Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Saturday, February 25, 2012


The waiting is driving me nuts!  I have not had the opportunity to carry a baby for so long-Avery was three weeks early and Mack was two weeks early.  Looks like #3 is very comfortable-last Friday I was having contractions every couple of minutes and thought for sure he was coming early.  We even went to the hospital and had Mark's mom and Meagan come out to be the kiddos (a huge thank you to them)  Nope!  Nothing!  Not even a sign he wants to come out all week.
I shouldn't complain because I am able to get a lot done while waiting.  My mom came on Thursday night to help out and it has been like a vacation before the storm.  She has stocked the fridge, cooked for us and got the kids' schedules down.  It should be a pretty easy couple of days....except I feel...
-saying goodbye to my babies for a couple of days is going to be hard and emotional.
-coming home from the hospital after a c-section and trying to still be a mom of three is going to be REALLY hard.
-trying to breastfeed with two other babies running around needing my attention will be a great challenge.
-Avery is very attached to me-how the heck am I going to sit back while she cries for me to put her to bed (her room is upstairs and you can't lift for a while)?
-what will it be like going in to a SCHEDULED c-section-just the thought of that gives me anxiety.

These are just a few emotions that are building inside, but as my doctor says, "you are just going to pick yourself up and be a mom like you have done the last few times."  We are very lucky to have a lot of family around and will need every ounce of help we can get!  We also have a wonderful nanny that will be here to help.  With all of this we will survive. 
I just have to remember it is only be for a few short weeks and then we will have our routine back.  Mark and I can't wait to meet L...... oops baby #3! (We will announce his name when he comes).  Never through all these emotions have I ever doubted our ability to love another baby Watson (we should hope so right?). 
While the clock is ticking we are laying low and trying to rest.  Here are some pictures from this morning:
We had a huge breakfast-a norm for us

Mack decided Jelly was his choice of shampoo...

"Wait-you mean it's not?  Oh man that means bath time?"
Monday will be a fun day.  We go in at 10:00 in the morning!  Wish us luck!


  1. Beth - I will be thinking of you and praying that all goes well! Your emotions are normal and you are right, you WILL do it and do it to your best ability. Don't sweat the small stuff. Take care Mama!!!!

    1. That means a lot! Thank you so much. You are someone who knows first hand:)

  2. Praying you guys are all doing well. :)

    1. Thank you! Lincoln was born on Monday-we head home tomorrow and I will update the blog!