As most of you know, there are a lot of big changes coming my way. I can't really fathom yet what being a mom will be like. I mean, logically, I know, but the experience of it I am not sure I can truly be prepared for. It is a whole new life and I am intimidated by it a bit. Luckily for me, I'm not the first woman in the world to go through it. I have a great mom, so does my husband. I have two sisters and 5 sisters-in-law to watch and learn from and I am so very happy to say, my best friend will be joining their ranks anytime now. Literally. She is in early labor right now! It seems like just yesterday I was throwing her a baby shower and tomorrow (probably) I will be adding a new niece to my list.
I desperately want to call her every half hour to say "how ya feelin?" but I am trying not to make her whole labor a running commentary to me over the phone....as much as I would like it. I am a little sad, however, because I haven't gotten a picture of the two of us pregnant at the same time. We missed our opportunity at Christmas and I haven't seen her since then. I am also afraid that I will miss being at the hospital. It's not that the hospital waiting is particularly fun, but I don't want her to need me and have me not be there for her. (I know, I know, her husband and family will be there but I am the best friend, so I am allowed an inflated sense of self-importance in her life.) I am afraid it is the way it's gotta be though. I have to work all day tomorrow so afterward I will be hightailing it the almost 2 hours to try to make the birth of my best friends first little girl. I CAN'T WAIT! It will be a long night of not really sleeping for me. So everyone, say prayers.
Say prayers that Courtney has a safe and easy labor. That she can make it to a 6 before she needs paid meds (it's her goal). That baby Hazel is absolutely perfectly healthy. That Matt is supportive and attentive. That I don't get a mega speeding ticket and I make it there just before baby with my super nice camera built for just the occasion. Thank you and Amen.