Saturday, December 26, 2009

37 weeks - Sunflower on the way

I'm scheduled to be induced the day after tomorrow. I'll be admitted to the hospital on Monday night and will begin the process - my OB expects that I won't actually deliver until Tuesday. Sunflower's head is engaged and I'm 1cm dilated. I had accupuncture this morning to try to help get labor going, and I'll do it again on Monday. This is really happening!

There's no way to articulate all the emotions I'm feeling right now. Relieved that there is an end in sight. Anxious about the labor and delivery. And now that we have a definite plan, yes quite excited.

Yet I still can't think past Tuesday. Still can't wrap my mind around the idea that all this may just result in a live baby that I get to take home with me. A son for us to raise. It's like Tuesday is where the sidewalk ends, the end of the yellow brick road...what happens after that nobody knows. Or at least I don't.

I'll let you know when I find out...

35 comments:

Michele said...

Oh Sarah... I am praying extra hard for your sweet boys... the one that watches over and the one about to come into this part of the world.

Love and hugs...

Jill said...

I will be thinking about you!! xo

Sophie said...

Thinking of you. I get it, I really do. I felt the same way. Looking forward to hearing some wonderful news soon.xx

Barbara said...

Wow, Sarah, I am so excited for you.

Easy labour vibes... and one moment at a time.

xxx

Tracey said...

Happy tears for you, this is beautiful news. You'll be in our thoughts for an easy delivery and we can't wait to see your beautiful sunflower!

much love!

Sara said...

So excited for you and wishing a peaceful, safe delivery

k@lakly said...

My GOSH, I can't believe it's come to days! I hope your labor is short and painfree and that Sunflower makes his way into your arms safely while screaming a hearty greeting to you and his dad.
I'll be holding my breath till you post.
xxoo

marlono said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait for you and David to meet Sunflower! Praying for his safe arrival...

after iris said...

Wishing you all the best, Sarah. Looking forward to welcoming Sunflower. x

bir said...

Wishing you and Sunflower so much love for the next few days(and always).

xxx

Jenni said...

wishing you a peaceful and joyful delivery. thinking of you this week. xo

CLC said...

I will be holding my breath until Tuesday. Please post as soon as you possibly can! I can't wait to hear all about Sunflower!

Julia said...

Days... probably some of the longest days of your life. But just days. Thinking of you and hoping things go as smoothly as possible.

Hope's Mama said...

Another Tuesday baby! I know the anxiety you are feeling all too well. I'm anxious and excited for you all at the same time.
Please text me as soon as there is news! I will be sitting on my phone 24/7!!
Love you lots Sarah.
xo

Just Breathe said...

Gods blessing to you, I can't wait.
Praying for the perfection that only God can deliver.

Lea said...

Oh Sarah... I share your anxiety. The end is in sight... and so is holding your precious sunflower. Can't wait to hear more!

Rach said...

Oh Sarah, so close now, so very close. I will be thinking of you and waiting for news. xxx

TracyOC said...

Best of luck to you and sunflower

AnnaMarie said...

How wonderful that you will see your little Sunflower's face soon! Very best wishes for a safe, easy, and happy delivery.

Thinking of you.

aliza said...

wow sarah...it really is happening!
sending you so much love and lots of ease in bringing sunflower into the world and home with you, so soon.
xoxox

Beth said...

cant wait to hear sunflower's name! <3 i will be praying tirelessly for you.

Ange said...

Wow..wishing you a fast and fabulous delivery. He will be here soon...xx

Dani819 said...

Hang on, sweetie! Sunflower's coming- and there will be so many people waiting to welcome him into the world with love.

Funsize said...

I'll be thinking of you. Wishing you an easy labor and delivery, and praying this one comes home with you.

xo

Fireflyforever said...

Oh Sarah - wishing you a straightforward labour and a lusty, screaming baby boy.

Paige said...

Eeeeek! It's happening and soon! I'll be thinking of you guys constantly, looking forward to news of SoFlo's safe arrival. Love, love, love!

niobe said...

Thinking of you. And your Sunflower.

Lani said...

i'll be thinking of you all day and night sarah! love to you and david and that you have sunflower in your arms so soon! xo

erica said...

Oh, wow! This is very exciting and I'm hoping so very hard for you that everything goes really, really well. Much love to you and David and Sunflower.

Inanna said...

Thinking of you...

k@lakly said...

Just wanted to pop in and tell you that I am thinking of you today and about tonight. I can't wait to hear of Sunflowers safe delivery and of your arms being full with a healthy, screaming baby.
xxoo

Our Family said...

Hope all is well with you and your sweet new one.

Ya Chun said...

Ooo Ooo that's today! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see pics!!

and it is awesome that your body is already starting - sunflower is ready!

big hugs

Catherine W said...

Thinking of you and both your beautiful boys. xo

Tina said...

Wishing you all the best! Can't wait to here what is after the yellow brick road! xx