Waiting for you to arrive

Dear Jayna,
I have been in the hospital since this morning. I went in for my non-stress test and my blood pressure was elevated.  We have been anxiously waiting  for you to make an appearance on your own terms. Unfortunately, because of my blood pressure they’ve decided the best thing for you is to move things along. Don’t worry I know you have a mind of your own.  It’s just time for you to come out now.

These last few weeks have been challenging. Between starting insulin, getting more and more uncomfortable, getting the house ready,  having more family around,  it’s been stressful. I honestly didn’t think we’d make it 38 weeks but here we are. It’s going to be a very long day and night.  I’ll let you in on a little secret though. I’m a scared of delivery. It’s still sinking in that we’re at the hospital and won’t be going home until you’re out and safe and sound.

I’ve been really excited about you joining us.  I can’t wait to hold you and kiss your little hands and feet.  We’re excited about being parents and this adventure we’re about to begin.  I’m not sure if we’ve completely processed just how different our lives are going to be.  But we do know they’re going to be better with you in them. 

Can’t wait to meet you baby cakes.