It’s Baby Time!

After my emotional day yesterday Robyn was SO sweet and suggested we go have some fun! We walked the mall and got dinner (and I got my nails redone!). I came home and had a few contractions and did think “maybe this is it” but ended up going to bed feeling normal.

I woke up at 5 this morning dreaming about a beeping sound and realized when I woke that Britt’s smoke detector was beeping all night for a dead battery (she slept through it like a CHAMP!). I was actually able to go back to sleep and woke up at 6:15 feeling contractions.

I’ve always wondered how I’d know if it was happening at night. I was still half-sleeping through them and switched sides thinking changing position may make them stop. But they didn’t. So I browsed Facebook and waited a bit. I got up at 6:30 and went ahead and got ready. Zach had slept upstairs (I have become quite the noise maker in my sleep) so I texted him at 6:45 and told him he may want to get ready before the kids woke up.

We called Jordan at 7 and he came over and took the kids at about 8. They went to Chick-Fil-A and are eating breakfast there and hanging out while I labor at home!

Contractions are coming roughly every 5 min or so and lasting about a minute. I have had my bloody show and they are bad enough where I can’t walk or talk through them. So this is LEGIT!!!

I’m super excited to have Stacy deliver me (today is her LAST day!)! I’m sad Lindsay won’t be there for the pictures but have a back up plan who should be good to go so hopefully that goes well!

I’m pumped about the timing! I got an awesome nights sleep and was able to see my babies this morning and get one last picture of us as a family of FOUR!

Prayers are appreciated for a smooth delivery and HEALTHY baby!!!


  1. Kelli
    July 31, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    Ugh, nice you get to keep popping out kids. Is that all you do? Must be nice to not have to work either.

  2. Danielle Woods
    July 31, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    People are crazy!!! God bless you and your family!

  3. Elli
    July 31, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    So exciting!!!! Congrats. I can't believe that other poster- some people are just a waste of space on this Earth.

  4. Lindsey
    July 31, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Go Emily go!! You can so do this! You've got tons of internet cheerleaders rooting for you and Leo and your whole family during this incredible time! Wishing you a smooth and easy labor and delivery and a truly joyous time as you welcome your newest bundle of happiness. Baby Time!!!!

  5. Michele L
    July 31, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    cant wait to hear the big news ( I think its a girl!!) best of luck w. delivery !

  6. Lindsey
    July 31, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    We will pray for people like you to have better sense than to say stupid and unneccesary things. Also for your situation to change, since things must be pretty awful for you right now to make you feel the need to try to dampen the joy of such a beautiful day in the Parker's lives.

  7. Susanne
    July 31, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    So sad there are people like you trying to discourage someone on such a special day…

  8. Susanne
    July 31, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    How exciting! I wish you the best and can't wait to see a post with baby and hear the name!

  9. Aimee
    July 31, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Really???? Get a life. It is sad you have to try to bring someone else down in your own misery. We all make choices and I am sorry you have made choices that make you happy. Praying for a healthy delivery. Emily! Voting for girl. God bless

  10. Michelle
    July 31, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I'm so excited for you! I've been reading for 1 1/2 years so Britt was already born when I started. So glad to "be here" for the birth of your newest addition. And I'll bet on a boy 😉

  11. Janna Heitland
    July 31, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    Congrats Emily! Prayers for you and Leo for a safe arrival. I love reading your blog and am excited to meet the newest Parker! P.S. Ignore the bitter girl below. Mean people suck.

  12. Shay
    July 31, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    So so happy for you Emily! I pray that He sees you through the pain and into the happiness of a new baby.

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