started to address the envelopes already!

I have this thing against the shirts the hospital gives you to put on your new baby. They are ugly and so not comfy. So I bought some newborn size side snap shirts (can't be onesies cause of his umbilical cord!) and dyed them all different colors. I embellished them with "W's" and alligators, and other boyish type things. I got a little crazy - I think he has two different outfits for everyday we'll be in the hospital! But I had fun. Here are some of them.


It's hard for me to fathom that tomorrow morning I will be holding my SON. Not only a new baby, but a son! And tomorrow morning we will be a family of FIVE! I love my girls so much. And I really enjoy being a "girl mom." But I am also so excited to experience all things this little boy will bring into my life. I can't wait to see what he looks like. More like Matt and Megan, more like Me and Molly - or all his own little self? Will he have hair? Megan's was dark at first and then it all fell out and grew back white blond. Molly's was white blond from the start. Will he be bigger than the girls? I feel like he will be. Will he be a good nurser? Megan was a natural. It was the easiest thing for me the first time around. Molly took some training. I thought - "Why is this harder the second time around?" But after a few days - we'd worked it out. My goal is to nurse him for one year. The furthest I got with the girls was 10 months. What will the girls first do and say when they see him? All these questions I've had for the past 9 months to be answered so soon. Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes this week. I am so excited and can't wait to share him with you. I'll leave you with a picture from Wyatt's ultrasound so you can compare to the "real life" shots tomorrow!

8 comments:

Andy said...

Here I am at 1 am and Friday morning and I can't believe you are making me an uncle for the 3rd time in just a couple of hours! I just wanted to tell you that I love you so much and I can't wait to show Wyatt the LOVE our family has for him.

Jennifer said...

Erin, I am so thrilled for your growing family! Best of luck. Can't wait to see pics!

Anderson said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes as I read!! I am so excited for all of you. Please call me soon!!

~love said...

i, too, am tearing up!! so, so happy for your sweet family! can't wait to "meet" wyatt! =)
praying for your quick recovery & a strong baby boy!

Libby said...

Thinking of you today and wishing you a happy & healthy delivery! By the way, even I did buy some softer snap-side tees at Target, but hand-dying and decorating them is totally an Erin thing to do! Wyatt and his sisters are so lucky to have such a Mom!

Julie Freeman said...

I am reading this on Friday, actually it is after 12 so I guess it is Saturday now and little Wyatt has been born and we couldn't be any happier for all of you than we are right now. Welcome to the wonderful and crazy world of boys. They are a whole new breed if you ask me. If he gets sick of all the princess stuff just send him on over to play with the boys. Take care and God Bless your family of five.

britty said...

hope all went well. welcome Wyatt!!!

Tonya said...

Thinking about you and hoping all went well...

welcome baby boy!

Sending over some quick recovery vibes...

Hugs to that sweet newborn...such a high maintance stage, but truly the miracle stage of a new life!

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