Monday was my first day off from work. It has been a busy week so far, but it has been so great not to have to work! :) At this time, I do not plan to go back to work until February...which seems SO far away, but I know the time will FLY by! So in the mean time, I am making the best of it until Hadlea arrives. I had previously scheduled a maternity massage and facial on Monday and it was such a great gift to myself! It was so relaxing and was a great start to my time off!
On Tuesday, I worked on getting my Christmas decorations up. I didn't do too much this year since it might be February before I get them all taken down! :) I LOVE Christmas time and all of the lights. Hadlea's arrival will make it so much more special this year!
Tuesday evening, Justin and I worked on getting the car seat installed and the playpen up. We had such a good time. We laughed and made several comments about someone letting us take a LIVE baby home with us...we both wonder if we are truly responsible enough to be parents, but I guess time will tell! :)
I am in to my weekly doctor's appointments and as of today, I have started dilating, but not even to a one. I have been this way for two weeks now. I am hoping she decides to make her arrival ANYTIME now. This is definitely the best Christmas gift I have EVER received, and because I do not like surprises, I sure wish she would go ahead and come to get the surprise over with! Ha!! I just want to see her sweet face...hear her first cry...see our parent's faces when they see her for the first time...bring her home for Berkley to see, smell and try to lick...I could go on and on, but I am SO ready for the number of first we are about to experience...but I would have to say the number one thing I am so ready to see is her daddy holding her for the very first time. I love Justin more today than I did the day I married him, and I am completely sure that love will continue to grow as we raise her together. He is my VERY best friend and I cannot imagine experiencing this part of my life with any other person.