Friday, July 31, 2009

40 weeks

honestly i never imagined that we would really make it to our due date and beyond...
thursday morning we had another appointment, apparently i'm STILL 2 cm and still
about 60% effaced. for those keeping track of the expansion, i've also gained a total so
far of 21 pounds. we did receive some exciting news.... they want to see me on monday and
have set up induction for first thing wednesday morning. so if little missy doesn't make her
appearance by then, she just might have an august 5th birthday (or share an august 6th
birthday with her nana).
these past few days especially we can't help but wonder how she will be similar or different
to her brother. he was one week early exactly (ok- so we already know she likes to take her
sweet time) ha! he was born at 6:47 am, weighed 6 lbs. 10.5 oz., was 18 3/4 inches long, breastfed immediately, had blond hair (but very little of it), blue eyes (don't all newborn babies?) and was completely perfect in every way.
Greyson was and has been the joy of our lives, just as i know her arrival will be as well. we
are just SO anxious to meet her and have our family feel instantly completed.
jim took these pictures of the belly last night in our backyard, i tweaked in photoshop. :)
ever since that russian sage started blooming, i knew i wanted to get a few pictures beside it. i absolutely love to garden and watch my plants bloom and grow, but being pregnant this summer
has really taken it's toll on my flowers. hoping to make it up next summer, by devoting a little more time to them. it's hard to imagine this time next year i will have a tiny one year old helping with the watering. i bet she will like spraying the hose just as much as greyson did. those two will probably have me soaked! :)
please keep our luciana, and her delivery in your prayers. we can't thank-you enough!!


alyssa said...

you look amazing!!!!! love the picture with your son! hang in there!!

Brandi said...

21 pounds... that's awesome. I was a whale every single time I was pregnant. Good luck!!! LOVE the name Luciana.

Melissa said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish you all the best!

Heather said...

I love that last picture! So cute and girl your little girl is going to be TINY!! It looks like you are only 6 months along!! Can not wait to meet her!! Excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Love your pictures and post, best of luck!

My name is Megan... said...

love the pics! keeping you guys in my prayers!! :) xoxo

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness I love your pregger belly! So sweet! I miss mine! ;( Avery is now 2 months old and they just grow too fast! Don't you just love those shoes? I can't wait to put in another order! So adorable. Can't wait to see your little one, Im gonna be watching your blog for updates!