Wednesday, April 12th was definitely a day for the books. It was the day that I was scheduled to be induced. And it was also the day where there would be no turning back…that baby Cam would soon be on his little way.
On one hand, I was a complete nervous wreck. I didn’t know what to expect, how much pain I would feel or how things would go. And on the other, I was so excited and calm. I was just taking in those final moments of pregnancy and having it be just Josh, Pheebs and I. We were that much closer to having our worlds changed forever.
Most importantly, we were that much closer to meeting and holding our little Cam…
Since we weren’t checking into the hospital until 9:30 that night, we made it a priority to keep ourselves busy with little tasks and errands. I knew if we didn’t, that we would go crazy just waiting all day. So I stayed busy by organizing Cam’s clothes, packing for the hospital, and tiding up the home. Josh cleaned out my car, installed the car seat, and finished building some pieces for Cam’s nursery.
Since I was being induced 3 weeks early, there were still a lot of “little things” that needed to be done and this day provided the perfect opportunity to get them done.
We also focused on relaxing since I didn’t know how quickly I would start labor once induced. I wanted to make sure I felt relaxed and ready to go in case things escalated quicker than anticipated. So I treated myself to a Real Housewives binge, a bubble bath, and getting in all the Phoebe cuddles I could get… It definitely helped keep my anxiety and fears at bay and mentally prepare myself for the road ahead.
Another thing we decided to do was take some maternity pictures
Seems totally random, but there was no other time to do it. Being induced 3 weeks early, our time frame to get these done were cut extremely short. So much so, we had to act on our toes and decided to take some fun maternity pictures with the help of Josh’s tripod and remote trigger….
Haha, yes. We took these pictures off the side of the road in Boulder by setting up a tripod and capturing them with a click of a button. It was the best we could do with such little timing and I have to admit, these pictures turned out just awesome. I dunno if it was a mixture of being in the state of pure bliss, the simplicity of it being just us, in casual wear, or the beautiful weather, but I absolutely love these photos of Josh and I.
Didn’t these turn out amazing?? I couldn’t believe how vivid the colors turned out and how sharp/clear everything looks! Even when I was feeling blah and tired, I’m so glad I mustered the energy to take these pictures of us before Cam was born.
And somehow, someway, after we took these pictures, the rest of the day just seemed to fly by! We picked up some Chik-fil-A and watched some more TV to relax before driving to the hospital.
And the nerves really kicked into overdrive on our drive down. We mainly kept saying “I can’t believe this is happening” and tried to refrain from crying as much as possible. To describe what I was feeling is pretty indescribable – happy, scared, thrilled, anxious… there are really no words to prepare us for what was to come…
I can’t wait to share more of our life with Cam, his birth story and our first week as a family. It’s definitely been amazing and I can’t wait share with you all!!