Well, our packed bags are still sitting by the front door untouched. No baby yet. Contractions are still constant, ranging from 20 minutes to 45 minutes apart, and my stomach is feeling really sore, like I've done hundreds of crunches. I have to say, I'm a little diasappointed that he didn't come this week. Jeff and I, along with our family and friends, had gotten really excited that he was going to be here.

I'm trying to rest and be patient now, but all the excitement has me nesting like crazy! Window sills scrubbed... check! Baseboards dusted... check! Closet organized... check! Newborn clothes, baby socks, blankets, washcloths, sheets, all washed... check!

We set up the baby right next to us in our room. Here are some pictures of all his stuff ready to go. If only he could see it, then I know he'd want to come out and start enjoying it right now!

*** HELP! I've been organizing all the books that were gifted to the baby at the shower. I'm writing in the front cover of each one who it was lovingly given from. I meant to have everyone do this at the shower, but with all the excitement of the day I simply forgot. Most of them I am able to remember, but some of them I just can't recall. If you shared your favorite children's book with the baby, please leave a comment and let me know which one so I can write your name in it and share the memories with him forever. Thanks!***