I am nervous, excited, freaking out, and so many other emotions I can not put into words!


I have been having contractions since yesterday and am scheduled to go into the hospital at 7am tomorrow morning if I don’t go into more active labor before then! If not, I will get my water broken in the AM to start active labor. My doctor thinks my body is doing what it should now, but it’s time to get things going. I am contracting and dilating, fully effaced so hopefully I will not need pitocin to be induced. I don’t even know what’s going on with my body right now. I never experienced this before…it’s just wild.


Either way my doctor said Ella should be here before midnight tomorrow (the 4th)!


Wish me luck! Words of advice…or should I even ask??? Aghhh!! I will need to be entertained between contractions so all of your positive comments and tweets will be read and appreciated πŸ™‚


Will have updates via Twitter or Facebook (if I can) as soon as possible!


Love you guys! Thanks for following & for your support all along. I can’t believe it’s FINALLY here!


Check out this post to see who predicted it! I will make sure to credit you later. I know Susan was one of them!!!Β  πŸ˜‰


Here’s a last look at the hard belly before it’s a pile of mush πŸ˜‰


Next time we chat Munchkin will have a sister!!!!




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  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Omg Laury this is amazing news!!! You’re about to be a mom!!! Best of luck to you both and I hope you have the most wonderful pregnant experience ever. Lots of love and warm wishes!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Yay! Woo hoo! Glad things are moving along and she is getting ready to make her debut!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Best of luck! Yay for tomorrow!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply katie

    Hello! It has been so long since I have been by, but I had to stop and say CONGRATS on your beautiful baby girl that will be here any moment now! So happy for you!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Madison

    This is exciting! I cannot believe someone actually guessed this far out from your due date. That’s a gambler right there! I’ll be monitoring Twitter for the big arrival! Bring that kid into the world!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Caree

    Yay!!! I can’t wait!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Kat

    You will do GREAT!! Cant wait to see your gorgeous daughter!! And I cant wait to follow you on your journey as a mommy!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Alexa @ Simple Eats

    This is SO exciting! Congratulations and I can’t wait to see her!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply susan

    Such exciting news, you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe delivery xx

    May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Kris |

    AWWWWWWW!!!! YEAYYYYY I am so happy for you guys πŸ™‚ I bet you can’t wait to see Ella’s little sweet face…finally!

    Keep us in the loop! Love You!!


    May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Hungry Dancer

    WOW!!! Congratulations, it’s time!!!! You will do amazing and have a beautiful little girl before you know it!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    Eee congrats! So excited.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply allison

    Ahhhh yay!!! congrats!! good luck:)

    May 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Shanna

    Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod! I am beyond excited for you. This will be such an incredible experience. All the best to you!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Leah @ Why Deprive?

    YAY!! So exciting! πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron


    May 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Liz

    This is super exciting!! Fingers and toes crossed for an easy, short labour and then you will finally get to meet your little girl! Good luck!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Katie


    Do lots of yoga squats. My friend started having contractions and did them and her water broke – she had her daughter 8 hours later, no need to be induced.

    May 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Keri

    OMGGGG Good luck and CONGRATS!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    How wonderful Laury!!! You’ll do great!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Yay! I’m so excited for you to finally meet her!!!
    Good luck with everything!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Amanda G-Beans

    Congrats Laury! so exciting! I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and oddly enough, tomorrow I take my maternity final! Hopefully I can see you and Ella when I hang out with Carly!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Donna @ Love, Run & Travel

    Soooo exciting Laury
    I’m super excited to hear all about Ellas debut
    I’ll be watching twitter for more details
    Congratulations, she is finally on her way out πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    YAYAY!!! So excited for you!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    AHHHH!! I’m so excited I almost feel like I’m having a baby! What an exciting day! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to “meet” her πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply jen

    congratulations laury! i am sending SO many positive thoughts your way!!

    May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!! This is so EXCITING!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Shayla

    Yipeeeeee!! Congrats Laury!! I’m so excited for you and Michael to meet her and I can’t wait to see her!! Good luck to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you for a safe and healthy delivery πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Shayla

    And if she comes tomorrow she’ll only be born 4 days before me!! I’m the 8th and us Taurus girls are a hand full!! πŸ˜‰ Good luck!

    May 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Yayyyy!!! Best wishes to you!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply christina

    YAY!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!! xoxoxo

    May 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply christy

    EEK! CANT WAIT! good luck πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Chantal

    Yay! Congrats πŸ™‚
    I was looking for nifty things that have happened on May 4th in history, but it looks like Ella will probably be the most exciting thing as of yet!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Pure2raw Twins

    Oh how exciting! Thinking of you πŸ™‚ HUGS

    May 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Congratulations!!! What exciting news!!! Dan and I will be thinking of you, Mike, Munchkin and little Ella!

    May 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Jennifer (The Gourmetour)

    I can’t wait! Goodluck and welcome little baby ella!

    May 4, 2011 at 1:07 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    Happy for you.
    Good luck – words of advice: Just be in the moment.

    May 4, 2011 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Lee-ann

    Yay! I predicted 5th may because the 40 weeks we are given as average are based on data 100 years old. We have changed since then and new data shows the average gestation for first babies is 40+8 πŸ™‚

    By going into labour now you are completely normal πŸ™‚

    I know births are more medicaised in the US than the UK but I phone s useful phrase if I felt like I was being pushed towards treatment I perhaps didn’t want was ‘what would happen if we don’t…?’ By asking that you can weigh up the risks and benefits of just giving your body more time. Good luck x

    May 4, 2011 at 2:38 am
  • Reply Katie @ Finding My Om

    Awww YAY!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I’m soooo incredibly excited for you!!! You are going to be awesome and are so strong you’ll do great. You have done an amazing job at staying healthy and strong during this pregnancy, I’m sure you’re body is ready. πŸ™‚ Good luck and I’ll be thinking of you today!

    May 4, 2011 at 6:44 am
  • Reply Anne

    Hope the labor went well, regardless of how it came about, and that you and your husband are now holding a beautiful little baby girl in your arms.

    May 4, 2011 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Jessica@Fruit and Veggie Tales

    Congratulations! You’ll do just fine! Can’t wait for you to hold your precious baby girl ~best feeling ever!!!! πŸ˜€

    May 4, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Neal Morgan @ Derbyshire wedding photographers

    Beautiful photo, i love tasteful pregnancy photography.
    Child birth on the other hand, you can keep πŸ™‚
    All the best for tomorrow ( as I write)

    Oh have some flowers: @)–>— @)–>— @)–>— @)–>— @)–>— @)–>—@)–>—

    May 4, 2011 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Dana

    Congrats!!! xoxo

    May 4, 2011 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka


    Thats all πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re doing fabulous while you wait!

    May 4, 2011 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Suzanne Williams

    So, so very excited for you. Look forward to hearing how you are doing. Good luck and we are all wishing you the best!
    Suzanne Williams

    May 4, 2011 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Cynthia

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear all about it and see all of the pictures. Hope all goes well.

    May 4, 2011 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Kelly Iannacone

    Hi Laury!!

    Very exciting news!! I went to the hospital with contractions with two of my kids and they decided not to admit me, but instead had me walk. I walked around the hospital for hours until I had progressed so they would admit me. So if I would suggest anything, it would be walking a ton (if the weather is OK) and squats. The doctors also told me to rock my hips back and forth, I guess that helps with opening things up. You will do great!!! I am thinking about you!

    May 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Ella Is Here!

    May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Wahoo!! So happy for you! Hope everything goes fantastically and can’t wait to meet her:)

    May 5, 2011 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    Hope it all went well! Can’t wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    Awesome!! She has the same birthday as me!

    May 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Eschelle

    So amazing you took the time to blog it!!

    May 6, 2011 at 11:39 am
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