I am so excited to announce that my friend and co-worker, Kate, just had her baby!!!! It's kind of funny because when I found out I was pregnant (Sunday evening of November 18) and totally freaked out I went to work the next day and just could not focus on anything. I was walking out to the parking garage with Kate after a whole day of work and those of you who know me could probably imagine that I was just bubbling over with the craziness of my pregnancy secret.
Well, I bubbled my secret over to Kate. I had to tell someone. I was scared, excited, unsure, anxious and a million other things. Little did I know (until 13 weeks later) that Kate had also just found out SHE TOO was pregnant! So we've kind of shared this journey together. And yesterday I got a text message from her that she was going into labor! This morning I got the text from her that she had a darling and wonderful little boy!!!!! I just feel soooooo glad and so relieved and overjoyed for her to have had a successful birth and now a wonderful little baby to take care of! I can't wait to meet little Mitchell!
Now, if my body could just get moving and get this sweet Claire out, I could probably go visit Kate and her family in a hospital room near our own! Nevertheless, these things happen when they're suppose to. It's so difficult not to succumb to some worry though. Last night I did start crying a bit because I think I imagined that Claire was moving much much less and I began to worry that we've come this far but there are all sorts of things wrong and that's why she hasn't come yet. But common sense came knocking to remind me that yesterday was only the due date and it's pretty normal to go over. Plus, Claire apparently woke up and kicked for a LONG time :) That helped me breathe a little easier.
I just really really really want to hold my little baby and see with my very eyes that she is okay. To know that Kate can look at her baby right now and see that he is beautiful and healthy fills me with relief for her. I am so excited for it to be our turn!