A storm came rolling through here around 4:30 this morning. By 5:00 a.m., Katie came crawling into bed with me. She said the storm woke her up. Normally when she jumps into bed with us, she prefers to cuddle up to you. She also likes for me to put my arm around her as well. I guess it's more for comfort during the storm. I had hoped she would have gone back to sleep, instead I felt her little fingers touching all over my face. It was as if she was memorizing every crack and indention on my face. By the time the storm passed, she looked up at me and said, "mom, you can leave me go now". Uh, talk about tugging at your heart. Call it silly, but time just flashed before me. I could hear her saying those same words when she gets older and on her own. It didn't take long when I removed my arm from around her that she grabbed my hand and wanted to hold it the rest of the time. It was a very emotional and special moment for me.
We have less than 24 hours before we get to meet little Colton tomorrow. If you could see our Dining Room table, you would think that we were going on a weekend vacation (with all the overnight bags). LOL! I decided not to take the diaper bag, instead I've put all of Colton's things in the same small suitcase with my stuff. I've got a duffel bag packed for Doug. Katie, of course, has two bags packed. The one backpack is full of things that should keep her occupied at the hospital, in case she gets bored. Doug remembers seeing a DVD player in the rooms at the hospital, so I made the mistake of asking Katie what movies she would like to take with her to the hospital. Oh my gosh, she practically had to take all of her Barbie movies. After the 10th movie she gave me to pack up, she declared that was enough movies.
Millard and Peggy are picking her up tonight to stay the night with them. We didn't want to make her get up so early in the morning to head to the hospital. I think it would be better for her this way. I explained to her this morning about her spending the night with Grandma Peggy & Grandpa Millard and I would see her at the hospital. She got a little excited when I told her that she would be able to see baby Colton tomorrow at the hospital. The first question she asked, "are we going to bring baby Colton home tomorrow?" I told her, me and baby Colton would have to stay in the hospital for a few days, while she gets to spend the night with Grandma Peggy and Grandpa Millard. I added they would be bringing her to the hospital to visit us every day. She seems okay with it. She was real excited when I told her that we were going to have a party at the hospital tomorrow. I started naming off all the people that will be there and she liked that idea.
I've been experiencing some contractions all day yesterday and a few this morning. Man, they can wear a person out. On top of changing clothes because I feel like I just jumped into a lake. Shoo! Please keep us in your prayers. Thanks!