Friday, February 26, 2010

Due Date

February 26th. This is the day we have been waiting for for what seems like forever. But, like her mother, I don't think Aly is going to be on time. I was hoping she might take after Travis and her namesake, Alyce Caldwell AKA my Grandmother, when it came to promptness, but I guess she will begin life a little later than scheduled. Oh well, I think she will be worth the wait.

I am scheduled to be induced Monday morning if Aly doesn't decide to make her grand entrance over the weekend. We are supposed to arrive at the hospital at 5 a.m. to get things started. I'm both excited and nervous and think it will be a very surreal feeling to go to bed Sunday night knowing I'll be giving birth the next day. But, I've never been big on surprises so I guess it will give me a chance to get mentally prepared.

Today was my last day at the office before I return as a working mother. And, my desk does not normally look like this.

Usually there are mounds of paper, DVD's, folders and other hazards of the job strewn about. But, today I left with a clean surface area and my time sheets done. I appreciate the 360 guys I work with every day putting up with the "pregnant" girl telling them what to do for the last nine months. They didn't complain when I wore my tennis shoes to work, didn't let me carry any equipment, kept me fed, and even forced me to go home a few times when we were working into the wee hours of the night. Thanks for taking such good care of me guys.

I'm blessed to work with such a great group of people and I will miss my 360 crew and my fun hall mates while I'm out with Aly. However, I'm sure there will be plenty of work to do when I return, and then they'll have to put up with the new mom worrying about her daughter.

So now that I've wrapped things up at work Aly, I guess I will spend the next two days waiting on you. I'll wash some more of your clothes and decide what you'll wear home from the hospital. I can't wait to find out if you are a red head or a brunette. I guess you will let us know the answer to that long awaited question on Monday. I look forward to seeing you then!


  1. Tell her to hold on, I'll be back tomorrow!! Love your blog.

  2. Yea Katy! So glad you are blogging! I love her room! I want some of those awesome metal flowers! I am praying for you. Olivia was three days late and it seemed like an eternity. Hang in there! There is nothing sweeter than holding your sweet baby. Can't wait to meet you Aly!