Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tomorrow is the Day!!

Ella will be on time! Thinking this might be the case we took full advantage of our last child free weekend...movie, out for lunches and dinners, friends over for dinner and the list goes on.
We are going to be admitted to the hospital tonight and begin the process of bringing our little girl into the world tomorrow. Our parents made the drive from Jackson today and with David knowing the delivery date - he was a machine in the time before we went to the hospital - finished planting flowers, mowed the yard, was on a few conference calls and emails of course on his blackberry. Malia in very calm fashion, finished packing her third bag (of course including Ella's items too), emailed her friends and called others for final words of advice. Again we cannot express how wonderful our friends and family have been every step of the way. Tomorrow will be some first pictures and offical weigh in and height stats! We are so excited!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Soon...VERY Soon!

Ella's room is ready!
Babymoon dinner!



We had a successful doctor's appointment this morning, and the waiting game is officially started! Malia sees her "regular" doctor next Tuesday and depending on what her doctor says, it is possible she will induce Malia that evening for an on time arrival of May 28th, or Ella could decide to visit earlier. We woke up this morning and mentioned to each other we will have a baby here next week, just crazy to think about. A few more items have been checked off "the list" so we think we are ready but know nothing can fully prepare us for what is about to happen. We are so excited. Yesterday we attended church and Sunday school, we are so grateful for our wonderful church and supportive class. Actually, Malia was in a picture yesterday with 10 people from our Sunday school class- 5 other friends in our class are also pregnant, so a total of 10 in the picture! Stay tuned.....the boys are ready for a sister!

Monday, May 5, 2008

T minus 23 Days!



We are only 23 days away from the new addition, Ella Malia Metzner. Wow, how time can fly! The to-do list is shrinking as we checked off a few more items this weekend...baby book, install car seats, pack for the hospital, etc. The nursery is complete, we have interviewed 4 pediatricians and selected one last week, and we are pretty sure the hospital does not offer any more classes we can sign up for and attend! So, on paper, it appears we are ready to bring Ella into her new home! Our friends and family have been so helpful and supportive during the entire pregnancy, with showers for us, to parents staying a few days with us to help out around the house and endless cute onesies and outfits. Anyway, we are going to try and give the blog thing a go and keep updated pictures of Ella and our journey along the way!