The date has been set.

Well, I should apologize for being MIA lately.  Baby boy is causing swelling in my hands and swelling + working on a camera or computer all day = some ridiculous carpal tunnel symptoms, so blogging has been put on the back burner.  During this quiet time I’ve reflected a lot about what I was going to write about symptoms or new thoughts that race through my mind every day or about the incredible support system I have. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many people that check on us daily, some are people that I just know via social media, but the care and time it takes to check on someone means so much to us.  Then today, we had a doctor’s appointment and I left the appointment overcome with emotions and I realized this is what I’d be blogging about.

This pregnancy is real.  Our baby boy is almost here.  The date is set.

I’ve been laboring slowly, which isn’t that surprising.  Some contractions here and there and have only dilated from a 1 to a 2 in the past 2 weeks.  OF COURSE, this child definitely has the Neighbors gene in him and wants to do his own thing on his own time.  Typical, but makes me love him that much more!  After talking to our doctor and determining how healthy Z is, we set a date to be induced.  If he doesn’t feel like joining the world this weekend, we’ll go in Halloween night and I’ll be induced.  As our doctor was telling us what time to arrive and what to do beforehand, my eyes were wide with excitement, gratefulness, and sheer terror.  I glanced over at Jason and I laughed as I saw the same expression in his eyes.  I waited until we left the doctor’s office to let my emotions take over but I was overwhelmed with the feeling that finally it is time.  This IS real.  He is real. You would think carrying a giant bowling ball in your uterus, while waddling around every day would make this all seem real, but not like this.  So in true pregnancy fashion, we wait….wait until his arrival with excitement, a little fear, and so much love and gratefulness.  Finally, our 6+ year infertility journey will all be worth it.

Your mama is ready to meet you little man!


4 thoughts on “The date has been set.

  1. So happy for you guys. You must be overwhelmed with emotions rights now as much as any of us have been at that stage and so much more. I can’t wait to see pics of your expanded family.


  2. You have an army waiting for this Z man! We are thrilled to know he will be here shortly!
    You both will be amazing parents!💞💞💞


  3. Beautifully written. Made me have goosebumps and tears at the same time. I am so happy… “elated” …for you both. And of course, you know I Love ya from many moons ago. Pregnancy….motherhood….it IS very overwhelming but oh so gratifying at the same time. You don’t get a “book” unfortunately, but you will use your wisdom, and love and experience to raise him the best you know how. It’s ok to make mistakes…..cause we ALL HAVE! I’m so very anxiously awaiting to here of the birth of this sweet little man. Hugs and prayers for a safe delivery for you both. 🙂


  4. i can’t wait to meet him and see you and J bask in the sweet awesomeness of his presence. I love you, Chas!!! Tears of joy over here!!…now to record that breathing!


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