On Thursday, July 12 my amazing sister flew to be with us during the preparations and delivery of baby Gray. I was in so much pain, not able to work and doing it on my own with Kellen, since Evan had to continue working. Thank God she came to help me. I was in the worse pain at this point in my pregnancy but trying to battle through it and not let my son know that I was on the verge of tears on a daily basis. He didn't need to see mommy like that. So, Thursday evening the reinforcements arrived! And I was BEYOND happy!!!!!! I love my Tae Tae and so does Evan and ESPECIALLY Kellen! I honestly think that since Stacey (Tae Tae) helped deliver Kellen she was able to naturally create a special bond with him. This makes me SO happy, she is his and Grayson's God Mother after all.
We spent the next couple of days lounging, chatting, and playing with Kellen. At this point I was SO ready to have Grayson. I felt that I had to have him soon because Stacey wasn't able to stay with us forever! So on Friday we went to the mall to try and walk me in to labor. That was an adventure! Kellen had so much balled up energy, he literately ran through the mall as Stacey chased after him. Random people would stop me as I was trying to speed walk to cheer me on! "When is your due date?", I replied, "Tomorrow!", "Oh so you are trying to walk yourself in to labor." "Yes I am!!!!" Another woman told me that she saw me a few times walking (really waddling) and she just had to cheer me on. She said, "Go girl, you can do it!!". I am sure I was very comical to see!! I was sweating and really limping, so we decided to leave. I thought for sure it had been 3 hours, but nope...only 1 hour. All I could think was, how much longer will I have to feel this way?!?!
I tried sitting on the birthing ball...No baby...
This was taken the night I went into labor.