motherhood begins

I went to the doctor yesterday to check up on the little alien in my belly and the doctor told me it could literally be any day now...or a couple weeks.  Real helpful there doc. I've been having some really intense contractions, which makes me think more on the any day now side of things but who knows! So, I decided that it was about time to start getting packed up for the hospital and get things ready for our baby girl to arrive. Since getting pregnant I think I've actually cleaned the house maybe 3 or 4 times. Yeah, in 9 months.  That's awesome.  And gross.  Thanks to my amazing hubby, he's really pitched in and helped out around the house a ton.  I figured since I'm on maternity leave now, and our house is a disaster zone I better do my part to clean up.  So the house cleaning is underway.

Thanks to so many of you, I have some great ideas of what I need to pack for the hospital.  I've gotten started and plan to finish up in the next couple of days. So if she does decide to make her appearance a little early, hopefully I'll at least have our bags packed!

The biggest thing...I am officially starting laundry for the baby today.  It begins.  Motherhood.  The caring for another life. The LAUNDRY. As I put my first load of tiny baby clothes in the washer today, I can't help but wonder how many years it will be until I am back to washing for just me and the hubs.  Kind of a crazy thought.  It is very fun to see piles of  little people clothes around. Although, I seriously think she has more clothes than both of us put together.

Please continue to pray for us as we prepare for our little munchkin.  We are so excited to introduce her to you!!