Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Last Bumpdate

Today is Elliana's Birth Day!

This won't be one of my traditional weekly and bumpdate posts, but it does have our usual pictures!

Today I am excited and nervous and hungry!  Of course I'm never hungry in the mornings anymore but I am today since I cannot eat.  My nausea is growing and I cannot wait to get to the hospital to ask for some Zofran.  

I am glad that I slept as long as I did, but Elliana stayed awake for quite a while last night taking in her last chances to beat this Momma up!  She's going to be one active little girl!

Brandon slept like a rock, but woke up ready to get going.  We made the bed, took out the trash, got all of the towels to the laundry room, made sure all of the dishes were put away, fed and gave Logan his medicine, and finished packing the car.

Our milestone reached today is making it Elliana's birth day.  This day is so surreal.  Our lives are about to be so different.  It's just been the two of us for almost four years and we will be coming home as a family of three at the end of the week.  It's amazing.  Our dreams have come true.  I cannot believe that I am currently typing these words without tears streaming down my face.  

Brandon appreciates all of the support that I have received from this blog.  Today he is thanking you, my readers and extended members of our faith family for providing us with so much encouragement through our infertility and pregnancy journey.  I greatly feared that continuing to blog through our pregnancy would offend so many who have followed me, but I have proven otherwise.  Y'all have given us nothing but support even while many of you are still struggling in your own journies.  Thank you.  

As Elliana is born I will continue to stay with this blog.  The blog name will stay the same:  Our Pathway to Parenthood, because parenthood is not just something that one accomplishes over night.  It's a daily experience.  I do hope that if you've stayed with me this long, you will continue to follow our journey and experiences with Elliana.  She is our gift from God and Brandon and I know that her life must have purpose.  We hope that our story and her birth may provide hope to others still trying to achieve their forever family.  


  1. I'm tearing up reading this. Thank you, Court. You've been an inspiration to me and you're the reason I started blogging. I've been praying for you all night/morning. I can't wait to see a pic of Miss Ellie and I'm so excited for you to experience the joys and blessings of motherhood. So incredibly happy for you and Brandon. Praying for a safe delivery!!

  2. Congratulations! The day has finally come and I couldn't be happier for you two. Thanks for continuing to blog throughout this journey. I can't wait to see a picture of your family of 3!!!

  3. Woohoo! Can't wait to see her!

  4. I have to agree with JB. So emotionally reading this post and looking at the what the future holds for you "three". I will miss your bump dates, but will love seeing pictures of sweet Ellie. I am so beyond words to express how happy I am that you and Brandon were blessed with this miracle.

  5. Happy Birthday, Elliana! Can't wait to hear!!!

  6. Ahh Court! So excited for you. You are going to be a heck of a Mama.

  7. So so happy for you both! Can't wait for little princess updates and congratulations in advance! What a great journey!


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